The Moneyist: My dying friend wants to marry me so I can have his Social Security — should I do it?

Dear Moneyist,

Please do not hammer me for presenting this idea. I understand many people feel strongly about the meaning of marriage. I dated a guy for a couple of months, but we agreed to just be friends. He wanted to continue to date, but respected my choice.

Over a couple of years, we have gotten together monthly for dinner and have enjoyed a great friendship. He is a major introvert, has a long career at the National Security Agency, has few friends and has never been married (no kids).

He asked me to marry him, so I would receive his Social Security in addition to his health-care benefits.

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