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Payroll tax decision nears end of the year deadline

Dec 6, 2011
Senate Democrats want another vote this week on extending a payroll tax cut for workers. But Republicans say they can't support the Democratic proposal.
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Waiting on Social Security

Nov 23, 2011
My husband switched 7 years ago to a job for which he does not contribute to Social Security. ... Does the age at which he retires affect the amount of Social Security he will receive? He no longer contributes to it and cannot build it up any longer. Thank you! DeDe, Cincinnati, OH
Posted In: Social Security, Retirement

Decisions the super committee delayed

Nov 22, 2011
In delaying a budget cut solution, the super committee has put off decisions on Social Security payroll tax cuts, unemployment benefits for Americans, and other tools that could affect your family.
Posted In: super committee, income tax, Social Security

Social security benefits bump up

Oct 19, 2011
Social security gets its first adjustment since 2009. The average social security benefit will rise by $516 to $14,748. Is that a meaningful bump?
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MID-DAY UPDATE: Obama's budget cuts, protests in Bahrain, and billable hours

Feb 14, 2011
President Obama has released his budget proposal for the 2012 federal spending plan. A growing national deficit has prompted the White House to...
Posted In: Bahrain, budget, budget cuts, deficit-cutting, deficits, Egypt, lawyers, medicaid, Medicare, mid-day update, obama budget, protests, Social Security

The narrowing of the Social Security do-over

Jan 12, 2011
Question: I will be 66 next month and plan to continue working until I am 70. I have been thinking of drawing social security and investing it in...
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Gov't benefits get digitized

Dec 21, 2010
This final note today, from the Marketplace Desk of, well, I guess you gotta draw the line somewhere. The Treasury Department issued new rules...
Posted In: benefits, Social Security

Social Security: Take it early, on-time, or late

Dec 7, 2010
Question: I retired a year and a half ago and have been living on a severance payment since then. Sometime in the next few months, as I expected, I...
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What's ahead for fiscal reform

Nov 10, 2010
This final note today about the deficit. The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform made some news this afternoon. That's the...
Posted In: Medicare, Retirement, Social Security

Social Security and the railroads

May 21, 2010
Question: I have about $135,000 that I paid into social security, and also have been with the railroad for a long time and will retire soon. Can I...
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