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1 hr ago | WHO-TV

Ernst Agrees She'd Change Social Security but Doesn't Give Specifics

Iowa Democrats have been dogging U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst, a Red Oak Republican, with charges she is "extreme" for wanting to privatize part of people's social security benefits.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley

5 hrs ago |

Trustees: Disability Insurance nears funding crisis

Costs for the disability-insurance program have exceeded incoming revenues since 2005, and year after year nothing has been done to address the problem, said the report by the Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, Personal Finance, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Retirement

5 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

4 Things You Need To Know About The State Of Social Security

The Social Security Trustees issued their annual report on the status of the Social Security trust funds on Monday.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, US News, Liberal Political News

8 hrs ago |

Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

The government says Medicare's finances have improved. The program's hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 - four years later than last year's estimate.


Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Personal Finance

8 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Medicare, Social Security Disability Fund Headed in Different Directions

The nation's two biggest entitlement programs are facing competing trends, government trustees said Monday-with Medicare's trust fund rebounding strongly, but Social Security's disability fund on the brink of exhaustion.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Conservative Political News, US News

8 hrs ago | Fox News

Treasury: Social Security Broadly Funded Until 2033

The Treasury Department reports the U.S. Social Security retirement and disability trust funds 'have dedicated resources sufficient to cover benefits for the next 19 years, until 2033.'


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Business News

12 hrs ago | The Day

Old Lyme veteran, 88, falls victim to identity thieves

Norman E. Emerson survived active duty in three wars and withstood all the usual adversity that comes a man's way over the course of 88 years.


Related Topix: Old Lyme, CT, Personal Finance, Criminal Defense Law, Law

16 hrs ago | The Times Leader

Pittston man accused of masturbating at Laurel Mall Boscov's

A Pittston man was arrested after he allegedly was caught masturbating in Boscov's Department Store at the Laurel Mall.


Related Topix: Pittston, PA, Personal Finance, Luzerne County, PA, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Lackawanna County, PA

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Detroit News

Social Security offices will keep verifying benefits

Field offices were scheduled to stop issuing statements in October as part of Social Security's efforts to provide more services online.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, US News, US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, Bill Nelson


Give Low Income Americans Exit Option From Social Security

But as we become bogged down in our many problems, I see, unfortunately, a mentality in which we are becoming increasingly a nation of the unfree - the victim - and the timid, in how we're approaching these challenges.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, US Politics, Senator Rob Portman, US News, US Senate, Republican, Retirement, Opinion

News Tribune

House votes to boost child tax credit for some

More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday in the House.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Illegal Immigration, Personal Finance, Dave Camp, Republican, US House of Representatives


Private sector salaries keep shrinking

Salaries in the private sector are dropping to levels even lower than pensions distributed by the Social Security Foundation , official data have shown.


Related Topix: Personal Finance

Unpaid GA court fines to be drawn from tax returns

Assistant Director for the Georgia Administrative Office of the Courts Mike Cuccaro tells the Telegraph of Macon similar laws that have been implemented in other states have generated about $2 million in annual collections.


Related Topix: Personal Finance

Los Angeles Times

Avoid family war over inheritance by seeking a settlement

Buying a life insurance policy on spouse, 76, that would pay off a mortgage might not be the best use of funds Dear Liz: I have really bad credit.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Credit Card Debt, Pension

The American

Are Rising Health Care Costs Creating a Retirement Crisis?

It's almost taken for granted that Americans are dramatically undersaving for retirement.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Pension, Health, AARP

Advice for a happy retirement

In 2012, there were 43.1 million Americans age 65 and older. By 2050, that number is expected to reach 83.7 million, according to two recent reports from the U.S. Census Bureau.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Pension

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Free Tools for Optimizing Social Security Benefits

Faced with cracked nest eggs and shrinking pensions, baby boomers on the brink of retirement are turning to a growing number of free online programs that aim to help them squeeze the maximum from their Social Security benefits.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Pension, Health, AARP

The Star

on the Money: Social Security disability benefits, part two

As we covered in last week's column, if you have met the age and duration of work criteria as they relate to your participation in the Social Security program, and if your disability will prevent you from working for at least 12 months, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Income benefits.


The Baltimore Sun

Questions raised about transparency on Social Security computer system

Two weeks after the Social Security Administration received a report criticizing management for a dysfunctional, $300 million computer system, agency officials provided only a cursory summary of the findings at a meeting of a committee overseeing the project, documents obtained by The Baltimore Sun show.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, McKinsey, Consulting, McKinsey & Company


Government to push troika for concessions as pressure to meet pledges intensifies

Talks between the coalition leaders last week led to them finalizing the requests that Athens will make regarding the easing of adjustment measures when the troika returns to Greece but European officials have warned that if the government does not stick to its pledges it will be forced to agree to a third bailout.


Related Topix: Canada