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Encore: Social Security lets you change your mind

Trading lower benefits today for higher benefits later is always a good idea.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 21st, 2020

Encore: Social Security Report shows uptick in 75-year deficit, no change in trust fund depletion date

COVID-19 will impact this projection, but probably not significantly.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 6th, 2020

: Some Americans may get hundreds of dollars more in Social Security benefits under Biden’s proposed change

Joe Biden wants a minimum Social Security benefit for Americans with low lifetime earnings......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 20th, 2020

Encore: Social Security benefits will increase by 1.3% in 2021 — is this keeping up with how seniors actually spend?

A modest increase reignites the debate over the appropriate price index.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 21st, 2020

Encore: Social Security benefits will increase by 1.3% in 2021

A modest increase reignites the debate over the appropriate price index.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 20th, 2020

Encore: Social Security and other safety nets are the best way to save — now more than ever

Social Security and unemployment insurance provide critical protection.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 14th, 2020

Outside the Box: The biggest risk to Social Security is inaction for 4 more years on the looming funding crisis

Voters and debate moderators aren't asking tough questions, and that lets politicians off the hook......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 9th, 2020

Encore: A drop in Social Security’s Average Wage Index could hurt four million people

Fortunately, legislators are already proposing fixes.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 8th, 2020

Encore: Should we rethink how we tax Social Security benefits?

401(k) accounts, not contributory defined-benefit plans, seem like the more relevant benchmark today.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 24th, 2020

Encore: Don’t trust the TRUST Act

We don’t need ‘Rescue Committees’; the Social Security 2100 Act could do the job.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 17th, 2020

Encore: Don’t cut the payroll tax — let’s help those without a job

Social Security is the one program working well.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 28th, 2020

Encore: What will COVID-19 mean for Social Security claiming?

The pandemic will inevitably lead to more claiming at age 62.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 16th, 2020

Should you use Social Security as a lifeline during a pandemic?

From company furloughs, layoffs, company buyout offers, and outright job loss, the financial fallout from the impacts of the coronavirus is widespread and can quickly change a person’s economic outlook. Those over the age of 62 may have an inc.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 6th, 2020

Encore: This one change could undermine the retirement security of millions of Americans

New Labor Department rule changes default retirement plan disclosure from paper to electronic.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 30th, 2020

Encore: Social Security’s Average Wage Index likely to decline in 2020

Even as average weekly earnings rise each month as lower-paid workers lose their jobs.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 23rd, 2020

Encore: Scattering of death rates has huge implications for Social Security

But the Titanic shows that the pattern favoring the wealthy is not new......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 29th, 2020

Encore: Why suspending the Social Security payroll tax is a terrible idea

It doesn’t solve today’s problems and sets bad precedents in terms of messing with the program.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 29th, 2020

Encore: There are no magic fixes for Social Security

It will require revenue increases or benefit cuts — but raising the full retirement age is not a third option......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 5th, 2020

Encore: Fixing Social Security requires revenue increases or benefit cuts

Increasing the full retirement age is not a third option; it’s an across-the-board benefit cut.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 2nd, 2020

Encore: Social Security proposals highlight challenges of benefit expansions

Bernie Sanders’s proposal solves only part of the problem, while the 2100 Act restores balance for 75 years.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 22nd, 2020

What would Americans do if faced with a change to Social Security?

The French aren’t the only ones facing an increased retirement age.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 16th, 2019