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.
The Gang of Six plan to cut the federal deficit calls for changes to both but doesn't spell out many details.
A new survey shows that doubts about enjoying a comfortable retirement have reached their highest level in 21 years. Here are the factors you can control.
Nearly 2 years' worth of Social Security benefits were deposited in the wrong account, but Bank of America said it couldn't fix the problem.
Some lawmakers are advocating changes to Social Security and Medicare. Here's what to look out for.
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