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2024-06-07-1541Z

Over 8 years ago I was pondering what to do about Social Security, and conversing with various people on Facebook, decided that I would pay forward to younger generations everything over what I paid into it.

Now I've been collecting for 6 years, I've come close to recouping the $105360 I paid into it: $101252. However, I've already paid forward $25190 of that, so I still have about 18 months to go if nothing changes. But something is about to change; this month, I'm going to double the amount I'm paying out, to almost half my monthly funds, which will keep me going for another 3 years.

This isn't counting what the IRS stole from me by garnishing my funds shortly after I started collecting, and conversely isn't correcting for inflation nor allowing myself any interest for the years the government held my funds. Once the 3 years get close to ending, I will likely figure in some corrections in my favor. [comment]

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