Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, March 19, 2015 4:04 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

One-third of people born in 1946 — the first baby boomers — took Social Security at 62, mostly because their options were limited.

Thursday, March 12, 2015 3:31 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Retirement savings are inadequate. Social Security is shrinking. Will most of us work until we drop?

Monday, March 09, 2015 12:49 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Medicare cards with Social Security numbers on them encourage fraud. It’s time for Congress to fix that.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 2:28 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

If you think you’ll come up short in retirement, here are some ways to get more money.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015 6:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

Along with both spouses being able to handle the family’s finances, it’s also important to put together a listing of accounts, insurance policies, health care directives, powers of attorney and wills.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015 3:35 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Understanding widow and widower benefits is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

Waiting until at least full retirement age gives you a full benefit and some options you don’t have by filing early.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 1:41 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Taking tax refund money to pay what a filer owes another government agency is not unusual. A federal lawsuit, however, says the Social Security Administration went too far.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 3:32 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Making nearly everybody pay taxes on Social Security is one way to cut its looming deficit.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 2:16 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Financial whizzes at the Pension Research Council suggest giving Social Security recipients a cash bonus for delayed claiming. What do you think?

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