A Break from Reporting the News

On this Memorial Day Weekend, we’re departing momentarily from channeling Social Security and retirement news, instead sharing with you a moving version of Lee Greewood’s signature piece, “God Bess the U.S.A.” First recorded in 1984, the song has captured the…

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“Kicking the Can” Would Lead to a Missed Opportunity for Social Security Modernization

Social Security’s trajectory toward insolvency has been a known fact for decades. Since the 1990s, the program trustees’ annual report to Congress has cited the impending depletion of program reserves, with each report projecting the expected year of full depletion…

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Default Effects: Oldest and Poorest Social Security Beneficiaries in the Crosshairs

As the negotiations grind relentlessly toward a June 1 deadline, anxiety is building in the senior community regarding just what will happen should the U.S. Treasury enter default status. Amid conflicting commentary on whether or not an agreement can be…

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Social Security 2100 Back in Focus

Calling Social Security “the number one anti-poverty program for the elderly, for children, and a disability plan that more veterans rely on than the VA,” House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Ranking Member John B. Larson (CT-01) yesterday reintroduced Social…

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Sen. Cassidy Calls Out Leading Presidential Contenders on Social Security Positions

Expressing extreme displeasure with the stance President Joe Biden and presidential challenger Donald Trump have taken on Social Security reform, Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) cited the importance of having presidential candidates who can meet the financial challenges facing the massive…

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“Ask Rusty – I’m Approaching 65 – Should I Claim Social Security?”

Dear Rusty: I am fast approaching 65 (in August) and plan to continue working full time. I would like to know the implications of that, and about drawing Social Security. Same question for my husband who is past his full…

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