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 ...

When the Social Security Trustees released their long-delayed annual report late last month, they announced that the combined retirement, survivor and disability reserves would run out in 2034 — a year sooner than projected in the previous year’s report. Considering ...

The Social Security trust funds, created to help pay future retirement benefits when payroll tax revenue alone is no longer sufficient, will run dry in 2034, one year sooner than previously predicted, as a result of the economic fallout from ...

For months, Social Security watchers around the country have been asking when the annual trustees report documenting the funding status of the Social Security and Medicare programs will be released. It looks like the long wait may soon be over. ...