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Offline bigrod

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Re: Social Security 2017 COLA
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2016, 11:06:48 PM »
Thanks Chuck, I guess I will be able to buy an extra piece of bubblegum with that. :(
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Offline Steve & Myrlita

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Re: Social Security 2017 COLA
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2016, 12:32:57 AM »
Wow! $2.00. Hip Hip Hooray, Yahoo & Yippee.
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Offline BudM

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Re: Social Security 2017 COLA
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2016, 01:27:23 AM »
Mine will maybe cover half of my health care premium increase.  Why am I complaining though?  I have not had an increase for incoming of any type since January 2010.  Now, I got one.  Even though it and then some is gone before I even get it.
Whatever floats your boat.

Offline Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am

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Re: Social Security 2017 COLA
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2016, 03:36:24 AM »
When I used to have mandatory government health care insurance, premiums were taken out of my retirement pension, any pay raises always got eaten up by the increase of our government health care insurance and now probably the same will eventually happen when the cost of my Medicare premium goes up even though Medicare is not accepted overseas and if I ever cancel my Medicare, we would loose our Military TRICARE health care coverage eligibility.
So in other words any COLA that anyone receives will always get eaten up by the cost of premiums from the increase of health care insurance and or Medicare and also forgot, maybe from the increase of one's Survivor's Benefit Plan premiums too, with all combined was eating away at my AGI, but only stopped for those years when there was no COLA for everyone. 
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Re: Social Security 2017 COLA
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2016, 12:51:34 AM »
It doesn't matter what you do to try to ensure that you don't only have to rely on Social Security.  They more you try to prepare for financial security, the more they find ways to beat you down.  And then they want to screw you up on Social Security.

I saw a comment about a Social Security increase of only about $2.00.  I hope that isn't actually $1.99.  Everything I see says they must round down to the whole dollar.  Yeah, round down.  I know mine for 2015 year was taken down 20 cents.  I hope whoever is getting about $2.00 that it doesn't actually turn out to be $1.00 increase for you.  That 99 cents or less is a lot when they don't want to give you crap.
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Re: Social Security 2017 COLA
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2016, 11:33:42 AM »
How much is that in PH Pesos? HA!