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Old 12-06-2017, 04:50 PM   #6751
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Craziness. Everything is going up in price and they cutting down SS. Absolute craziness
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:46 PM   #6752
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I'm a SS newbie, just started getting benefits this year. I'm supposedly getting a COL increase beginning 2018.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:11 PM   #6753
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My Roku box died last night. I think these things are designed to malfunction after so many thousand hours of use so you'll buy another to replace......like light bulbs. I'm ok with that.
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:46 PM   #6754
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My Roku box died last night. I think these things are designed to malfunction after so many thousand hours of use so you'll buy another to replace......like light bulbs. I'm ok with that.
I don't know how long they should last. Every once in a while we unplug it and clear the buffer (if that is what happens when you unplug it), then we can run it more without any slowdowns. We bought the roku stick, back in 2013, still running, then another stick in 2015 for another tv, and the third tv has an amazon fire (but that stick won't let us view vudu movies in the cloud).

Anyways, when we were buying our stick, my son kept insisting we buy a box roku and that a stick was only part of streaming movies. Actually the stick is a low cost streaming device, it and its remote, and it has fewer features than a roku box, but we never found a need for the box, so we never bought one. I just remember my son insisting, 'mom that won't work for streaming movies', ha ha, well, yes it does. We wait for a sale, and get it for around $35 each.
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Craziness. Everything is going up in price and they cutting down SS. Absolute craziness
It is going to get worse.

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Old 12-07-2017, 04:09 PM   #6756
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I'm a SS newbie, just started getting benefits this year. I'm supposedly getting a COL increase beginning 2018.
The check is in the mail.

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Old 12-07-2017, 04:10 PM   #6757
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Airplane seats! My butt is numb, and my legs are tingling. Arrgh!

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Old 12-07-2017, 06:46 PM   #6758
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Thanks GG, and yes, I knew that, what I didn't realize, was how cheap they are.



That's why I got my guru to do it for me. I've looked up many things but there always seems to be just one term or one step that doesn't match for me. Or a term that means nothing to me but that others understand easily. I'm just not technical and get bogged down or end up in a loop (I hate those!).
Far better for me to let someone else do it, with my luck I end up changing things for the worse.
And that is why I let Spike do all my computer. I am quite happy just entering and deleting. I make no effort to learn anything new. Much to Spike's chagrin.
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Old 12-12-2017, 10:14 AM   #6759
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I'm a SS newbie, just started getting benefits this year. I'm supposedly getting a COL increase beginning 2018.
The problem with that is the deduction for Medicare usually goes up more than the COLA, so your check is still smaller......
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Old 12-12-2017, 12:27 PM   #6760
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The problem with that is the deduction for Medicare usually goes up more than the COLA, so your check is still smaller......
I am very fortunate in that MassHealth pays for my Medicare payment. I have no idea what it may be. Never have. MassHealth has been paying it since day one. I started to collect at age 62 and worked part time. But for those three years I was covered by Massachusetts BC/BS Master Plan. Again at no cost to me. But that all changed on the day I turned 65. BC/BS ceased and Medicare and MassHealth took over.
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