Tag: Social Security

CBO’s Improving, Pessimistic View of Social Security’s Future

By on October 30, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
CBO’s Improving, Pessimistic View of Social Security’s Future

A new CBO report highlights improvements to the financial health of Social Security but remains pessimistic about its future overall.

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When Can You Expect Your First Social Security Payment?

By on October 25, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
When Can You Expect Your First Social Security Payment?

When can you expect to get your first Social Security payment in retirement? The answer might surprise you.

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How Do I Know What I Will Receive in Social Security Benefits?

By on October 19, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
How Do I Know What I Will Receive in Social Security Benefits?

How do I figure out what I will actually receive in Social Security benefits if I retire at age 55?

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Double Taxation of Social Security

By on October 16, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Double Taxation of Social Security

The author says that what he describes as double taxation of Social Security benefits is unfair, but Congress has little option to address the situation.

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White House Says Social Security Numbers Need to Go

on October 4, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The Trump administration is exploring ways to replace the use of Social Security numbers as the main method of assuring people’s identities in the wake of consumer credit agency Equifax Inc.’s massive data breach.

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Should Social Security Benefits Be Taxed?

By on September 26, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Should Social Security Benefits Be Taxed?

One Congressman wants to eliminate income taxes on Social Security benefits paid to Americans in retirement.

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New Law Aims to Prevent Social Security Identity Theft

By on September 19, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
New Law Aims to Prevent Social Security Identity Theft

A bill restricting how federal agencies can mail documents containing Social Security numbers has become law.

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Bill Aims to Limit Agencies From Mailing Visible Social Security Numbers

By on September 7, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Bill Aims to Limit Agencies From Mailing Visible Social Security Numbers

Congress has passed legislation that would restrict the publication of Social Security numbers on federal documents that are sent through the mail.

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How Much Do I Need In Savings If I Want $X Per Year In Retirement and Not Run Out of Money?

By on September 6, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How Much Do I Need In Savings If I Want $X Per Year In Retirement and Not Run Out of Money?

Federal employees have several retirement savings benefits at their disposal. The author explains how these can work together to create a full retirement income.

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SSA Warns Americans to Be Wary of Scams

By on August 29, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
SSA Warns Americans to Be Wary of Scams

The Social Security Administration is warning Americans to remain vigilant about ongoing scams targeting Social Security benefits.

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