April 29 is the last day for suspending SSI benefits for one spouse only. That doesn’t matter to me. But this does: Because I don’t yet collect SSI and pay my Medicare directly, my premium rose by 52% last year. Forever. Why? Beats me.
Posts on: April 2016
I don’t know about the rest of the country, but Minneapolis turns out to have a red-hot housing market. I sold my home in just four days and got my asking price–which was several thousand above what I would have asked just a year ago. That means I’m going to have some cash to invest.Read more
A children’s book author turning 100 is something to ponder. Is it ironic that she lived so far past the age of her characters? Or is it fitting that she maintains a certain eternal youth? Her observation that she “didn’t do it on purpose” seems apt.
It sounds like a great set-up for a joke, doesn’t it? But no–here is a serious proposal out there to implement “activity equivalent calorie burning” information on food labels. The intent is good: If someone knows it takes 26 minutes of exercise to burn off a can of soda, they might drink water instead. ButRead more