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Wad here. Well, as far as retiring early, I still have to work until 60 (currently 51) due to the way my retirements are set. My wife is a little more fortunate in that she will retire a couple of years earlier than I will. I just found the site and I am interested in anything to make planning for retirement a little easier. So far, we are on track and on time; but any information on travel, finances, medical or just life tips are appreciated.
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Old 02-06-2006, 06:13 PM   #2
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Hello Wad, welcome to the forum.

It looks like you've duplicated your initial post, so I'm going to delete all but this one to reduce the possibility of confusion.

RF-4? You have a military background?

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Old 02-10-2006, 04:47 PM   #3
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Yes, as far as the military background. I have been doing a lot of research into the retirement benefits and healthcare. It appears they will help us make the transition a little easier. My wife and I are within 7 to 8 years of retirement. She is employed by the local governemet and I a combination of military and airline. I really do not know about the airline retirement ( as far it being secure). So we are putting all the irons in the fire to try to enjoy the years left. I like this site; some interesting and informative topics.
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Welcome to the board, RF-4.

Judging from the media stories, the only way your airline pension would be secure is if it was handed to you as a lump sum!

Most of the board's topics repeat every few months. If you have a question, a keyword in the search box will probably pop up the answers.

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Old 02-26-2006, 04:08 PM   #5
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Yea, you are right about the lump sum pay out. I just hope it is there in 8 years and 9 months at my airline. I see from your profile that you are from Oahu. I lived there from 2001 to the end of 2002. I still return often for military duty. I truely love Hawaii. But retiring there would be hard for my wife and myself. I think we like Kona best of all, but our retirement would go further on the mainland than in the islands. So, we will just have to settle on 2 to 3 months a year.

Thanks once again for the welcome. I enjoy learning of how others are approaching retirement and what the plans are.


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