Social Security

2 Huge Things People Get Wrong About Retirement

More than a quarter say working life was better.<p>So much for the "golden years."<p>Some 28% of recent retirees complain that life is actually worse in …

Retirement

3 Things That Affect When You Should Apply for Social Security -- The Motley Fool

Keep these factors in mind when you think about Social Security. They'll lead you to a better filing strategy.<p>The decision to file for Social …

Retirement Planning

Equifax was always dirty, it bills the US government for millions, and was repeatedly hacked

Before Equifax changed its name in 1976 -- in the midst of a Congressional investigation and a national scandal -- it was the Retail Credit Company, …

Equifax

Equifax Knew It Was Hacked In March: Over 140 Million Customers Affected, You Could Be Eligible for Money?

The latest news about Equifax puts the company in an even worse situation than last week. Bloomberg Technology reported September 18 that Equifax was …

Security

Social Security’s lag time in disability assistance is unconscionable

The good folks at The Associated Press crunched the numbers to find that those hit with a disability and looking for help aren’t getting it in any …

Denver

Equifax Lost Social Security Numbers But Still Works for the Social Security Administration

Credit-reporting firm also supplies services to Social Security Administration, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services<p>Equifax Inc., the credit-reporting firm that suffered a massive breach of consumer data, also supplies identity verification services to the U.S. Social Security Administration …

A self-help group for women in Gir is standing up for widows’ rights, offering them financial help

Going beyond microfinance and income-generation, the groups are fighting against social taboos.<p>“It was time to break the silence against the social …

India

What retirees should do in wake of Equifax data breach

Millions of people, roughly 143 million Americans, were affected by the Equifax EFX, +0.61% data breach.<p>And some of those millions were retirees. The internet is filled with advice today about what consumers should do now. But are there things that retirees should do or consider to protect their …

Identity Theft

Ask Larry: ​​​​​​Can My Wife Get Spousal Benefits?

Social Security may be one of your largest assets. What and when you collect will make a huge difference to your lifetime benefits.<p>Today’s column takes up the availability of spousal benefits, restricted applications, trial work periods for those receiving disability benefits and the application …

3 Big Mistakes That Can Screw Up Even the Best Retirement Plan

If you've been saving diligently and investing prudently for retirement, that's terrific. But it's not enough. Even people who get the basics right …

Retirement Planning

4 Big Ways Lawmakers Are Messing With Your Retirement Security -- The Motley Fool

If you're worried about retirement security, recent news out of Washington hasn't been helpful.<p>Keeping track of the news out of Washington is a …

Investing

Britain's unclaimed benefits: four million families miss out on £12.4 billion

Up to £12.4 billion of means-tested benefits – including pension credit, housing benefit and jobseekers and employment support allowance – were left …

Basic Income

New social security agency to create 1,500 jobs in Dundee and Glasgow

<b>Scotland's new social security agency will have its headquarters in Dundee, the First Minister has confirmed.</b><p>Nicola Sturgeon said the new agency will also have a site in Glasgow with 1,500 jobs split evenly between the cities.<p>The first minister made the announcement as she met social security …

Referendums

Transfer Your Post-911 GI Bill

Leaving the Military?<p>Download the FREE Military.com Transition App Today<p>Download the FREE Military.com Transition App Today<p>The transferability option …

Veterans

You Have 10 Years Left To Retire, How To Plan

You plan to retire in 10 years, we go into the details of how and what to plan.<p>We use a hypothetical couple - John and Lisa - to demonstrate …

Retirement

4 Reasons to Retire as Early as You Can -- The Motley Fool

Thinking of retiring ahead of schedule? Here's why you should absolutely pursue that dream.<p>Many people dream of retiring early and freeing themselves …

Retirement

The learned helplessness of Equifax

Is there a formal name for the fallacy of assuming that the status quo is sane? Such a name would become more useful with each passing year. There are a shocking number of examples, but I give you, as a perfect, vivid, front-of-mind example, the credit rating system of the United States of America, …

Equifax

6 States That Are the Most Likely to Tax Your Social Security Income -- The Motley Fool

Though 13 states tax Social Security benefits, seven have pretty generous exemption levels.<p>Whether you realize it or not, tens of millions of …

Retirement

U.S. Social Security Administration Selects Equifax to Strengthen Identity Verification

ATLANTA,Feb. 10, 2016/PRNewswire/ -- The United States Social Security Administration (SSA) has completed integration withEquifax Inc.(NYSE: EFX), a …

Why Wise People Take Social Security at 62 -- The Motley Fool

It will help you leverage the most powerful resource at your disposal.<p>As a college student, future-filmaker Roco Belic took time off of school to …

Retirement Planning

Your social security number is precious — and not everyone who asks needs it

Let’s not fool ourselves. We’re disclosing our Social Security numbers left and right, and the massive Equifax breach is a wake-up call to sometimes say, 'no.'<p>For the 143 million Equifax customers the credit reporting firm says may have had their personal information stolen, one of the first steps …

Identity Theft

Equifax two top technology executives leave company 'effective immediately'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Equifax (EFX.N) said on Friday that it made changes in its top management as part of its review of a massive data breach, with two technology and security executives leaving the company “effective immediately.”<p>The credit-monitoring company announced the changes in a press …

Identity Theft

Trump is not an independent

It was just last year that Donald Trump ran for president promising cheaper health care for his supporters and greater trade protections.<p>He rejected cuts to Medicare and Medicaid and pledged a new national commitment to infrastructure. In other words, though on paper Trump was the Republican …

Republican Party

Financial help for retirees with cognitive impairment or dementia

Retirees with cognitive impairment and especially dementia need help managing their money, according to a recent report published by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College (CRR). And, “without help, they are vulnerable to financial fraud, abuse, or mismanagement,” wrote the authors of …

Money

Equifax Could Face A $2.75B Bill

Typical fine per credit card stolen seems to be $5.32.<p>Even this "Home Depot" level could mean ~$1B in penalties.<p>But Equifax could face several …

Business

The Motley Fool: Special FREE Report

I Can't Believe This $16,122 Social Security Bonus Was So Easy<p>Uncover a handful of little-known "Social Security secrets"... including a simple …

Finance

Fool.com: Your Order

<b>Money for a Lifetime:</b> 7 Simple Steps to Getting the Most From Social Security + <b>Motley Fool Rule Your Retirement</b><p>Dear fellow Fool,<p>You're now just one …

Retirement

Are You Part Of The Equifax Data Breach? How To Search Database Of Hacked Accounts, Find Lawsuits To Join

How do you find out if you were part of the Equifax breach, or what lawsuits you can join against the company?<p>The answer to the first question is …

Identity Theft

Women, How To Maximize Social Security Benefits

<i>Women tend to live longer than men and earn less. That makes Social Security planning for them a little more complex. Jordan Lochner Mills, senior financial advisor at Wipfli Hewins Investment Advisors in Minneapolis, advises women on how to deal with it and come out ahead:</i><p><i></i>In my previous piece, we …

Investing Blog Roundup

The big personal finance news of the last week has been the Equifax security breach, affecting as many as 143 million people. To put that number in …

Identity Theft