Tag: Social Security

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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Federal Employees Who Didn’t Pay Social Security Taxes Will Now Have to Pay for Medicare

on May 16, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments

If you were under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), you did not have to pay Social Security taxes, but the author says this may turn out not to be a good thing when it comes to Medicare in retirement.

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2019 Social Security Trustees Report: Finally Some Good News?

By on May 4, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
2019 Social Security Trustees Report: Finally Some Good News?

The author discusses the 2019 Social Security trustees report and why it appears to contain good news on the surface.

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Social Security, Medicare Projected to Continue Gradual Financial Declines

By on April 23, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Social Security, Medicare Projected to Continue Gradual Financial Declines

The 2019 Trustees reports show that Medicare and Social Security are viable for now but remain on an unsustainable financial path.

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