Tag: Social Security

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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How to Cut Your Tax Bill on Your Federal Retirement Income

By on April 23, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How to Cut Your Tax Bill on Your Federal Retirement Income

Most of us don’t like paying taxes, but we have to. The author provides some tips on how you can save on taxes levied on your federal retirement benefits.

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Full Social Security Retirement Benefits and a COLA Update

By on April 20, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Full Social Security Retirement Benefits and a COLA Update

Requirements for full Social Security retirement benefits are changing in 2018. Also, here is an update on the 2018 COLA.

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Five Steps Toward Your Financial Security

By on April 15, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Five Steps Toward Your Financial Security

As part of National Social Security Month, the Social Security Administration is providing various activities to make the public more aware of the benefits of Social Security.

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Debating Privatizing Social Security

By on April 4, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Debating Privatizing Social Security

Two writers debate the pros and cons of privatizing Social Security. The author summarizes their positions and offers his analysis.

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Challenges for Social Security Under a New Administration

By on March 28, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Challenges for Social Security Under a New Administration

2016 was a great year for Social Security, however, the author says that this doesn’t mean President Trump has an easy job of balancing Social Security for the next four years.

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2018 Federal Employee Pay Raise and COLAs

By on March 13, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
2018 Federal Employee Pay Raise and COLAs

There is often confusion about the federal employee pay system. Here are some of the common misconceptions and an explanation.

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How Much is the Maximum 2017 FERS Annuity Supplement?

By on March 8, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How Much is the Maximum 2017 FERS Annuity Supplement?

How much is the FERS annuity supplement for 2017? The author provides an explanation and an example.

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Will the Hiring Freeze Cause Delays in Getting Social Security?

on March 2, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The hiring freeze could make it take longer for new retirees to start collecting Social Security benefits.

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COLA Wars

By on March 2, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
COLA Wars

Recently proposed legislation would apply a new COLA for all federal benefits programs. While the bill claims to be an improvement for benefits recipients, the author says that “better” in this case means that everybody would ultimately pay more.

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