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Old 03-08-2010, 12:07 PM   #21
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Spouse has said that her divorce plan involves a 9mm something or other. I haven't been interested in learning more...
Did I see her at Starbuck's this morning?

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Old 03-08-2010, 12:44 PM   #22
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I am in sales and I talk with a lot of people who are 55-65 and working - often we'll talk about retirement. Seems like there's 4 categories of people:

1. People who can retire and have many interests outside work - these people retire early and leave interesting / fulfilling retirements (my personal goal)

2. People who can retire and do not have outside interests - these people keep working - sad situations because these people have resources to live much richer lives.

3. People who cannot retire and have many outside interests - these people work because they have to - but do their best job to "live richly" outside work

4. People who cannot retire and do not have outside interests.- these are "working drones" who don't know any better.
Don't forget #5, people who love their work. I have a 76 YO brother like that and I found myself trying to help him figure out how to keep working the other day He is a lobbyist and simply loves his work. He also has few outside interests and would probably be unhappy at home. The problem is he is loosing his sight so he can no longer drive and has difficulty recognizing people. But his clients don't seem to mind the sight issues. They all renewed this year. So we discussed a number of options to keep him commuting down to his office for a few more years. I live near his office so I am his PC fix it guy
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Don't forget #5, people who love their work.
I think #5 got left out because we generally view them as mythological creatures like leprechauns and unicorns.
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Old 03-08-2010, 07:17 PM   #24
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I think #5 got left out because we generally view them as mythological creatures like leprechauns and unicorns.
Or TromboneAl's "10 inch pole" see:
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This thread has become to hot to handle. I wouldn't touch it with a 10 inch pole.
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I had a customer in mega corp who worked well into his 70's. Reason being - he was on DW #4 and 1-3 had each taken 1/2 of his NW. He announced - in very colorful language - that wife #3 would not receive a cent of his pension because he'll NEVER retire!

Maybe "spite" is #6 in our list.
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:52 PM   #26
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We have a couple of those maxed out pension/ work for free types at my fire department.

One particular captain is asked the "why do you keep working?" quite often.
His response is a wink and "the best feeling in the world is coming in to work and
knowing you can leave any time you want to"

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Old 03-14-2010, 05:56 PM   #27
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Now here is a guy with the right idea:

Using overtime to increase pensions draws protest | freep.com | Detroit Free Press

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Sheriff's Office employees are the only county workers whose pensions often exceed their base salaries. The top pension, for example, went to Deputy Gary Budchuk, who was 45 when he began collecting annual retirement payments of $79,272. His base salary before retiring was $54,000.
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What is a 'pension'?
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