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Old 12-03-2018, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Because they're idiots.

It's not any different. Hence, why I believe they are being idiotic.

Not sure I'd go that far but it does puzzle me.
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Old 12-03-2018, 11:11 PM
 
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Well, I am shocked by how many people freely shared their most intimate financial details with you, since it seems very unlikely most would want to.

Since you're retired now, why don't you tell us about your own financial flubs? In agonizing detail, of course.
you make no sense. Go take a nap
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Old 12-03-2018, 11:13 PM
 
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Old 12-03-2018, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Does this mean that you're taking a nap?
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Old 12-03-2018, 11:42 PM
 
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Does this mean that you're taking a nap?
huh?
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Old 12-04-2018, 12:28 AM
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Location: Was Midvalley Oregon; Now Eastside Seattle area
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I sorta want to be back into the workforce (68); Maybe 3 days, 12-16 hours. Don't really need the money. But I do have time to kill. Living apart from wife because of family duties. But most of all I need to get off this darn forum.
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Old 12-04-2018, 03:27 AM
 
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I have been talking about retirement and employment with many of my friends, neighbors, and family recently and I have been shocked by how many of them have nearly run out of money and are trying desperately to get a full-time job.

Many of them are in their late 60s and 70s. A number of things happened to them that has caused an urgent need to get a full-time job. These include:

1) Their spouse died and they no longer have his/her Social Security and or Pension or Annuity check. And they did not buy life insurance to make up for the difference.

2) They were told by friends (or Dave Ramsey) that the stock market returned 9% a year so they took out that amount in withdrawals, instead of the conservative 3-4% recommended figure.

3) They did not budget their money and overspent.

4) They had huge emergency expenses, such as medical costs without a Medicare supplement.

Do you think the people I know who are trying to get back into the workforce in their 70s due to poor financial planning or emergencies are all that unusual? Do you think it is possible for someone in their 70s to get another full-time professional job in their field? Any advice or observations?
op is not a member anymore .

but the real question is how can we talk in terms of straw people and address any of these questions as far as others go . do people make mistakes ? sure . do people get jobs in their field at 70 -sure .
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Old 12-04-2018, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Surfside Beach, SC
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Does this mean that you're taking a nap?
That was hilarious!
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Old 12-04-2018, 06:54 AM
 
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No, no "hoards", but yes, older people are still looking for work. I know they are here and I'm one of them. I don't think any of us want full time. We've 'put in our time' and only want part time now. I've figured out how I can do that safely, financially, and that's what I'll do. I am old, tired and lazy so I really want something that's not stressful, not crazy busy and people are decent to you. There's so much I don't WANT to do anymore, and things I simply can't do anymore due to health issues, so I'm being picky. I think other older people probably feel the same way. Our grocery and hardware stores are staffed by mostly retirees...or close to retiring. Actually most of the businesses in our smallish town employ plenty of older people. This IS a retirement area so I guess that makes sense.
Some people never outgrow being ADHD. DH is one. The first time we had a vacation in a rented beach house I thought he would break something so he'd have some to fix.

Check out the Appraisal Review Board in your county. Ours hires in September for the following year. It is a pretty good part time seasonal job. Harris county hires for 2 years. One can renew for a total of 6 years, then you have to take a year off before reapplying. ARB members work 3-4 days a week in the summer, June-September, maybe October it starts slowing down. Pay is way better than Uber. At least it covers car, lunch and dry-cleaning. The people are fun, all walks of life, skills, etc. Mostly retired. Who else could work those hours?
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:55 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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My husband still misses work, how else do you explain why he spends time fiddling with Excel spreadsheet occasionally. He is not supposed to sit down more than hour, too much inactivity, not good for his health.
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