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Old 09-27-2012, 08:48 PM   #61
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:36 PM   #63
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6 years duty with Uncle Sam's Navy, 34 years with Megacorp. ER at age 60. To this day, Megacorp still has pension plan in place for all employees both existing and new hires.
Only benefit change is that new employees being hired today will not have employee medical coverage when they retire.
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:04 PM   #64
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Yes, please! That would be great. I think the young dreamers thread has more responses, so that would be the one to keep.
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:26 PM   #65
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:18 PM   #66
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Pension: What's that We'll be funding ourselves, already FI.

Only worry is health insurance. Home is paid off. No other debt.

DD graduates university in April '13, DS "probably" in Dec '13. DD is married and off the payroll already. DS still on the payroll...but will be off no later than Dec '13.

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Old 09-28-2012, 12:29 AM   #67
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:25 AM   #68
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:00 AM   #69
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:11 AM   #70
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:55 AM   #71
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:57 AM   #72
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:21 AM   #73
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:36 AM   #74
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:14 AM   #75
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Im in healthcare, I'm a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) and will have the ability to work part time during semi retirement.
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:46 AM   #76
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29 years in career job, two more as a part-time consultant. Now work some part time but only amounts to about $10K per year.

Retired from career job in 2000 at age 50 with a COLA'd pension. At the time my boys were 4 and 2 years old!
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:52 AM   #77
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Yes, please! That would be great. I think the young dreamers thread has more responses, so that would be the one to keep.
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I also left a re-direct in the other forum that brings you here.
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:26 AM   #78
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:43 AM   #79
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:06 PM   #80
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