With all the talk about retirement, the national focus is on how much to stash away in your 401(k) and IRA and when you should leave your job and start taking Social Security benefits. That's all crucial, but what people are forgetting is what they want to be and do when they grow up.
Social Security's trustees will release their annual review of the program's finances on Monday, and while we're not sure what the report will say, the trustees last year estimated that Social Security's combined trust funds will be exhausted in 2033.
I wish there were a quick and easy answer to your question, but unfortunately there's nothing quick and easy about Social Security disability insurance (SSDI). There are a lot of rules and regulations, and it's tough to qualify.
Seven out of 10 Americans support increasing the minimum wage, and a full three out of four support expanding Social Security. For the women of today, and of the generations that will follow, it's time to act.
The president has proposed a new type of retirement savings account. It would be an individual account, guaranteed by the government, offered through employers and available to lower income workers to give them security in retirement.