Great post. The details might be different but so much of it applies to many of the people I know who were faced with an involuntary retirement in their fifties. Love the numerology too.
We can get those high schoolers to read these boards--just start them in the Funny Joke thread.... Some good dirty jokes there.
Totally agree with how much the boards have taught me (especially the Funny Joke thread--just kidding). Every discussion includes so many circumstances and POVs, and some will apply to me--maybe (usually not) not the adamant "this is the no-brainer way and everyone should live like this" post, but the "this is what worked for me" posts often contain invaluable information, based on actual experience. The lack of agreement among posters is one of the strongest elements for me, because life is so different for all of us.