Social Security

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Retirement is forced upon roughly a quarter of Americans

Nearly half of those who retired last year were younger than 62, while a quarter were between 62 and 64.

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Future retirees often overestimate Social Security benefits

Advisory clients are better informed about claiming strategies.

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Hints about Social Security COLA and Medicare premiums in 2020

Medicare premium hikes could wipe out the cost of living adjustment for some retirees — again!

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Widows, widowers and Social Security

Surviving spouses have more claiming options than other types of Social Security beneficiaries, but timing is crucial.

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Criticism of Richard Thaler proposal must not prevent discussion

Having leading retirement thinkers instigate policy discussions on boosting retirement income could be our best hope to spark positive change.

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Older Americans are twice as likely to work now as in 1985

Retirement-age workers' participation rate in the labor force has cracked the 20% mark

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Social Security funding outlook improves slightly

Retirement reserves extended one year; disability fund by 20 years

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The drawback of Richard Thaler’s 401(k)-Social Security idea? Social Security itself

Observers think Congress would need to address Social Security's funding levels and offer enhanced protections for the concept to work.

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Richard Thaler wants to use 401(k)s to boost Social Security payments

The Nobel laureate wants to simplify drawing down retirement assets, which he thinks is 'way harder' than saving the money.

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Update on Social Security reform

Congressional panel holds hearings, but no action is expected this year.