Social Security

What, Me Retire? Follow this Checklist to Decide if You’re Ready

Deciding to retire is a fairly complicated decision with lots of variables involved. Here is a checklist to see if you are ready. More 

How Sequestration Could Affect Retirement Investors

Sequestration looks like it could be just upon us, but retirees can take heart that many of the programs most important to them will escape mostly unscathed. More 

Will the Payroll Tax Hike Hurt Growth?

The macro effect of lower take-home pay for millions of Americans isn't as clear as you may think. But the impact on specific stocks should be no mystery. More 

Will Social Security Disappear Before You Qualify?

No, it won’t – but it could change dramatically in the years ahead. Here's a look at some myths -- and realities -- you need to know. More 

Is This Election REALLY About Jobs?

Polls show reducing the deficit is almost as important to voters as creating jobs. With Paul Ryan as Romney's VP pick, the debate might shift in that direction. More 

Social Security: What You Pay, What You Get

For the first time in history, retirees are paying more in Social Security taxes than they are receiving in benefits -- and it's only going to get worse. More 

Retired Couples Need $240,000 for Health Care

Social Security will not be enough as health-care costs continue to rise. More