Q&A: Social Security hit from capital gains

Dear Liz: Due to capital gains on the sale of a property, my monthly Social Security check is impacted by IRMAA, the income-related monthly adjustment amount for Medicare. Therefore not only…

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Beheading video posted on YouTube prompts response from social media platform

A graphic video from a Pennsylvania man accused of beheading his father that circulated for hours on YouTube has put a spotlight yet again on gaps in social media companies’…

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Q&A: Social Security survivor benefits

Dear Liz: You recently wrote that someone’s Social Security survivor benefit would be the same as her spouse’s, including the 8% annual delayed retirement credits and cost of living increases. My husband just took…

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Q&A: Social Security versus government pensions

Dear Liz: I have a dear friend who after 48 years of marriage went through a horrible divorce. She worked for a school district that did not pay into Social Security…

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Q&A: Social Security survivor benefits

Dear Liz: I am trying to understand the Social Security survivor benefit. I delayed starting to receive my benefits until I reached age 70. My wife just started receiving benefits at 66 and…

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Claiming Social Security benefits – Ask Liz Weston

Dear Liz: My husband turned 70 this past May and waited until then to take his Social Security. I am 61 and will qualify for a benefit based on my work…

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Q&A: Social Security benefits for exes

Dear Liz: I divorced after three decades of marriage, and my ex remarried before age 60. If I understand Social Security’s rules correctly, that remarriage disqualified my ex from claiming a…

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Hiltzik: Debunking every myth about Social Security

Myths and canards about Social Security and its supposed fiscal troubles have steadily proliferated over the years. But it’s rare to find them all concentrated in one place as they…

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Q&A: Delayed Social Security benefits

Dear Liz: I know my spouse can get up to half of my Social Security benefit amount if it is greater than her benefit. I am planning to delay starting Social…

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Hiltzik: The GOP’s bad bet on social issues

Political observers searching for clues to how Tuesday’s state and local elections would turn out could have found them in another category of voting: shareholder votes on corporate culture issues….

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Q&A: Married more than once? Here’s what that means for Social Security survivor benefits

Dear Liz: I’m in a second marriage that’s lasted 10 years. Is my wife fully entitled to my Social Security after I die? My first wife and I were married for…

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Hiltzik: Speaker Johnson wants to take your Social Security

Back in my school days, a “C” grade was a certification of rank mediocrity. That’s the right way to think about a recent scorecard on which the U.S. retirement system…

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Q&A: Social Security survivor benefits

Dear Liz: My husband died 10 years ago. He had a good salary for many years. I just turned 60 and have been told that I may now claim Social Security…

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Q&A: So you’ve got a friend spewing investment advice from social media. Here are some grains of salt

Dear Liz: I am in my early 60s and have a friend the same age who keeps telling me to invest in companies which she has found from looking at YouTube…

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