Social Security


Walmart discovers the payroll tax may bite

Feb 20, 2013
The nation's largest retailer may see slump in February sales figures.
Posted In: Walmart, Social Security, payroll tax

'Cliff' deal ends payroll tax cut

Jan 2, 2013
The short-term stimulus plan had pumped billions into the economy.
Posted In: payroll tax, fiscal cliff, Social Security

Social Security: It's too complicated

Nov 2, 2012
More than 20 percent of the U.S. national budget is spent on Social Security, so of course politicians like to promise to reform it. Commentator Chris Farrell says unfortunately both candidates' plans are way too complicated.
Posted In: Social Security, Election 2012

Will social security increase offset retiree costs?

Oct 16, 2012
Seniors wonder whether 1.7 percent hike next year will be enough to cover fast-rising health care expenses.
Posted In: Social Security, Retirement

One proposal to fix Medicare, tax code

Sep 10, 2012
Fortune Magazine’s Allan Sloan discusses his solutions to fixing Social Security, Medicare, and the tax code – without the help of politicians.
Posted In: Medicare, Social Security

Heading towards fiscal health

Aug 31, 2012
David Lazarus of the Los Angeles Times answers caller questions on personal finance, along with CBS editor-at-large Jill Schlesinger.
Posted In: family, marriage, Social Security, identity theft, Retirement, emergency fund, college

Retirement savings is gone. Now what?

Apr 27, 2012
Hi. I'm 53 years old and have had to go through the little bit of my retirement savings. Now, I have $5,000 to start something, as far as retirement goes. What should I do? I do not have anything through work. Actually, my workplace is on brink of closing right now. Lisa, Louisville, KY
Posted In: Roth-IRA, retirement savings, Work, Social Security

More elderly Americans living poor

Apr 25, 2012
The poverty rate among older Americans is up, with the highest rate among the "oldest old."
Posted In: Social Security, elderly, poverty rates

Social Security money to run out sooner than thought

Apr 24, 2012
The Social Security Trust Fund will run out of money three years earlier than previously thought in 2033. As for Medicare, that's still on track to run out of cash in 2024.
Posted In: Social Security, Medicare, federal budget

Putting Social Security's deteriorating finances in context

Apr 24, 2012
Social Security's shortfall is manageable, but it's also real.
Posted In: Social Security, entitlements, Fiscal policy