Social Security

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Looking for a book to help family and friends “wake up” in 2015?

Looking for a book to help family and friends “wake up” in 2015?

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Future Solvency of Social Security

Is he believable? Is there money in the Fund? 

Just curious on others thoughts . . . 

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/FutureofSocialSecurity12

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Good news, everyone! That pesky recession is over. -Geithner

"Over the past two years, the Administration, along with Congress and financial regulators, implemented emergency policies that ended the worst recession since the Great Depression and put the nation on a path to economic recovery."

http://fms.treas.gov/fr/10frusg/10frusg.pdf

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Could you retire without Social Security?

Last week's landmark tax deal sharply changes the financial outlook for Social Security. That has huge implications for your retirement. And most people don't have a clue what's coming.

http://finance.yahoo.com/focus-retirement/article/111640/could-you-retir...

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Social Secuity Administration Cost-of-Living Adjustment

I just received "Important Social Security Information" from the SSA.  Did you know that "your social security benefits are protected against inflation"?  Wow!   Imagine my relief!!!!  But wait, there's more!  "By law, they increase when there is a rise in the cost of living." 

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Under Funded Government (all levels) Pensions

Question related to Municide and ALL Gov't pension plans - Local, Muni, County, State, Fed. Several years ago many large corporations went from Defined Benefit plans - like the Gov't entities mentioned above - to 'Cash Balance plans. The effect for All plan participants was a dramatic reduction in their expected retirement income benefits. In my case, my (I am 55) befits were reduced by over 50%.

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Social Security Benefits: Poor, Nasty, Brutish and Short

The president who campaigned on a platform of 'change' digs in his heels on Social Security:

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Social Security: the Bipartisan 'Soft Default' Plan

BOHICA, as the saying goes. 'Bend over, here it comes again!'

House leaders of both parties recently signaled that they are prepared to tackle a leading long-term liability — Social Security — by raising the retirement age.

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Health care battle ends; war on social security begins

This truth was revealed in the same article, when Obama’s new appointee to head Medicare and Medicaid, Dr. Donald Berwick, was discussed.  The main qualification of Dr. Berwick is that he plans to, in his own words, “Over the next three years, reduce the total resource consumption of your health care system, no matter where you start, by 10 percent.”