Month: August 2022

zimmytws | iStock | Getty Images As the November midterm elections approach, leaders on both sides of the aisle are trading barbs on one key program that affects millions of Americans: Social Security. Over the weekend, President Joe Biden called out certain lawmakers on Twitter, including Republican Sens. Rick Scott of Florida and Ron Johnson
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Luis Alvarez | Digitalvision | Getty Images Employer demand for workers remains historically strong — and that means workers have the power to negotiate for better pay, benefits and other aspects of their jobs, according to economists. There were more than 11.2 million job openings in July, an increase of 199,000 from June, according to
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The median net worth of retirees aged 65-74 was only $266,000 in 2019, of which $240,000 was in their homes. All indications are that in the last few years, the problem has gotten worse. Bottom line, at least half of all retirees today live in fear of having to live on meager social security benefits.
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Today’s Social Security column addresses questions about whether the earnings test can a spouse’s benefit, changing benefit payment dates and a foreign pension’s potential effect on benefits. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and president of Economic Security Planning, Inc. See more Ask Larry answers here. Have Social
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Tero Vesalainen | Istock | Getty Images The U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday announced it will cancel all remaining federal student debt for former students of the now-defunct for-profit Westwood College, delivering $1.5 billion in relief to 79,000 borrowers. The cancellation covers students who attended any location of Westwood College, including online programs, from
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