Laurence Kotlikoff

About Laurence

Laurence Kotlikoff is a William Fairfield Warren Professor at Boston University, a Professor of Economics at Boston University, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, President of Economic Security Planning, Inc., a company specializing in financial planning software, and the Director of the Fiscal Analysis Center. Kotlikoff's columns and blogs have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, the Boston Globe, Bloomberg, Forbes, Vox, The Economist,, Huffington Post and other major publications.

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Nation Nov 03

4 Social Security tips for boomers who never married

Much of Larry Kotlikoff's Social Security advice pertains to married couples or partners who are divorced, separated or widowed. But today, he speaks to those boomers who have never married, and tells them what they need to know should they…

Nation Oct 20

Yes, Social Security can cancel your benefit. This is how

Expecting your Social Security check after paying FICA taxes for years? You may be disappointed. You won't receive your own Social Security benefit if you receive a survivor benefit, for example, that is larger. In other words, you cannot receive…

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