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Social Security is facing big trouble. You got any ideas?
It’s all hands on deck when it comes to fixing Social Security
Opinion Social Security is the most valuable program in this country. Let’s stop cutting its operating budget.
It is the backbone of our retirement system, currently providing monthly benefits to 49 million retired workers and 3 million spouses and children.
French President Macron is setting an example: Raising the retirement age could solve financial and demographic problems, even if workers hate the idea
France, the U.K. and China are talking about increasing retirement ages — here’s what’s happening in the U.S.
Social Security is in trouble — how would you fix it?
A new app from the American Academy of Actuaries allows you to explore approaches to overcoming the Social Security actuarial deficit
The government may stop issuing Social Security payments after the debt limit is hit — here’s why
An obscure provision of a 1996 law unwittingly makes the Social Security trust fund vulnerable to being raided
Corrected What most people get wrong about Social Security
4 myths -- and realities -- about this critical program
Opinion Here’s a way to save Social Security that doesn’t raise taxes or cut benefits
There is no mystery about why Social Security is in trouble.
The 8.7% COLA jump-started spending for Social Security recipients
The higher COLA adjustment was announced in October and started hitting Social Security recipients’ accounts in January.
What happens to my Social Security benefit if my husband dies?
There's a lot of confusion around Social Security survivor's benefits.
There is no Social Security ‘crisis’ — and more straight talk about America’s pension
It's time to correct misunderstandings about Social Security
Lawmakers consider plan to raise Social Security’s full retirement age to 70
According to a media report, the potential proposal calls for creating a sovereign-wealth fund and changes to ways benefits are calculated.
Opinion There are only two ways to fix Social Security: cut benefits or raise revenues
'Progressive price indexing' is not a third way. It’s a benefit cut.
Opinion What’s behind Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren’s bold tax hike to shore up Social Security?
We are entering into what could be a prolonged battle over the future of Social Security and Medicare.
Opinion These are the only 2 ways to save Social Security
Raising the 'full retirement age' is not a third option -- it is a benefit cut
The clock is ticking too fast for Social Security and Medicare funding to keep up
New data from the Congressional Budget Office shows spending is accelerating more than previously expected.
Many retirees can’t wait until 70 to collect Social Security benefits, but they could if they used this strategy
Delaying Social Security until 70 has huge benefits, but what if you retire early? A bridge strategy taps a worker’s retirement account so you can hold off
Corrected Nikki Haley called Social Security ‘the heart of what’s causing government to grow’
Haley’s comment was made back when she was South Carolina’s governor-elect. The health and future of Social Security are still top concerns.
Long live Social Security: chief actuary says Bernie Sanders’s plan would keep program alive another 75 years
The Social Security trust fund is expected to be depleted by 2035, which could lead to benefit cuts unless Congress acts to shore up the program.
Social Security’s cost-of-living adjustment will fall short again, retirees fear
This year's cost-of-living increase was the biggest in four decades, but it still may not be enough to cover rising costs, a survey found.
Social Security and Medicare are everyone’s problem
Listen up, under 40s: This Social Security battle is yours, too