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Old 01-04-2016, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Relief
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Old 01-04-2016, 02:28 PM
 
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Shock
I felt the actual REALITY of my age hit me....
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Old 01-04-2016, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque NM
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I think I will be elated but dumbfounded that someone is paying me not to work.
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Old 01-04-2016, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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For me it's been almost ten years ago, but I can't really remember any emotion at all being connected with it. I knew I was supposed to receive the electronic deposit, so I was please to note that things had worked as they were supposed to work. My total lack of emotion may possibly be tied to the fact that my Social Security monthly benefit amount was truly negligible and I wasn't counting on it for anything other than the fact that it qualified me for Medicare three years down the road upon my turning 65.


However I think I did feel some positive emotion upon receipt of my first payment of my California State teachers' pension, because that was more than a negligible amount and it is what I was counting on for the rest of my life. But since I knew it was coming, I knew when, and I knew the amount, I don't remember jumping up and down. It was more like, "Ah, this is the payoff for 34 years in the trenches."
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Old 01-04-2016, 03:06 PM
 
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No SS yet, just pension which nicely covers the nut and then some. No emotion that I recall.
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Old 01-04-2016, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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My first SS deposit hits my checkbook in 3 weeks.

Emotion? I guess I'm thankful that I get something back after being taxed for 43 years. But the ROI is a bit weak.
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Old 01-04-2016, 03:49 PM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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No emotion here. Just relieved that the automatic deposit got set up correctly and arrived in my checking account on time. I retired at 62.
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Old 01-04-2016, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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I felt gratitude.
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Old 01-04-2016, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Piqua, OH
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Gratitude?


Have you ever added up how much money you paid into the system over the years?


I'm going to be like, "Give me my damn money back."
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Old 01-04-2016, 08:34 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Gratitude?


Have you ever added up how much money you paid into the system over the years?


I'm going to be like, "Give me my damn money back."
Haha, I was thinking the same thing. But I think it will have to wait 10 years. At least my husband will receive his.
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