Sunday, November 25, 2012

Social security

  • Social Security benefits: Five tips

    Deciding when to start collecting Social Security retirement benefits is one of the most important financial decisions Americans face.

  • Graham wants Social Security changes as part of debt-ceiling deal

    Lindsey Graham said today that Democrats must agree to reforming entitlements, including Social Security and Medicare, as part of a deal to avoid large spending cuts and across-the-board tax increases scheduled to begin in January.

  • Confidential police info found in Macy's parade confetti sparks investigation

    New York police are investigating claims that shredded paper used as confetti during Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade included sensitive information - including Social Security numbers and banking account information, reported.

  • A cruel fix for Social Security

    "You can look at the history of these things, and Social Security wasn't devised to be a system that supported you for a 30-year retirement after a 25-year career.

  • Don't Eliminate the Link between Social Security Contributions and Benefits

    Because of the way the Social Security program is funded - through a payroll tax on workers along with an employer contribution - many people believe there is an account for them at some government agency holding those contributions, or at least ...

  • Liberal Democrats want to fix Social Security by raising taxes

    Ellison singled out two items from the House Progressive Caucus's 2013 budget that aim to funnel more revenue towards these entitlement programs, which would "raise the cap on Social Security contributions from the wealthiest Americans and provide ...

  • Op-ed: Social Security Disability Insurance should not be cut to balance ...

    King County and the nation will experience larger societal costs if more insurance claimants are denied the Social Security Disability Insurance benefits they have earned, writes guest columnist Alex K.F. Doolittle. By Alex K.F. Doolittle and Debra ...

  • Spain social security will buy new five-year sovereign bond

    MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's social security reserve fund will subscribe to a new 3.3 billion euros ($4.2 billion) sovereign bond as the government seeks pre-funding for a likely tough 2013 while markets remain relatively calm.

  • Calling it an 'entitlement' won't save Social Security

    It's a fact that Social Security has not added one penny to the deficit. Moreover, even without any tinkering, it should be set up to be much more than merely solvent.

  • South Carolina tax chief resigns after taxpayers hit in cyber attack

    CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - The head of South Carolina's tax collection agency has resigned after hackers gained access to state computers and the personal information of nearly 4 million state taxpayers, including Social Security numbers, ...

  • Social Security Number basis for privacy protection

    First it was the hacking of the state's Department of Revenue, now Nationwide Insurance revealed 12,500 Social Security numbers, birth dates, and driver's license numbers may be compromised. It has more people protecting their private information and ...

  • Social Security offices cut public hours, push for Web use

    Effective Monday, the Salt Lake City Social Security office - and offices nationwide - will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.

  • Ask Larry: Can I Collect Social Security After My Domestic Partner of 30 Years ...

    Larry Kotlikoff's Social Security original 34 "secrets", his additional secrets, his Social Security "mistakes" and his Social Security gotchas have prompted so many of you to write in that we now feature "Ask Larry" every Monday. We are determined to ...

  • Social Security claiming tricks to maximize payout

    Robert Powell highlights many of the tricks and strategies you should know to maximize your Social Security payouts. At what ages should you claim benefits - or, more importantly, not claim benefits?

  • Fiscal Cliff Primer: Should Congress Take Social Security Advice From Bailed ...

    Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein urged Congress and President Barack Obama to cut Social Security, arguing that the program cannot "afford" to keep funding longer modern retirements.

  • INFLUENCE GAME: Election over, campaign continues

    Advocates for older people are warning the negotiators to keep their hands off Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. "We didn't put out the resources that we did to elect the president and others to have them turn around and cut these programs," said ...

  • Social Security office reduces service hours

    ROCKFORD - The city's Social Security office will reduce its hours beginning today, due to reduced federal funding. Illinois Social Security offices will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, a reduction of 30 minutes each ...

  • Mason and Emma are top names for Ohio newborns

    The most popular baby names in Ohio last year were Mason for boys and Emma for girls, according to the Social Security Administration.

  • Republicans About To Fall For A World Class Social Security Bait-And-Switch Con

    No, the larger problem for Republicans is that they are preparing to play Charlie Brown to Barack Obama's Lucy on Social Security, again. The congressional Republican leadership is all charged up to cut Social Security in a Grand Bargain with President ...

  • Social Security and Medicare are not free

    I paid into Social Security for 46 years before receiving a penny and I pay a Medicare premium monthly (when my Social Security benefit went up recently, my Medicare cost rose higher than the Social Security increase - I wonder why that happened?) ...

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