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July living costs, January COLA drop

Thanks to a slight dip in July living costs, the tentative inflation-catch up for millions of retired Americans now stands at 1.8 percent. But, feds have two more months to endure before they know what their cost of living adjustment will be next January, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , retirement , pay and benefits , COLA ,

Friday - 08/22/2014, 02:00am EDT

A dose of Medicare Part B with your FEHBP? Who gets a COLA in 2012?

David Snell is the retirement benefits expert with NARFE.

Tags: David Snell , NARFE , pay and benefits , Mike Causey , Medicare , FEHBP , health insurance , COLA , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 10/12/2011, 03:00pm EDT
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Deflation Blues and News

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.

Tags: P&B , COLA , federal pay raise

Friday - 02/20/2009, 04:00am EST

Federal/Social Security COLA Stalling?

Federal, military and Social Security retirees were delighted last month when it appeared they were on track for a January cost of living adjustment of around 3.3 percent, but Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says living costs are down, believe it or not, and the COLA may be in danger of stalling.

Tags: Social Security , retirement , COLA , FERS , Mike Causey , federal report , chained CPI , BLS , pay and benefits

Monday - 07/18/2011, 02:01am EDT

Pay Raise Horse Beats COLA Mule

If you're betting on who gets the most this coming January, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says to put your money on the pay raise horse, not the cost of living mule.

Tags: P&B , pay raise , COLA ,

Friday - 04/17/2009, 04:00am EDT