Social Security Expert: ‘We’re Playing With Fire’

If so many of us are barely saving enough for our retirement years, can we really afford to rely on a smaller Social Security benefit? That’s the situation Americans are facing in 2033, when Social Security’s trust fund is projected to be exhausted, and retirees will be paid just about 75 percent of their benefit. To reignite the debate over how to close Social Security’s funding gap, a panel of experts gathered at a Capitol Hill forum on Tuesday and …