Social Security

Should the Social Security Administration be allowed to invest in stocks? If so, what should the limits be?
Jon C. Ogg
A cost of living adjustment brought payouts up by 1.6% for the more than 63 million Americans who take Social Security benefits starting in January of 2020.
Jon C. Ogg
A recent survey of financial advisors highlights client worries about the future of Social Security.
Paul Ausick
Social Security's expected payouts will exceed its income next year. That would mark the first such year its income and expenses have been inverted since 1982.
Jon C. Ogg
The release Monday of the annual report on the status of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds indicates that we're coming closer to the end of full benefit payments.
Paul Ausick
The Congressional Budget Office Tuesday projected that U.S. debt repayment will equal Social Security spending by 2048.
Paul Ausick
ZTE may have set a deal with the U.S. government, China offers to buy more U.S. goods and services, stock buybacks top $200 billion in May, and other important headlines.
Douglas A. McIntyre
Millions of Social Security recipients and retirees will receive a 2% increase in benefits next year, the largest gain since 2012.
John Harrington
Two recent reports have looked in depth at the workings of the Social Security Administration (SSA). Both have found — unsurprisingly — that SSA has some problems, and these problems...
Paul Ausick
The U.S. Census Bureau expects the country to have 98 million residents ages 65 and older by 2060.
Douglas A. McIntyre
 Most people are called the name they were given at birth for their entire lives, and for that reason, the name of a child is often given intense consideration. Like most aspects of child-rearing,...
Thomas C. Frohlich, Michael B. Sauter
Source: ThinkstockBy far the single most common contributing program to a retiree’s household income is Social Security. And the lower a person’s retirement income, the bigger role Social...
Paul Ausick
New research from MIT indicates that nearly half of Americans die with essentially no financial assets. About 46% of U.S. senior citizens hold less than $10,000 in assets at the time of their deaths...
Paul Ausick
More and more Americans expect to rely on Social Security as they move into retirement. Based on government numbers, the agency will have trouble supporting them. Due to a need for Congress to show...
Douglas A. McIntyre
The Pew Center on the States released new research that says “The gap between the promises states have made for public employees’ retirement benefits and the money they have set aside grew to...
Douglas A. McIntyre