Tag: CPI-E

Trying Again to Change Social Security’s COLA Formula

By on March 8, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Trying Again to Change Social Security’s COLA Formula

Another attempt is being made in Congress to change the COLA formula for Social Security to pay higher benefits.

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Seniors’ Security Act Takes Retirees Into Unknown Territory

By on October 18, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Seniors’ Security Act Takes Retirees Into Unknown Territory

Another attempt is being made in Congress to change COLA increases to use the CPI-E in an effort to help retirees. Is this a good idea?

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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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COLA Wars

By on March 2, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
COLA Wars

Recently proposed legislation would apply a new COLA for all federal benefits programs, but the author cautions that it may not be all it’s cracked up to be.

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Congress Considering Change in Calculating Retiree Benefit Increases

By on March 1, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Congress Considering Change in Calculating Retiree Benefit Increases

Recently introduced legislation would change the COLA used in computing federal employee retirement benefits.

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What is the Best Way to Measure Inflation?

By on November 20, 2015 in Retirement with 0 Comments

The Social Security Administration states that the goal of a cost-of-living adjustment is to ensure that the purchasing power of seniors is not eroded by inflation, but with no COLA planned for 2016, does that mean that seniors do not have to worry about inflation? As the author notes, it depends on how inflation is measured.

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What is the Chained CPI and How Would It Impact Your Retirement?

By on October 26, 2015 in Retirement with 0 Comments
What is the Chained CPI and How Would It Impact Your Retirement?

What is the chained CPI and how would it impact the federal workforce if a new legislative proposal were adopted?

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Why Your Costs May Be Up But Your Retirement Income Goes Down

By on August 27, 2009 in Retirement with 0 Comments

For the first time since the current system was put into place in 1975, the annual COLA adjustment is unlikely to appear in your paycheck next January. Here’s why.

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