Senators Debate Social Security Fixes
Agreement on the scope of the problem; disagreements on what changes should be made to keep Social Security solvent.
What Will Social Security’s Future Look Like?
Just as the baby boomer generation is reaching retirement, experts are expressing concern that they could be in for a surprise.
Retiree Social Security Benefits to Be Wiped Out by Health Care Costs: Index
Middle-class Americans will soon have to use their entire Social Security benefit for health costs, according to HealthView Services’ new cost Index.
Why Retirement Planning Is Not for the Passive
With so many uncertainties regarding Social Security, annuities and the “4% Retirement Rule,” an active approach to planning is vital.
Retirement Planning, Not Social Security or LTC, Dominates Advisors’ Client Discussions
Retirement planning is the No. 1 topic of discussion between advisors and their clients, according to an IRI study.
Doctor Performs Autopsy on U.S. Retirement System
Failure to raise the retirement age will be cited on America’s death certificate if we don't act, Dr. L. Stephen Coles says.
Are Your Clients Getting Their Retirement Checkups?
As clients approach retirement, advisors need to focus on not just accumulating and protecting assets, but helping them transition into a new phase of life.
Obama’s Budget Drops Plan to Limit Social Security Increases
The so-called chained-CPI formula was part of a bid by the president to engage in deficit-reduction negotiations with Republicans.
Claiming Social Security: A Timeline for Clients
As your clients approach retirement and begin to feel the weight of mounting decisions and deadlines, expect to encounter planning insecurity toward Social Security.
Cutting Social Security Benefits of High Earners Voted Most Popular Fix
In a poll about the best ways to shore up Social Security, 79% of respondents favored cutting benefits for the top quarter of earners.