Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 10:27 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The lack of a cost-of-living increase for Social Security recipients in 2016 also means that the majority of Medicare beneficiaries will not have an increase in the Medicare Part B premiums this year.

Thursday, October 15, 2015 4:56 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Social Security recipients won’t get a raise in 2016, and some Medicare participants can expect to pay a much bigger bill.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 4:35 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you are new to Medicare in 2016, a high earner or you filed and suspended your Social Security benefits, expect your Medicare Part B premium to skyrocket.

Friday, July 31, 2015 5:12 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

With no COLA coming in 2016 for Social Security recipients, budgeting becomes even more important for seniors on a fixed income.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:47 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The increase is modest, but the impact affects millions.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 2:15 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

It looks like the 2015 COLA will be about 1.7 percent — bad news for Social Security recipients hoping for more.

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.

Friday, January 17, 2014 10:15 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The final 2014 budget deal reduced cost-of-living adjustments for retired military who are younger than 62 by 1 percent. Can Social Security be far behind?

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 3:25 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Do you think Social Security recipients deserve a bigger raise than 1.5 percent in 2014?

Wednesday, November 06, 2013 3:54 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Yesterday’s election included a couple of victories for retirement planning.

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