So many factors cause volatility in the markets, making it tricky even for the experts to know what’s next. They still have ideas.
Three recent developments — incremental and undramatic but encouraging — are likely to improve the lives and health of seniors.
Many older Americans like to ease into being an ex-worker — but you need to think carefully about just how to get there.
A variety of online tools can guide retirees looking to make the most of this benefit — which many older Americans depend on.
Challenging a policy that limited survivor’s benefits to married couples, even though some couples were legally barred from marriage, took years.
A higher Medicare premium in 2022 is just part of the puzzle of health care costs for older Americans. But there are ways to plan.
Laura Oglesby, 48, of Missouri, who pleaded guilty to intentionally providing false information to the Social Security Administration, lived as someone nearly half her age, the authorities said.
With prices rising at their fastest rate in decades, people in retirement or approaching it should take extra care to protect their savings.
A federal law excludes residents of Puerto Rico from a Social Security program that provides monthly payments to needy people.
The increase, a cost-of-living adjustment that applies to about 70 million Americans, comes as consumer prices have jumped sharply.
The Treasury secretary says the government will run out of money to spend if Congress doesn’t raise the debt ceiling. Here’s what that could mean for programs that help millions of Americans.
Why don’t those who used to obsess over debt seem to care about the future?
Eighty percent of the water used by people in California goes to just 0.8 percent of the state’s gross domestic product.
More details on why experts advise to wait to claim benefits and on benefits for divorced spouses.
Annual government reports on the solvency of the programs underscored the questions about the long-term viability of Social Security and Medicare.
The dismissal, the latest effort by President Biden to oust a Trump-appointed director of an independent executive agency, could set off a legal showdown over who rightfully holds the position.
Andrew Saul, a Trump holdover, drew Democrats’ ire and has vowed to fight his dismissal.
After years in which Americans worked later in life, the latest economic disruption has driven many out of the work force prematurely.
Women tend to live longer than men, so they need as much retirement income as possible. Whether you’re 30 or 60, here’s what you need to know.
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.
As a transgender veteran in her 90s, she challenged government bureaucracy. She then set out to be recognized as the oldest working flight instructor.
Under plans by President Biden and Senator Mitt Romney, children would be worthy of government support, no strings attached.
Biden can help.
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.
Radical agitation helped bring Social Security and much of the New Deal into being.
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.
The margin is expected to be razor thin between President Trump and Joe Biden in this hotly contested state, here’s how the campaigns’ recent television and radio ads there are characterizing their opponent.
Big companies say the president’s directive to delay collection of the tax that funds Social Security is more trouble than it is worth. Federal employees are upset they are stuck with it.
While government statistics say inflation is low, the reality is that the cost of living has risen during the pandemic, especially for poorer Americans.
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.
The Supplemental Security Income program, on which millions of disabled Americans depend, is daunting by design.
Our writer entered the pandemic believing he was in good shape financially. Now, he says, he has a lot more to do.
Low interest rates have made Social Security more valuable. But the coronavirus crisis is likely to make its long-term shortfall worse.
Suddenly unemployed older workers who had hoped to delay filing have options that can boost their lifetime benefits.