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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:47 PM

Are you celebrating? Just got notice of an increase in SS benefits.......

But, the same notice tells me that my Medicare will go up many dollars.
Geeze, I might be able to buy a loaf of bread with the difference.
Sure glad I paid into the system since the '60's. Paid off, didn't it.

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Reply Are you celebrating? Just got notice of an increase in SS benefits....... (Original post)
Paper Roses Dec 2012 OP
dmallind Dec 2012 #1
marybourg Dec 2012 #2
sinkingfeeling Dec 2012 #3
jwirr Dec 2012 #4
RebelOne Dec 2012 #5

Response to Paper Roses (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:40 PM

1. Did it pay off? Depends on how long you live. Nothing else matters.

It probably will if you live a reasonable lifespan at about the average or above, yes. Do you expect to get less out than you put in?

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Response to Paper Roses (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:15 PM

2. In the 26 years my DH has been getting S.S. his monthly payments have

nearly doubled. His pension hasn't changed at all. We could almost live on his monthly S.S.check and mine, which is largely due to his, not my, work record, and if we had to, we could. So qwitcha complaining; it's probably the best investment you ever made.

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Response to Paper Roses (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:00 AM

3. I have had several friends die before even beginning to collect the SS they paid into

from for 4 or 5 decades. Best friend, single guy, died in 2005 7 days before he turned 65.

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Response to Paper Roses (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 05:58 PM

4. Not only did Medicare go up, food stamps decreased. For me the Cola has never been a raise.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 05:15 PM

5. Yes, the COLA has only covered the increase in Medicare. n/t

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