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

Food prices see highest increase since 1979 — and this key staple is up nearly 40% on last year

Food prices continued to rise in August, putting pressure on lower- and middle-income households in particular. Food to prepare at home rose by 13.5% in the month compared to last year, the highest rate of growth since March 1979, government data show. The rise in the cost of living was 8.3% year-over-year in August. Food, … 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