Early Retirees Say You, Too, Can Quit Working EarlyFor some, retiring early sounds like a fantasy, especially when recent studies suggest many people don't think they'll ever be able stop working. However, some Minnesotans who left the workplace long before the age of 65 told us it's possible if you stick to a plan.
Good Questions: Super Bowl, Social Security, Gas GaugeEvery Friday, we answer a few confounding questions submitted by our viewers. This week, Heather Brown takes a look at the Super Bowl's viewership numbers, unused Social Security dollars, and the accuracy of gas gauges.
Good Question: How Do We Measure Inflation?Starting next year, Social Security benefits will rise 1.7 percent -- or about $20 a month based on an average monthly Social Security payment of $1,192. That increase, or cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), has been pegged to the consumer price index (CPI) since 1975. It's one of several ways to measure inflation. So, how do we measure the CPI?