I want 2016 to last another year

United States
December 29, 2016 10:58am CST
I had a great year, I have nothing to complain about...oh sure, minor issues with purchases, etc. But that's nothing compared to dying or a house burning down. I know many of you are anxious to see what the new year brings. I know what I had, what I currently have and I worry about what I won't have in 2017. I don't want my boat tipped over. My life is set, I've been told I'm lucky. Luck has nothing to do with it. What I worry about is what the new administration will take away. You notice he has never mentioned seniors and what he will do (or not do) for us. I have great health insurance, and it's also a zero premium plan. It has not changed since I started on the free plan. Not sure why others seniors who are paying high premiums don't switch. Since we quit work in our early 50's we didn't get retirement benefits so we paid for medical through BC/BS for over 10 years....now it's nice to have no premiums. We switched our very expensive meds to generic and they are free. My blood pressure is the same on generics as it was on name brand. Changing 3 expensive meds to generics saved us $3,000 a year. I wish I would wake up 1/1/17 and it be like Groundhog Day - 1/1/16 all over again, every day. But that's just me. Photo: ://pixabay.com/en/clock-5-vor-12-the-eleventh-hour-465874/
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@marlina (66584)
• Canada
29 Dec 16
There are a lot of mylotters here who can't wait for 2016 to go. Include me in this group.
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• United States
29 Dec 16
You live in Canada so that makes a big difference LOL!
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@averygirl72 (16396)
• Philippines
30 Dec 16
I'm excited for a new year. I'm excited for all the good things this year holds for all of us
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@Bluedoll (16816)
• Canada
30 Dec 16
@AbbyGreenhill what does living in Canada have to do with it? you wrote, I have nothing to complain about.. Are you feeling okay? - joking here sincerely
@Corbin5 (88955)
• United States
29 Dec 16
You really did have a great 2016. We are pretty well set with pensions and the same health insurance we have had for 40 years. I just want 2017 to be good for our son, and all his millennial friends, who have struggled with layoff after layoff due to outsourcing of jobs and companies leaving this country. No way do I want to witness that again. He landed a great marketing job in November, and this one looks like a company that will not be leaving the country or outsourcing jobs.
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• United States
29 Dec 16
Any job is a gamble...just like life is. I don't have kids so I don't have those worries, all I have to worry about is the two of us.
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@amadeo (54004)
• United States
29 Dec 16
Good luck there.Your having flashback there?lol Why can you make the new year the same as last year
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• United States
29 Dec 16
I can make it what I want, it's others who might mess it up!
• United States
29 Dec 16
Although I'm not sure what 2017 will bring especially for us seniors I am happy to see 2016 go
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• United States
29 Dec 16
You have a lot of reasons for wanting it over.....
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29 Dec 16
Oh, no! Please, come 2017!
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• United States
29 Dec 16
It's coming no matter what I want LOL!
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29 Dec 16
@AbbyGreenhill Hahaha... Are you exciting for 2017?
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• United States
29 Dec 16
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@Happy2BeMe (70971)
• Canada
29 Dec 16
I hope 2017 is just as good and even better for you. The future will be scary not knowing what is ahead.
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• United States
29 Dec 16
Thanks. I hope you have a great year.
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• United States
29 Dec 16
That's a great point. 2017 can be even better! Let's try to make it a better year.
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@Happy2BeMe (70971)
• Canada
29 Dec 16
@AbbyGreenhill thank you
• United States
29 Dec 16
Groundhog day is a great movie
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• United States
29 Dec 16
It sure is - I could watch it over and over LOL!
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• United States
30 Dec 16
@AbbyGreenhill Haha that's funny
@fishtiger58 (30572)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Dec 16
My husband worked for the state of Illinois for 37 years and retired almost 3 years ago when he was 58. Because he worked so long for the state he gets the same employee health insurance he had when he was working. So we don't pay much and we have it for life. soon my oldest will have to get his own health insurance as he will be 26 in June. Thankfully he will be offered insurance at his job so it won't cost him an arm and a leg. My youngest is still on our insurance as well but also gets health insurance from the university he attends as he's a grad student. Not sure if all the students get health insurance or it's just the grad students.
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• United States
29 Dec 16
When we were working on our plan to quit work and move south I called BS/BC of NJ - they wanted $1,000 each per month for insurance (that was in 2001)...I then called BS/BC and Tn and the same plan for both of us was $397 a month! Of course by around 2008 the price doubleb but it did in NJ also. Once my husband was able to get Medicare and the United HealthCare plan I was paying BS/BC and it was almost $800 for just me. Can you see why zero premium plan made me so happy!
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@fishtiger58 (30572)
• Momence, Illinois
31 Dec 16
@AbbyGreenhill wow that's just crazy money for each month, yup I can see why you love the zero premium plan do you happen to have a website for that plan
• Chennai, India
30 Dec 16
Its been more of a Blitzkreig for me, wished that 2016 had just now started but it ended now. Its been a mix of good & bad things. Hope 2017 turns out to be better for you.
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• United States
30 Dec 16
Thanks, and the same to you.
• Jacksonville, Florida
29 Dec 16
2016 wasn't terrible for us either-nothing major happened that we couldn't handle, thank God. I hope 2017 is a great year for all of us! =)
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• United States
29 Dec 16
You will have a new place to live and a new life to celebrate, so it will be good for you all around!
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@PatZAnthony (11971)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
30 Dec 16
Ah, yes-Groundhog Day! That would be nice. We lost many in 2016, but we had no control over what was happening in 2016, and we certainly won't have any in 2017. Just blink, and it will be 365 days from now. Remind me then that I said the year would fly by! (Like you need me to tell you that!)
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@BelleStarr (34902)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Dec 16
Unfortunately, not all programs are offered in all states. My medications are the same price whether generic or brand name and they are tier 3 so never cheap or free. We only pay $26 a month for our coverage each so I am not complaining.
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@valmnz (13143)
• New Zealand
29 Dec 16
I like the surprises every new day brings and so that's 365 surprises to look forward to in the coming year. 2016 has been a good year for me too and no doubt 207 will be as well.
• United States
29 Dec 16
You don't live in the USA - some of the surprises we might get won't be so wonderful.
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@valmnz (13143)
• New Zealand
29 Dec 16
@AbbyGreenhill but we in the rest of the world unfortunately have to suffer the consequences as there are always spin-offs for the rest of the world unfortunately.
• United States
29 Dec 16
@valmnz You might get the spin off but we get the main tornado of God knows what.
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@kevin1877uk (36621)
31 Dec 16
You never know it might happen, wishing you a wonderful 2016 or will it be 2017!!
• United States
31 Dec 16
Thank you and the same to you.
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@kevin1877uk (36621)
31 Dec 16
@AbbyGreenhill Thank you, maybe going back to the start od 2016 is a good idea lol.
• United States
31 Dec 16
@kevin1877uk Maybe it would be good if we could, but unfortunately we must move forward LOL
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
30 Dec 16
I had both good and bad things next year, I would like to find a FT job and start saving again and pay off my CC
• United States
30 Dec 16
You are better off than you were a few months ago....look forward...
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• Centralia, Missouri
30 Dec 16
@AbbyGreenhill indeed, I just really worry about money and paying for things. I texted the x again this AM to get updates on the divorce and on if he could honor his agreement to pay half the truck, and he said "too busy paying off our old stuff", if he means his Credit card that's bs, as he has MORE than paid that off, and is too busy buying booze and video games. That truck IS our old stuff..... seriously making me upset
• United States
30 Dec 16
@Jessicalynnt All those details should be in the divorce papers....
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@dodo19 (29245)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
29 Dec 16
I'm hoping that things change for us. That things get easier financially. Sure, we're healthy, are able to get food, and we have a roof over our heads, so in that sense I can't complain. But things are tight and I'm just hoping for things to change and get a little easier. Enough that we don't have to worry so much.
• United States
29 Dec 16
Saving is the answer. If you can that is. I believe in saving .
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@dodo19 (29245)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
30 Dec 16
@AbbyGreenhill Savings is always a good idea, if and when you can.
• United States
30 Dec 16
@dodo19 Even a dollar or two a week adds up.
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@mom210 (6162)
• Atlanta, Georgia
30 Dec 16
I can understand your concern but at this point we just have to wait and see what the future holds, The last few years have not been real good for our family for jobs and health care. So it would be nice to see things looking up. I do hope that you lose nothing and I am hopeful for your future as well.
• United States
31 Dec 16
My future is secure....I just don't want seniors to get cheated out of SS.
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@mom210 (6162)
• Atlanta, Georgia
31 Dec 16
@AbbyGreenhill Hopefully there are enough paying attention, that will not happen.
• United States
31 Dec 16
@mom210 not sure if fox watching henhouse a will work.
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@LadyDuck (131135)
• Switzerland
30 Dec 16
I am more than happy to see this year go away. I hope that 2017 will be at least a bit better, we had so many problems this year.
• United States
30 Dec 16
I would like to go back in time a few years...
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@LadyDuck (131135)
• Switzerland
30 Dec 16
@AbbyGreenhill I remember good years and bad years also in the past, the 2015 was pretty good.
@CoralLevang (16241)
• United States
30 Dec 16
Fortunate, and well-planned. I agree that 2017 is a bit scary. So many unknowns.
• United States
30 Dec 16
Yes and with all the new crap going on with foreign countries....bomb shelter maybe??
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@CoralLevang (16241)
• United States
30 Dec 16
@AbbyGreenhill who knows?
• United States
29 Dec 16
Well, let's hope that 2017 is as lucky for you as 2016 was.
• United States
29 Dec 16
I really have not had a bad year for the last 15 - moving south was a good move.
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• United States
29 Dec 16
@AbbyGreenhill I have had good years, but with some blips in them.