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Joe Biden’s retirement reforms are the boldest we’ve seen in generations

Biden’s Social Security proposals are targeted directly toward seniors in need

by Nick Buffie
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Why we disagree about when to claim Social Security

‘Choice Architecture’ plays a big and unappreciated role

by Mark Hulbert
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The real reason Social Security is in crisis

What Washington won’t tell you

by Brett Arends
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Social Security recipients may be in for a rude awakening later this year

There’s a larger problem: aligning retiree spending with Social Security checks

by Alessandra Malito
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Why you should wait to claim Social Security — even if stocks crash

Taking it early rarely makes sense, and waiting until 70 is ideal

by Howard Gold
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Borrowing against Social Security funds is a bad idea. Here’s what you should do instead

For many Americans, Social Security is a large part of their retirement income

by Rhian Horgan
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Social Security and COVID-19: 3 ways the shutdown could impact the program

New wage data offer unexpected angle on one potential avenue of impact

by Alicia H. Munnell
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Thanks to COVID-19, Social Security’s day of reckoning may be even closer than we thought

A lot less money is coming in, and pretty soon, more will be going out

by Paul Brandus
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Should you be able to withdraw some of your future Social Security benefits?

A novel proposal to help cash-strapped workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

by Mark Hulbert
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Strapped for cash? Here’s an intriguing idea to put money in your pocket

What if Americans desperate for cash could dip into Social Security today?

by Paul Brandus
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My wife is 61 and earns $50,000; I’m 65 and earn $400,000 — should she take Social Security next year?

Doing this right could yield this couple $150,000 extra.

by Catey Hill
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Even if stocks crash, it still pays to wait to take Social Security

Taking it early rarely makes sense, and waiting until 70 is optimal

by Howard Gold
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Social Security and the coronavirus: A second look

Assessing the long-term impact of a global pandemic is incredibly difficult

by Mark Hulbert
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Social Security Report shows uptick in 75-year deficit, no change in trust fund depletion date

COVID-19 will impact this projection, but probably not significantly

by Alicia H. Munnell
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Claim Social Security benefits and still haven’t gotten your stimulus check? You’re not alone

The IRS is sending money out in waves, but some people are eagerly awaiting the financial assistance

by Alessandra Malito
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McConnell’s threat is a warning for Social Security and Medicare

Repudiating state retirement obligations is just the beginning

by Brett Arends
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How will the coronavirus pandemic affect Social Security’s finances?

COVID-19 could shift the long-run curves or accelerate the date of depletion of the trust fund

by Alicia H. Munnell
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Coronavirus may deal the final blow to Social Security and Medicare

The problem of both Social Security and Medicare is inherent in their structure

by Daniel Di Martino
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Social Security’s future just got darker

Did you see the jobs report? The already-shaky program is under pressure

by Paul Brandus
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The new Social Security trustee report shows signs of improvement — with one major caveat

COVID-19 may hurt Social Security, but it shouldn’t destroy it

by Alessandra Malito