Social Security Increases This Month — Here’s What You Should Know

Lane V. Erickson / The Social Security cost-of-living adjustment for 2023 was the largest in decades. But how will this year’s COLA stack up? How big is the 2024 Social Security increase in light of inflation, really, and what will it affect? More importantly, when can you get it? Keep reading for all those … Read more

Southland home prices fell last month. Don’t expect a plunge

Southern California home prices dipped from October to November, the first decline in nine months. The average home price in the six-county region clocked in at $829,557 in November, down 0.1% from October, according to data released by Zillow this week. All counties saw drops except Orange County, where values rose slightly. Nicole Bachaud, a … Read more

Beat the deadline! Open Enrollment ends in 1 month

Act now — don’t miss the January 16 deadline to apply for, re-enroll in, or change 2024 health insurance. This holiday season, give yourself the peace of mind that comes with taking care of your health. Image   Important deadlines to know January 16, 2024: Deadline to apply for and enroll in 2024 coverage. February … Read more

Yen set for best month this year as dollar weakens

Unlock the Editor’s Digest for free Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter. Japan’s currency has run up its biggest monthly gain against the dollar this year, reflecting growing expectations that the Bank of Japan will be forced to tighten monetary policy just as the US Federal Reserve … Read more