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  • Christie calls for cuts in Social Security, Medicare

    Christie calls for cuts in Social Security, Medicare
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, saying that the “American people have the appetite for hard truths,” called Tuesday for cutting Social Security benefits and raising Medicare premiums for future upper-income retirees and raising the...
  • Chris Christie's big presidential idea: torch Social Security

    Chris Christie's big presidential idea: torch Social Security
    If there's any immutable rule in politics, it should be: beware of candidates who try to be "bold" merely for the sake of looking bold.  Chris Christie, trying desperately to keep his presidential hopes alive, wants to look bold, and he's not above...
  • Christie: Raise age to receive Social Security, Medicare benefits

    Christie: Raise age to receive Social Security, Medicare benefits
    Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie proposed pushing back the age of eligibility for Social Security and Medicare for future retirees on Tuesday as part of a plan to cut deficits by $1 trillion over a decade, an approach he said would...
  • Social Security is in trouble: Their Take

    Social Security is in trouble: Their Take
    Fixing Social Security It's no secret that Social Security is in serious trouble. The number of retirees is going to soar, and the number of workers paying taxes to support them is not. The trust fund that pays retirement benefits is projected to run...
  • Tax credit helps low-income workers save for retirement

    Tax credit helps low-income workers save for retirement
    If a stranger walked up to you today and offered to give you $1,000, and it wasn't a con job, would you take it? How about $200 or $100? If your income is low, I've got just such a deal for you. And the only work you will have to do to earn it is to...
  • Think Hollywood's pensions are doomed? Not so fast, union actuaries say

    Think Hollywood's pensions are doomed? Not so fast, union actuaries say
    Pension experts for the city's three unions have a message for City Hall: Don't believe the doomsayers predicting financial collapse for Hollywood's retirement plans. For years, Hollywood officials have fretted over how to reform the city's F-rated...
  • 5 key considerations when naming beneficiaries

    When you hear the word "beneficiary," you probably think of someone inheriting a lot of money -- the beneficiary of a will. But in reality the word covers a lot more than wills and estates. The dictionary defines beneficiary as "the recipient of funds" --...
  • Ignoring reality on Social Security benefits

    Ignoring reality on Social Security benefits
    It's no secret that Social Security is in serious trouble. The number of retirees is going to soar, and the number of workers paying taxes to support them is not. Left unchecked, the Simpson-Bowles fiscal commission concluded in 2010, "these immense...
  • U.S. Rep. John Larson Says His Bill Will Bolster Social Security

    U.S. Rep. John Larson Says His Bill Will Bolster Social Security
    U.S. Rep. John B. Larson has a plan that he says will stabilize the Social Security system until the turn of the next century. It starts with "rebranding" the government program launched 80 years ago by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. "There's a...
  • Hogan's legislative agenda faces final session day

    Hogan's legislative agenda faces final session day
    After Republican Gov. Larry Hogan delivered his State of the State speech in February, he received an email from former U.S. Congresswoman Helen Bentley. Bentley, R-Md., chided Hogan for his aggressive stance against the heavily controlled Democratic...
  • Couple nearing retirement contend with long unemployment

    Couple nearing retirement contend with long unemployment
    Like many baby boomers looking for steady work, Rafael Martinez has been stuck in his own personal recession. Reverberations from the economic crash wiped out his career as a high-earning salesman. Since then, he has endured long spells of...