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By Laurence Kotlikoff
If you're one of the millions of Americans who have been married multiple times, you may be eligible to collect benefits from ex-spouses, deceased spouses and current spouses, but never at the same time, explains Social Security expert Larry Kotlikoff.
By Larisa Epatko
At China’s so-called “marriage market” in a park in the heart of Shanghai, well-meaning parents try to match up their aging children by touting their attributes … on umbrellas.
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
Same-sex couples seeking the right to marry are asking the Supreme Court to settle the issue of gay marriage nationwide. Appeals being filed Friday urge the justices to review last week's lower court ruling that upheld anti-gay marriage laws in…
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…
You may not need to be married for the full 10 years usually required to collect divorcée Social Security benefits. With the help of former Social Security technical expert, Larry Kotlikoff explains how eight years could do the trick.
By PBS NewsHour
A gathering of bishops convened by Pope Francis broke new ground on some taboos of the Catholic faith. While there was no change in doctrine on cohabitation, divorce and homosexuality, the Church signaled a shift away from condemning people who…
Don't assume your new spouse will automatically be eligible for a spousal benefit based on your Social Security record. Larry Kotlikoff advises a recently married couple, whose previous marriages both ended in divorce, how they can maximize their benefits.
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell returned to the stand in his public corruption trial, describing in detail how relations with his wife had broken down in order to show that the couple could not have jointly engaged in a criminal…
When there's an age difference between partners, and one is eligible for Social Security long before the other, when should the couple tie the knot? Social Security expert Larry Kotlikoff advises one man how to maximize his own benefits and…
By Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press
Half of American adults ages 18 to 33 are self-described political independents, according to a survey out Friday, but at the same time half of these so-called millennials are Democrats or lean toward the Democratic Party, the highest share for…
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