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Social Security


  • Farrell: You Ain't Alone, Joe Tuesday, 7 Jul 2009 | 11:12 AM ET
    Vince Farrell

    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.

  • Retired From G.M. at 54. Pensionless at 74? Wednesday, 1 Jul 2009 | 11:46 AM ET

    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.

  • Good Luck With That 401(K)! Friday, 29 May 2009 | 11:13 AM ET

    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.

  • Avoid These Retirement Pitfalls Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 10:44 AM ET

    CFP Julie Casserly reveals the three things you should never do in retirement.

  • Wait-And-See Time For Obama Tax Policy Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | 10:18 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    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.

  • Scoffing at Bernie Madoff Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | 11:38 PM ET

    You think he ran the biggest Ponzi scam? Try Social Security.

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    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.

  • Coping With Retirement Uncertainty Friday, 7 Nov 2008 | 3:09 PM ET

    Control what you can control. Everything else is a crap shoot.

  • Our Retirement Expert Answers Your Questions Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 3:08 PM ET

    Whether you should contribute to a 403(b) or Roth IRA, advice for a young investor thinking about retirement and more from Bill Losey.

  • Stop Trading!: Four Dividend Plays From Cramer Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 3:42 PM ET

    Plus, should we turn Social Security into a sovereign fund?

  • Money Advice For a Struggling Couple Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 3:07 PM ET

    Retirement expert Bill Losey advises an older couple with more debt than savings on how to get ahead -- even late in life.

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    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.

  • CNBC's "Boomer Angst": There's Plenty Of It Out There Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 4:05 PM ET

    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.

  • Paulson's Moment Friday, 17 Aug 2007 | 1:28 PM ET

    It's been easy over the last few months to feel a bit sorry for Hank Paulson. He left Goldman Sachs, reluctantly, to lead President Bush's second-term Treasury in the belief that his skills might help solve two thorny problems: deteriorating political sentiment toward China's rising economic might, and the long-term insolvency of the U.S. entitlement programs as the Baby Boom generation heads toward retirement.

  • Wealth In America: Poll Finds Americans Optimistic Wednesday, 14 Mar 2007 | 2:44 PM ET
    Supporters are silhouetted on a flag as they listen to Vice President Dick Cheney speak at a town hall meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004 in Dubuque, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Despite the recent market volatility and concerns over the housing market, Americans are still optimistic about the future, according to CNBC’s exclusive Wealth in America poll. Senior economics reporter Steve Liesman appeared on "Power Lunch," with the first look at the results.

  • Wall Street Wants Rudy -- And Hillary -- For President Wednesday, 7 Feb 2007 | 5:29 PM ET

    Pollsters often try to make their jobs simpler, by predicting elections via demographic groups. So who does that abstract cross-section called "Wall Street" want in the White House in 2008? The answers may not be so cut-and-dried, says John Harwood, CNBC's chief Washington correspondent.

  • More Firms To Cut, Alter Pensions In 2007 Thursday, 1 Feb 2007 | 5:05 PM ET

    Corporate profits are up -- and corporate pensions appear solid. But "Street Signs" guest Alison Borland says more companies intend to terminate their pension plans this year. A senior benefits consultant for Hewitt Associates, Borland told CNBC's Erin Burnett about the bad news -- but why it may be less painful than some might expect.

  • Social Security "Crisis" -- Still Real Or "Nonsense?" Tuesday, 23 Jan 2007 | 12:32 PM ET

    Few would argue with the White House’s Web site, when it calls the U.S. Social Security system “one of the great moral successes of the 20th century.” But much has changed since President Franklin D. Roosevelt founded the system in 1935 – including a historically huge graying population. And that’s where the debate started, on "Morning Call."