Concerns Expressed Over “TRUST” Act

Advocates for Social Security expansion have voiced concerns about the recently introduced “Time to Rescue United States’ Trusts (TRUST) Act” (see yesterday’s headline post on this site), suggesting that the approach outlined in the ACT’s design could bypass the normal legislative…

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Proposed Action on the Social Security Solvency Issue

U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT), joined by a bicameral group of 16 Senators and House Representatives, introduced the “Time to Rescue United States’ Trusts (TRUST) Act,” outlining its focus to “create a process to rescue the endangered federal trust funds and rein…

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Pandemic Effects on Retirees: Somewhat of a Mixed Bag

The job-related impact on older workers appears to have been more severe than the effects felt in younger segments of the workforce, as explained today in a startribune.com post by NerdWallet’s Liz Weston. “Older workers lost jobs faster and returned…

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Social Security PLUS – The Time is Now

News stories of people caught completely off guard with no savings when the pandemic hit were aplenty.  But a year later stories are now being written that show many Americans flush with cash after little to spend their money on in…

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WEP & GPO: The twins that eat Social Security checks

Mike Causey, a senior correspondent for Federal News Network, writes about federal pay and benefit issues.  He tackles what he calls the twin villains in this piece– the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO).  He explains the…

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“Ask Rusty – Can I Claim My SS Now and Switch to Spouse Benefits Later?”

Dear Rusty: I am 62 and have been a homemaker for much of my adult life. I have a small Social Security account from working years ago. My husband is older, has been the major wage earner and will have…

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