Participation in the labor force by older workers has been increasing steadily since the 1990s, partly because of financial necessity.
Many older Americans keep working because they can. They also have strong financial incentives.
Here are 10 tips to preserve your retirement savings and plans now that Standard & Poor's has lowered the credit rating of the U.S.
Taxpayers and Social Security recipients have avoided pain -- for now -- but government employees and contractors will suffer.
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?
A lot is still undecided, but it's pretty clear that income taxes will not rise and that Social Security will not be cut.
It seems unlikely, but here are some proposals that might keep that from happening if the US defaults -- and some things to do if it does.
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