Social Security’s COLA spike would still leave problems for many seniors

The expected surge in the 2023 Social Security cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, would be a gain not seen in four decades, but it still leaves millions of seniors in poverty. Based on recent inflation figures, some experts forecast that the 2023 COLA could be as high as 8.7%. A COLA of 8.7% is extremely rare … Read more

Weekend reads: The jobs market isn’t cracking β€” gloom turns to boom in the economy

So much for all that recession talk. At least for a day. Friday’s stronger-than-expected jobs report immediately sparked more talk that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates by 0.75 percentage point, not just 0.50 percentage point, when policy makers next meet in September. As one economist put it, the report β€œis much too hot … Read more

Who gets the dog in a divorce? Laws are changing for pet custody battles.

If you think of your pet as a member of your family, you’re not alone. A study by the American Veterinary Medical Association showed 85% of dog owners and 76% of cat owners consider their pets family. Because of this, a divorce can be devastating for pet owners. When you divorce with pets, you both … Read more

Who gets the dog in a divorce? Laws are changing for pet custody battles.

If you think of your pet as a member of your family, you’re not alone. A study by the American Veterinary Medical Association showed 85% of dog owners and 76% of cat owners consider their pets family. Because of this, a divorce can be devastating for pet owners. When you divorce with pets, you both … Read more