Tag: Social Security

Social Security: It’s All Part of the Plan

By on August 15, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Social Security: It’s All Part of the Plan

The author says that Social Security is gradually heading towards a financial crisis, and the worst part about it is there seems to be no plan to deal with it.

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Be Prepared for a Moderate COLA in January

By on August 14, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Be Prepared for a Moderate COLA in January

There is both good and bad news about the likely COLA in 2018. The author provides the details.

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Social Security’s Deficits Still Rising According to 2017 Trustees Report

By on July 14, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Social Security’s Deficits Still Rising According to 2017 Trustees Report

The 2017 Trustees report shows some significant improvements for Social Security, and yet the costs to fix the program are exploding higher.

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Will Working Longer Increase My Social Security Benefits?

By on July 12, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 0 Comments
Will Working Longer Increase My Social Security Benefits?

Will working longer increase Social Security benefits? Here are some key points for federal retirees.

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Social Security Needs More Independent Oversight

By on July 10, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Social Security Needs More Independent Oversight

Social Security hasn’t had Public Trustees in two years, and the author says the fact that President Trump hasn’t nominated a replacement should frighten the average person worried about the financial stability of the program. Who is producing the numbers that guide the discussion of Social Security?

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Social Security Judge Collects $500k on Administrative Leave

on July 8, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A Social Security judge has collected somewhere in the neighborhood of half a million dollars over the past three years while sitting at home on administrative leave, according to a report that details just how much trouble the agency faces in trying to fire bad employees.

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Clinical Psychologist Convicted for His Role in $600 Million Social Security Disability Scheme

By on June 20, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Clinical Psychologist Convicted for His Role in $600 Million Social Security Disability Scheme

A clinical psychologist in Kentucky has been convicted for his role in a scheme to defraud the Social Security Administration of more than $600 million.

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2.1% COLA in 2018?

By on June 7, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
2.1% COLA in 2018?

One organization estimates the COLA for 2018 will be 2.1%.

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5 Social Security Questions Everybody Should Be Able To Answer (Before Retiring)

By on May 30, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
5 Social Security Questions Everybody Should Be Able To Answer (Before Retiring)

When is the best age to take Social Security? The author provides some considerations for federal employees under FERS.

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Is Social Security a Safety-Net or a Stipend For Wealthy Seniors?

By on May 16, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Is Social Security a Safety-Net or a Stipend For Wealthy Seniors?

Most people consider Social Security a safety net, but new research suggests that benefits fall disproportionately to the wealthy in retirement. The author provides an analysis.

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