| Apr 23, 2013
| 11:27 AM
The talk in Washington and among opinion leaders around the country's budget issues today centers on "balance" and "responsibility." Many conservatives declare that these terms mean that there should be no new revenue, only spending cuts to programs...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 4:18 PM
You make concerted efforts to safeguard information from identity thieves — keeping bank card passwords concealed, buying online goods solely from secure websites and refusing to furnish personal information to anyone you don't know.
| Apr 26, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Susan Reimer's recent column on Social Security Dilemma completely missed the mark ("Don't blame boomers for Social Security dilemma," April 22). Neither Baby Boomers nor the lack of new workers has anything to do with the current Social Security dilemma....
| Apr 25, 2013
| 12:20 PM
An emergency drill at the Woodlawn-based Social Security Administration is likely to cause traffic delays Friday near Security Boulevard and Woodlawn Drive.
Most employees from the Security West building will be evacuated from the facilities during...
| Apr 21, 2013
As a senior financial planner with Baltimore money manager T. Rowe Price, Stuart Ritter spends much of his time on the job — and off — educating people about personal finance.
April is Financial Literacy Month, and as many surveys show...
| Apr 17, 2013
Who says American politics is gridlocked? A tidal wave of politicians from both sides of the aisle who just a few years ago opposed same-sex marriage are now coming around to support it.
Elected officials who had been against allowing undocumented...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The president and a few other prominent Democrats are openly suggesting that Social Security payments be reduced by applying a lower adjustment for inflation, and that Medicare be means-tested.
This is even before Democrats have begun formal budget...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 7:30 AM
When Christopher Booher opens his email at work, a robotic voice rapidly reads the words to him.
As a blind employee at the National Institute of Mental Health in Rockville, Booher relies on the screen-reading software. But the 33-year-old says it's...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 8:29 PM
The Social Security Administration is planning to build a "security barrier" at its Woodlawn headquarters that officials say is needed to protect employees and visitors.
Though available details of its design are sparse — several elected...
| Feb 27, 2013
I was born in 1946, just when the boomer wave began. Bill Clinton was born that year, too. So was George W. Bush, as was Laura Bush. And then the next year, Hillary Rodham. And soon Newt Gingrich (known as "Newty" as a boy). And, also in 1946, Cher....
| Mar 3, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Days after the Obama administration threatened widespread furloughs of government employees, one of Maryland's largest federal agencies, the Social Security Administration, said it might shoulder across-the-board spending cuts without sending any of its...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Federal deficits are too large, and mounting national debt threatens future generations. But as Democrats and Republicans squabble over the mandatory spending cuts known as sequestration that went into effect Friday night, they are failing to face the...