Social Security

If you wait until age 70 to start receiving Social Security retirement benefits, you generally stand to get the biggest checks.

But if you do not want to delay for that long, there is a second option where you will not take as much of a pay cut.

Only 8% of Americans think the government should do nothing to fix Social Security and that the program will stay “perfectly affordable.”

There is a new report that shows social security and Medicare may be running out in the near future. What’s the best way to plan for this possible shortfall? We speak with Liz Miller, a financial advisor at Summit Place and Sharon Epperson, our senior personal finance correspondent.

Many people have enough saved for retirement to claim Social Security later than they do, according to a new study.

Data point to a bigger cost-of-living adjustment from the Social Security Administration this year.

How well you understand the ins and outs of Social Security entitlements could make a big difference in how much you receive over your lifetime.

Social Security is expected to be a major source of retirement income for baby boomers. However, there are a lot of misconceptions about how Social Security works and when you should take it. Sharon Epperson dispels some of the common myths that are out there.

This is the age when certain retirees stand to lose the least by not waiting until age 70 to start receiving Social Security.

What you don’t know about Social Security could cost you. CNBC offers tips to ensure you don’t miss out.

If you claimed this important retirement benefit too early, there are steps you can take to correct that.

Donald Trump says he will preserve the program, yet the trust funds supporting it will be depleted by 2034, making any solution difficult.

Government researchers analyzed six online tools that provide users with estimates of their expected monthly payouts.

One of the biggest mistakes retirees can make is to underestimate the importance of Social Security in their retirement-planning strategies.

Your Social Security income won’t go up by much in 2017, yet your expenses probably will. Here’s what it means for your cash flow.

Projected deficits of America’s most popular retirement program vary by trillions of dollars. Find out why.