Kotlikoff: Congress Took a ‘Meat Cleaver’ to Social Security Claiming Rules
Laurence Kotlikoff tells ThinkAdvisor about “gotchas” in the new rules beyond ending file-and-suspend and points out a loophole that could give some couples $120,000.
Voters Say Preserving Social Security Is Top Economic Issue: Poll
Even among 18- to 34-year-olds, more than half said Social Security should be the next president's top economic concern, AICPA found.
Older Voters Demand Leadership on Social Security From Next President: AARP Poll
Eighty-two percent of voters 50 and older in an AARP survey said a basic threshold for presidential leadership was having a plan for Social Security.
9 Social Security Myths Worth Busting
Retirement advisor Michael Lonier discusses misconceptions about Social Security and flawed thinking on the best time to take benefits.
4 Things You Need to Know About the Social Security Spousal Benefit
Here are the four situations in which a spouse—or former spouse—can collect Social Security, when, how much, and how to do it.
Fixing Social Security: Be Careful What You Wish For
Raising the retirement age or cutting benefits could have long-standing unintended consequences, the Brookings Institution warns.
CBO Issues Dramatic Corrections to Social Security Replacement Rates
The average income replacement rate for retirees born in the 1940s is 43%, not 60% as the CBO reported in December, according to revised data.
Social Security a Top Concern of Iowa Caucus Goers: AARP
Poll shows that more than nine in 10 Iowa caucus goers want presidential candidates to have a plan for the future of Social Security.
How to Handle Changes to Social Security Claiming Rules
An explainer of the recent changes to Social Security affecting two popular strategies: "file and suspend" and restricted application.
Bill Would Stop Government From Taking Social Security Benefits to Pay Student Loans
The bill repeals a change in law that allowed earned benefits to be garnished to collect federal debts.