Social Security: Past, Present and Future

Course Dates: 
6 weeks: January 10, 17, 24, 31 February 7, 14, 2018
Wednesdays, 9-11 a.m.
Bob Rietz
Course Catalogs: 
2018 Winter

Is Social Security a Ponzi scheme or the second most successful government program in U.S. history? Do you get your “money’s worth” from the FICA taxes you paid? Find out whether some common beliefs about Social Security are true or false. Learn objective facts about Social Security’s finances, impact on poverty and relationship to the U.S. budget and National Debt. Lastly, do something in real time that Congress refuses to do— solve Social Security’s 75-year deficit!

Bob Rietz ( was the chief pension actuary of Deloitte and a consulting actuary from 1975 to 2010. He has held leadership positions in organizations such as the American Academy of Actuaries and Conference of Consulting Actuaries and has been a frequent speaker at actuarial meetings.