Financial columnist Gail MarksJarvis lays out planning strategies for taxes, Social Security, Medicare, and more, that retirees and pre-retirees should keep in mind amid U.S. budget uncertainty.
If Congress can't reach a deal on the fiscal cliff prior to year-end, some effects will kick in sooner than others, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Retirement expert Mark Miller urges pre-retirees to be mindful of how age, Medicare, and spousal strategies all interplay with Social Security benefits.
Younger, higher-income workers shouldn't plan on the same level of benefits that their parents and grandparents receive, says the Heritage Foundation's David John.
Two researchers argue that the Social Security Administration is using outdated methods to project longevity and therefore understates the system’s shortfall by two years.
The Wharton professor offers a unique policy proposal, inspired by programs overseas, that would strengthen Social Security without raising costs or cutting benefits.
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