Rising medical costs may outpace a Social Security cost-of-living raise next year

Oct 16, 2017
Social Security benefits will rise 2 percent in 2018 for approximately 61 million older Americans who rely on the benefit. The annual cost-of-living adjustment is based on the third-quarter Consumer Price Index for urban wage earners and clerical workers. The COLA hasn’t been as high as 2 percent since 2011; it rose 0.3 percent this […]

Why aren't we moving as much for work?

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Apr 14, 2017
Economists are puzzled by a drop in mobility in the labor market.
High rents aren’t big enough to explain why Americans are much less mobile geographically than they were in the past, said Abigail Wozniak, associate professor of economics at Notre Dame.
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Cost of living adjustment ticks up, barely

Oct 18, 2016
COLA will increase 0.3 percent in 2017. Social Security payments remain flat.
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Not-so-empty nests: When adult children live at home

May 24, 2013
A lot of parents are finding their living spaces crowded by adult children who have moved back in -- or never moved out. When is it time to give your kids a gentle nudge to take control of their own finances and go it alone?

Report: Multi-generational living on the rise

Oct 25, 2012
A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that multi-generational living is on the rise. In 2010, 4.4 percent of U.S. households had three or more generations living under one roof.

The best states for business in 2012

Jul 11, 2012
CNBC has come out with its annual ranking of the best states for business. This year, Texas was number one.

The best cities for cheapskates

May 4, 2012
Where are the best places in the U.S. for cheapskates to live?

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Moscow may be difficult for U.S. expats

Jul 24, 2008
The consulting firm Mercer reports the cost of compensating expats has jumped by nearly 20 percent in the past 12 months, thanks to a weaker U.S....