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Some Immigrants Eligible For Social Security Under Obama Immigration Executive Order

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions wou...

Matt Sledge

GOP Senate Candidate Says Poor People Can Just Retire Early If Social Security Age Rises

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Bill Cassidy, the Republican challenger to Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), suggested during a debate Wednesday that residents of a des...

Another Year, Another Small Social Security Bump

AP | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historicall...

Obama Announcing Tightened Security For Cards Carrying Federal Benefits

AP | MARCY GORDON and JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saying more must be done to stop data breaches affecting consumers, President Barack Obama announced on Friday a government plan t...

Ann Brenoff

7 Ways You May Be Unwittingly Sabotaging Your Retirement

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.25.2014 | Fifty

OK, nobody is expecting to have the kind of retirement that our parents had. But there are some things we are doing now that may actually hurt our re...

What Your Retirement Plan Needs More Than Money

Buck Wargo | Posted 11.18.2014 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

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.

Congressman John Larson's Important Plan to Expand Social Security

Eric Kingson | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics
Eric Kingson

In the last month alone, three bills expanding Social Security have been introduced. The three add to a growing number which see Social Security as the solution to a looming retirement income crisis.

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

Karen Friedman | Posted 10.20.2014 | Money
Karen Friedman

When policymakers shape legislation to expand retirement savings and pension coverage, it's important for them to know the truth about how much Social Security provides, which isn't a lot.

Social Security: The Biggest Decision You'll Ever Make

Buck Wargo | Posted 10.13.2014 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

People need to consider all sources of income before making a decision about Social Security, including the use of a reverse mortgage that are growing more popular.

Social Security Benefits Made Easy -- Part 5

Jay Lickus | Posted 10.04.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

OK, Baby Boomers, we are now at day five of our deep dive into the Social Security System and its benefit programs.

Social Security Benefits Made Easy - Part 3

Jay Lickus | Posted 10.04.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Today, Baby Boomers, we start to dig into the meat and potatoes of the Social Security system.

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.

Awaiting the 2014 Social Security Trustees' Report

Kathy Ruffing | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Kathy Ruffing

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.

Are Disabled Americans Pawns in a Larger Social Security Game?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Right-wing wars of disinformation and demonization can be a wonder to behold, but the attacks on disabled recipients of Social Security benefits have been especially mean-spirited.

Who Qualifies for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 08.24.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

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.

A Five Point Approach to Fix Social Security: What Everyone Needs to Know

Dominik Knoll | Posted 08.21.2014 | Business
Dominik Knoll

It's no secret that Congress has not been solving many problems lately - and its popularity reflects this. Some of the issues the country faces are co...

Judges Could Be Contributing To Social Security Woes

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid complaints about lengthy waits for Social Security disability benefits, congressional investigators say nearly 200 administra...

How Do Your Retirement Savings Stack Up?

Posted 05.07.2014 | Fifty

Americans are living longer than ever before, so it's crucial to have enough funds packed away in the bank. It's pretty simple: when it comes to start...

Boosting Social Security Benefits

Max Richtman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Max Richtman

Momentum continues to build inside and outside the halls of Congress to reverse course on the single-minded quest to cut Social Security benefits which has dominated our political discourse for years.

Women's Economic Security Depends on Raising the Wage and Expanding Social Security

Barbara J. Easterling | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Barbara J. Easterling

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.

Retired? Planning to Retire? Let's Talk About Your Taxes and Keeping More of Your Money

Mark Steber | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

You worked long and hard to save that retirement money. Now is the time to be wise about paying the least amount of taxes you can and keep all that you can.

Expanding Social Security; Good Policy and Good Politics

Jonathan Voss | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Voss

As the economy improves, retirement security will become a dominant economic issue, a key component of closing the gap between rich and poor and ensuring a strong middle class.

Patience Is a Virtue: How to Make up to 76 Percent More in Retirement

Donna M. Butts | Posted 02.26.2014 | Money
Donna M. Butts

Co-authored by Virginia Reno Patience is a virtue. In the case of Social Security, it can also translate to a higher retirement benefit. Up to 7...

Arthur Delaney

Obama To Drop Social Security Cut From Budget

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama will not include cuts to Social Security and other earned-benefit programs in his upcoming budget, the White House confi...

MyRAs -- the New Social Security?

Terry Savage | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Terry Savage

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.