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  • Social Security overpays $1.3 billion in benefits Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 10:35 AM ET

    An upcoming GAO report says Social Security may have overpaid billions in benefits to people who had too much income from work to qualify.

  • 10 ways to get your retirement plan back on track Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 1:39 PM ET

    If your golden years seem threatened because of financial setbacks, don't panic. Here are 10 tips from retirement experts on your next steps.

  • How the crisis impacts trust in democracy     Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 1:30 AM ET

    Rory Fitzgerald, director of the European social survey at the City University in London, comments on his survey which revealed a rise in job insecurity and a fall in trust in democracy in Europe since the crisis began.

  • 3 Ways Boomers' Retirement Looks Better Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 9:38 AM ET

    More upbeat about their prospects, Boomers are reshaping traditional notions of how the golden years should be lived.

  • Retirement System Headed for 3 Train Wrecks: Bogle Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 1:19 PM ET

    Social Security needs small fixes, but there's little political will to tackle reform, said Jack Bogle, Vanguard founder.

  • Some Older Americans Falling Short Financially Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 12:14 PM ET

    A new report finds that seniors who are African-American, Hispanic, female or 80 and older are more likely to face economic woes than other older Americans.

  • France's Generous Family Benefits Are Being Cut Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 8:04 AM ET
    French tax form

    President Francois Hollande's government aims to save up to 2 billion euros annually from 2016 under a proposed reform of France's generous system of family benefits.

  • Social Security Solvency     Friday, 31 May 2013 | 1:01 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on changes made to Social Security and Medicare. Social Security now has resources sufficient to cover benefits until 2033.

  • New Rule Signals Kiss of Death for Pensions Friday, 3 May 2013 | 8:15 AM ET

    A little known rule change is signaling just how meaningless the retirement vehicle has become.

  • Tallying the Cost of Having Your Data Hacked Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 1:38 PM ET

    An estimated 120,000 cases of fraud will rise from a single, huge data breach last year, resulting in more than $3,300 in losses, on average, for each victim.

  • China's Weak Social Safety Net     Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    One of the biggest challenges facing Beijing's new leadership is how to spread the benefits of growth to every citizen.

  • Rare Bipartisan Accord: Social Security 'Fix' Stinks Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 11:20 AM ET
    President Barack Obama, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House with Jeffrey Zients, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB, in Washington, D.C.

    President Obama's proposal to slow Social Security spending by calculating cost-of-living increases differently has given conservatives and liberals something in common: they hate it.

  • 4 Ways to Maximize Your Social Security Benefit Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 2:34 PM ET

    Thanks to Social Security's complex rules, many recipients find out how to maximize their benefits only after it's too late to change their elections.

  • AARP Responds to Commerce Criticism     Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 7:32 AM ET

    Robert Romasco, President of AARP, defends the organizations stand on social security reforms and the impact of entitlement program on the nation's growing deficit problem.

  • Immigration Reform: What's It Going to Cost? Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 3:54 PM ET
    A petitioner holds a US flag during a naturalization ceremony.

    Claims that reform would boost the economy are challenged by those who say costs in job losses and spending on social programs would be too high a price.

  • Chained CPI: What It Is and How It Will Affect You Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 4:22 PM ET

    President Barack Obama is expected to formally propose a controversial change in how the government calculates inflation for Social Security and other federal benefits.

  • Social Security Cuts: Hard to See 'as Humane' Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 11:09 AM ET
    Demonstrators, including many senior citizens, protest in Chicago against cuts to federal safety net programs, including Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

    President Barack Obama's budget plan would change how increases in Social Security benefits are calculated. Experts say that could be devastating to recipients who need cost-of-living adjustments to survive.

  • Boomers Feeling (Slightly) More Secure Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 7:26 AM ET

    A new survey finds Boomers' fears about finances have abated, with nearly a quarter of them feeling more secure than they did 12 months ago.

  • Obama: Political Gap May Be 'Just Too Wide' for Deal Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 12:11 PM ET
    President Obama arrives Tuesday at the Capitol to meet with the Senate Democratic Caucus.

    President Obama is warning that it may be impossible to reach a deal with Republicans on trimming the budget deficit.

  • How the Pope's Retirement Package Compares to Yours Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 7:51 AM ET
    Pope Benedict XVI, on his retirement day Thursday.

    Pope Benedict XVI's retirement package – the first the Vatican has offered in almost 600 years – is a sweet deal by the average American senior's standards.

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