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The annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, is based on a measure of inflation that Congress adopted in the 1970s. Since then, it has resulted in annual increases averaging 4.2 percent.
David Snell is the retirement benefits expert with NARFE.
Tammy Flanagan is the senior benefits director at the National Institute of Transition Planning.
The Pentagon reminding workers stationed overseas to leave out cost-of-living pay when calculating their household budgets.
Times are tough but what does the asteroid that destroyed the dinosaurs have to do with your retirement program? The short answer, according to Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, is "not much" and in these troubled times that's a very good thing.
Are you worried about the impact of the current financial crisis on your January pay raise or retiree cost of living adjustment? If so, welcome to the club, but Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it's not as bad as all that.
Your 2009 federal pay raise has, as usual, been moving at a snail's pace this year. But now in the final days of Congress, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says your raise is moving fast and it looks like 3.9 percent-plus for most.
In January federal workers complained because the pay raise they got was so much smaller than the inflation-driven cost of living adjustment for retired feds. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says times have changed, because 2010 could be the year without a COLA.
There is a very good chance that federal/postal/military retirees and folks who get Social Security benefits may not get a cost of living adjustment next January. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains what's down, not up.
In the old days pirates would often give their victims a choice. The choice? Walk the plank or get pushed off the plank. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says federal workers and retirees now find themselves in a similar bind.