Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, July 27, 2015 6:05 am
By Judy Martel ·

Africa is a study in contrasts when it comes to cost of living for expats.

Friday, January 25, 2013 11:53 am
By Crissinda Ponder ·

One student claims a school rule that requires students to prove they can cover living costs discriminates and is taking the college to court.

Thursday, October 18, 2012 2:33 pm
By Kay Bell ·

If you’re a baby boomer like me, you’re worrying a bit more every day about when — or whether — you’ll be able to retire.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 6:00 am
By Judy Martel ·

New York City can’t hold a candle to the high costs of living in these cities.

Thursday, December 16, 2010 3:42 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Social Security cost of living adjustments, or COLAs, are shaping up to be a major retirement planning issue in 2011. Here are the two factors that retirees or people thinking about retirement ought to consider. One is the overly generous COLA that Social Security recipients got in 2009, resulting inadvertently in no COLA in either

Monday, October 11, 2010 4:30 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

The government announced last week that Social Security recipients won’t get a cost of living allowance, or COLA, increase this year. This is the second year in a row that they haven’t gotten a bump. If you are nearing retirement, this is worthy of concern. Social Security COLAs are calculated every October by comparing the