social security

12 Things You Didn't Know About Retirement

Everyone knows the basics about retirement, but there are still some surprises hidden in the complexity. Test your retirement knowledge!

10 Investing Concepts to Ignore and 10 to Follow

New investors have a lot of advice to sift through โ€” and it's not all good. Learn what to ignore and what to pay attention to.

To Stay on Financial Track, Perform a Yearly Earnings Review

If you want to make sure you're on the right financial track, add a review of your earnings to your annual tax-time financial routine.

Capital Substitutes for Labor โ€” and Vice Versa

Retirement planning has changed a lot since the economic downturn. But the things you need to understand and do are still very simple.

Deciding What You Want Out of Retirement

Many Americans aren't prepared, financially or otherwise, for retirement. Make these key decisions now, and retire easily later.

Social Security Is Not a Ponzi Scheme

Once again, people are comparing Social Security to a Ponzi scheme. That's a bogus comparison. Here's why.

Why Retirees Are Using Annuities Instead of Early Social Security

Many senior citizens have become more interested in how annuities can fulfill their retirement investment goals.

Making direct deposit safe for the garnished

The US Treasury pays more money to more people than just about anybody in the world. Last year it disbursed more than $1.6 trillion in 982 million individual payments. As you can

Is Social Security Just A Grand Ponzi Scheme?

I received my Social Security statement this week and it was a useless piece of paper to me since I do not qualify for retirement benefits yet. I always hear critics of Social Sec

How much do I need to retire? How much can I spend?

Especially for people hoping to retire early, but also those just hoping they can retire at all, there's the question, "How much money do I need?" People who are alr

Tiny Nestegg? Retire abroad!

Can't afford to live on your pension or Social Security in the U.S.? Why not find a cheaper place to live? No, not Canada - the other communist mecca... that's right, China! Ha ha! I know I'll get all kinds of flack for that one. [more]