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Retirees Remain on Track for at Least Modest COLA in January

By on September 15, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Retirees Remain on Track for at Least Modest COLA in January

Without factoring in the effects of the two recent major hurricanes, federal retirees remained on track for a modest COLA in January based on August CPI data.

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Update on Harvey’s Impact on Gas Prices and COLA

By on September 5, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Update on Harvey’s Impact on Gas Prices and COLA

Hurricane Harvey has created a disruption in oil production and gas prices which could impact next year’s COLA. The author provides an update.

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Hurricane Harvey, Gas Prices, and COLA

By on August 25, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Hurricane Harvey, Gas Prices, and COLA

Hurricane Harvey may cause gasoline prices to jump which could ultimately be a boon to federal retirees.

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Alternative Ways to Determine Future COLAs

By on August 21, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Alternative Ways to Determine Future COLAs

Alternative ways have at times been considered for computing benefits payments to federal retirees. The author describes some of the options.

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Be Prepared for a Moderate COLA in January

By on August 14, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Be Prepared for a Moderate COLA in January

There is both good and bad news about the likely COLA in 2018. The author provides the details.

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Best Estimate for 2018 COLA: 2.2%

By on August 11, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Best Estimate for 2018 COLA: 2.2%

The best estimate for the 2018 COLA is 2.2% according to the Board of Trustees for the Social Security Trust Funds.

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How Do You Take Away a Benefit That’s Already Been Paid For?

By on August 7, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How Do You Take Away a Benefit That’s Already Been Paid For?

Recent proposals suggest cutting federal employees’ retirement benefits, however, the author says that lawmakers may not understand how these are funded.

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Lawmakers Express Concerns Over Proposals to Cut Federal Employees’ Benefits

By on August 2, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Express Concerns Over Proposals to Cut Federal Employees’ Benefits

Lawmakers in both the House and Senate recently sent letters expressing their concerns to proposals to cut federal employees’ benefits.

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Will 2018 COLA Exceed Federal Employee Raise?

By on July 22, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Will 2018 COLA Exceed Federal Employee Raise?

Current federal employees are likely to receive a smaller pay increase in 2018 than federal retirees.

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What Impact Will the Proposed Cuts to Our Benefits Have on Me?

By on July 20, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
What Impact Will the Proposed Cuts to Our Benefits Have on Me?

I am concerned about proposed cuts to my benefits. What will this mean for my salary and what can I do in the meantime?

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