Social Security


  • 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.

  • A new study found that Americans support increases in payroll taxes and taxing higher incomes for Social Security, but want minimum benefits and cost-of-living adjustments to be increased too.

  • Raise the Age for Medicare & Soc. Security?     Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 4:33 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports House Republicans are going to propose to extend the debt limit until April 15; and Max Richtman, National Committee to Preserve Medicare; and Bill George, Harvard Business School professor, debate whether eligibility for these programs should be raised to age 70.

  • Alan Simpson on Debt Ceiling Fight     Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 4:30 PM ET

    What happens if the U.S. does not get the spending cuts, and where is the U.S. economy headed in the next 10 years? Alan Simpson of the Fix the Debt Campaign, provides perspective.

  • CNBC's Eamon Javers explains why the agency needs more money.

  • Consumers Feel Pinch From Tax Bite     Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 6:43 AM ET

    Peter Keith, Piper Jaffray analyst, explains how the payroll tax is impacting Americans' income.

  • Americans Start Year With Less in Paychecks     Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 6:32 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers explains why Social Security needs more of your money.

  • Feds Scrub Reprimand for Workplace Flatulence Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 3:09 PM ET

    The Social Security Administration has taken back a reprimand it gave to an employee who was written up for "passing gas and releasing an unpleasant odor" that created a "hostile work environment."

  • Would you consider this a hostile work environment: The Social Security Administration reprimanded an employee whose co-workers said he continuously passed gas.

  • Is Social Security the US's Best-Funded Program? Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 10:26 AM ET

    "Social security is the best-funded government program," says David Cay Johnston, a pulitzer prize-winning reporter and author of several books on corporate and government policies.

  • Going Off the Demographic 'Cliff?'     Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 2:08 PM ET

    Bill Frezza, Competitive Enterprise Institute fellow, explains how the rise in single family households will eventually impact entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare.

  • Six Boomer Jobs to Ride the Age Wave Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 3:49 PM ET

    Looking for a second career--or a new one? Here are six jobs to ride America's "age wave."

  • CNBC Poll: Will You Change Careers as You Age? Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 3:47 PM ET

    Many over-40 workers — the Generation X and baby boomer generations — are plotting their career options as they bear down on retirement age.

  • Six Tips for Boomers Looking for Work Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 2:56 PM ET

    If you're a Baby Boomer, the biggest challenge in looking for work may come with reimagining your career. You don't have to completely reinvent yourself, but you may have to adapt to a new environment.

  • The White House spokesperson Jay Carney says social security reforms are considered to be on a separate track from fiscal cliff discussions, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Mitigating Inflation Risk in Your Retirement Portfolio Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 10:28 AM ET

    To help mitigate the risk that inflation can introduce to a portfolio, you need to be on the defensive. Even modest inflation can erode your retirement savings. Here's how.

  • CNBC's Jim Cramer speaks to NBC's Matt Lauer about the compromise lawmakers have to make in order to avoid going over the fiscal cliff.