A group of corporate executives thinks Americans should have to wait longer to get Social Security and Medicare. Guess the median retirement age for the nation's top CEOs.
A new study says people in their 20s and 30s carry more debt than their parents and grandparents did, and are paying off their balances more slowly.
A retirement expert argues that common-sense adjustments could eliminate Social Security's shortfall and take it out of the upcoming fiscal policy debate.
Middle-class taxpayers avoided an income tax increase in the fiscal cliff budget deal, but the Social Security payroll tax will be higher for everyone.
Some say the cost-of-living adjustments to Social Security are too generous and should be reduced.
Americans were generally content with across-the-board tax rates during the 1950s and '60s that were far higher than tax rates today.
Life spans have increased, but some say raising the Social Security retirement age is not fair for all seniors.
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