Democrats Propose Social Security Change to Help Single Women

Congressional Democrats want to change Social Security to address problems faced by older single women, who are disproportionately impoverished in retirement. Under a proposal from Washington Sen. Patty Murray released Tuesday, unmarried, divorced and widowed Americans would get bigger Social Security checks, while those who were previously married would be able to access a percentage […]

How Social Security penalizes working women

Most people think Social Security operates on a simple principle. While you work, you pay taxes. The more you pay, the fatter the checks you cash once your retire. But the system is much more complicated. And because of the way Social Security was set up in the 1930s, it doesn’t benefit everyone equally. The biggest winners are […]

A Trojan Horse In Clinton’s Pledge To “Enhance” Social Security?

Unless you listened carefully, you might have missed the expanse of daylight between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders when asked about their plans for Social Security at the CNN Democratic debate Tuesday. It’s a gap that is alarming people who are fighting to protect and strengthen Social Security – just as the program is getting […]

Social Security Benefits Eroded By Inadequate Inflation Adjustment

The Social Security Administration on Thursday will announce some news that will be distressing to more than one in four households: there will be no Social Security cost of living adjustment (“COLA”) for 2016. This is no small matter. The purpose of the annual adjustments is to ensure that Social Security’s benefits don’t lose value […]