Category Archives: Social Security

September inflation report sets I Bond variable rate at 6.48%; Social Security COLA rises to 8.7%

Annual core inflation hits 6.6%, a 40-year high. This isn’t good news for financial markets. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Here is it, the most important Inflation Day of the year, setting in stone the inflation-adjusted variable rate on U.S. Series … Continue reading

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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, Tipswatch.com 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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U.S. inflation rose 0.1% in August: What it means for TIPS, I Bonds and Social Security COLA

This report is going to roil financial markets. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Surprises, surprises. Financial markets, which had been rallying over the last week on expectations of falling prices, got an inflation reality check today: Seasonally adjusted U.S. inflation rose … Continue reading

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U.S. inflation went flat in July: What it means for I Bonds, TIPS and Social Security COLA

Core inflation continues at 5.9%, an unsustainable rate. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com I warned you: Inflation numbers are notoriously fickle in the summer months, and so here we go: All-items U.S. inflation increased 0.0% in July on a seasonally adjusted … 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, Tipswatch.com 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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