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Social Security Disability: How Some Couples Can Get More Money in Retirement

Coordinating disability and retirement benefits can boost payouts in some cases. Find out whether you qualify.

How Big Is the Social Security Crisis?

Could you handle a 25% cut in your Social Security income in 19 years? Here's what you can do to help yourself.

Has Social Security's Trust Fund Been Robbed?

Social Security's Trust Fund has been used to finance the national debt. Now that the program is not collecting enough from taxes to directly pay its costs, that arrangement is set to help Social Security.

Social Security: The Surprising Push to Make Your Benefits Bigger

More lawmakers are getting on the bandwagon to make Social Security payments larger. Will they succeed?

5 Ways to Protect Your Credit

Getty ImagesTo protect your accounts, make sure to create complex passwords that don't include your Social Security numbers or date of birth. By Jenna Lee Sometimes it feels like the only stories in the news these days are about data breaches. Show More Summary

Sneak Attack: Android Apps Can Ambush Each Other

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

Modern operating systems "sandbox" apps so that they can't affect each other — in theory. In this way, the researchers were able to steal login credentials from the Gmail app, a Social Security number from the H&R Block app, a credit-card number from the NewEgg app and a bank-check image from the Chase app. Only the Amazon app proved resistant, though not immune.

Spain Dips 37% Into Social Security "Piggy Bank", Fund Depletion in 4 Years at Current Rate; What, Me Worry?

The "recovery" news in Spain keeps piling up. Via translation from El Economista, Government has already taken 37% of the total 'pensions piggy bank'. If extractions continue at the current rate, the fund would be exhausted in 4 years. Show More Summary

Charges tossed against eight defendants in Social Security disability scam

Manhattan prosecutors dismissed the charges on Thursday, saying they had uncovered new evidence that led them to re-evaluate the case against the accused scammers.

How Big Can President Obama’s Executive Action Go? These 11 Undocumented Immigrants Test The Limits

“[Our] lives are more than a nine-digit magic number– a social security number,” Jong-Min You, an undocumented immigrant from South Korea said. The post How Big Can President Obama’s Executive Action Go? These 11 Undocumented Immigrants Test The Limits appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Coming Social Security Crisis Explained in Plain English

According to current projections, the main Social Security trust fund is likely to be depleted sometime between 2029 and 2059.

Congressman John Larson's Important Plan to Expand Social Security

The idea of expanding Social Security is gaining momentum. Senators from the blue states of Massachusetts and Vermont (Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders), the swing states of Iowa and Ohio (Senators Tom Harkin and Sherrod Brown), and the red state of Alaska (Senator Mark Begich), are all championing the idea. Show More Summary

Social Security: Taking Benefits at 62 Is Smart, but Not for This Reason

There's absolutely nothing wrong with taking Social Security early. Unless, that is, the sole reason is to invest it in the stock market.

The Case of the Deleted Social Security Data: Why It Is Bad for Workers and Retirees

In their 2014 report on the finances of Social Security, the trustees of the system deleted key information on the replacement rates of Social Security. What's the harm in that, right? Isn't this just a technical or administrative issue? According...Show More Summary

Facebook Encrypts Most Emails

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Say what you will about Facebook's track record when it comes to privacy, but at least its security is top-notch. Since May, the social media network has seen an enormous uptick in the amount of encrypted emails it sends and receives, meaning that a full 95 percent of emails from Facebook receive total encryption. Show More Summary

US Companies Can't Protect Citizens? Chinese Hackers Steal 4.5 Million Patients Info, Including Social Security Numbers

One of America's largest hospital chains is the latest to fall victim to a group of sophisticated Chinese hackers who compromised 4.5 million patients' data including social security numbers in April and June. The cyber attack is the largest ever reported by a U.S. Show More Summary

'What Does the Fed Have to do with Social Security? Plenty'

Dean Baker: What does the Fed have to do with Social Security? Plenty: Most of the people who closely follow the Federal Reserve Board’s decisions on monetary policy are investors trying to get a jump on any moves that will...

Hackers are after more than just personal info

A cyberattack on Community Health Systems Inc., a private hospital network, in April and June resulted in the theft of non-medical data of 4.5 million Americans, including names, addresses, birthdates, phone numbers and Social Security numbers, according to a new Securities and Exchange Commission filing. Show More Summary

I’ll Trade My Social Profile in Exchange for Job Security

3 days agoNews : Truthdig

Shutterstock Researches have predicted a huge rise of people willing to hand over their personal data to their employers, according to a report in The Guardian. This is especially prevalent among younger workers, the study found. The report was released from a consulting firm called PwC and comes from a survey of 10,500 people. Show More Summary

The easiest way to get higher Social Security benefits: keep working

The best way to maximize your Social Security benefits, says Larry Kotlikoff, is to keep working and paying Social Security taxes. Photo by Flickr user j.o.h.n. walker. Larry Kotlikoff’s Social Security original 34 “secrets”, his additional...Show More Summary

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