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Six expert secrets to a successful Social Security strategy

Jun 6, 2014
Perfecting your Social Security strategy in six (pretty) easy steps.
Posted In: Social Security, benefits, personal finance basics

Singapore's got some big retirement issues

Jun 3, 2014
Social security fears in one of the world's most rigorously-controlled economies.
Posted In: singapore, Social Security

When should you start collecting Social Security?

Dec 4, 2013
If you’re between the ages of 62 and 70, you’re eligible for Social Security. But when should you take it?
Posted In: Social Security

ACA enrollment: Lessons from Social Security and Medicare

Nov 27, 2013
The roll-out of Obamacare isn't the first time the government has done something this big.
Posted In: Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Social Security

A debt-ceiling roadmap to ruin?

Oct 15, 2013
The paydays that could prompt a government default if a debt-ceiling deal collapses.
Posted In: debt ceiling, U.S. Treasury, default, Social Security

How psychology interferes with retirement saving

Sep 6, 2013
Most people know to save for retirement. But what do you do with your money after you retire?
Posted In: Retirement, Social Security

Should retirement savings be mandatory?

Aug 29, 2013
Too many Americans aren't saving enough for retirement. Should they be forced to?
Posted In: retirement planning, retirement savings, Social Security

Chinese law requires adults to visit their aging parents

Jul 3, 2013
Critics say the new law is unnecessary. They suspect China's state pension fund is running low on money and the government is passing the buck.
Posted In: China, pension funds, Social Security, family

How much should you save for long-term care?

Jun 20, 2013
Nursing homes can run around $100,000 a year, and many aging boomers will not have the money.
Posted In: Social Security, health care, long-term care insurance

Alfred E. Neuman might need to worry -- about Social Security

May 31, 2013
Social Security trust funds will dry up in 2033. So what does this mean for the chronically unworried, like say, Alfred E. Neuman of Mad Magazine fame? He will turn 59 in November -- seven years shy of retirement age.
Posted In: Social Security, mad magazine, Retirement

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