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How to Get the Most from Social Security

Taking Social Security benefits at the wrong time is a common error, and it can cost thousands of dollars. Here's how to get it right.

Reform Social Security Disability

Back during the presidential campaign, Mitt Romney tried to make the argument that President Obama was soft on welfare reform. He missed the target. Welfare...

Social Security Now Takes More Than it Gives

In many ways, Social Security is an undervalued asset. Spouses benefit even if they never worked for pay. Kids benefit if a parent dies. The disabled get paid...

Road Trip Day 4: ADHD and Social Security

Austin, Texas I watched the Republican debate on Monday with the Webb County Republicans, down in Laredo (where there aren’t very many Republicans) and you can...

Perry’s Social Security Positioning, Cont’d

With Social Security sure to come up again at Monday night’s Republican presidential debate, Rick Perry set the stage with an op-ed in USA Today that, er,...

Social Security: Picture of a Ponzi Scheme or Not?

In 2008, I found myself in the Crystal City office of Doug Holtz-Eakin, the top economic adviser to Republican presidential nominee John McCain. When talk turned...