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A First-Year Money-Management Guide for the New College Grad

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.29.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

As the nation's full retirement age edges closer to 70, it means a 22-year-old college graduate has nearly 50 years to save and invest. That's why solid money habits built early can make an enormous difference, even for young people who can't afford to put away more than a few dollars a week at the start.

Another Social Security Red Herring?

Bobbie Brinegar | Posted 04.28.2015 | Money
Bobbie Brinegar

What do you buy someone for Social Security Payroll Tax Freedom Day? Nothing they can't buy for themselves! That's because the 'holiday' is the day the top one percent of Americans finish paying their annual Social Security payroll taxes.

Protecting Social Security Disability Insurance

Sen. Bob Casey | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Sen. Bob Casey

On the first day of the 114th Congress, the Republicans in the House of Representatives made an unprecedented change to their rules that puts Social Security recipients at risk of receiving unnecessary cuts to their benefits.

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Rand Paul: Disability Insurance Wasted On People With Anxiety And Back Pain | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday began a two-day tour through New Hampshire, the first Republican primary state, where where he offered up a heap o...

Getting It Wrong on Disability Insurance

Kathy Ruffing | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics
Kathy Ruffing

Though they might not even know it, more than 150 million workers have earned DI protection through their payroll tax contributions in case they suffer a severe, long-lasting medical impairment.

3 Types of Insurance You May Not Have--But Should Consider | Posted 11.29.2014 | Money

If you are looking to increase your coverage and your employer provides benefits, start there. Many companies will have different options and perks as part of their benefits package.

6 Must-have Insurance Policies

David A. Dedman | Posted 11.30.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Poor planning in just one of these areas could be detrimental to your long-term wealth. It will only take one catastrophe to put you in a world of financial hurt. However, the natural tendency is to try to skimp or even self-insure with various types of risk. Don't do it.

Statement on the 2014 Social Security Trustees' Report

Bob Greenstein | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Bob Greenstein

Social Security is the most effective and successful income-security program in the nation's history. Policymakers should design reforms judiciously so that it remains so.

WATCH: Steve Kroft's '60 Minutes' Report Gets It All Wrong

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.09.2013 | Media

A report on social security disability that aired on "60 Minutes" this Sunday continues to draw ire from critics like Lisa Ekman, federal policy direc...

Newlywed? How To Maximize Your Insurance For Every Stage of Life (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 10.09.2013 | Business

Getting married, having kids and buying a house are a few of the major milestones that you may experience in your life. And while many of these life s...

Workin' 9 To 5: Two Ways to Protect Your Livin'

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 11.12.2013 | Business
Shannah L. Compton

Listen, I know, we all take making money for granted. We just assume that we can get up every day and go out and make money. This assumption can get you into a jam, and I've seen it happen too many times.

America's Disability Program Has A Huge Problem On Its Hands

Posted 06.03.2013 | Business

America's disability benefits program was recently thrown into the middle of an ideological battlefield after This American Life, the WBEZ radio show ...

Disability Insurance: A Blessing or a Burden?

Erin Havel | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

Insurance is meant to protect a person should the unthinkable occur. However, insurance corporations are expected to turn a large profit and often times denying coverage is a way to gain some of those profits. That, in my mind, is a burden no individual should bear.

3 Steps to Preparing for an Emergency

Women & Co | Posted 06.17.2012 | Money
Women & Co

While there are only so many risk factors you can control, it doesn't mean you can't, or shouldn't, plan for the unexpected. Here are three steps you could take to help you prepare for an emergency.

What Women Need to Realize About Financial Security

Kristen Houghton | Posted 04.01.2012 | Women
Kristen Houghton

You can never be too careful with your health or your finances. Both of them in good shape create security.

3 Big Parenting Lessons of 9/11

Jacoba Urist | Posted 11.09.2011 | New York
Jacoba Urist

Ten years ago, I was a single law student, watching the Towers crumble with a group of complete strangers. I had no idea then, but these strangers taught me three of the most important aspects of protecting your child.

5 Retirement Issues To Resolve During Your Split (Even If You're Still Young)

Jeffrey A. Landers | Posted 07.27.2011 | Divorce
Jeffrey A. Landers

The vast majority of divorcing women are much younger than their so-called "Golden Years", and yet it's essential that every woman address the issue o...

Honoring the Man Who Saved Social Security

Nancy Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Altman

Most Americans would not know the name Robert M. Ball -- the man who spent his career improving and defending the most successful and popular program in the nation's history: Social Security.

Starting a Business Begins With Exit Planning and a Buy-Sell Agreement

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Charlie Spence's advice to prospective small-business owners is to visualize your exit before you start. But even if you are already in business, it is not too late plan your exit.

Misclassification of Workers Puts Courts, Due Process in Jeopardy for Limited English Speakers Here Legally

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

The federal Civil Rights Act requires state courts that receive federal funds (virtually all of them) to provide properly-credentialed interpreters in...