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Oct. 16, 2020, 2:15 p.m. EDT

Straight talk about next year’s Social Security COLA

Social Security payments will rise by 1.3% next year

By Mark Hulbert, MarketWatch


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You think the presidential contest is controversial? Try discussing Social Security’s cost-of-living adjustment.

I should know, because a year ago I devoted a column to discussing the pros and cons of various ways of calculating Social Security’s COLA. In response I got more angry emails than to virtually any other column I’m written over the last two decades.

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