Posted on 14 September 2012
By Mark Miller
“Facts are stubborn things,” John Adams said in 1770. My recent Morningstar column on myths and facts swirling around the Social Security system stirred quite a bit of passionate political debate, judging by the comments posted to the article.
But even amid stark disagreement, at the core of the system are certain facts that can be useful to any investor trying to understand Social Security and where it fits into his or her retirement plans.
In that spirit, and in response to some of the most interesting comments from readers of my first article, I’ve posted responses and some further facts on Social Security in today’s Morningstar column.