Posts on: April 2016

New Rules for SSI in Effect Today

0 comments / April 29, 2016

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.    

Happy Birthday, Beverly Cleary

0 comments / April 13, 2016

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.