The Basic Income Guarantee is a plan to eliminate poverty by giving every adult enough money to live on, no strings attached. Crazy? Maybe. But Switzerland is considering it.
Calculating how much money you need can be tedious and overwhelming, but it needn't be.
Raise the age at which you can begin collecting full Social Security benefits? Older Americans are saying no.
Social Security benefits for nearly 58 million people will increase by 1.5 percent next year, the government says.
The World Series has a lot to teach us about successful retirement planning. Here are seven lessons the great American pastime can teach us about our golden years.
Democratic and Republican leaders are tamping down any expectation that renewed budget talks might forge a large-scale agreement.
Older workers may have less time to save all the money they need for retirement, but younger generations actually need to save more than their parents.
Older Americans appear to have accepted the reality of a retirement that comes later in life and no longer represents a complete exit from the workforce.
Here's a quick rundown from the world of business and economics this morning: the things you need to know, and some you'll just want to know.
A retired Social Security judge in West Virginia schemed with a lawyer to improperly award disability benefits to hundreds of applicants, say congressional investigators.
The whole social "safety net" in America is pretty messed up. But what if we could chuck the whole system and start over by simply guaranteeing every adult a minimum income?
Vanguard founder John Bogle says the U.S. retirement system "is facing three train wrecks, all of which have to be fixed." Here's what you can do to avoid becoming a casualty.
A report from the Government Accountability Office found that the Social Security Administration made $1.3 billion in improper disability payments.
A lot of misinformation has grown up around retirement, a much-anticipated but sometimes dreaded stage of life. Here's the lowdown.
On the surface, President Obama's economic speech on Wednesday was little more than warmed over political boilerplate. But was there a deeper strategy at work?
The Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act isn't only a civil rights victory for same-sex couples across the country, it's also a financial win.
Much has been written lately about the financial plight of Generation X. But buck up, Gen Xers: Considering what we've gone through these past few decades, we're doing OK.
The Social Security Trust Funds will be empty in 20 years. After that, there'll be a big hole to fill in your retirement plan. To fill it, you'll want to start now.