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Sun, 11-10-2013 - 6:53am

People that wake up everyday to sunshine regardless of the actual weather, whose lives look peachy perfect b/c of their demeanor, whose energies and smiles motivate you or make you want to strangle them... 

Or do you? 

 

 

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Tue, 11-12-2013 - 6:34pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
"but I also had many great experiences by kind and generous Parisians too. I remember the good, much more than the not-so-good. I guess that makes me an optimist :-)" ------- Same here. I had a good time in Paris on several occasions. I lived there for a bit after HS, but also visited while I was doing chemo, just to distract myself a bit. It was a wonderful time, especially because we stayed in a small palace where you looked directly at the Eiffel Tower.

I stayed in a hellhole near the EiffelTower, and lived on bread and cheese, and the kindness of my rich BIL for 6mo who fed us several meals a week

. It was an awesome experience at 22.

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Wed, 11-13-2013 - 5:20am
Yes thardy, there was the childcare debate, A lot of it, Lol. This board has scared a lot of people away but I'd like to think there's still hope for new mommys that chose to sah with their sunshines.

 

 

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Wed, 11-13-2013 - 5:22am

Wasn't retirement in five years said like five years ago? ;-) Your perspectives are always interesting to read, chestnut.

 

 

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Wed, 11-13-2013 - 6:40am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Wasn't retirement in five years said like five years ago? ;-) Your perspectives are always interesting to read, chestnut.</p>

I've always planned to retire at 62 when my youngest goes off to college. Financially, I could retire today, but unlike,Hazel, or Morty, or flower, I like my job and I get pleasure in working. 

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Wed, 11-13-2013 - 7:13am
I have eight colleagues (in a department of 27) over or very close to the age of 70. They could retire tomorrow, but they'd miss working. I think a lot of people who just work for money don't get that.
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Wed, 11-13-2013 - 8:23am

There's a man at DH's bank that is retiring the end of this year, he's 59 and was among a list of people that could retire and collect a certain retirment and pension that he'd lose if he didn't take it now. Can you imagine losing 100K in benefits? Me neither. 

 

 

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Wed, 11-13-2013 - 8:30am

100K in benefits all at once, or per annum?  Because I wouldn't retire now for $100 K.  I'd make that back in another two years of working, and more besides.  100K per annum? That would be much harder to turn down.

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Wed, 11-13-2013 - 8:31am

I don't know the specifics but that's just from the bank. I won't assume how vested the man is elsewhere...

 

 

 

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Wed, 11-13-2013 - 8:58am
I won't either, but for most people who weren't already planning on retiring, a one-time 100K incentive wouldn't make financial sense.
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Wed, 11-13-2013 - 9:05am

Why? It sounded similar to what my dad did when he took state teacher retirement early, To me it's really not about what you could make up "in a couple of years" but the costs you'd lose if you don't take it. Who knows what he'll do after the end of the year, Maybe he'll find a new passion and teach...

 

 

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