Tag: Social Security

Social Security, the WEP, and Fairness

By on October 29, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Social Security, the WEP, and Fairness

The author critiques a proposed WEP reform bill and offers alternate solutions to the problem posed by the WEP.

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Another WEP Reform Bill Introduced

By on October 2, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Another WEP Reform Bill Introduced

Another bill designed to repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision and boost retirement income for federal retirees has been introduced.

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The Consequences of Working Past Age 65

By on September 25, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The Consequences of Working Past Age 65

There are advantages to working later in life, but also some potential downsides. Here are some important points to consider.

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Federal Employees Are Lucky

By on September 19, 2019 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Federal Employees Are Lucky

The author says that although federal employees may not think of themselves as lucky, they have plenty for which to be thankful.

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Warren’s Social Security Proposal Adds More Questions Than Answers to the Debate

By on September 18, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Warren’s Social Security Proposal Adds More Questions Than Answers to the Debate

The author offers an analysis of Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to expand Social Security.

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Warren Unveils Social Security Plan That Raises Benefits By $200 Per Month

on September 12, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) released a plan to bolster Social Security on Thursday that would raise benefits by $200 a month for current and future beneficiaries of the program.

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Fixing Social Security by Ending it

By on August 29, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Fixing Social Security by Ending it

The author says that making Social Security into a welfare program is like fixing a hole in the wall by calling it a window.

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The FERS Earnings Test

By on August 20, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The FERS Earnings Test

Are you planning to retire before full Social Security retirement age? Be aware of these earnings tests under FERS.

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Tracking the 2020 COLA

By on August 13, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments

How is the COLA looking for Social Security recipients in 2020? The latest inflation data provide some insight.

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Delayed Benefits Could Expedite Social Security’s Financial Instability

By on July 24, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Delayed Benefits Could Expedite Social Security’s Financial Instability

A law passed in the last century threatens the long-term stability of Social Security.

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