The Fierce Urgency of Now & Social Security

“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there “is” such a thing as being too late. This is no…

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Tax Foundation Weighs In on Medicare and Social Security Fair Share Act

Tax Foundation Senior Policy Analyst Garrett Watson’s detailed study of the proposed Medicare and Social Security Fair Share Act legislation introduced last year concluded that the measures “will not fully solve the entitlement crisis and will hurt economic growth.” In…

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Senate Committee Examines America’s “Retirement Crisis”

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, in a hearing yesterday morning, conducted an in-depth examination of retirement issues facing Americans today, receiving input from a slate of representatives from private and public organizations. In advance of…

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Social Security’s Uncertain Future Leading to Strategy Changes for Millennials

It’s certainly no secret that the long-term future of Social Security is a little shaky, This should come as no surprise to anyone who’s given thought to how this once predictable component of retirement financial plans will fit into their…

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Bipartisan Fiscal Commission Proposal Gets a Nod from House Budget Committee

House Budget Committee Chair Jodey Arrington (R-TX) recently emphasized the importance of moving ahead with legislation to create a bipartisan fiscal commission to address long-term federal deficit reduction, citing the need to focus on all aspects of the country’s finances…

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“Ask Rusty – About Medicare’s Dreaded “IRMAA” Provision”

Dear Rusty: My wife is on Medicare and receiving Social Security benefits each month. We built a house and used money from our investments to pay for it. We knew we would pay taxes on that withdrawal, but my wife…

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