Monthly Archives: August 2022

It’s not the plan. It’s the planning.

Plan may be a noun. But to us, it’s always a verb. It’s action and change, response and recalculation. “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” – Yogi Berra “It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near one.” – J.R.R. […]

Terms and Acronyms

(This is a work in progress. We are adding to it and cleaning it up as we go. Please feel free to make suggestions!) Agencies SSA == Social Security Administration CBO == Congressional Budget Office BLS == Bureau of Labor Statistics IRS == Internal Revenue Service DOL == Department of Labor (regulates a lot of […]

What is the Social Security COLA (Cost Of Living Adjustment) and How Is It Computed?

How is the COLA for Social Security Computed? It’s important to recognize how big a deal this is.  Social Security benefits automatically increase with inflation.  Almost no other product or pension available to the public does that.   This is huge.  If you were getting a fixed dollar amount every month forever, when prices go […]