Originally Posted by Katsmeow
To answer a couple of questions:
I am an attorney.
The kids get roughly $1100 a month because they are under 18 and my husband will be drawing Social Security. They receive 1/2 of his full retirement age benefit (subject to a family maximum that is about $4k a month).
I thought when you originally posted that it was somewhat risky. It is interesting a few factoids really change the situation. Attorney IMHO have a much easier time making a very nice wage working part time than almost any other profession. I'd certainly be happy to work one day a week for $1,000.
These certainly gives you latitude if the house selling doesn't working out as well as you hoped.
Maybe I missed it in the original thread but I thought you two were much younger (two kids under 18 gave me the impression).
Oh and before I forget congratulations.
Now my rant. Kids under 18 get social security based on his full retirement age, even though the husband retired at early 62. No wonder the system is in trouble.
On the other hand, I fell in lust with this cute single mom at the dentist office, and now my mind is busy trying to figure out how to scam the system.
Too bad I am more than a decade away from collecting.