Tag: Social Security

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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2.1% COLA in 2018?

June 7, 2017 9:20 PM
2.1% COLA in 2018?

One organization estimates the COLA for 2018 will be 2.1%.

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5 Social Security Questions Everybody Should Be Able To Answer (Before Retiring)

May 30, 2017 2:22 PM , Updated September 4, 2017 7:51 AM
5 Social Security Questions Everybody Should Be Able To Answer (Before Retiring)

When is the best age to take Social Security? The author provides some considerations for federal employees under FERS.

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Is Social Security a Safety-Net or a Stipend For Wealthy Seniors?

May 16, 2017 11:29 AM , Updated May 20, 2017 2:48 PM
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

April 23, 2017 1:06 PM

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

April 20, 2017 7:58 AM , Updated April 24, 2017 11:36 AM
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

April 15, 2017 2:42 PM , Updated April 20, 2017 7:45 PM

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

April 4, 2017 2:57 PM , Updated April 10, 2017 5:08 PM
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

March 28, 2017 12:18 PM , Updated March 30, 2017 8:09 AM
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

March 13, 2017 2:21 PM , Updated March 15, 2017 4:59 PM
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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