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Memo to the government: Dead people don’t spend

In an effort to energize the economy, stimulus checks are being mailed to millions of people. Unfortunately, thousands of the recipients are dead.


Solvency of Social Security, Medicare worries advisers

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.


Let’s rebuild retirement’s three legs

For decades, the U.S. retirement system was described as a three-legged stool.