WASHINGTON— Bowing to pressure from Congress, the Social Security Administration said Thursday its field offices will continue issuing statements that recipients can use to verify their benefits. "We appreciate the feedback from members of Congress, our community stakeholders and agency partners," Colvin said in a statement.» Read More
The Social Security Administration makes it official Thursday: There will be no cost of living increase for Social Security recipients next year, the first year without one since automatic adjustments were adopted in 1975.
Reverse mortgages are quickly turning into a main source of income for struggling seniors trying to stay financially afloat, industry analysts say. But the mortgages come with significant drawbacks, such as high fees, complicated paperwork and the possibility of owing more than the value of the home.
Even as the Obama administration braces for another grim report about job losses on Friday, economists say that the president’s $787 billion stimulus package has helped blunt the downturn in limited but discernible ways.
The recession is starving the government of tax revenue, just as the president and Congress are piling a major expansion of health care and other programs on the nation's plate and struggling to find money to pay the tab.
I have long thought the oil market got ahead of itself. The recent strength in the price has been due more to the thought economic recovery was close at hand. As I have been writing, I think that the recovery will come, but not today.
The administration isn't the only one that got flattened by the steamroller that has been our economy recently. Unemployment is at 9.5% and some of you might remember I had a bet with a Soleil director it would level at 8.5%. So much for my predictions.
General Motors is using its huge pension fund in a way it never intended. It had planned — and put money aside — for a steady march of retirees over time. But instead, tens of thousands of blue-collar workers, most in their 40s and 50s, are all becoming eligible for retirement benefits now, as the company rapidly downsizes.
People in the business community often argue against expanding public health care and pension benefits, arguing that this would raise taxes and that the private sector can do a better job providing those benefits than the government. But the evidence is mounting that the private sector can't.
CFP Julie Casserly reveals the three things you should never do in retirement.
Now that he’s won the White House, the biggest question on the minds of many Americans is how the sweeping tax law changes he’s proposed will affect them in the years to come.
You think he ran the biggest Ponzi scam? Try Social Security.
In the all the coverage of alleged con-man Bernie Madoff's $50 billion Ponzi scheme, I keep hearing that this could be the biggest swindle of its kind in history. That's just plain wrong.
Control what you can control. Everything else is a crap shoot.
Whether you should contribute to a 403(b) or Roth IRA, advice for a young investor thinking about retirement and more from Bill Losey.
Plus, should we turn Social Security into a sovereign fund?
Retirement expert Bill Losey advises an older couple with more debt than savings on how to get ahead -- even late in life.
Warren Buffett may make some brief appearances in a new documentary film that paints a bleak picture of America's financial future, but he didn't quite follow the script in a live discussion beamed to hundreds of movie theaters for the film's premiere.
As I've said, CNBC is airing a special tomorrow night, “Boomer Angst,” which will air at 9 pm and midnight. There is plenty of angst out there. This week, a new coalition was launched to encourage the American public to save more.
CNBC has a special out tomorrow night titled "Boomer Angst" that will air at 9 pm EST and midnight. Watch it--because you need to know that baby boomers are not even close to having enough for their retirement. I've put up a number of facts on my blog today about this crisis.--here's a few more.
This Friday at 9 pm EST and midnight, CNBC will air a special, "Boomer Angst," on the difficulties the baby boomers are facing in their retirement. We did a similar special a year and a half ago, and the facts have not improved since then.