Does The Social Security COLA Shortchange Seniors?

Summary

  • The COLA formula is based on an index that slightly lags overall inflation.
  • The COLA formula uses an ‘averaging’ formula that lessens the impact of short-term spikes in inflation.
  • The COLA formula falls well below the inflation-adjusted returns of U.S. Series I Savings Bonds.

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About Tipswatch

Author of Tipswatch.com blog, David Enna is a long-time journalist based in Charlotte, N.C. A past winner of two Society of American Business Editors and Writers awards, he has written on real estate and home finance, and was a founding editor of The Charlotte Observer's website.
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