Here are five Social Security gotchas and five secrets from the new and revised book, “Get What’s Yours.” Photo by shironosov/iStock/360 via Getty Images. Author’s Note: The new Social Security law passed last November has forced many (if not most) households to revise their optimal collection strategies. Show More Summary
I recently ran across a Stanford University study that analyzed 1.4 billion federal tax returns along with Social Security mortality data to determine the relationship of income to life expectancy (read the full study). Here are the key findings. First, higher income is associated with greater longevity. Among men, the richest 1% [...]
Late last week President Obama announced a new push for additional federal "smart" gun technology funding. After grabbing headlines and much...
PolitiFact, LeBron James Pays Social Security Taxes Before Halftime of First Game, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson Says: At a Senate campaign debate with U.S. Rep. David Jolly, R-Indian Shores, in Orlando on April 25, 2016, Grayson said the Social Security payroll tax cap on earnings needs to be lifted in...
File and suspend strategies have been curtailed, but you can still do plenty to boost your retirement benefits
It’s hard to tell whether or not #NeverTrump is just a social media sensation or if it will result in a contested convention that sees Donald Trump being shown the door if he fails to secure 1,237 delegates prior to the start of the Republican National Convention in July. Show More Summary
Washington Post editorial writer Charles Lane appeared to be throwing in the towel on the Post's dream of cutting Social Security and Medicare in a column headlined, "Entitlement Reform, RIP." The piece recounts a sad story whereby the...Show More Summary
Intel Security Mobile Research has been monitoring a mobile malware campaign targeting users in Germany, France, and Russia since the beginning of the year. Several users have complained in forums and social networks about a suspicious file with the name Android_Update_6.apk being automatically downloaded when a website is loaded. Show More Summary
Online security isn’t easy to master.
A viral video showing a lesbian woman being kicked out of a women's restroom by security guards who mistook her for a man has been burning up social media recently, mostly in response to recent...
The social networking giant received almost twice as many classified national security demands as the year before.
New York Times: Rich People Are Living Longer. That’s Tilting Social Security in Their Favor, by Neil Irwin: Social Security is designed to ensure that no workers go penniless in old age and also as an equalizer between rich and poor. It is structured to give more generous retirement benefits...
Social Security cuts outlined by Congress last fall officially go into effect on May 1. The post Mad About Upcoming Social Security Cuts? Blame This Book… was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!
COO Sheryl Sandberg is so crucial to Facebook and its future that the social network spent over $1.2 million to protect her in 2015. This is the first time a security detail for Sandberg has been reported. According to the company'sShow More Summary
Facebook is far more than just a social network: It's a tool for logging into other apps, sending money to friends, and one of the primary ways in which we consume content. In other words: You better believe its myriad tentacles turn it into an appealing target for hackers. To see [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a bill requiring the Department of Homeland Security to use testimonials from former extremists and other social media messages to combat "Hollywood-style propaganda" used by the Islamic State and...Show More Summary
The deadline to pursue the file and suspend strategy is April 29, 2016. Do you know what your retirement plans are? Photo by by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. Editor’s Note: Boston University economist Larry Kotlikoff has spent everyShow More Summary
An aging population, coupled with low employment rates among Americans older than 62, poses severe challenges to the long-term sustainability of Social Security. Numerous reforms have been proposed to extend their working lives, including raising the retirement age. Such reforms may be unlikely...
Today’s Social Security column reviews the effects of Friday's deadline and how the new law might affect optimal claiming strategies.
Even after the file-and-suspend strategy is no longer allowed, other strategies remain that could be nearly as good