At a time when more Americans rely on Social Security than at any other time in the program’s 86-year history, political brinkmanship and alarmist headlines are undermining public faith in the nation’s bedrock retirement system. Those concerns are tempting some ...

The Social Security Administration announced Wednesday that retirement benefits will increase by 5.9% in 2022, the largest cost-of-living adjustment in 40 years. Social Security benefits rise automatically when the consumer price index for urban workers increases in the third quarter ...

In anticipation of the largest cost-of-living adjustment in nearly 40 years, one financial adviser asked whether he should urge his clients to claim Social Security now to lock in the annual benefit boost next January, which could top 6%. I ...

Continued inflationary pressure means retirees could receive the biggest cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits in nearly four decades starting next January. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the consumer price index leaped 0.9% in June from the previous ...