A CPI for retirees is not needed now but could be in the future

report to the Congress by United States. General Accounting Office

Publisher: U.S. General Accounting Office in Washington, D.C

Written in English
Published: Pages: 95 Downloads: 683
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  • United States,
  • United States.

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  • Consumer price indexes -- United States.,
  • Retirees -- United States.,
  • United States -- Officials and employees -- Pensions -- Cost-of-living adjustments.,
  • United States -- Officials and employees -- Pensions.

Edition Notes

Other titlesC.P.I. for retirees is not needed now but could be in the future.
Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJK791 .U56 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 95 p. ;
Number of Pages95
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3141658M
LC Control Number82602383

  Chained CPI equals benefit cuts for retirees, veterans Ma AM CDT By Art Perlo The cuts would be disguised as a technical fix . A retirement plan that does not account for inflation and a decline in purchasing power could be successful at first but fail 10 to 15 years into retirement. [1] When working your wages generally rise as the cost of goods and services increases; your earnings "keep pace with inflation". Recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics confirms that had the government used the Consumer Price Index for the Elderly (CPI-E) to calculate the annual cost – of – living adjustment (COLA) for instead of the index currently used, Social Security benefits would be % higher this year instead of the tiny % that is being. It’s a lot easier to afford a year retirement than a year retirement. Then there’s the troubling trend of older workers being pushed out of their jobs before they’re ready to retire. Just because you intend to work at your current job until you’re 65 or 70, that doesn’t mean your employer shares that vision.

  The consumer price index (CPI) and the producer price index (PPI) are economic gh both quantify price fluctuations for goods and . If the CPI for is 56, and for , then we could say the cost of a movie in would be: A. $, so the cost of movies has not increased as much as general inflation. B. $, so the cost of movies is relatively more in than it was in But from the CPI-W outpaced both CPI-E and CPI-U — not by much — just percent, with CPI-W at percent versus percent for the other two.   In the 12 months through March , the Consumer Price Index increased percent. And producer prices, often a gauge of future inflation, rose 3 Author: Tom Sightings.

What is the consumer price index (CPI)? A. A measure of the price level based on the consumption patterns of a typical consumer. B. A measure of the resources that are wasted when people change their behavior to avoid holding money. C. The interpretation of nominal changes in . You might have enough money to retire now but you may not know it. By the time you finish reading this, you'll know. There is no magic answer. You don't need a financial planner to answer this question either. This post will give you the answer you are looking for. I could be retired for 50 years if I’m lucky. That’s a long time for inflation to work its insidious job. As a personal finance blogger, I see inflation from 2 main sources. The increase in price of the things we buy. We can use the Consumer Price Index (CPI) to estimate the increase every year.   Current monthly take-home pay: $4, per month ($51, per year).; Expenses covered by your employer that will come out-of-pocket once retired: currently your employer pays for your health insurance premiums. You learn that once retired you will have to pay $ per month ($4, per year) for this coverage.

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Get this from a library. A CPI for retirees is not needed now but could be in the future: summary: report. [United States. General Accounting Office.]. OF THE UNITED STATES A CPI For Retirees Is Not Needed Now But Could Be In The Future Beneficiaries of many Federal retirement programs receive cost-of-living increases tied to a consumer price index that reflects the buying habits of urban wage earners and.

The CPI does not adequately take into account the expenditures of retirees, most glaringly healthcare and housing costs. That is why we need to be using the CPI-E, or CPI for the Elderly (CPI-E).

In the case of retirement planning, if you determine you will need $50, (in today's dollars) in annual retirement income years from now, and you estimate the average inflation rate will be %, the effects of inflation will mean you will need to earn $81, then. A price index such as the consumer price index (CPI) is intended to provide a rough gauge of the general direction of prices in the economy.

An increasing consumer price index represents price inflation while a decreasing price index may provide an indication of deflation. The CPI is an important index because the government uses it to make significant policy decisions. CPI Home. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services.

Indexes are available for the U.S. and various geographic areas. Average price data for select utility, automotive fuel, and food items are also available.

I believe I understated the case, the annual increase for federal workers for the decade ending in was 67% above the CPI-U (I could not easily find the calculation for the CPI-W.) Now, the table has turned, and the President and Congress have cooled the federal worker’s annual increase, and for the past several years the increase has.

More contact information for workers and retirees Participants in PBGC-trusteed plans can use PBGC's fast, free, and secure online service tool to apply for pension benefits, update contact information, adjust federal income tax withholding, and more.

Housing: %. Housing makes up almost half of CPI-E expenses. If you want to stretch your retirement dollars, reduce your "shelter" amount. Homeowners can set Author: Nancy L. Anderson.

The “chained” Consumer Price Index will dampen future adjustments to federal tax brackets and standard deductions, some fear this could impact future military retirement adjustments.

Will Chained CPI Decrease Military Retirement or VA Disability Benefits. If Chained CPI is instituted, the answer is yes, your benefits will decrease accordingly (assuming your benefits are tied to the new system).

The difference likely won’t be much. In fact, you may not even notice it the first year. Consumer Price Index: The Big Retirement Planning Mistake You Want to Avoid April 5, / 0 Comments / in News, Retirement Planning / by Secure Money Advisors Your retirement plan should assume inflation will be higher than the published numbers, whether you already are retired or still looking forward to it.

Now, before you get too excited about a potentially higher COLA in -- Social Security's COLA has averaged a disappointing % per year over the past 11 years -- let me throw some cold water.

If the CPI is used to make decisions on topics as important as inflation, and it's not accurately capturing the financial realities of Americans, there's a big problem.

I believe housing lies at Author: Nick Kapur. Consumer Price Index for the elderly. Ma The Bureau of Labor Statistics calculates official price indexes for two population groups. One is the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), which represents the spending habits of about 88 percent of the population of the United States.

A special Consumer Price Index for the elderly would pre­ sumably take into account differences between the elderly and the rest of the population in the goods and services purchased, the geographic areas in which they live, and the types of stores they patronize.

It is. This article was co-authored by Ralph Smith. As explained in a recent article, the president’s budget proposal calls for a chained consumer price index (CPI or “chained CPI”) to calculate future changes to the COLA for calculating the cost of retirement increases.

President Obama’s proposal follows a similar proposal by the House Republican Study Committee to adopt the chained CPI. Consumer Price Index - CPI: The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure that examines the weighted average of prices of a basket of consumer goods and.

Compounding impact of the slower-growing measure of inflation would increase over time. For example, a worker who claimed retirement benefits at age 62 Author: Emily Brandon. The chain weighted CPI would incorporate changes in both the quantities and prices of products.

The result is that when calculating costs for multi-billion dollar programs—such as Social Security or the federal retirement system—a chained CPI would result in smaller benefit increases and save the government money over time.

Philpott: Chained CPI shaves tax breaks. Will your retired pay be next. Guardians of social security, federal retirement plans, veterans' compensation and.

How Inflation Can Ruin Your Retirement. However, right now the S&P index (SPY) is yielding less than 2% and some feel near a peak. I’ve written a book, The Naked Retirement, run a Author: Robert Laura.

The reason general inflation (the CPI) isn't that big of a deal is because it measures a hypothetical basket of goods and services, and you may not be using many of those goods and services. This first-ever use of Chained Consumer Price Index is viewed by guardians of Social Security, federal retirement plans, veterans’ compensation and survivor benefits as a worrisome development.

The COLA for the FERS retirement benefit is not provided until after reaching age 62—with the exception of certain special groups such as survivor annuitants, disability retirees, firefighters Author: Tammy Flanagan.

Web Only / Features» Ap How to Save Retirement (It’s Simple, and It’s Not Chained CPI) President Obama is wrong: Social Security is not the problem–it’s the solution. of the consumer price index (CPI) and to estimate the extent, if any, to which the CPI overstates in-creases in the cost of living.

The impetus for expert review of the accuracy of the CPI does not stem from the desire to have a better measure of inflation per se. Rather, the committee realized that a sig-nificant proportion of the budgetFile Size: 35KB. Not diversifying investments. Leave it to a military man to tell you that you need to map out your retirement early.

"Save for retirement, start early (when you start to work), and diversify your Author: Corey Whelan. Retirement: How young people can save for the future.

Many planners and analysts predict a U-shaped pattern of spending as retirees age, based on cohort analyses described above. An interesting follow-up to last Thursday’s post regarding the fact that there would be no Cost of Living Adjustment for Social Security in In talking to many seniors, they've often lamented that whatever the government uses to calculate inflation for COLAs is a far cry from what they actually experience in real on: Camino Ramon ste San Ramon, CA, United States.Most often you will see inflation spoken about as it relates to the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

The CPI is a standard basket of goods that economist determine nearly all people will need. Historically, inflation runs between % and 4% each year. When inflation is high, your dollar bill does not buy as much as it will when inflation is low.