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  • Will you miss out on Social Security benefits? Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 3:35 PM ET
    Social Security checks

    Add more guaranteed income to your retirement nest egg by delaying when you take your benefits.

  • Christie wants means testing for Social Security   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 3:28 PM ET
    Christie wants means testing for Social Security

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wants reduced Social Security benefits for wealthier Americans. Insight, with CNBC's John Harwood; Jared Bernstein, and Maya MacGuineas, Committee for Responsible Federal Budget.

  • CHICAGO, April 9- Illinois is the national poster child for state budget messes. Illinois exempts all retirement income from state taxes- Social Security, private and public pensions, and annuities. And we're hardly alone: 36 states that have an income tax allow some exemption for private or public pension benefits, and 32 exempt all Social Security benefits from...

  • Retire well: Maximizing social security benefits   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Retire well: Maximizing social security benefits

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson shed lights on how to maximizing your social security benefits, and pros and cons of different retirement age plans.

  • 'Age old' Social Security fraud   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 4:39 PM ET
    'Age old' Social Security fraud

    Data says more than 6 million Americans listed as 112 or older who have "active" Social Security numbers. Ironically, there's only 35 people over 112 in the entire world. CNBC's John Harwood reports on Social Security fraud.

  • Chasm grows within GOP over spending Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 10:40 AM ET
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    The push for a first Republican budget plan in nearly a decade is revealing a chasm within the party on spending, the NYT reports.

  • You 'can't trust' Social Security: Fmr. Official Sunday, 15 Mar 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Social Security checks

    Your retirement may be at risk, and the rising costs of Social Security, public pensions and health care are the primary reasons why.

  • CHICAGO, March 12- If you are counting the days to retirement because you hate your job, career expert Kerry Hannon has a message for you: "Stick with it." An annual survey on retirement by the Employee Benefit Research Institute consistently finds that about half of workers retire earlier than they expected- and that job burnout is a key factor.

  • Tax hint: The IRS knows you're not 113 years old Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 2:53 PM ET
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    Due to bad records, some Social Security numbers for people age 112 and older are still listed as alive—and some claim to be working.

  • BEIJING, March 10- China's pension fund will come under tremendous pressure to break even in coming years and as such, the government needs to gradually raise the official retirement age to salvage the finances, a top official said on Tuesday. Analysts have long warned about China's state pension crisis and the severe funding shortage, with some estimating that...

  • How to stop running out of money in retirement Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 10:22 AM ET

    The recommendation that people should put more money aside in investments is bleeding savers dry. The NYT reports.

  • YOUR MONEY-The silent struggle of seniors with debt Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:06 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 26- When Wanda Simpson reached retirement a couple of years ago, the Cleveland mom had an unwelcome companion: Around $25,000 in debt. New data reveal that Wanda Simpson has company- and plenty of it. Among families headed by those 55 or older, 65.4 percent are still carrying debt loads, according to the Washington, D.C.- based Employee Benefit Research...

  • That is good news for patching up household balance sheets damaged by years of lost employment and savings, and also for boosting future Social Security benefits. Social Security is a benefit you earn through work and payroll tax contributions. Your Social Security benefit is calculated using a little-understood formula called the Primary Insurance...

  • Chicago, Jan 21- Remember Mitt Romney's huge IRA? I found plenty to like in the proposals, with one big exception: the failure to endorse a bold plan to expand Social Security. Yes, that is just another idea with no chance in this Congress, but Democrats should give it a strong embrace, especially in the wake of the House's adoption of rules this month that could set the...

  • How much more you'll get in Social Security next year Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    Monthly benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015, the Social Security Administration announces.

  • Time to retire Social Security numbers? Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 2:19 PM ET
    Social Security

    Credit cards are in focus after recent data breaches, but a real culprit in ID theft is the SS number, says the chief analytics officer at LifeLock.

  • Medicare & Social Security outlook   Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 2:54 PM ET
    Medicare & Social Security outlook

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the details from the Social Security & Medicare Trustee Report, which informs Medicare will have sufficient funds until 2030, and disability insurance within social security will be insolvent in late 2016.

  • Main Medicare fund to run out of money in 2030 Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:33 PM ET

    Slower growth in healthcare spending is shoring up the funding outlook for the federal Medicare program that covers hospital bills for the elderly.

  • Social Security: 'Politics' third rail   Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 8:39 AM ET
    Social Security: Touching the third rail of politics

    Former Sen. Bob Kerrey, (D-Neb.), shares his thoughts on raising the eligibility age for receiving full social security benefits. I'd probably raise it to 68 or 69-years old over the course of 30 thirty years, says Kerrey.

  • A crisis of GM proportions is coming: Andrew Tisch Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 1:07 PM ET
    Andrew Tisch speaks on stage during the 2014 City Parks Foundation Gala in Central Park, June 3, 2014 in New York City.

    A crisis of GM proportions awaits the US if we don't fix some big problems like tax reform and Social Security, says Loews co-chair Andrew Tisch.