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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Don't Base Critical Decisions On Prophets of Doom

Q: I’m about to turn 66. I want to put off starting my Social Security until age 70 because if I do, I’ll get an extra $600 or so per month in a delayed retirement bonus added to by Social Security checks. But my husband said I should take my Social Security now because he doesn’t think Social Security will even be there in another four years. So should I take it now or wait until age 70?

A: Before I answer your question, let me suggest that you guys better sell all your earthly possessions and move into a cave because I read somewhere on the Internet that the world is going to end in the next couple of weeks!

  • valszy

    It is sad that scare tactics work so well, and apparently always have. Get people afraid enough and they can be convinced of almost anything. It was what worked for the Nazis, and no, I am not comparing anyone to Nazis, only observing how well that tactic works.

  • kansas-dem

    Scare tactics are exactly what the right wing Republicans have been using ever since the election of Obama. Every lie that can be passed through the internet from e-mail to e-mail all across the county; Obama the socialist, Obama born in Kenya, Obama the Muslim, etc. It is a shame that people will stoop to such lies and try top pass them off as truths just because they lost an election! The truth will set you free.