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    From what I have read the higher your income the...

    From what I have read the higher your income the more of a tax break you will get. I find that very sad. When I get a pension increase I get 30/month so 100 seems huge to me. No reason not to...
  2. I won't take mine until my FRA of 66 because I...

    I won't take mine until my FRA of 66 because I still work p.t. and don't want to get penalized for that. Plus due to WEP it is so tiny it will probably just pay for my supplemental insurance.
  3. My Dad's job made him so physically sick that he...

    My Dad's job made him so physically sick that he had to retire at age 54. He was a tool grinder in an auto plant before they wore any protective equipment so got emphysema so bad that he couldn't...
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    DMC: I also find it sad that the VP worked right...

    DMC: I also find it sad that the VP worked right up until he died-ugh! I hope your wife has many healthy, happy years left. I had a good friend beat stage 4 ovarian cancer 8 times during 18 years. ...
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    Alan, I am sick of all the wars, senseless...

    Alan, I am sick of all the wars, senseless killing, suicide bombers etc. Not just picking on the churches of the past.
  6. I agree with IL that is beyond stupid. It sounds...

    I agree with IL that is beyond stupid. It sounds like she was always unpleasant and nothing has changed:|(
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    DMC, three of my close friends all died between...

    DMC, three of my close friends all died between 59-67 so I say enjoy while you can. They all got cancer.
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    Men wrote the bible and it is mostly simple...

    Men wrote the bible and it is mostly simple stories to teach people that were not educated how to operate under a moral code. Nothing less and nothing more. Churches have murdered so many innocent...
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    You will do awesome. YOu are so ready for a new...

    You will do awesome. YOu are so ready for a new great opportunity:))
  10. My friend that got dementia young was always the...

    My friend that got dementia young was always the most positive, kind outgoing person you would ever want to meet. I thought for sure that she would adjust to the home after a period of time because...
  11. Unless you can afford a private room there is no...

    Unless you can afford a private room there is no privacy. In some places 4 people share a bathroom. I can't imagine never being alone.
  12. Assisted living is much nicer then a NH but you...

    Assisted living is much nicer then a NH but you need the $ to afford it and around here they are super expensive. My DAd was lucky because my Mom cared for him at home for 14 years and I lived next...
  13. To physically move stuff we have lots of...

    To physically move stuff we have lots of affordable labor locally such as day laborers. They will do just about any type of work that is available.
  14. Studies show that most people adjust within 4...

    Studies show that most people adjust within 4 months. However, I had a good friend with early Alzheimer's that had to go into one when her DH was dying of cancer and within 6 weeks her mind was gone....
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    WS: that is what my Mom believed. Me not so much.

    WS: that is what my Mom believed. Me not so much.
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    I retired at 58 and then did some p.t....

    I retired at 58 and then did some p.t. consulting. For the past 5 years I have been teaching one college class and I can't see ever quitting. I have given up the consulting work. For me this is the...
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    I have another bag for thrift store but am...

    I have another bag for thrift store but am waiting to see if I find anything else before making the trip.
  18. I actually have a roomba vacuum and a robot floor...

    I actually have a roomba vacuum and a robot floor mopper that I use the weeks the cleaners don't come. I love technology:D. SM: I know what you mean about people's cleaning slips as they age and I...
  19. That is awesome! Even though I am semi-retired I...

    That is awesome! Even though I am semi-retired I ended up having to hire someone to clean our 2 bathrooms and sweep/scrub our hardwood floors every month because it would throw my back out and I...
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    Catherine, I cried when I read your post. I have...

    Catherine, I cried when I read your post. I have never seen a dog go downhill that fast. There is absolutely no way that you could have known that would happen. You gave her a great life and she...
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    The last time we ate down our chest freezer I...

    The last time we ate down our chest freezer I sold it afterwards:)) I figured that a freezer in our refrigerator is enough for 2 old people. Then we moved and the people left an old fridge in the...
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    You could easily live 30 more years and is this...

    You could easily live 30 more years and is this the way you want to spend it? I doubt he is going to live in the same house and just let you live an independent life. I left a emotionally abusive...
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    I really want to see Hamilton but heard it is...

    I really want to see Hamilton but heard it is super expensive and sold out way in advance. Chicago would be a great musical to see.
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    that you need new glasses?

    that you need new glasses?
  25. WE have one in our bedroom that I use for...

    WE have one in our bedroom that I use for storage. The thrift stores will not take them anymore or china cabinets.
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