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Retirement is a big decision

If you believe in going all the way or not going at all, there’s a day to celebrate your extreme ways. July 26 is...

Local Bank Continues Decades of Success

(Back row) Executive Vice President Robert Gaddis, President and CEO Les Mendicello, Senior Vice President/Cashier Tammy Gibbons, Senior Vice President Dave Gruppi (Front row) Senior...

I am in with the Government and I am here to...

I recently got together with some former colleagues who, like me, are old fuddy -duddy retirees of the Social Security Administration. As many retirees...

12 myths debunked for Christmas

Here's a holiday gift for my readers. You've heard of the 12 days of Christmas, right? Well, here are 12 of the most common misconceptions...

Quick and Dirty Social Security

As many of you might guess, there are some questions that I am asked over and over again. And every once in a while,...

Is the Maximizing Social Security Game Worth It?

Have aging baby boomers turned into greedy geezers? Or are they just being wise and prudent with their Social Security benefits. I'm talking about...

Posting on Social Media: Consider your Political Opponent

"If one writes in a secret Facebook group something not very complimentary about another Facebook member, and that person finds out and prints a...

Escaping Abuse: Social security can help with new numbers for domestic...

People in all walks of life can be victims of family violence or harassment, abuse or life-endangering situations. If you are a victim of...

If Facebook can’t help, maybe Social Security can.

People who use social networking websites know that it can be exciting to reconnect with long lost friends and relatives over the Internet. Such...

2 Social Security Maximizing Strategies Often Confused

Every single day, I get dozens of emails from readers asking me if they should "file and suspend" their Social Security benefits — many...