cost of living adjustment

  • Federal, military, social security retirees inching toward 2020 COLA

    Many retirees will be watching the inflation index from now through September to see what their January cost of living adjustments will look like.

  • Eliminate your state’s pesky income tax: Move

    Many federal and postal workers live and work in high tax states, so many retire to low-or no-tax states to get more from their annuities.

  • 2020 pay raise, retiree COLA TBD

    Active and retired feds probably won’t know the size of their 2020 pay raise — if any — or cost-of-living adjustment — if any — until late in the year.

  • Legislators try for 10th time to get seniors bigger COLA

    In today’s Federal Newscast, legislation in both the House and Senate aims to guarantee every senior a Social Security cost of living adjustment with an annual floor of no less than 3%.

  • The 3 Ps: Pay, pensions and premiums going up?

    It will be late this year, probably November or December, before active and retired federal workers find out how much extra money they may have next year.

  • Clock ticking for 2020 pay raise, retiree COLA

    If you feel totally confused on the subject of a 2020 federal pay raise, or inflation catch up for retirees, it doesn’t mean you haven’t been paying attention.

  • Retirement plan tops congressional hit parade — again

    For the last six years many federal workers and retirees have had nightmares about losing major parts of their Civil Service Retirement System and Federal Employees Retirement System benefits. And they’ve gone through a series…

  • 2020 retiree COLA: Going up, down or nowhere?

    Federal retirees and folks who get Social Security benefits may be among the few people in the country who get anxious when crude oil prices drop.

  • Timing your retirement isn’t rocket science, but no cake walk

    Benefits expert Tammy Flanagan, will be Mike Causey’s guest today on Your Turn, airing 10 a.m. EDT, streaming on or on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C., area.

  • Is the federal retirement system overdue for surgery?

    Some politicians have been after the Federal Employees Retirement System since it replaced the more generous Civil Service Retirement System program during the Reagan administration.