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El Seguro Social: Vale la pena esperar / When To Take Social Security: It Pays to Wait!

These videos on When To Take Social Security: It Pays to Wait! were produced by one of our Ford Foundation BESOL (Better Economic Security Over A Lifetime) partners: the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI). You can go here to download their toolkit.

Social Security benefits can be taken at any time between 62 and 70, but there are sound financial reasons to delay if you can. If you wait, your monthly benefits will be higher for the rest of your life.....Read More »

 
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The Racial Wealth Gap in America

Though the United States is one of the wealthiest countries, to many Americans this prosperity remains out of reach. Blacks and Hispanics, who are striving to make a better life for themselves and their families, are not given the same asset building opportunities. [A video from our partner, the Urban Institute.]

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RESEARCH

The Next America

In the Pew Research Center's new interactive essay, The Next America, it is noted that, "Demographic transformations are dramas in slow motion. America is in the midst of two right now. Our population is becoming majority non-white at the same time a record share is going gray. Each of these shifts would by itself be the defining demographic story of its era....Read More »

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RESEARCH

Conflict on the Horizon

Pew reports that, "Meantime, the cost of our programs for seniors will soon exceed half of the federal budget. This spending continues to crowd out budgeting for education, research and infrastructure – investments that would help build a better future for Millennials and their children. ....Read More »

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NEWS

Statement from Latinos & Economic Security Project on New myRA Program

Today President Barack Obama signed an executive order creating the myRA program, a new option for retirement savings, supplementing the existing IRAs, Roth IRAs and 401(k) retirement accounts....Read More »