Retirement


The President’s Commission to Strengthen Social Security calls for the establishment of “voluntary personal accounts” in which workers would own their contributions and be able to pass them on to heirs. The group has developed three model accounts and says any of them would bolster Social Security’s financial stability and increase benefits to participants. ( www.commtostrengthensocsec.gov/reports/Final_report.pdf )

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