Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, January 12, 2015 4:45 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

The U.S. House takes a shot at forcing Congress to fix Social Security.

Friday, December 05, 2014 11:52 am
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

The older we get, the more likely we are to develop a physical or mental impairment. It behooves us to plan ahead.

Sunday, October 20, 2013 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Readers offered dozens of ideas to strengthen Social Security. Here are a few of them.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 2:58 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Social Security disability benefits are the target of a fraud investigation.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 5:26 pm
By Polyana da Costa ·

HUD charged Fifth Third Bank and a mortgage company in Michigan with discriminating against a couple with disabilities when they tried to refinance their mortgage.

Friday, September 17, 2010 2:07 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Disability throws a wrench into many people’s retirement planning. Three in 10 workers will become too disabled to work before they are ready for retirement, the Social Security Administration calculates. A study by Northwestern Mutual, which sells annuities and disability insurance, finds that a two-year disability at the age of 50 can reduce total investment