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Old 03-17-2016, 06:37 PM
Location: Michigan
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She is NOT in any sort of high tax bracket, I doubt she makes more than $30k a year max at present, and certainly isn't rich, or has any sort of inheritance.

We told her she's throwing away the money that she's paid for all her life, but so far she hasn't budged. The women in her family have mostly lived well into their 90's before passing. She's fairly healthy, and I'd be willing to bet she'll likely last that long easily.
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Old 03-17-2016, 08:47 PM
Location: Wisconsin
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Does she give a reason?

Another thought - is she one of these people who doesn't believe in government benefits?? Pretty dumb because she's paying for them whether she collects or not.

Most of these "entitlement" opponents are very happily collecting SS, SSDI, Medicare, going to the VA, etc..

On the other hand, your MIl may be a person who truly walks the talk. She "ain't taking any govt handout."
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