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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

What if you got less Social Security if you didn't need it as much?

Apr 11, 2013
Current recipients have different reactions. Some scholars say basing the amount of payments on need could make the program less popular.
Posted In: Social Security, Medicare, seniors, budget

'Chained CPI' hurts seniors

Apr 10, 2013
Obama's proposal to recalculate the rate of inflation hurts seniors who spend more on health care than the rest of us.
Posted In: health care, senior citizen, Social Security, CPI

Bush adviser Glenn Hubbard on how to make entitlement reform fair

Apr 9, 2013
Glenn Hubbard, former Chair of the White House Economic Council of Advisers under President George W. Bush, discusses the entitlement reform, the economic recovery, and taxes.
Posted In: Social Security, Medicare, housing market

President Obama looks to reduce Social Security cost of living increases with 'chained CPI'

Apr 5, 2013
President Obama's new budget proposal -- which will be formally unveiled next week -- includes a move to slow payments to Social Security.
Posted In: Obama, federal budget, Social Security

The rich get all the perks, including old age

Mar 11, 2013
As the budget battle to cut entitlements heats up, some argue that raising the retirement age will force the poor to subsidize the rich because the rich live longer.
Posted In: Social Security

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