Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.
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CHICAGO Millicent Graves will get a raise from Social Security next year, but her household budget will get worse, not better.
(The writer is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.)
CHICAGO U.S. retirement savers dodged a speeding train last week when Republican lawmakers racing toward tax reform dropped their plan to sharply reduce allowable tax-deferred contributions to 401(k) plans. That idea is off the table - at least for now.
CHICAGO U.S. Republican lawmakers came close to staging a damaging raid on retirement savers this week to pay for a massive tax cut for corporations and the wealthy. Their recklessness brings to mind that old saying - "This is no way to run a railroad." But in this case, using that expression would be grossly unfair to incompetent railroad managers.
CHICAGO For many Americans entering retirement, it comes as an unwelcome surprise: Medicare premiums become much more expensive if you do not sign up on time.
CHICAGO Are unsuspecting seniors around the United States being scooped up without warning from their homes, placed in nursing homes and having their possessions taken away?
CHICAGO The gap in U.S. retirement wealth between white and minority families has widened to the point where it really is not a gap anymore. It is a canyon.
CHICAGO Forewarned is forearmed - and for U.S. seniors, the warning just arrived in the mail.
CHICAGO Delaying your Social Security benefit claim offers one of the best routes to higher retirement income - annual benefits increase 8 percent for every 12 months that you delay from age 62 to 70. But the strategy often comes with a challenge: how to meet living expenses while you wait?
CHICAGO The Republicans’ battle to repeal Obamacare is starting to look less like warfare and more like a game of whack-a-mole.