Living on Social Security benefits

We’ve now experienced our 2022 Social Security benefit amount for a couple of months, the 5.9 percent increase. How are you doing?

The problem is that the COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) is calculated from July to September the year before. Yes, prices were inching up then, but by December, we were seeing the writing on the wall when the annual Consumer Price Index was already up 7 percent.

Add to that the hefty Medicare Part B increase to cover the cost of Aduhelm, the Alzheimer’s drug most of us

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