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Funding shortfalls put pensions in peril

These days, a pension just isn’t what it used to be. For generations, a defined benefit pension — a fixed monthly check for life — provided an ironclad promise of a secure income for millions of retired American workers. But today,…

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Could these policy fixes help you save for retirement?  — CNBC

Despite the challenges many Americans face in setting aside enough money to finance their golden years, experts say the retirement system is not a lost cause. But a few improvements—many already in the works—could make a big difference for savers. It’s…

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House OKs bipartisan Medicare doctor bill; fate up to Senate

In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $214 billion bill on Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving Congress closer to resolving a problem that has plagued it for years. The lopsided 392-37 vote shifted pressure onto the Senate, where…

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The Lie behind Social Security  — Dan Weber, AMAC (via American Thinker)

Social Security is in trouble. We all know this, or should. But there is a cheat within the system, and it is time the cheat was brought into the full light of day. In short, Democrat lawmakers — and Republicans who have remained…

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Senators block Social Security amendment to budget  — The Hill

Senators on Tuesday blocked an amendment from Senate Democrats aimed at protecting Social Security. Senators voted 51-48 on a procedural motion, after Democrats tried to override the decision of Sen. Mike Enzi’s (R-Wyo.), the chairman of the Budget Committee, to…

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“Do I have to file for a Social Security widower’s benefit?”

Complete Question: My wife just passed away. I hadn’t really thought about a widower’s benefit from Social Security because I just assumed I would be the first one to go. But unfortunately, this is what happened. Her benefit was higher…

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