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Social Security and Medicare belong to us Re "House GOP unveils budget to fast-track tax cuts, end Obamacare" (June 19): I wrote a letter to the editor when the Republicans were drafting their tax bill. In that letter I stated that Republicans will have to find money to make up for said tax cuts... [Read More]
By Gail Buckner, CFP, Senior Vice President, Personal Retirement And Financial Planning Strategist Some of the recent headlines about Social Security's financia... [Read More]
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Dear Liz: When I retired at age 70, I anticipated receiving the maximum available Social Security benefit payment because I had paid in the maximum tax for my entire career. I did not anticipate the heavy hit my spouse and I would take in monthly income-adjusted Medicare "premiums." (I say "tax"... [Read More]
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Fears about Social Security surviving rest on myths. Here are four of the biggest – and the reasons why they're overblown.        ... [Read More]
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Medicare cards going out this Summer will NOT have Social Security Numbers printed on them. [Read More]
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One expert isn't. [Read More]
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There's a lot to consider before you decide to claim your benefits early. [Read More]
Find out what you and your family can get from the program. [Read More]
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It is not my fault that the government has looted the funds to provide tax cuts for the wealthy. [Read More]
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By Toni King Dear Toni: I just want to say thanks.  We get your column in West University (Houston) in one of our local papers.  From you, I learned about Social Security's "Life Changing Event" form (SSA-44) and the ability to appeal the extra IRMMA premium we are charged. I had an unusual stock sale…... [Read More]
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Immigration is being touted as an answer to Social Security funding woes. But it's not a quick fix, if one at all. [Read More]
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The death toll in Nicaragua during two months of anti-government unrest has risen to 212, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said Friday, faulting President Daniel Ortega's government for "serious" human rights violations. "Nicaragua has not fulfilled its international obligations to respect, protect and guarantee human rights in the context of the social protests that began on April 18," the rights body said in its report after its visit to the Central American country. "On the contrary, the IACHR found that the state response has been characterized by the repression and criminalization of the demonstrators and the... [Read More]
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Former National Economic Council Deputy Director, Special Assistant to President Bush, Hoover Institution Visiting Fellow and Mercatus Center Senior Strategist and CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses entitlement reform as a new study shows Social Security benefits buy 34% less than in 2000. [Read More]
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Here's what a career six-figure earner can expect each month in retirement benefits and how the benefit-calculation process works so you can apply it to your own unique situation.        ... [Read More]
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A father and son from Kalamazoo have been indicted on federal charges of harboring, concealing or shielding an illegal alien, conspiracy, misuse of social security numbers and aggravated identity theft. The U.S. Attorney's Office says that Eddie Balderramas, 51, and his son, Michael Balderramas, 28, face over 30 years in prison if convicted on all counts. The indictment alleges that between at least April 4, 2016 and July 20, 2017, the Balderramas would travel to New... [Read More]
Today's post examines whether exes can monkey with your how much Social Security you'll get, how married couples can stagger benefits, questions about marital status, the availability of divorced spousal benefits and how filing early can effect retirement benefits. [Read More]
Using the deceased's name, birth date, and Social Security number, Ohio police discovered records for Joseph Newton Chandler III. But Joseph Newton Chandler III had been killed with his parents in a Texas car crash when he was 8-years-old in 1945. [Read More]
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Someone has stolen $11,300 out of an attempted $41,100 from the late actreess Rose Marie's estate following the death of the beloved entertainer in December, Variety has learned exclusively. The identity thief withdrew the money from the "Dick Van Dyke Show" star's account after acquiring the late actress' and her daughter's personal information, including their phone and Social Security Numbers in early January. In the days surrounding her ... [Read More]
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With thousands of Baby Boomers turning 65 every day, and thus receiving social security benefits, it's important for everyone, especially Millennials, to utilize tax-advantaged retirement accounts. Relying on Social Security for retirement funds may not be an option in the future. [Read More]
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The buying power of Social Security benefits in 2018 is only two-thirds of what it was less than 20 years ago, an annual report concluded Thursday. [Read More]
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