Millions rely on Social Security without having a clue about one key fact about the program. Find out what it is.
“I find that phenomenally offensive.” Newsweek’s Editor-in-chief Jim Impoco is not happy that we’re questioning his magazine’s huge Bitcoin scoop. “This was textbook reporting,” Impoco insists. It’s Friday night at Austin’s South ByShow More Summary
Seniors may have dodged a Social Security cost-of-living adjustment reduction this year, but an underlying question remains: how much the elderly pay for health care and what Social Security can do better to help address those costs. Read on for more.
A much-hated proposal to change Social Security has disappeared for now, but will it be back?
Google chairman Eric Schmidt and Director of Google Ideas Jared Cohen led a discussion at today’s SXSW event in Austin, Texas, which described the ways technology is impacting privacy, security and policy on a global scale. The two Google...Show More Summary
On Thursday at the Uninvited II national security forum, Mark Krikorian, the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, said that the institutional left is using mass immigration to create the social conditions that call for more big government solutions. Show More Summary
The Social Security Administration is moving to tighten rules that would require people applying for disability benefits to present the government with all relevant medical information – even if it says they can work.
Five of your friends don't like this! Having a million private security officers isn't cool. You know what's cool? Paying for your own genuine police officer. That's what Facebook is doing. The social media giant is famous for beingShow More Summary
Blend, a social networking app for college students that looks to include brands right from the get-go, has today announced that it secured a $2.7 million seed round led by New Enterprise Associates, with participation from Trinity Ventures, Foundation Capital, Lerer Ventures, Maveron, BoxGroup, XG Ventures, and SparkLabs Global Ventures. Show More Summary
Whether Social Security's financial future is secured by increasing taxes or by slowing benefit growth, the net impact will be the same, with high earners bearing the largest burden, an economist writes.
“Alex Sink supports a plan that raises the retirement age for Social Security recipients, raises Social Security taxes and cuts Medicare, all while making it harder for Pinellas seniors to keep their doctors that they know and love. Sending Alex Sink to Washington guarantees that seniors right here in Pinellas County are in jeopardy of […]
The White House released its official budget Tuesday, after leaking the news a few weeks ago that it would not include the chained CPI, those not so clandestine cuts to Social Security benefits. Progressives have been celebrating that victory since. Show More Summary
For most people, that's Social Security. Yet, too many make the wrong choice about when to start collecting it
Getty Images By Emily Brandon If you take money out of your 401(k) or individual retirement account too soon or too late, you'll be penalized. There are also penalties if you claim Social Security and Medicare benefits early or late, respectively. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — Striving for unity among Democrats rather than compromise with Republicans, President Barack Obama will unveil an election-year budget on Tuesday that drops earlier proposals to cut future Social Security benefits and seeks new money for infrastructure, education and job training.
Larry Kotlikoff exposes yet another peculiarity of our nation’s Social Security system that allows a spouse to live off the largest benefits package of multiple ex-spouses. Photo by Altrendo Images/Stockbyte via Getty Images. Larry Kotlikoff’s...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is releasing a new budget plan that strives for unity among Democrats rather than compromise with Republicans, dropping cuts to Social Security and seeking more money for infrastructure, education and job training.
It seems that little has changed from the last time I watched Rep. Chris Van Hollen debate former Bush OMB director turned senator, Rob Portman. He's still allowing him to fearmonger over the prospect of Social Security going broke instead...Show More Summary
Security concerns raised by awareness of the NSA have birthed a new market for social messaging apps. Wickr serves people who