Knowing how and when to claim can make a huge difference in lifetime payouts. Therefore, mistakes come at a painfully high price.
A reader is worried her husband's Social Security will get clipped if he takes a lower-paying job before he retires. Indeed, it might affect his eventual payout.
Born under FDR and expanded by LBJ, the program may be shaky in its dotage, but it's still vital to millions of Americans.
Despite its flaws and uncertain political future, some people argue it's successfully keeping millions of Americans out of poverty.
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Retirement can worsen your finances, health and even your marriage. And yes, you may miss many aspects of having a job.
People older than 75 are in crisis, struggling with rising debt and falling returns on fixed assets.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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The IRS is struggling to combat identify thieves who file fraudulent tax returns in the names of older residents who don't need to file.