Social Security needs change to survive over the long run, and Congress seems willing to take up the daunting task of a Social Security overhaul. – Sean Williams – Investment planning
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No surprise here. Inactive and lack of diligent long-term planning. This issue has been around for 40-50 years. A serious issue for old, middle age and young alike.
If you are young, why do you want to pay 13-14% (half from you and half from your employer) into this program when there is no reasonable certainty that it will be around for you when you retire, and if it is around there is no reasonable certainty about what the benefits will be.
If you are near or at retirement and you paid into this program for 40-50 years you are probably safe, if you don’t live for another 20 years.
If you are in the middle, not near retirement, and have been forced to pay into this program for 25-35 years, good luck to you.
How would you rate the Social Security program risk management? See my prior blog post about the NIST cybersecurity risk management framework, Click for Post . I would rate Social Security risk management as Tier 1 – Tier 2.
Dave Tate, Esq. (San Francisco / California)