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Old 10-16-2007, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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WASHINGTON Kathleen Casey-Kirschling filed for early retirement Monday, becoming the first baby boomer to start collecting Social Security.

Born one second after midnight in January 1946, the retired teacher leads the way for as many as 80 million individuals who will qualify for the retirement payout.

"I think I'm just lucky to be at the top of the boom. I'm just one of many many millions and am blessed to have been in this generation and really blessed and to take my Social Security now," Casey-Kirschling said during a ceremony held at the National Press Club featuring Social Security Commissioner Michael J. Astrue.

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Old 10-16-2007, 12:51 PM
 
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And how wonderful that she was a teacher. Highlighting the wonderful benefits that a full career as a teacher brings. Pension, Social Security and Investments. Makes the trials and tribulations of it all worthwhile at the end. She is 62 with many good years ahead of her with financial security. We all should be so fortunate. Maybe our young people can learn from her and understand what a great field teaching is.
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Old 10-16-2007, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Ah, the freedom of not being able to "file for" nor "collect" social "security"

I'm one of those "boomers" and I can never get SS

FANTASTIC
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Old 10-16-2007, 03:32 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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I think I'm just lucky to be at the top of the boom. I'm just one of many many millions and am blessed to have been in this generation and really blessed and to take my Social Security now," Casey-Kirschling said during a ceremony held at the National Press Club featuring Social Security Commissioner Michael J. Astrue.


That'll be me in November 2008 when I retire from teaching !
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Old 10-16-2007, 05:48 PM
 
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I think I'm just lucky to be at the top of the boom. I'm just one of many many millions and am blessed to have been in this generation and really blessed and to take my Social Security now," Casey-Kirschling said during a ceremony held at the National Press Club featuring Social Security Commissioner Michael J. Astrue.


That'll be me in November 2008 when I retire from teaching !
Congratulations and well deserved. Enjoy that retirement you have earned and served society while you did.
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Old 10-17-2007, 05:00 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Nice

In 18 years I too can file for SS. Though it gets subtracted from my pension when I do.

I will have been retired on pension for 23 years at that point.
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Old 10-17-2007, 04:27 PM
 
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I will have been retired on pension for 23 years at that point.

You must have been very young when you first had a pension, though.
Like the police. They can retire on Long Island and in NYC after 20 years. Some are in their late thirties when they begin to collect their lifelong pension .
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Old 10-17-2007, 04:30 PM
 
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Congratulations and well deserved. Enjoy that retirement you have earned and served society while you did.

Thank you , TuborgP. It is nice of you to say that.
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Old 10-17-2007, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I will have been retired on pension for 23 years at that point.

You must have been very young when you first had a pension, though.
Like the police. They can retire on Long Island and in NYC after 20 years. Some are in their late thirties when they begin to collect their lifelong pension .
I served in the US Navy. I started at 18, had I stayed in I would have retired at 38. Alas I got out after six years and went to college. Then I Re-Enlisted back in the Navy and did another 14 years. So I retired at 42. A total of 14 years on various submarines and 6 years of law enforcement.
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:52 AM
 
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I served in the US Navy. I started at 18, had I stayed in I would have retired at 38. Alas I got out after six years and went to college. Then I Re-Enlisted back in the Navy and did another 14 years. So I retired at 42. A total of 14 years on various submarines and 6 years of law enforcement.
Another thank you for another person who has served society well and is now receiving the benefit of that service. Enjoy that pension you have earned it by contributing to our collective good.
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