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Aug 2, 2011 11:18AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

The agreement to raise the debt ceiling and cut $2.1 trillion from the budget pushes decisions on entitlements down the road. Medicare is unchanged for now, but will that stick?

Aug 1, 2011 11:29AM on Smart SpendingBy doubleace

A lot is still undecided, but it's pretty clear that income taxes will not rise and that Social Security will not be cut.

Jul 20, 2011 1:49PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

The Gang of Six plan to cut the federal deficit calls for changes to both but doesn't spell out many details.

Jul 11, 2011 1:45PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Some lawmakers are advocating changes to Social Security and Medicare. Here's what to look out for.

Jun 16, 2011 5:56PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Some have proposed delaying eligibility for Medicare for two years as a way to shore up its finances. Would that really help?

May 3, 2011 9:18AM on Smart SpendingBy doubleace

Three exams in 13 months bring startlingly different results. What's up with that?

Apr 25, 2011 12:01PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Out-of-pocket spending on prescription drugs can be a major drain on retirees. Here are four ways to limit those costs.

Jan 20, 2011 6:19PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

Republicans' efforts to undo the Affordable Care Act will complicate planning by seniors, who have already benefited from the new law.

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