social security

How a Totally Hypothetical Payroll Tax Cut Would Impact Your Paycheck

How a Totally Hypothetical Payroll Tax Cut Would Impact Your Paycheck

For a portion of this calendar week, President Donald Trump considered cutting payroll taxes. “I’ve been thinking about payroll taxes for a long time,” he told reporters on Tuesday, and then he turned
I Lost My Identity to a Fraudster, and It Took Six Years to Clean Up the Mess

I Lost My Identity to a Fraudster, and It Took Six Years to Clean Up the Mess

A Bloomberg reporter’s first-person account of trying to get back his name and credit rating.
Interest rates on government bonds are nearing record lows. Here’s why

Interest rates on government bonds are nearing record lows. Here’s why

Bond markets also follow the laws of supply and demand.

In Just 90 Seconds, This Government Website Shows You How Much Money to Expect From Social Security. (Millions of Americans Will Find a Very Big Surprise)

Generation X, Millennials, and Gen Z were basically told to write off Social Security. But check this out.

Capital One data breach affected 100 million in the US

Just as Equifax announced a settlement for its massive data breach, Capital One has revealed that someone hacked into its systems earlier this year. According to the company, someone exploited a
Equifax Might Owe You $125 for Its Massive Data Breach. Here’s How to File a Claim

Equifax Might Owe You $125 for Its Massive Data Breach. Here’s How to File a Claim

An enormous 2017 data breach revealed the private information of millions of people
Equifax Might Owe You $125 for Its Massive Data Breach. Here’s How to File a Claim

Equifax Might Owe You $125 for Its Massive Data Breach. Here’s How to File a Claim

An enormous 2017 data breach revealed the private information of millions of people

6 HUGE Social Security Mistakes

This post 6 HUGE Social Security Mistakes appeared first on Daily Reckoning. 6 of the biggest mistakes that I commonly see made concerning Social Security The post 6 HUGE Social Security Mistakes

The 7 Biggest Regrets for Retirees

This post The 7 Biggest Regrets for Retirees appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Reviewing my list of the 7 biggest regrets for retirees that you should avoid. The post The 7 Biggest Regrets for
Johnson Urges Hunt to Commit to Oct. 31 Deadline: Brexit Update

Johnson Urges Hunt to Commit to Oct. 31 Deadline: Brexit Update

Boris Johnson has put some flesh on the bones of his Brexit plan -- setting out a plan A, B and C for taking Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31. Plan A and B have already been rejected by
Everything You Need to Know About the U.S.-Japan Defense Treaty Irking Trump

Everything You Need to Know About the U.S.-Japan Defense Treaty Irking Trump

A longstanding defense treaty between the U.S. and Japan is the latest international agreement to attract the ire of President Donald Trump. He is said to have mused about withdrawing from the treaty
House Panel Approves Package of Industry and Low-Income Tax Cuts

House Panel Approves Package of Industry and Low-Income Tax Cuts

A U.S. House committee approved a package of bills that provide tax breaks for a variety of select industries and constituencies, kicking off what’s likely to be a protracted negotiation with Senate
Democrats Brush Off Deficit Fears in Quest to Bolster Safety Net

Democrats Brush Off Deficit Fears in Quest to Bolster Safety Net

Bill Clinton famously declared in 1996 that “the era of big government is over.” Now, on the Democratic campaign trail, it’s back with a vengeance.
China's Most Advanced Big Brother Experiment Is a Bureaucratic Mess

China's Most Advanced Big Brother Experiment Is a Bureaucratic Mess

Suzhou's "Osmanthus" social-credit program has won national awards, but many residents have never heard of it.

How to Retire Rich Without Social Security

This post How to Retire Rich Without Social Security appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Anyone in their twenties, thirties, heck, even forties might be thinking: “Gee, I feel bad for Dad or Grandpa,
Japan's Creaking Pension System Could Deal Abe Election Blow

Japan's Creaking Pension System Could Deal Abe Election Blow

Nagging doubts about how much money retirees need have erupted into Japanese public debate, potentially hurting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in national elections for parliament’s upper house next month.
Sanders Embraces Democratic Socialism as Weapon to Beat Trump

Sanders Embraces Democratic Socialism as Weapon to Beat Trump

Bernie Sanders gave his fullest definition to date of democratic socialism, embracing a label that’s been used as a cudgel by President Donald Trump and Republicans, and attempting to reassure voters
Martin Feldstein, Reagan Economic Adviser, Dies at 79

Martin Feldstein, Reagan Economic Adviser, Dies at 79

Martin Feldstein, the former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers who successfully persuaded President Ronald Reagan to cut budget deficits by breaking his campaign promise not to raise taxes,
Why ‘Socialism’ Conveys One Thing Here, Another There

Why ‘Socialism’ Conveys One Thing Here, Another There

Socialism as a governing philosophy, an offhand insult, or both, is stirring politics again. From the U.S to the U.K. to Brazil and beyond, the term is being newly embraced, debated or disparaged amid