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November 21, 2010
Putnam Investments chief Robert Reynolds went to Washington last Wednesday to urge Congress to save Social Security — just not in the way financial services industry executives usually recommend. Strengthening the entitlement program and the...
November 17, 2010
Putnam Investments chief Robert Reynolds came to Washington on Wednesday to urge Congress to save Social Security — just not in the way Wall Street executives usually recommend. Strengthening the entitlement program and the private retirement...
October 28, 2010
The uncertainty of the Social Security system is making retirement's three-legged stool a bit wobbly. Our leaders in Washington have made it quite clear that the Social Security Trust Fund, which has $2.6 trillion in reserves, won't last forever....
October 15, 2010
In another example of the “new normal,” the Social Security Administration announced that due to the low rate of inflation, the 58 million Americans who get Social Security checks won't receive a cost-of-living adjustment in 2011. On average,...
September 19, 2010
Financial advisers are taking advantage of several Social Security strategies that can boost baby boomers' annual income dramatically. One of the simplest strategies is to defer collecting Social Security benefits until 70. Since every year...
May 3, 2010
Most financial advisers are unaware of Social Security strategies that could help increase their clients' payments by thousands of dollars per year. That's according to Mary Beth Franklin, an editor at Kiplinger's, who spoke today at InvestmentNews...
October 15, 2009
There will be no cost of living increase for more than 50 million Social Security recipients next year, the first year without a raise since automatic adjustments were adopted in 1975, the government announced Thursday. Blame falling consumer...
May 24, 2009
Just when market conditions appear to be stabilizing, financial advisers now have something else to keep them awake at night: Both Social Security and Medicare are on a pace to disappear even sooner than expected. The economic crisis has put...
May 24, 2009
In an effort to energize the economy, stimulus checks are being mailed to millions of people. Unfortunately, thousands of the recipients are dead. Let me explain. As part of the government's stimulus plan, checks in the amount of $250 are being...
May 17, 2009
For decades, the U.S. retirement system was described as a three-legged stool. One leg was the Social Security system, the second was the employer-sponsored retirement plan, and the third was personal savings. Unfortunately, all three legs of...
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