Congress Must Prevent Last-Minute Social Security Reckoning, Experts Warn
Trustees Report shows lawmakers should act to "avoid inconceivably large tax increases or benefit cuts imposed at the last moment," says the Bipartisan Policy Center.
Proposed Legislation Could Boost Benefits for Social Security Beneficiaries
If passed, the Social Security 2100 Act will provide a 2% benefit increase beginning in 2015, set the minimum benefit 25 percent above the poverty line and raise the threshold for the combined payroll tax.
Social Security Bankrupt in 2033; Medicare Outlook Brightens: Trustees’ Report
While the trustees' Social Security funding forecast is similar to last year's, Medicare gets four more years thanks to Obamacare.
Social Security Disability Fund Teeters on Brink of Broke
Social Security's chief actuary warned senators that the disability trust fund needs help "soon" or reserves will run out in 2016.
Mutual Fund Winners & Losers for 2011: Surprises From S&P, Morningstar
Take a guess on which mutual fund was the bigger winner in 2011: a pure emerging-markets fund or a fund that has purchased no new stocks in 75 years.
Senate Republicans on Finance Committee Urge Deficit Panel to Make Changes
Republican senators' recommendations to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction include repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax and the health-care law and reforming Social Security.