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You'll Never Believe What's Become of All Your Social Security Funds

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The Social Security Fund every retiree is relying on is not what most Americans believe it is.

If you or someone you know is planning to retire on Social Security alone, you need to watch this...

Proof the Social Security Trust Fund Is Just a Stack of IOUS in a West Virginia Filing Cabinet

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The true nature of the so-called Social Security Trust Fund would shock most Americans.

All 2.85 trillion of it was spent years ago. The money was replaced with "special obligation bonds" - a fancy word for debt - which are stored in a lonely filing cabinet in Parkersburg, W.Va.

While the Social Security Trust Fund was building, the fact that it's nothing but debt wasn't an issue.

But in 2020, that's going to change...

The Social Security Trust Fund Is Just a Stack of IOUs in a West Virginia Filing Cabinet

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The true nature of the so-called Social Security Trust Fund would shock most Americans.

All 2.85 trillion of it was spent years ago. The money was replaced with "special obligation bonds" - a fancy word for debt - which are stored in a lonely filing cabinet in Parkersburg, W.Va.

While the Social Security Trust Fund was building, the fact that it's nothing but debt wasn't an issue.

But in 2020, that's going to change...

The Biggest Myth About Funding Social Security Today

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Don't fall for the biggest myth about Social Security today.

If you rely on the taxes you pay into Social Security in your golden years, you will run out of money in 14 years.

Here is everything you need to know to protect your income in retirement...

Trump Will Make Social Security Cuts If This Appointee Gets His Way

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President Trump vowed several times while on the campaign trail not to make Medicare and Social Security cuts.

"Save Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security without cuts. Have to do it," he said on the day he announced his presidential bid.

But one of the president's top legislative nominees is hell-bent on changing the POTUS' mind about that.

He promises "brutal honesty" to persuade Trump to make Social Security cuts...

What President Trump's Two Options Are with Social Security

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The fate of Social Security's financial future remains unclear as President Trump settles into the Oval Office.

We do know, however, that something must be done about the entitlement program's fate - and soon.

Here's a look at two controversial options the new POTUS will likely have to choose from to keep SS solvent...

Three Social Security Secrets the Government Doesn't Want You to Know

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Social Security "secrets" can earn you money that you are entitled to receive - if you know how to find them.

The average American doesn't, and that's just what Uncle Sam wants.

We take a closer look at some of the most little-known tricks that the SSA doesn't want you to know about...

Three Social Security Secrets the Government Is Keeping from You

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Social Security "secrets" can earn you money that you are entitled to receive - if you know how to find them.

The average American doesn't, and that's just what Uncle Sam wants.

We take a closer look at some of the most little-known tricks that the SSA doesn't want you to know about...

The Social Security COLA Increase for 2017 Is Out – and It's Paltry

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The 2017 Social Security COLA will add a paltry $5 to beneficiaries' monthly checks - dangerous considering the Fed's targeted 2% inflation rate.

Here are the details...

Social Security: Study Finds Nearly Half of Baby Boomers Have No Retirement

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The Social Security trust fund is due to run out by 2034. That's only 18 years away.

Yet many baby boomers are still hoping to rely solely on SSI benefits then...

How Social Security Started

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It's important to understand how Social Security started. To date, Social Security is one of the biggest welfare programs we have.

Although it's over 80 years old, Social Security's purpose hasn't changed over the years. But it's future may be threatened.

And to understand why, all you have to do is look to the past...

Mad About Upcoming Social Security Cuts? Blame This Book…

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Social Security cuts outlined by Congress last fall officially go into effect on May 1.

Here's how one famed economist accidentally tipped off Washington policymakers to draft their controversial bipartisan budget deal that cut several Social Security benefits...

One of the Most Profitable Social Security Benefits Is About to Disappear

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Thanks to President Obama's new budget deal, married couples have one week to take advantage of one of the best Social Security benefits.

This benefit allows married couples to boost their retirement benefits by upwards of $60,000.

And Congress is taking it away just because it's too great to go on unchecked...

IRS Turns Blind Eye to Fake Social Security Numbers from Undocumented Immigrants

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Illegal immigrants are using illicitly obtained or fake Social Security numbers to get jobs.

According to the IRS Chief, that's A-OK.

Here's precisely what he had to tell Congress...

3 of the Most Outrageous Social Security Fraud Schemes in Program History

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Thousands of crooks commit Social Security fraud each year.

And it comes in many forms - payee abuse, fiduciary deception, fake disability claims. The list goes on.

Here's a look at three of the most outrageous examples that average Americans wound up footing the bill for...