Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, February 20, 2014 5:20 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Democratic supporters applaud Obama for putting an end to this unpopular proposal.

Thursday, October 03, 2013 8:47 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Opponents of the chained CPI are marshaling forces as Congress does battle over the budget.

Monday, August 26, 2013 5:02 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The early line from the Congressional Budget Office estimates Social Security will go up 1.5 percent in 2014.

Monday, April 08, 2013 3:02 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Using the chained CPI is one way to spread the pain of managing the budget deficit.

Monday, April 08, 2013 11:45 am
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Changes are afoot to our retirement system, but some people are calling for radical changes to it, including abolishment of the 401(k) plan.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 4:12 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

President Barack Obama continues to support a plan to adopt the chained CPI as a way to control the cost of Social Security.

Friday, January 18, 2013 2:05 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

The Business Roundtable proposes raising the full retirement age for drawing Social Security benefits from 67 to 70.

Sunday, December 16, 2012 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Putting the squeeze on how we calculate the rising cost of living could be a good way to keep us from flying off the “fiscal cliff.”