Social Security: COLA increasing but Medicare costs rising too in 2024

Social Security checks are increasing next year thanks to the annual cost of living adjustments (COLA). However, the standard monthly cost of Medicare Part B will increase by $9.80, or 6%, to $174.70 in 2024, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Student loan scammers arise as repayment begins

As student loan repayment begins after a federal pause, scammers are preying on borrowers seeking debt relief. But there are free and legitimate ways to lower your monthly payments or get student loan relief. Here's how.