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Early Retirement – What Are Your Healthcare Options? by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Sat 04 May 2013 6:00pm By Brenda Panin One of the biggest concerns for retirees in today’s economy is healthcare. For those workers who are thinking of retirement prior to turning 65, health insurance can become a major consideration. Where these employees may have enjoyed the benefits of a group health insurance plan with their employers, they now find themsel ... Read on »
Looking for Info on Early Retirement due to MS Fatigue by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted Thu 11 Sep 2008 8:43pm I am looking for stories about MS-ers who have had to stop working due to MS Fatigue. Some call this "early retirement" but are they really drawing any retirement money? If so, how? Who decided that they needed to 'retire,' the patient or the doctor or the family? What are the issues to watch out for? It may be obvious from my most recen ... Read on »
Early Retirement by John A. Patient Expert Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 6:22pm The decades-long trend toward early retirement among 50-something's may be over. In 2000, about 69 percent of men ages 53 to 61 were working according to a University of Michigan Institute for Social Research Health and Retirement Study that surveys more than 22,000 Americans over the age of 50 every two years. "Job demandsare a factor in ea ... Read on »
Boomers Fighting Off Early Retirement by John A. Patient Expert Posted Thu 18 Apr 2013 9:46am For many people, being on the far side of 40 in the workplace brings the confidence of experience, of having hit a certain professional stride.  It can also bring a nagging insecure feeling that younger colleagues—the ones with 5,000 Twitter followers , who designed their first website in middle school—are fast becoming the new office stars. ... Read on »
Early Retirement by Marc and Amy V. Posted Sat 20 Dec 2008 8:10pm I was once talking to a colleague at work about my lifestyle - working reduced hours and having plenty of time for kids, home projects and bicycling or tennis - and he responded with something very interesting. "Sounds like you're already retired," he said, wistfully. I mulled this over for awhile after he said it, and the more I though ... Read on »
Study: Early Equipment Retirements Not Needed to Avoid Severe Climate Change by US Department of Energy Posted Wed 29 Sep 2010 12:00am EERE » News » Printable Version If the world agrees to take action to avoid severe climate change, does that mean that you'll have to scrap your car or that your utility will need to shut down its new power plant? Not ... Read on »
Early or Late Retirement? by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted Mon 13 May 2013 8:30am For all my life, 65 was the traditional retirement age. In the United States, that number came into general use for this purpose when Social Security was created in 1935, and 65 was set then as the age to receive full benefits. In fact, before Social Security, the idea of retirement barely existed. It's invention is traditionally attribute ... Read on »
Why You Should Start Saving for Retirement Early by Posted Fri 11 Apr 2014 3:00pm Why You Should Start Saving for Retirement Early : Most young workers today aren’t aware of the laws that protect their health benefits, and the wisdom of getting an early start on saving for retirement. The … Read on »
Retiring Early by Mamaflo Posted Fri 12 Dec 2008 7:08pm In response to Diva - we retired early due to government pensions (2 for my husband). He spent 30 years (combo of active & reserve) in the military, while at the same time holding another government job for 26 of those years. We managed to save a satisfying amount and we're only a few years from paying off the house. In actuality, we have mo ... Read on »
Why English Teachers Retire Early by Margaret Patient Expert Posted Wed 08 Jul 2009 11:47pm One of my correspondents sent me this list of very amusing analogies (etc.) allegedly taken from actual U.S. high school student essays. Many gave me a good giggle, some even more than a giggle…! Enjoy!                                                       1. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its 2 sides gently compresse ... Read on »