Tag: Social Security

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

September 6, 2017 2:44 PM , Updated September 13, 2017 3:02 PM

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

August 29, 2017 3:29 PM

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

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Millions in Improper Payments ‘Misdirected’ Through my Social Security Program

August 23, 2017 10:44 AM , Updated August 29, 2017 12:49 PM

An Inspector General report says that about $6 million in Social Security benefits were lost over a three year period through the my Social Security program.

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Alternative Ways to Determine Future COLAs

August 21, 2017 3:05 PM
Alternative Ways to Determine Future COLAs

Alternative ways have at times been considered for computing benefits payments to federal retirees. The author describes some of the options.

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Social Security: It’s All Part of the Plan

August 15, 2017 10:48 AM , Updated August 22, 2017 6:55 AM
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

August 14, 2017 2:23 PM , Updated August 22, 2017 6:54 AM
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

July 14, 2017 1:33 AM , Updated July 21, 2017 8:02 PM
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?

July 12, 2017 5:22 PM , Updated July 21, 2017 8:02 PM
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

July 10, 2017 10:48 AM
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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Clinical Psychologist Convicted for His Role in $600 Million Social Security Disability Scheme

June 20, 2017 3:42 PM , Updated June 24, 2017 12:01 PM
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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