Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, May 22, 2015 1:53 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

The Senior Citizens League’s “2015 Survey of Senior Costs” showed a dramatic drop in inflation over the past year, due mostly to falling oil prices.

Monday, August 25, 2014 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

Inflation impacts seniors differently. The Department of Labor measures that with an experimental CPI index for the elderly called the CPI-E. Is it better?

Friday, August 10, 2012 5:18 pm
By Barbara Whelehan ·

Americans age 50 and up really want to know what the two presidential candidates plan to do about programs such as Social Security.

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