social security

  • April 29, 2013   BY Paul Solman  

    By Larry Kotlikoff If you outlive your life expectancy, economist Larry Kotlikoff says you will want the highest possible Social Security check. If you don’t, you won’t need one. Image by Tetra Images/Getty Images. *Larry Kotlikoff’s [Social Security original 34 … Continue reading

  • April 29, 2013   BY Laurence Kotlikoff  

    If you outlive your life expectancy, economist Larry Kotlikoff says you will want the highest possible Social Security check. If you don’t, you won’t need one. Image by Tetra Images/Getty Images. *Larry Kotlikoff’s [Social Security original 34 “secrets”](http://www.pbs.org/ newshour/businessdesk/2012/07/social-security-secrets-you-ne.html), his … Continue reading

  • April 22, 2013   BY Laurence Kotlikoff  

    *Larry Kotlikoff’s [Social Security original 34 “secrets”](http://www.pbs.org/ newshour/businessdesk/2012/07/social-security-secrets-you-ne.html), his [**additional secrets**](http://www.pbs.org/newshour/businessdesk/2012/08/on-the-qt-a-few-more- social-se.html), his Social Security [“mistakes”](http://www.pbs.org/newshour/businessdesk/2012/08/11-social-security-mistakes-pe.html) and his [**Social Security gotchas**](http://www.pbs.org/newshour/businessdesk/2012/09/ten-of-the-worst-social- security-gotchas.html) have prompted so many of you to write in that we now feature “Ask Larry” every Monday.* *We … Continue reading

  • April 22, 2013   BY Paul Solman  

    By Larry Kotlikoff *Larry Kotlikoff’s [Social Security original 34 “secrets”](http://www.pbs.org/ newshour/businessdesk/2012/07/social-security-secrets-you-ne.html), his [**additional secrets**](http://www.pbs.org/newshour/businessdesk/2012/08/on-the-qt-a-few-more- social-se.html), his Social Security [“mistakes”](http://www.pbs.org/newshour/businessdesk/2012/08/11-social-security-mistakes-pe.html) and his [**Social Security gotchas**](http://www.pbs.org/newshour/businessdesk/2012/09/ten-of-the-worst-social- security-gotchas.html) have prompted so many of you to write in that we now feature “Ask Larry” … Continue reading

  • April 15, 2013   BY Laurence Kotlikoff  

    April 15, also known as Tax Day, is the deadline to file federal income tax returns to the IRS. Paul Solman asks Social Security expert Larry Kotlikoff about whether or not Social Security benefits are taxed equitably. Photo by Li … Continue reading

  • April 15, 2013   BY Paul Solman  

    By Larry Kotlikoff April 15, also known as Tax Day, is the deadline to file federal income tax returns to the IRS. Paul Solman asks Social Security expert Larry Kotlikoff about whether or not Social Security benefits are taxed equitably. … Continue reading

  • April 12, 2013   BY Paul Solman  

    Staffers pick up their copies of the President’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget at the Senate Budget Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on April 10, 2013. Photo By Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images. Today we present a range of … Continue reading

  • April 12, 2013   BY Paul Solman  

    By Paul Solman Staffers pick up their copies of the President’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget at the Senate Budget Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on April 10, 2013. Photo By Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images. Today we present … Continue reading

  • April 11, 2013   BY Associated Press  

    President Barack Obama’s proposed budget includes a decrease in cost-of-living adjustments for Social Security. Photo of Social Security checks by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images WASHINGTON — Advocates for seniors say President Barack Obama is breaking his promise to protect Social … Continue reading

  • April 11, 2013  

    The president’s proposed budget includes cuts to Medicare and Social Security. Jeffrey Brown discusses the various impacts with Joseph Antos of the American Enterprise Institute, Max Richtman of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare and Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Continue reading