Category: Laurence Kotlikoff

Stronger Dollar Good News For European Vacations

March 21st, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Laurence Kotlikoff, Newsmakers, WCVB 0 comments

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5 Things To Consider Before Retiring Early

March 20th, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Huffington Post, Laurence Kotlikoff, Newsmakers 0 comments

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You’ve had enough of the crazy commute, lots of hours and the endless to-dos, and dream of an early retirement?…

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“And if you wait to claim your retirment benefits until age 70, your benefits will be 76% higher than those starting at age 62.”

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Getting Your Due In Social Security Benefits

March 18th, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Laurence Kotlikoff, Newsmakers, NPR 0 comments

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Politico’s Ben White: ‘Welcome Back to Debt Ceiling Drama!’

March 17th, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Laurence Kotlikoff, Newsmakers, Newsmax 0 comments

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The tumultuous process of raising the debt ceiling has roiled financial markets in recent years, particularly in 2011, when the brouhaha helped lead Standard & Poor’s to lower the U.S. government’s credit rating…

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“Our country is broke. It’s not broke in 75 years or 50 years or 25 years or 10 years. It’s broke today. Indeed, it may well be in worse fiscal shape than any developed country, including Greece.”

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The federal debt debate: Boomers vs. millennials

March 11th, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Laurence Kotlikoff, Newsmakers, Politico.com 0 comments

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Economist Laurence Kotlikoff told the Senate Budget Committee last month that the U.S. government is flat broke…

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“I agree, taken by itself, it may be unfair. But it’s not a matter of my opinion as to whether it is unfair or not. Everyone should be informed about everything that is in the law. Once they pay their taxes, they should take advantage of what they can get. It should not be that we get to fairness by not telling people.”

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Will Social Security Still Be Around When I Retire?

March 5th, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Laurence Kotlikoff, Newsmakers, NPR 0 comments

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Social Security: How To Get What’s Yours

March 4th, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Laurence Kotlikoff, Newsmakers, NPR 0 comments

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Retirement: When you should take Social Security

February 23rd, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Laurence Kotlikoff, Newsmakers, USA Today 0 comments

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Social Security is most Americans’ largest retirement asset, but the system is “maddeningly complex, and if you don’t figure it out, you can lose big bucks,” says one of the authors of a new book…

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Want a fat nest egg? Make the right Social Security choices

January 15th, 2015 in 2015, CNBC.com, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Laurence Kotlikoff, Newsmakers 0 comments

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It’s your last, best chance to fatten your nest egg. But all too often, new retirees undermine their own financial security by claiming Social Security too early, and without regard to strategy…

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“Social Security is about as complicated a fiscal system as is humanly possible to design. This is most Americans’ largest financial asset, and so many people don’t optimize it.”

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Debt and housing costs make young worse off than past generations

August 5th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Laurence Kotlikoff, Newsmakers, The Guardian 0 comments

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Young people face a steeper climb to achieve the lifestyle of today’s baby boomer generation, according to an index measuring intergenerational fairness which recorded a rise from last year…

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“Like an adult report card, the Intergenerational Foundation’s vitally important intergenerational index makes it clear that the UK is failing its young.”

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