The pandemic abruptly closed the agency’s 1,200 offices, and officials are considering how to move forward. One issue: Without the offices, fewer low-income seniors sought benefits.
In a recent speech on “the peril of politics,” Justice Stephen G. Breyer said judges must renounce loyalty to “the political party that helped to secure their appointment.”
Job losses, rather than rising asset values, seem to be the main cause in upending a decades-long trend.
Impulsive purchases, out-of-control spending: These behaviors can be early signs of Alzheimer’s disease or other cognitive decline.
Most Chinese workers retire by 60. But with the population aging and pension funds running low, the government says that must change.
More Americans over age 55 are carrying debt loads, and their nonmortgage debt grew significantly during the pandemic.
Covid-19 has driven down Americans’ demand for senior care facilities. Building support for more elders to remain at home requires systemic changes.
Millions have left the labor force in the last year, many home with children or health concerns. The statistics may not reflect their aspirations.
The number of centenarians in the U.S. is growing steadily. If you join them, you’ll need not just a robust retirement fund but also a plan, and a purpose.
And the ones you may want to avoid.
The automatic I.R.A., administered by state governments, will be more widely available.
Unequal job losses now will translate into smaller nest eggs and Social Security benefits down the road.
Three savers learned some important lessons early on.
A new study shows that more than half of enrollees don’t review or compare their coverage options annually.
Even before the pandemic, Social Security’s finances were under growing pressure. The next president and Congress will play a crucial role in what happens next.
Older adults, particularly vulnerable in a pandemic, still work for their causes, but primarily from home now.
Former malls and abandoned shopping-center sites are in the midst of a repurposing — and one of those new uses is senior housing.
A sale to employees keeps the company local, and that may be more important to some owners than getting the highest price.
Whether because of layoffs or a desire for a new challenge, older people are becoming entrepreneurs at an increasing rate.
After working for others, some Americans find opportunities in working for themselves — while catering to people growing older.
The days and nights and years could be long — if you’re lucky. Here are some tips to make them meaningful, too.
Bucket-list plans for travel to exotic lands are on hold, while socializing and volunteering have gone virtual.
Whether financial advisers like to address the topic or not, clients are bringing it up.
Americans laboring on farms, in factories and on cleaning crews often have to retire before safety-net programs kick in and without assets in employer plans.
Riding out the pandemic with family presents the perfect chance to lay it all out: priorities, account balances, end-of-life directives.
Scholars and policymakers have proposed ways to fix the inequities between whites and people of color, including changes to Social Security and building wealth from birth.
These expenses always eat away at savings balances, but as the pandemic drags on, savers should be especially aware of how to keep them down.
Our writer entered the pandemic believing he was in good shape financially. Now, he says, he has a lot more to do.
Savers who want to build their nest eggs without relying solely on the stock market have other options. The pandemic is testing their skills.
If your income has fallen or been cut off completely, we’re here to help. This guide will connect you to the basic information you’ll need to get through this, including on government benefits, free services and financial strategies.
Technology can help families monitor the health and safety of older people kept from their families by the coronavirus.
Low interest rates have made Social Security more valuable. But the coronavirus crisis is likely to make its long-term shortfall worse.
Many newly unemployed Americans may have to dip into retirement funds to cover expenses. Even if you don’t, you have some decisions to make.
Americans without retirement savings are increasingly moving in with their millennial children.
Suddenly unemployed older workers who had hoped to delay filing have options that can boost their lifetime benefits.
The Senate relief bill would send money to Americans and greatly expand unemployment coverage.
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