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Medicare, Social Security get annual checkup

Apr 23, 2012
A trustee report on the fiscal health of Medicare and Social Security will allow political parties to spin their message.
Posted In: Social Security, health care

Social Security and the job outlook

Apr 10, 2012
Social Security claims came down last year, an intriguing sign that older workers are feeling better about their job prospects.
Posted In: Social Security, older workers, Jobs

Retirement and working longer

Mar 28, 2012
"A steadily growing portion of the workforce will continue to work at least part-time well beyond the 'normal' retirement age of 65," says a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation.
Posted In: Retirement, Work, Jobs, Social Security, pensions, 401(k)

More bad news on retirement

Feb 23, 2012
A substantial fraction of people die with virtually no financial assets -- 46.1 percent with less than $10,000.
Posted In: Retirement, retirement savings, aging, Social Security

Take Social Security now -- or wait?

Jan 9, 2012
I will be 66 in June but want to continue working for 3 or 4 more years. (I am a college professor.) I am in the position of being able to take my social security check and put the full amount each month in a pre-tax IRA so I would not have to pay taxes on it. Am I better off doing this or should I delay taking it until I am 69 or 70 and get a larger amount each month? Thanks, Hal, Cullowhee, NC
Posted In: Social Security, Retirement, retirement savings

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.
Posted In: politics, Social Security, Medicare, payroll tax

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?
Posted In: Social Security

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

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