Reasons not to retire

October 1, 2008
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Plenty of people plan to work until at least age 67, when eligibility for full Social Security benefits kicks in, a new study shows. And itâ??s not just for the money.

Many say remaining in the workplace will help them stay in the game mentally. They also like their careers and being close to people, and want to keep health insurance.

What about you? Do you plan to work to 67 or beyond?
  • well with the current economic situation, i doubt that most will be retiring anytime soon, anyway.
  • Norm, It would be interesting to here from any of your readers that do plan on retiring at 62. I don't think you will find any. Anyone out there retiring at 62? If so, tell us how you can? Is this a FIX for Social Security? If no one claims it, then they won't be spending any money.
  • Why isn't the IBJ running more web stories critical about the House Republicans from Indiana who are idiots? Pence, Buyer, and the rest of the stupid ones voting against the bailout and destroying our savings. Shame on you. By not running editorials against them, you are joining them. We finally know where the IBJ stands. Right there to the far stuid right.
  • Yes. As we sit here watching my retirement crash and my small business unable to borrow money, Penceless and the rest do nothing. IBJ call-out these do nothings. You're suppose to be the premier news reporting source in the state and there is not a single story critical of these has-beens. This is the single biggest economic event in the history of the U.S. and you say nothing. Pence and the rest of no-shows are cowards. Sitting around like the IBJ and writing nothing will not make this go away. A strong message from IBJ woudl go far to shake-u these do nothing Repubs. Take a stand. Where is the courage in reporting? No wonder bloggers are kicking newspaper's behinds.
  • Wesley,

    You are sounding like some people i konw. If you don't fight the problem head on, you are joining the problem. attitude. I have heard the same exact arguement with terrorism from others. I am not defending IBJ in their lack of news worthy stories on House Republicians, I am saying that there is more to the story than just Republicians causing fault here. This is not a left or right problem. It is an Indiana and U.S. Problem. Granted, I am also asking why are we not seeing more stories about the housing crisis, but until we see the stories, we have to either sit back and accept what we have, or go find the stories and information ourselves.
  • Wesley,

    As you can see, perhaps Mr Pence and company weren't so off base. What exactly has the $750 billion accomplished as of today's market report? If you truly want to find blame, look no further than Barney Frank and Chris Dodd. Democrat Chairs of the House and Senate Finance Committees who were responsible for oversight of the financial industry. Check out the facts about how these two did nothing to call any of this mess to our intention, in fact, quite the contrary.

    There are a bunch of people in Washington that need new jobs. Let's start with these two and complete the cycle with the entire US Senate and House for failure to 1. Secure our borders, 2. Adopt a sane, workable energy policy to eliminate our dependence on foreign oil, 3. Do anything to improve schools which we're seeing collapse into a worthless money pit. IS that enough?

    Just remember this: There's plenty of blame to go around but this whole mess started in the Clinton years when Congress repealed Glass/Steagell which allowed banks to be brokers to be insurance companies and vice versa. Had Bill paid more attention to what was important in the US than Monica's butt, perhaps we would have had leadership that would have prevented the mess we are in.
  • I turned 65 last year and retired from the active work force. However, I planned for this day since I was a senior in high school. During that year, I saw an old man sitting on a bench in my small Wisconsin farming town. He was alone, unkempt, unshaved, drooling, and had missing teeth. I was stunned. At that moment I promised I would never allow myself to end up that way. I didn't want to farm, but I did want to see the world, pursue more education, and pick a career that would allow me to take care of myself and future family. So, I joined the Marines and stayed with them 23.6 years. Enlisted as a private with a high school diploma, and retired as a captain with AA, BS, and MA degrees. After that I was a magazine editor for five years, and then an editor in the computer book publishing industry for 13 years. I get deferred compensation (retired pay) from the Marines, the magazine, the computer book company, Social Security, plus I have a small IRA. The point to this thread? Folks today no longer get pensions; instead, they get 401(k)s, which means they are totally responsible for whatever income they get at retirement age. With good planning, folks today can retire when they hit 65 or 67 or whenever. It can be done.

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  1. I think the poster was being sarcastic and only posting or making fun of what is usually posted on here about anything being built in BR or d'town for that matter.

  2. Great news IRL fans: TURBO the IMS sanctioned movie about slugs running the Indy 500 has caught the Securities and Exchange Commission because Dreamworks had to take a $132MILLION write down...because the movie was such a flop. See, the Indy/IMS magic soiled another pair of drawers. Bwahahahahahaha! How's CARTOWN doing? HAHAHAHA...Indy is for losers.

  3. So disappointed in WIBC. This is the last straw to lose a good local morning program. I used to be able to rely on WIBC to give me good local information, news, weather and traffic on my 45 minute commute.Two incidents when I needed local, accurate information regarding severe weather were the first signs I could not now rely on WIBC. I work weekend 12 hour nights for a downtown hospital. This past winter when we had the worst snowfall in my 50 years of life, I came home on a Sunday morning, went to sleep (because I was to go back in Sunday night for another 12 hour shift), and woke up around 1 p.m. to a house with no electricity. I keep an old battery powered radio around and turned on WIBC to see what was going on with the winter storm and the roads and the power outage. Sigh. Only policital stuff. Not even a break in to update on the winter storm warning. The second weather incident occurred when I was driving home during a severe thunderstorm a few months ago. I had already gotten a call from my husband that a tornado warning was just southwest of where I had been. I turned to WIBC to find out what direction the storm was headed so I could figure out a route home, only to find Rush on the air, and again, no breaking away from this stupidity to give me information. Thank God for my phone, which gave me the warning that I was driving in an area where a tornado was seen. Thanks for nothing WIBC. Good luck to you, Steve! We need more of you and not the politics of hatred that WIBC wants to shove at us. Good thing I have Satellite radio.

  4. I read the retail roundup article and tried Burritos and Beers tonight. I'm glad I did, for the food was great. Fresh authentic Mexican food. Great seasoning on the carne asada. A must try!!! Thanks for sharing.

  5. John, unfortunately CTRWD wants to put the tank(s) right next to a nature preserve and at the southern entrance to Carmel off of Keystone. Not exactly the kind of message you want to send to residents and visitors (come see our tanks as you enter our city and we build stuff in nature preserves...