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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 02:22 PM

Social Security COLA for 2013 - 1.7%

Just an FYI. Got my notice today.

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Response to pinto (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 02:28 PM

1. Yep I got $12

but then the other hand takest away - my medicare got raised $5

I am figuring out where I can spend that $7 each month

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Response to montanacowboy (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 03:21 PM

2. I think I saw somewhere that $7 is the price of the new "elephant dung" coffee at Starbucks.

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Response to pinto (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 03:39 PM

3. I imagine you'll now go out and buy a new car with all of that extra $$$$$.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:27 PM

5. LOL. I don't drive anyway. The COLA will cover a monthly bus pass, though. And a latte.

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Response to pinto (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:21 PM

4. Help the economy; spend it fast

My increase after Medicare will be $15, so I'm still above the poverty line which can't be said by most Wal-mart or daycare workers.

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Response to pinto (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 01:55 AM

6. Whoop-dee-doo!

What in the world am I ever going to do with that all that money?

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Response to pinto (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 07:47 AM

7. ha ha, and I think the increase in Medicare will be double that.....

That's if you get Medicare. You will NEVER get ahead. You will fall further and further behind. Food, home heating, electric, clothing, all your monthly expenses will increase by way more then that measly 1.7% Oh yah, I'm so happy for you. I haven't received my notice yet. I'm just very depressed, sorry for being such a debbie downer. I hope you spend it wisely.

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