Today I got my "official" notification from Uncle Sam, of my 1.7% increase in my Social Security check for 2013. Of course it then went on to inform me of the increase in my Medicare premium too. What it boils down to, is that I will see a $19 increase per month over what I was getting in 2012. But not so fast - I can't enjoy that increase for long, since come April, I have a $12 per month increase in my supplemental healthcare insurance premium. WOW - now it's down to a big, gigantic, whopping $7 per month extra that I can splurge with. And since I am now on 2 rather expensive (IMO) prescriptions that I wasn't on before, and I don't carry insurance for prescription coverage - then I'm in the hole - big time!
Life is grand!!!