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Old 12-15-2017, 10:23 AM   #1
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Today in the mail we got our notifications of our COLA for 2018. YAY!! I got a $3 increase and DH got $1. I don't know why his was lower than mine. I can't wait to spend it. What to buy first?
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Mine said 2%. That would be significantly more than $3.
Still the world expenses will out pace us. It already has.

Take care of this in the ballot booth. Its the only chance or way to try and help ourselves.
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Mine said 2%. That would be significantly more than $3.
Still the world expenses will out pace us. It already has.

Take care of this in the ballot booth. Its the only chance or way to try and help ourselves.
Contacting your Congressional representatives directly is another way to do that.
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The COLA for 2018 is 2%. Also, the deduction for Medicare is increasing. So you should expect to see less than a 2% increase in your deposit.
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I'm not on medicare yet so I should see close to the 2% increase.
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I'm not on medicare yet so I should see close to the 2% increase.
Many recipients choose to have taxes deducted. That could also impact the balance.
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Contacting your Congressional representatives directly is another way to do that.
Not when you live in a one-party district, in a mostly one-party state, like I do.

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Not when you live in a one-party district, in a mostly one-party state, like I do.
I could never live in Texas.
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I could never live in Texas.
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Today in the mail we got our notifications of our COLA for 2018. YAY!! I got a $3 increase and DH got $1. I don't know why his was lower than mine. I can't wait to spend it. What to buy first?
Paying the increase in your heating bill
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