Laurence J. Kotlikoff, PhD

Laurence J. Kotlikoff, PhD, professor of economics at Boston University, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a former senior economist with the President’s Council of Economic Advisors. He is president of ­Economic Security Planning, Inc., which markets financial-planning software. He is coauthor of Get What’s Yours: The Secrets of Maxing Out Your Social Security. ­

Financial Planning

Go Rogue! Using Unconventional Wisdom to Guide Your Financial Decisions

Top economist and Wall Street gadfly Laurence J. Kotlikoff, PhD, believes that the way most of us go about planning…

Social Security

How to Maximize Your Social Security Benefits Without Breaking the Rules

Our Social Security expert answers some of the trickiest questions posed by real benefits recipients.

Social Security

Beware These 6 Big Social Security Mistakes

If you haven’t yet started collecting Social Security retirement benefits, you owe it to yourself to avoid these seven costly mistakes.

Social Security

9 Tricky Terms: Deciphering Social Security Language

Part of what makes the Social Security system so tricky is the language used to explain it. Here’s how to understand Social Security language.

Social Security

Answers To Your Tricky Social Security Questions: Part 2

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Social Security

Answers To Your Social Security Questions

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Social Security

Social Security Secrets

You may be entitled to more than you’re getting. Social Security might end up being your most valuable retirement asset…and…

Portfolio Strategy

Better Ways to Build Your Nest Egg

A great deal of financial planning is based on myths. Especially common are myths about the best ways to save,…