The U.S. economy has made modest gains recently. Consumer confidence rose during the fall, and the stock market has stabilized. Meanwhile, employment appears poised to pick up, and even the housing market is showing glimmers of a turnaround.
But the gains haven’t been enough to make a dent in many people’s long-term pessimism, and their faith in financial institutions has eroded. One such institution is Social Security . In fact, many people now wonder aloud if it will be around much longer.Page 1 of 5 | Next Page