Americans need more money than ever before to live comfortably in retirement, but most people have very little saved -- and there are numbers to prove it. Here are a few that stand out.
By Gretchen Frazee
Viewing Social Security as an investment is economically blockheaded. Instead, think of Social Security as an insurance policy.
By Paul Solman
Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they’ll dip into the program before reaching full retirement age.
By Adam Allington, Associated Press
The Social Security Administration is heavily involved in Medicare. Here's what you need to know about how the two programs interact -- and how to make the most out of it.
By Philip Moeller
By Laurence Kotlikoff
Here are five Social Security gotchas and five secrets from the new and revised book, "Get What's Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security."…
By Richard Eisenberg
Two years in the making, will the Obama program help?…
By PBS NewsHour
One initiative President Obama highlighted during his State of the Union address this week, is a plan to help more Americans save for their retirement. What does this initiative mean for your retirement? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Alexa Simendinger of…
In a 56-42 vote in the Senate, the GOP fell four votes shy of limiting debate on a bill containing a "trifecta" of parts, including a minimum wage increase and an estate tax cut, preventing a floor vote before the…
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