cost of living adjustment

  • 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.

  • Back from vacation: Here’s a quick catchup

    While you were away, here’s what happened on the job front — spoiler alert, not much!

  • The autumn numbers game

    In addition to the ever-present threat of a shutdown, it’s when federal workers go shopping for next year’s all-important heath insurance.

  • 2020 COLA: Midsummer night’s dream?

    With two critical months to go in the cost of living adjustment countdown, federal, military and Social Security retirees are in line for an inflation catch-up.

  • Will retirement mean lifetime diet?

    Most current federal retirees, and a small percentage of folks still on the payroll, are under the old Civil Service Retirement System. It offers a generous lifetime annuity that is based on salary and length…