Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 3:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Social Security’s cost of living increase in 2014 will be 1.5 percent. Is that too puny?

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.

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.”

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 9:40 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Thanks to a cost of living adjustment, Social Security will rise 1.7 percent Jan. 1.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 5:04 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Social Security recipients can expect a 1.3 percent cost-of-living raise in 2013, but that won’t cover expected Medicare Part D increases.

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