25 January 2010

Social Security Wakeup Call for 2010 - NO COLA

Recently, I was thinking about bills and then remembered that I soon should be receiving my annual statement from Social Security as to my 2010 Cost of Living Allowance (COLA).

Imagine my response when I ran across this piece of legislature...

Information About 2010 Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment

Time to Write Your Congressman if this affects you or someone you take care of who receives Social Security. Be prepared to show your increases for 2009/projected 2010. ie. Living Expenses, Utilities, Rx, etc.

Oh, and by the way, on that phrase, "With consumer prices down over the past year, monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits for more than 57 million Americans will not automatically increase in 2010." I received my yearly statement which included my cost INCREASE for my Medicare insurance.

All this while I am still paying as much, if not more, for gas, utilities and other living expenses.

Microsoft Security Essentials

After all the hard work from my computer tech friend and myself, we have FINALLY found the culprit causing the problem to my computer to where I could not access Facebook. I would get a message saying it was a restricted site. So, I Googled and found others who had the same problem and suggestions on what to do.
AFTER running AVG, SpyBot (found more files) deleting all History and Temp files from my hard drive, I installed the FREE program. The following is exactly what mine was doing:
It is now gone and I can access Facebook, as well as other sites. My computer is running much quieter and much smoother.

If you are having a problem with pop ups referring to your computer may be in danger and scanning shows all these viruses, BE VERY CAREFUL! It eventually locked up my computer and my friend had to reinstall Windows.
Have a great and blessed day!