Progressives have not only been able to beat back the D.C.-elite effort to cut Social Security, we put the idea of expanding Social Security on the table instead. We pushed LGBT rights and gay marriage and have won significant victories. Sunday’s Climate March will force climate onto the map. We got the discussion of income […]
Getty Images Many retirees rely heavily on Social Security: The Social Security Administration reports that more than half of married couples and almost three-quarters of single retirees get at least half of their income from the program...Show More Summary
Alamy An innovative strategy called "file and suspend" can help you get more Social Security benefits for your family and give you the chance to increase those benefits down the line. The strategy takes advantage of two aspects of the Social Security system to get your family more benefits than you'd otherwise be entitled to receive. Show More Summary
Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock Social Security plays a vital role not just for American workers but also for their families. More than 59 million Americans will receive Social Security benefits in 2014, and of those, more than 11 million are spouses, survivors and dependents eligible to claim benefits. Show More Summary
Internet censorship is an unfortunate reality. There are dozens of countries around the world that restrict access to torrents, pornography, political media, and social media. But just because there are powerful governments fighting against Internet freedom doesn’t mean that you can’t fight back. Show More Summary
A new scam attempt tries to trick you into sharing a lot of personal info with someone claiming to help you get gov't benefits
A Yes vote in this week’s independence referendum would not just leave the UK politically and socially ruptured, but would also have potentially far-reaching consequences for British foreign and security policy. Much of the debate around independence has focused on future Scottish vulnerabilities, neglecting those that might arise in the remaining UK. A pithy and [...]
If you're an Apple competitor, this week is about reclaiming the news cycle from last week's iPhone mania. PayPal has been doing just that with social media. Tweets like this one show PayPal highlighting the security of their payment platform in light of the iCloud hacking scandal: Let's enjoy our money, not worry about it. Show More Summary
“Emma” is separated from her second husband, so Larry advises to make it official and get a divorce so she can collect on her first spouse’s benefits. Photo illustration by Getty Images Larry Kotlikoff’s Social Security original 34 “secrets”,...Show More Summary
Marital decisions late in life can have consequences. Make sure you avoid the bad ones.
Because Social Security benefits make up a substantial portion of the typical retiree's income, checking this one thing could be the difference between a comfortable or stressed retirement.
A hacked site or social media page can easily be a reputation management nightmare. Learn a few tricks that could fend off cyber-attacks.
A retirement expert shares his own plan in view of the federal retirement problem's funding challenges
You can increase your monthly Social Security check by up to 75% by delaying your benefits.
In some cases, getting married can give your benefits a big boost.
On Sunday’s broadcast of “Fox & Friends Weekend” on the Fox News Channel, Dr. Sebastian Gorka, the national security editor of Breitbart, discussed ISIS’s use of social media to further their cause by using it to bring in new recruits. Show More Summary
Matthew Weinzerl: Seesaws and Social Security Benefits Indexing: "The indexation of Social Security benefit payments... >...may seem like an issue about which only an economist could get excited, but it has emerged in recent years as a áashpoint of debate in the United States. Show More Summary
First: Let me try to widen the scope of this discussion... When I think about vehicles to provide retirement-income security... 1. I think that encouraging people to invest in 401(k)s leads them, because of poor financial education,Show More Summary
Retirees always want to see their monthly checks go up, but some are seeing them dry up instead. Find out why.
INTERVIEW: Luis Fortuño to PJM: Puerto Rico Statehood Before Immigration Reform. On the other hand, a lot of Americans might want to go the other way: “Puerto Ricans currently pay Social Security and Medicare taxes but not federal income taxes.”