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Investing Blog Roundup: Bogleheads Conference and 2023 Social Security COLA

It was a pleasure meeting many of you in person last week at the 2022 Bogleheads Conference. The sessions were all recorded and will eventually be made available on YouTube. I do not know the timing as far as when we should expect that, but I’ll share the link once they come out.

The SSA announced last week that the cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) will be 8.7% for 2023.

To answer the question I receive every year: for anybody 62 and older, your primary insurance amount gets adjusted by the COLA each year regardless of whether you have filed for your benefit. In other words, a high (or low) COLA in a given year is not really a point in favor of filing earlier or later. (You can find a more thorough explanation for Social Security inflation adjustments here.)

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