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.
To Delay Social Security Claiming, Offer Lump Sum Benefit: Report
Olivia Mitchell and her fellow researchers find that many workers would delay starting their benefits, and work longer, if they received a lump sum.
CFPB Releases Social Security Claiming Tool
Most retirees make Social Security claiming decisions based on "limited and incorrect information," and many take benefits too soon, CFPB says.
Budget Bill’s Ending of Social Security File-and-Suspend Strategy ‘Not All Bad’
One retirement expert says there's a silver lining to killing the popular strategy. Meanwhile, pension advocates blast a PBGC premium increase in the bill.