The Securing a Strong Retirement Act

The Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) and Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX) introduced the Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2020, bipartisan legislation to help a greater number of Americans successfully save retirement. The Securing a…

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These four themes have a greater impact on your retirement than the election

According to business experts, regardless of who wins the presidential election, the retirement industry will face four big issues that will affect planning and coverage. Professor Jeffrey Brown, dean and professor of business at the Gies College of Business at…

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Are you making these assumptions about your Social Security benefits?

It is estimated that 21 percent of married couples and 44 percent of single older adults rely on Social Security for 90 percent or more of their income according to the Social Security Administration.  So, no matter how diligently you…

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Setting the Record Straight on President Trump and Social Security

While the Democrat platform measures on Social Security have been fairly clear about increased benefits and the corresponding tax increases to fund them, President Trump’s comments have been a bit more circumspect. One of the President’s most consistent proclamations has…

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Social Security Income Tax and the Double Taxation Issue, Again.

The issue of taxing Social Security benefits is a frequently recurring item in discussions on the program’s need for reform. As incomes rise, and since the thresholds for taxation are not indexed to compensate for this rise, more and more…

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“Ask Rusty – Will My Social Security Benefits Ever Stop?”

Dear Rusty: Has someone who paid into Social Security for most of their life ever lost their benefits later in life? For example, if they start collecting benefits at age 62 and live to be 85 or longer, could they…

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