How a Social Security Number Error Declared a Chicago Student Dead and Ruined Her Credit Score

How a Social Security Number Error Declared a Chicago Student Dead and Ruined Her Credit Score

A college student has narrowly averted having to miss her spring semester because of an error made by the Social Security Administration.

The Retirement Gap Is Huge, but You Can Do Something About It

The Retirement Gap Is Huge, but You Can Do Something About It

The top 100 CEOs have nearly $5 billion in their retirement accounts. Here's how you can start to catch up just a little bit.

3 Reasons Financial Advisers Encourage Early Social Security Withdrawals

3 Reasons Financial Advisers Encourage Early Social Security Withdrawals

Normally, financial professionals advise retirees to wait to take Social Security benefits. But in some cases, going early makes sense.

100 Executives in the U.S. Have a Combined $4.7 Billion in Their Retirement Accounts

100 Executives in the U.S. Have a Combined $4.7 Billion in Their Retirement Accounts

The average retirement check of 100 top executives will be about $253,088 per month. Meanwhile, the average American's 401(k) balance is $331,200 total.

10 Countries Where That Social Security Check Will Let You Retire in Style

10 Countries Where That Social Security Check Will Let You Retire in Style

Social Security may not be much these days, but in these sunny destinations, it's more than enough to live the good life.

Can You Retire Abroad on Social Security Alone?

Can You Retire Abroad on Social Security Alone?

Retirement paradise can be yours for under $1,550 per month if you know where to look. And retirees may be looking to escape Trump.

When to Take Social Security

When to Take Social Security

One of the biggest decisions any American must make pre-retirement is when to take Social Security.

7 Steps for Planning Your Retirement

7 Steps for Planning Your Retirement

As to-do lists go, this is one you might not want to ignore.

How to Get Your Ex-Spouse's Social Security Benefits

How to Get Your Ex-Spouse's Social Security Benefits

Divorced? You may be able to collect Social Security benefits based on your ex's earnings. But some important limits apply.

Identity Theft Among Deceased Family Members Is Increasing

Identity Theft Among Deceased Family Members Is Increasing

Fraudsters are expanding their network of stealing identities and are increasingly targeting deceased individuals to commit fraud such as opening credit card applications.