Tag: Social Security

Trump’s Payroll Tax Cut is a Lose-Lose Deal

August 6, 2020 12:11 PM
Trump’s Payroll Tax Cut is a Lose-Lose Deal

The author says that a proposal to suspend the Social Security payroll tax would jeopardize the overall health of the program.

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Will I Run Out of Money in Retirement?

July 31, 2020 7:56 AM

Having enough saved for retirement is a concern of many federal employees. One pitfall to watch for is the time between retiring and starting Social Security.

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What June CPI Data Say About the 2021 COLA

July 27, 2020 11:02 AM
What June CPI Data Say About the 2021 COLA

The latest CPI-W figures suggest a small COLA for federal retirees in 2021, but the author points out that it may be the start of a more positive trend.

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3 Hidden Expenses in Retirement

July 21, 2020 9:47 AM
3 Hidden Expenses in Retirement

These are three hidden expenses you may not anticipate that can impact your retirement budget.

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Critical Steps to Take at Least 5 Years Before Retirement

July 20, 2020 7:55 AM
Critical Steps to Take at Least 5 Years Before Retirement

These are some important retirement planning steps for federal employees to take at least 5 years before leaving the office for the last time.

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Fertility Breeds Instability for Social Security

July 2, 2020 8:47 AM
Fertility Breeds Instability for Social Security

The author says that falling fertility rates may put further financial strain on Social Security.

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The Only Way That Social Security Pays Retirees Nothing

June 10, 2020 11:17 AM
The Only Way That Social Security Pays Retirees Nothing

Pretending that Social Security will pay everyone if people want to opt-out will insure that it eventually pays no one.

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Social Security’s New Day of Reckoning

May 26, 2020 12:14 PM , Updated June 6, 2020 8:18 AM
Social Security’s New Day of Reckoning

The author says that the “day of reckoning” for Social Security is likely to come sooner than previously thought.

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3 Social Security Questions

May 23, 2020 8:58 AM , Updated June 6, 2020 8:18 AM
3 Social Security Questions

Social Security is a key part of your federal retirement benefits. These are three important things to know about it.

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Is the Social Security Trust Fund Real?

May 14, 2020 11:01 AM , Updated May 28, 2020 4:10 PM
Is the Social Security Trust Fund Real?

The author analyzes the debate over the existence of the Social Security Trust Fund.

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