What is Social Security?
The Bankrate.com financial term of the day is: "Social Security."
Social Security is the government program that's designed to help keep older folks out of poverty. The benefits are paid for with payroll tax money that comes from workers and employers. Social Security was launched in 1935 as part of President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal.
Social Security is Uncle Sam's retirement safety net.
For answers to all of your retirement questions, visit the Retirement section at Bankrate.com.
Fees could be eating away at your 401(k) without you knowing about it.
Follow this three-step process to choose the investments in your retirement plan.
Studies have shown employees who take advantage of 401(k) advice do better than their peers.
You may find less money in every paycheck, but in the long run, saving in a 401(k) will pay off.
If you have more than one retirement investment option, which should you fund first?
Can a couple find common ground when it comes to debt?
Follow this 6-month homeowner countdown so you are ready come closing day.
Pay attention to fees on prepaid cards because in most cases you can avoid them.
Sleep better at night knowing you have extra money tucked away for unplanned expenses.
Do you want your kids to be smart about money? Follow these tips to get them started.
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