COLA

  • 2018 pay raise vs. COLA — and the winner is …

    Trick question: Who’s going to get the biggest pay raise next year: active-duty federal workers or federal retirees and folks who get Social Security?

  • Biggest retiree COLA in years may be in the works

    After a year without a cost-of-living adjustment, federal and Social Security retirees may experience a slight pulse in the inflation catchup pipeline, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

  • Bill would change equation for seniors when calculating COLAs

    The CPI-E Act would require federal retirement programs to use the Consumer Price Index for the Elderly (CPI-E) when calculating cost-of-living adjustments. Currently the CPI used is the one for workers.

  • Round up the usual suspects. Starting with you

    Experts who said President-elect Donald Trump couldn’t win are now guessing at his blueprint for government. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says they’re overlooking the obvious.

  • The good old days: When a COLA was a COLA

    Why are so many long-time feds and retirees longing for the good old days? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it was a time of double-digit cost-of-living adjustments.

  • Pint-sized COLA is double-trouble

    When it comes to cost-of-living adjustments for retirees, is there anything worse than nothing? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the only thing worse than nothing is something.

  • Retirement risks: Running out of money

    Retired federal workers don’t have to worry inflation will outpace their benefits as they grow older. Or do they? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it all depends…

  • The keys to a happier retirement

    Financial planner Arthur Stein joins host Mike Causey to discuss asset allocation and what you can do to map out a much happier, less stressful retirement. October 19, 2016

  • Planning a COLA party? Make sure it’s BYOB

    If you’re expecting to lay on a big spread celebrating the January cost-of-living adjustment, forget about it, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. It won’t be enough to feed a crowd.

  • COLA conspiracy?

    Is there a conspiracy to hold down the January inflation adjustment for federal and Social Security retirees? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains what some believe is going on.