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linda-lange's picture
Aug.17.2013
“Am I really doing this?” I thought as I dialed the number of the Social Security Administration office in Chicago. How could I possibly be old enough to sign up for benefits?   In fact, my sixty-sixth birthday is less than three months away, so I started by filling out an application on...
allan-goldstein's picture
Oct.04.2012
            We’ve all seen the first presidential debate.  Barack Obama was flat as a bug on Mitt Romney’s windshield.  But I don’t think it changed anything.  I’m going out on a very shaky limb and say Obama is still going to win....
jm-cornwell's picture
Aug.30.2012
This whole idea of pushing social security to a private system and letting recipients handle their own funds is like a 401K or money market retirement fund? I think there's more to this than meets the eye. For many years, social security has been a political slush fund. Clinton used it to pretend...
alex-fraser's picture
May.07.2012
Glorious day in San Francisco.  Warm (upper 70's), clear, sunny, with a light sea breeze.  This weather is what makes the City sparkle.      Up at ten, at my desk by 10:30.  I worked through the pile of bank statements Son Guy had stashed in a box behind our giant TV...
cynthia-brian's picture
Dec.02.2011
    It's power hour time on StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® with the Oprah of the Airwaves, Cynthia Brian, and her sidekick daughter, Heather Brittany. Get ready to pump your energy, reach for the stars, and be edu-tained.   Are you a savvy shopper? Learn ways to save money and buy...
deborah-fruchey's picture
May.29.2011
Here’s the latest: following Senator Feinstein’s intervention in my case, my Disability benefits have been continued for now; it has also suddenly been decided that I do NOT owe 20 years of back pay to Social Security. You can imagine my relief.   But new issues have risen in their wake....
deborah-fruchey's picture
May.15.2011
Like many people with mental illnesses, I subsist on a Social Security Disability payment, and the generosity of my spouse. A few weeks ago, out of the blue, I got a letter from Social Security claiming that not only was I not entitled to further benefits, but also that I had not been entitled...
christiane-wells's picture
Apr.18.2011
There’s been a huge response to my article in the Huffington Post on bipolar disorder, and I’m humbled by the support I’ve gotten from people. Wow! So many people can relate to what I’ve gone through and it’s amazing to hear people’s stories, but sad to see how many are still really suffering.  A...
ivan-g-goldman's picture
Feb.04.2011
No, Social Security isn’t doomed. That’s just junk put out there by an army of reactionary Rasputins who want all New Deal programs rolled back so we can go back to the good old days when John D. Rockefeller and Herbert Hoover had everything under control.   If we fail to tinker with it,...
heywood-gould's picture
Jan.28.2011
Igor Yopsvoyomatsky, Editor-in Chief of Paranoia is Fact.com, answers readers' questions. Dear Igor, Our son Noah invited us for our 40th Anniversary. We flew in from Boca with a big surprise for him. In the six months since we had seen each other we had each gone on  the South Beach Diet...