Category Archives: Retirement

Looking to invest in longer-term TIPS? There’s a problem.

By David Enna, I recently got an email with a question from long-time site reader Jay, who included a meme to illustrate his point. Here it is: A TIPS Conundrum: Lately I’ve been struggling with what to do in … Continue reading

Posted in I Bond, Investing in TIPS, Retirement | 32 Comments

Looming debt crisis is already roiling Treasury bill market

The 4-week Treasury yield is sending a message of fear. By David Enna, Update, April 26: ‘The debt limit drama heats up,’ says Moody’s Analytics in new report On Thursday afternoon, I happened to be watching CNBC during a … Continue reading

Posted in Cash alternatives, Retirement, Social Security, Treasury Bills | 47 Comments

TIPS funds vs. TIPS ladder: An investor weighs in

By David Enna, A lot of readers ask about the ladder of TIPS investments I have built over the years. Yes, I do have a ladder, and it does hit every year from 2023 to 2032, and then jumps … Continue reading

Posted in Inflation, Investing in TIPS, Retirement | 29 Comments

Good news: Medicare costs are going down for 2023

Why? The Medicare system is making amends for an ill-advised increase of 14.6% in 2022. By David Enna, One year after Medicare costs jumped 14.6% because of uncertainty over an Alzheimer’s drug, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services … Continue reading

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Social Security COLA looks likely to rise about 10% for 2023

Want to understand how the COLA is calculated? It’s complicated. Read on … By David Enna, With the release of the June inflation report on Wednesday, we now have a pretty good idea of where the Social Security cost-of-living … Continue reading

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