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Happy Friday

October 11th, 2013 at 08:10 am

Just logged a few more expenditures I had forgotten about -- $5 for a prescription, and $7 for earring backs. I have a lovely pair of loop earrings that threaten to get lost because the loop works its way out of my earlobe. So I got some plastic backs that are said to help keep them in place. Of course I had to buy -- how many? I didn't even count. Let's just say I'm covered for the rest of my life.

The webhosting payment issue I talked about yesterday was resolved today. The account holder was actually the former president's brother -- he emailed me the login information and I was able to get in, pay with the org's credit card, and add myself as a contact. Whew! Disaster averted. There would have been some unhappy people if the website went down on Monday.

I'm so glad it's Friday. Another week under my belt.

We were scheduled to have guest speakers on social security and retirement here on campus, but the event was cancelled due to the government shutdown. I was hoping to get more information about the timing of my retirement. My understanding is that social security benefits don't begin until three months after filing. So does that mean you should file three months prior to your last day of work? I can't seem to find that answer anywhere. Maybe some of you know!

2 Responses to “Happy Friday”

  1. M E 2 Says:

    I have ALWAYS heard that one should apply for social security benefits 3 to 6 months before you expect to start collecting.

  2. M E 2 Says:

    My mother followed this edict. Her birthday is in mid-December. I believe she got her first SS check in either January or February. It definitely was NOT in March or later.

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