Monthly Archives: August 2013

Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia. Photo: Michael Rivera    There have been buzzing rumors of Social Security benefits being distributed to the wrong people, as well as reports of people committing Social Security fraud.  The Wall Street Journal has also made it clear that over 1,500 deceased were receiving a total of $31 million in benefits. […]

Don’t fall into the trappings of identity theft.  Many folks hand off their Social Security numbers left and right as if they were handing out a business card.  Not too wise, is it? Recently Gap Inc. sent out employee files containing their Social Security numbers to a costumer without realizing it.  Pandemonium ensued. Aaron Messing, […]

Yeah, we need to fix our Social Security system.  There are millions of reasons why, but, hey, you know what the top three most important are? Well, for one, Social Security is broke and it’s no joke.  The way things are going SS is dishing out more in benefits than they are bringing in via […]

Photo: WikiMedia Commons   If you only knew the mechanics behind Social Security. Many of you out there – actually a third of workers – expect to receive Social Security benefits when hitting the retirement age.  You expect SS to be your primary source of income. Guess what? The Social Security Administration has gone on […]

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), known as Obamacare in certain circles, is currently running campaigns featuring an entourage of actors, musicians and athletes urging folks to sign up for the health insurance program. So if you’re a retiree, what does signing up for Obamacare mean for you? Well, Medicare is improved by […]

Unemployment seems to be improving at this point in the year, but did you know how much it actually affects Social Security benefits? A lot of people don’t know this, but if you’re one of those who are taking advantage of unemployment and lazily looking for a job, then your future Social Security benefits may […]

So Obama care is underway and a plethora of celebrities are telling you to sign up to the health insurance program?  But why should you? If you’re an employer the mandate will make you pay a fine of $2,000 per full-time worker if any of your employees get premium tax credit through the new health […]