cost of living adjustment

  • G fund: How much is too much?

    Most experts would say it depends on your age, when you plan to retire, and, very important, your risk tolerance.

  • Not rocket science, but close

    Is the government using the wrong measuring tool to track inflation and thus producing the wrong cost of living adjustments?

  • TSP: Is everybody (anybody) happy?

    Last month the Thrift Savings Plan implemented a series of changes in withdrawal rules it hopes/expects will lead to more people leaving their investments in the TSP when they leave government.

  • Magic number$ for feds, retirees: 1.6, 5.2, 2.6, 3.1

    Federal workers and retirees are awash in numbers today, some solid, some still forming up. The final total will determine in large part what kind of financial future they have.

  • Retiree checks to rise modestly amid push to expand benefits

    Social Security says millions of retirees will get a modest 1.6% cost-of-living increase in 2020 _ and that comes to about $24 more a month more the average retired worker

  • Are you overpaying for health insurance?

    It’s very likely, especially if you haven’t changed plans in the past few years or are retired, that you are paying more in premiums than necessary.

  • Do you really want a double-digit COLA?

    Federal-military-Social Security retirees are hoping for a January 2020 cost of living adjustment, which is nice but not as nice as the days of 8% or 9% yearly increases.

  • Pay, premiums, and a retiree COLA: The fall forecast

    As the year grows closer to an end, federal employees will be eager to see just how much their pockets will be impacted.

  • Friday the 13th: Pulse check for 2020 COLA, pay raise

    Earlier this year, the chances of both (or either) a federal pay raise and a separate cost of living adjustment for retirees were hovering somewhere between slim and slimmer. The president called for a zero…

  • Can you afford to retire, ever? How will you know?

    The dominant Federal Employees Retirement System covers most working feds. It’s good but it has several moving parts.