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Old 10-15-2018, 12:36 AM
 
Location: north narrowlina
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I love that C.O.L.A!!!!! average person will get another $40 in their social security check. that's a heck of a lot of cucumbers for me!!!!!
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Old 10-15-2018, 06:08 AM
 
Location: By the Bend, Inside the Resistance !!
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I love that C.O.L.A!!!!! average person will get another $40 in their social security check. that's a heck of a lot of cucumbers for me!!!!!
Specially at ALDI !!!!

I hope I can see some of the 2.8% increase ($33.00 in my case). This year at 2% my SS Monthly Deposit did not change at all, not even a louzy centavo.

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Old 10-15-2018, 08:26 AM
 
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Thanks. It was removed with clear margins. Prognosis is excellent!

I actually went in to the dermatologist for other lesions. This they found when looking me over. It was on my back where I can't see or reach or feel.
That is why everybody needs someone else to do surveillance of any changes on the skin -- either entirely new lesions or changes in size or color of existing lesions (moles, freckles, etc.).

No joke intended here, but couples can examine each other; the rest of us, well, we need at least one close friend with a sharp eye.
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Old 10-16-2018, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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That is a shrinking demographic because fewer people are retiring with medical/pension benefits ( what I understand)
Yes, I would agree with that, but there are many government employees that have healthcare as part of their pension plan.

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And the other case would be that people are having to work longer--past 65--simply because they can't afford to retire and have to work and thus continue their health insurance via their employer if it was part of their benefits...
It is true that 19.2% of people age 65+ are working compared to 11.7% in 1990, but that is the product of generational differences, not economic differences.

The Lost Generation and the GI Generation simply didn't believe in working in retirement.

The Silent Generation has a little different attitude. My mother is 74 and plans on working until she's 80, but because she wants to, not because she has to.

The Boomers think they'll live forever, so of course many of them work.

There's also major physical differences. By the time the Lost and GI Generations reached retirement age, they were decrepit. They couldn't have worked much longer even if they wanted to work.

The latter part of the Silent Generation and the Boomers are in much better shape physically, and they can continue working if they want to work.
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Old 10-17-2018, 12:26 PM
 
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Yes, I would agree with that, but there are many government employees that have healthcare as part of their pension plan.



It is true that 19.2% of people age 65+ are working compared to 11.7% in 1990, but that is the product of generational differences, not economic differences.

The Lost Generation and the GI Generation simply didn't believe in working in retirement.

The Silent Generation has a little different attitude. My mother is 74 and plans on working until she's 80, but because she wants to, not because she has to.

The Boomers think they'll live forever, so of course many of them work.

There's also major physical differences. By the time the Lost and GI Generations reached retirement age, they were decrepit. They couldn't have worked much longer even if they wanted to work.

The latter part of the Silent Generation and the Boomers are in much better shape physically, and they can continue working if they want to work.
It's also true in generations past, jobs were labor intensive -- manufacturing, mining, farming. With many white collar jobs today, the only physical requirement is lifting a laptop.
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Old 10-17-2018, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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It's also true in generations past, jobs were labor intensive -- manufacturing, mining, farming. With many white collar jobs today, the only physical requirement is lifting a laptop.

That's what I said.



My grandfather was 55 going on 80. He was lucky that he had a pension from the baker's union, plus he was a disabled veteran, so he could retire at 55 years and have a house built in Florida. He was strong as an ox from lifting 50 pound bags of flour all day long, and he managed to live another 32 years, although he spent the last 2 years in a nursing home, because he just couldn't get around any more.
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Old 10-17-2018, 02:41 PM
 
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That's what I said.



My grandfather was 55 going on 80. He was lucky that he had a pension from the baker's union, plus he was a disabled veteran, so he could retire at 55 years and have a house built in Florida. He was strong as an ox from lifting 50 pound bags of flour all day long, and he managed to live another 32 years, although he spent the last 2 years in a nursing home, because he just couldn't get around any more.
There's also major physical differences. By the time the Lost and GI Generations reached retirement age, they were decrepit. They couldn't have worked much longer even if they wanted to work.

The latter part of the Silent Generation and the Boomers are in much better shape physically, and they can continue working if they want to work.


I interpret your comment to mean differences in fitness levels. No mention of boomer jobs being less labor intensive. But, we are essentially in agreement.
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