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  1. Indeed she is. Walk to the nearest mirror and take a look. If what you see is attractive to you then read the following..... Psychology research shows that people, overall, tend to rate themselves as more physically attractive than strangers rate them. However, it seems that not everyone overestimates their attractiveness to an equal degree. A series of studies conducted by researcher Tobias Greitemeyer explored the possibility that unattractive people are more likely to hold exaggerated ideas of their attractiveness than attractive people are.
  2. Common sense tells a person the inflation they are feeling in their lives and in what they buy. If you can't remember what a loaf of bread or a set of new tires for your car or a gallon of milk or a box of cereal cost you last year you need to write it down each year. ANYONE's methodology is better that the BLS as they include things in their calculation that a lot of folks don't buy. Inflation is a person by person and family by family equation. "US Bureau of Labor Statistics gives a the 12-month change through Feb. 2021 as 1.7%"..... until they makes their adjustments. Producer
  3. Last year the rate of inflation was 1.2%. Our SS payments increased 1.2%. Case closed.
  4. The projections for 2021 you refer to are months old and prices have indeed gone up faster than the "experts' predicted in the US. Jan Producer Prices up 1.3% Feb Producer Prices up 0.5% March Producer Prices up 1.0% (which is up 4.2% year over year)
  5. If by "bird" you mean your "one-eye" and by "bush" you mean a beautiful woman's sweet spot I would question the value of your equation.
  6. More info..... No one pays federal income tax on more than 85 percent of his or her Social Security benefits based on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules. If you: file a federal tax return as an "individual" and your combined income* is between $25,000 and $34,000, you may have to pay income tax on up to 50 percent of your benefits. o more than $34,000, up to 85 percent of your benefits may be taxable. file a joint return, and you and your spouse have a combined income* that is between $32,000 and $44,000, you may have to pay income tax
  7. Well said Alk but $3000 seems like an awful lot to be spending over there. With a wife, maybe, but single? You must have REALLY been enjoying life. Good for you!!
  8. I was standing outside of the SS office 2 hours before they opened the day after my 62nd b-day. I walked away from the working world at age 59 and lived off my savings for over 2 years. One of the best decisions I ever made. However, after I started collecting SS I felt a tad guilty when I went to the bank or grocery store and saw people in their 30's/40's that had decades to go before they could stop working. I decided I had paid my dues especially after working nearly 50 years(yes, I was working at age 9 as a paperboy and rarely was without a job until I walked away from it all) .
  9. I initially read this too quickly and read it as "But if you've been living as a broad a long time are you really a U.S. person any more? Legally yes. But biologically?
  10. I think it'll be a bit higher than 1.3% this year with inflation creeping in. I'm guessing 2.1%. Just a guess. Maybe a tad higher.
  11. "I don't buy this at all.".... that's fine. I wasn't selling anything. "There are many items and services that you may not actually purchase yet have a heavy indirect impact of what you state.".... true. I was just making a general statement that not all inflation affects everyone the same way. "One major concern is stated in my OP was the debasement of the currency"..... it can go the other way just as easily and there would be no debasement(no, that's not where I live) to worry about. "Further, in US homes and the stock market are priced at absolutely abs
  12. Just remember that Social Security is inflation adjusted so if inflation runs at 4% you get a bump in your payment (or projected payment if you aren't fully retired) of 4% that year. Personally I'd love to see inflation go up 3%+ a year as I consume little so inflation doesn't really affect me but I can get the additional 3% boost to my SS and pension payments.
  13. Inflation only applies to a person as it relates to the things they use/buy. The inflation index is made up from a basket of goods. New additions this year are baby wipes, hiking boots, pineapple, bundled communication services and stout beer amongst other things. Several things dropped from the index as well. Other things include..... rental prices, car prices, gas prices, clothing, airline prices, etc. If this "basket" of goods goes up at a 5% rate but you don't buy/use any of them then the 5% is meaningless to you and the inflation rate on what you do use/buy might be less than 1%
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