Social Security


  • 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.

  • Social Security Takes Bite Out of Payroll Taxes  Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 10:07 AM ET

    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.

  • Jim Cramer Explains 'Fiscal Cliff' on Today Show  Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 10:40 AM ET

    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.

  • Bowles: Would Take Severe Cuts to Fix  Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 4:44 PM ET

    If we do not get our economy in order, what could happen to America? Debt Commission co-chairs Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, offer insight. "Absolutely, the U.S. could go bankrupt," says Bowles.

  • Simpson: Can't Tax or Cut Your Way Out of This  Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 4:35 PM ET

    Debt Commission co-chairs Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, discuss the impact going over the fiscal cliff could have in next year's economy.

  • Simpson & Bowles: Spending Cuts & Health Care  Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 4:25 PM ET

    Debt Commission co-chairs Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, discuss tax rates, spending cuts, and how likely it is that cuts in health care could occur.

  • Will 'Fiscal Cliff" Resolution Engulf Social Security? Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 2:35 PM ET

    Financial reform proposals for Social Security are in two major deficit reduction packages, as well as on a number of mental lists of major players.

  • Technically, it shouldn't be, but some say it makes a lot of sense to include it.