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Your Federal Benefits: What Should Your Primary Survivor Do When You Die?

By on March 7, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Your Federal Benefits: What Should Your Primary Survivor Do When You Die?

There are important actions your primary survivor needs to take regarding your federal benefits in the event of your death.

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Don’t Hold Your Breath

By on February 27, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Don’t Hold Your Breath

The author says that while a couple of bills that would boost federal retirement benefits are welcome news, they are unlikely to become law.

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Is Social Security Welfare or Insurance?

By on February 11, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Is Social Security Welfare or Insurance?

New legislation promises to keep Social Security solvent for the rest of the century, but the author says the devil is in the details of the bill.

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The Best Time to Collect Social Security

By on February 5, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The Best Time to Collect Social Security

The best time to begin collecting Social Security is different for everyone. The author offers some points to consider in making the decision.

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Eliminate the Cap, Solve Social Security’s Financial Problems?

By on December 11, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Eliminate the Cap, Solve Social Security’s Financial Problems?

Would eliminating the cap on Social Security be a good thing? The author says it is not a good idea.

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Survey: Older Individuals More Likely to Support Tax Increase to Shore Up Social Security

By on December 3, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Survey: Older Individuals More Likely to Support Tax Increase to Shore Up Social Security

We recently asked our readers if they would support higher taxes to extend full Social Security benefits. Here is what you told us.

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Will The Cavalry Save Social Security?

By on November 15, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Will The Cavalry Save Social Security?

The author says the typical worker faces the prospect of losing money on Social Security. Will higher taxes solve this problem?

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How Public Employee Offsets in Social Security Work

on November 9, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The author says that the windfall elimination provision (WEP) and government pension offset (GPO) have led public sector employees to believe they are being singled out for reductions in Social Security benefits but that this is actually not the case.

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Fact Check: The GOP Targets Social Security

By on October 24, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Fact Check: The GOP Targets Social Security

Social Security is often made into a political issue, but the author says that it will take bipartisan action to solve problems facing the program.

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Social Security Claiming Rules Invite Calamity

By on October 16, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Social Security Claiming Rules Invite Calamity

The author says that a combination of poor advice and out-dated rules expose seniors to consequences that last a life time.

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