Cost-Of-Living Adjustment (COLA)

Business / Taxes / Cost-Of-Living Adjustment (COLA): A COLA results in a wage or benefit increase that is designed to help you keep pace with increased living costs that result from inflation. COLAs are usually pegged to increases in the consumer price index (CPI). Federal government pensions, some state pensions, and Social Security are usually adjusted annually, but only a few private pensions provide COLAs.

Other Words for Adjustment

Adjustment Noun Synonyms: adjusting, altering, alteration, setting, regulating, regulation, setting or putting right or aright or to rights, correcting, correction, calibrating, calibration, tuning
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Pay Adjustment

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Pay Adjustment: Any change made to the pay rate of an employee, such as an increase or decrease to the rate of pay. MORE

Market Adjustment-Trading Securities Account

Business / Accounting / Market Adjustment-Trading Securities Account: An account used to track the difference between the historical cost and the market value of a company's portfolio of trading securities. MORE

Make Allowance (Or Milk Manufacturing Marketing Adjustment)

Business / Agriculture / Make Allowance (Or Milk Manufacturing Marketing Adjustment): The margin between the government support price for milk and the CCC’s purchase price for butter, nonfat dry milk, and cheese. This margin is administratively set to cover the costs of 'making' milk MORE

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