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Old 10-13-2017, 07:30 PM
Status: "North of Palm Trees, South of High Taxes" (set 3 days ago)
 
Location: Noth Caccalacca
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Bacon $9 a pack? What the...?

But gosh, I will enjoy that extra $30 a month on my Social Security (if we get it).
Well, that's 3 more pounds of bacon a month! Since bacon went up sooo much, I've been watching the new NetFlix movie: Silence of the Hams
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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2%. That's a slap in the face.


Wasn't last year 3%?
Last year was 0.3% increase not 3%
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Old 10-14-2017, 02:01 AM
 
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2%. That's a slap in the face.


Wasn't last year 3%?
2% is the biggest increase in years
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Old 10-14-2017, 02:22 AM
 
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Last year was 0.3% increase not 3%
Oh, yeah, that's right. I knew it wasn't enough to piddle with. Thanks.
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Old 10-14-2017, 02:42 AM
 
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like i said above , it is never going to reflect anyone's cost of living nor is it supposed to . it is only one factor that goes in to making up a cost of living .

we are all different . since i retired 2-1/2 years ago we have not needed 1 inflation raise . in fact our costs are lower today than they were when we started retirement on an inflation adjusted basis ..

what seniors forget is we tend to slow down our spending in the middle years of retirement, so much so , that it droops down like a smile before ramping up again later for health care . much of what we do not buy or no longer do covers the increases in things we still use and buy .

academic studies have shown that seniors over their life time as seniors actually need a lot less inflation adjusting than we think. those middle years of being a senior needed almost none asccording to studies by ty bernicke , the sun life study as well as michael kitces looking at the effect of inflation on retirees AS A GROUP .

sure we can argue that our own situation does not reflect that , but your own situation will never be reflected by anything but you .
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Old 10-14-2017, 03:04 AM
 
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Be thankful you didn't get a Cut under Trump. The Republicans are dying to dismantle your medicare and social security. Beware....
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Old 10-14-2017, 03:13 AM
 
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are you forgetting under obama file and suspend , restricted application and the ability to pay back ss and restart the clock were all done away with .

this is not a political party thing unique to any one party . . though folks love to try to make it one sided .
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Old 10-14-2017, 07:48 AM
 
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https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/13/medi...y-benefit.html

Suggests 70% of recipients could see increase eaten up by Medicare increases which are yet to be determined
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Old 10-14-2017, 07:53 AM
 
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both of us have been at 134 so we are okay . it was funny because when we won the appeal they rolled us back not to the 109 but to 134 last year .
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Old 10-14-2017, 12:41 PM
 
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Be thankful you didn't get a Cut under Trump. The Republicans are dying to dismantle your medicare and social security. Beware....
Looks like someone cant grasp that 3 years under 0bama saw 0%. That is ZERO!

i pity those who swallow the garbge.
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