Tag: Social Security

Your Lost Savings on Social Security

January 23, 2018 2:47 PM , Updated January 29, 2018 1:32 PM
Your Lost Savings on Social Security

How much money is Social Security costing you in terms of lost savings? The author offers an analysis.

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How Does the GPO Affect Your Pension?

January 18, 2018 2:52 PM , Updated January 26, 2018 11:07 AM

What is the Government Pension Offset, and how does it affect your pension?

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How Does the WEP Affect Your Retirement Income?

January 9, 2018 2:52 PM , Updated January 18, 2018 4:36 PM
How Does the WEP Affect Your Retirement Income?

What is the Windfall Elimination Provision, and how can it affect your retirement income?

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Turning Social Security Into Welfare

December 8, 2017 3:35 PM , Updated December 16, 2017 5:09 PM

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) shared his ideas on Social Security in a recent interview. The author says they would ultimately turn it into a welfare program.

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CBO’s Improving, Pessimistic View of Social Security’s Future

October 30, 2017 10:44 AM , Updated November 7, 2017 11:05 AM

A new CBO report highlights improvements to the financial health of Social Security but remains pessimistic about its future overall.

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When Can You Expect Your First Social Security Payment?

October 25, 2017 3:38 PM , Updated November 3, 2017 11:07 AM
When Can You Expect Your First Social Security Payment?

When can you expect to get your first Social Security payment in retirement? The answer might surprise you.

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How Do I Know What I Will Receive in Social Security Benefits?

October 19, 2017 11:34 AM , Updated October 29, 2017 12:18 PM
How Do I Know What I Will Receive in Social Security Benefits?

How do I figure out what I will actually receive in Social Security benefits if I retire at age 55?

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Double Taxation of Social Security

October 16, 2017 11:19 AM , Updated October 23, 2017 3:21 PM
Double Taxation of Social Security

The author says that what he describes as double taxation of Social Security benefits is unfair, but Congress has little option to address the situation.

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Should Social Security Benefits Be Taxed?

September 26, 2017 11:38 AM , Updated October 2, 2017 5:02 PM
Should Social Security Benefits Be Taxed?

One Congressman wants to eliminate income taxes on Social Security benefits paid to Americans in retirement.

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New Law Aims to Prevent Social Security Identity Theft

September 19, 2017 11:27 AM
New Law Aims to Prevent Social Security Identity Theft

A bill restricting how federal agencies can mail documents containing Social Security numbers has become law.

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