Since the initial Get What’s Yours book was published in 2015, answering reader questions has become my major day job. At first, the questions were exclusively about Social Security. Topics broadened into aging and retirement after the “Ask Phil” column began appearing on the PBS website, “Making Sen$e.” When Get What’s Yours for Medicare was published in 2016, its complexity and confusion generated still more queries. And yet a new vein of questions was mined when Get What’s Yours for Health Care was published in early 2021.
You can review the links listed here to a Q&A archive of the most common “Ask Phil” topics, which I try to update as needed. If you’re looking for something else, use the adjacent search bar. It will trigger a scan of all Ask Phil content. The results page will include links to articles I wrote from 2008 to 2018 for U.S. New & World Report, Money magazine, and PBS. You’ll also see a link to my Get What’s Yours newslettter on Substack.
If you need additional information, I’m here to answer your questions. And if you encounter something you think is wrong, please let me know. Infallibility is not part of my job description! These are complex and ever-changing topics. Web links and program rules change. Your help is central to keeping “Ask Phil” accurate and up to date.