Articles from: 2011


US Savings Bonds Go Paperless

December 21st, 2011 - By eliminating the option to buy paper savings bonds, many people without computer access or ability will no longer be able to purchase them.

The New Digital Divide

December 3rd, 2011 - Increasingly, we are a country in which only the urban and suburban well-off have truly high-speed Internet access, while the rest — the poor and...

Social Security Statements: Observations on SSA's Plans for the Social Security Statement

July 8th, 2011 -

Can Lobbying Preserve Paper Documents for the Oldest Seniors?

February 19th, 2011 -

Consumers Overwhelmingly Support Paper Options, New Poll Shows

September 29th, 2011 - In a recent poll, 72% of consumers surveyed said they would like for the government to continue to provide paper copies of essential documents. CPO...

Why the Social Security Earnings Statement Should be Re-instated

July 8th, 2011 - ...Subcommittee, House Ways & Means Committee. Submitted for the record for the July 8, 2011 Hearing on Social Security Finances...

Social Security Statements: Observations on SSA’s Plans for the Social Security Statement

July 8th, 2011 - The Social Security Statement (the statement) is the federal government's main document for communicating with more than 150 million workers about their Social Security benefits....

Runaway Bandwagon: How the Government's Push for Direct Deposit of Social Security Exposes Seniors to Predatory Bank Loans

June 1st, 2011 - This 2010 Study by the National Consumer Law Center shows that the push to require senior citizens to receieve their social security benfits via direct deposit leaves...