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    Re: how old are you, and how much do you have saved toward retirement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Bill, I work for the third largest Gas/Electric Utility company in the United States. Right now we're cutting 1200 non-union jobs; not because we don't need those people but because they promised the shareholders a particular level of profit and the regulators told us we couldn't have the rates we wanted. So we're gutting the company. Thankfully I'm a Unionized employee, so I'm relatively safe until the contract expires in 2013. At that point all bets are off.

    It's gotten so bad that when they offered an enhanced severance package to get 200 volunteers, they got FIVE HUNDRED PEOPLE elect to take it. Including 2 entire departments and every supervisor in three or four other departments.

    I'm actually looking at moving to a new area of the country, eastern Pennsylvania. Of course it's one of the worst areas for job hunting right now. If I were to get canned, such would be life. I'd find something and get by.
    My last, and longest job, was with Arizona Public Service, a large electric utility company.
    It was fine at first, but near the end I hated it. Too many jerks in lower management....
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    Re: how old are you, and how much do you have saved toward retirement?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    My last, and longest job, was with Arizona Public Service, a large electric utility company.
    It was fine at first, but near the end I hated it. Too many jerks in lower management....
    Our problem is the people at the top. We're in the midst of our second total re-org in four years. It's like a chicken running around with its head cut off. I've been with the company for a decade now as a contractor, non-union, and now union employee. I've seen about every side of the company possible. It's not a great place to be, but it's a stable job that isn't going anywhere for at least the next two years, by which time I'm hoping to not be anywhere near this company.

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    Re: how old are you, and how much do you have saved toward retirement?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    The wife and I are already retired, plenty of income and savings, 2 houses, and certainly enough money to go on a cruise every year, vacation with the extended family once a year (and pay for it), and so on. My advice to you younger folk is to get completely out of debt and stay that way....
    My parents did nearly everything wrong, and I use them as the example of how NOT to do financial things. They retired to a double wide in east texas and couldn't afford a vacation unless they saved for several years first.
    Prices for everything you need will surely go up as you get older. Get used to it, plan for it.
    Just as important, have some hobbies. Retirement can be boring.
    I was forced out at age 58, but was financially ready for it. Looked for a new job for about 2 years, but was apparently too old to be hired, so I quit trying to fight retirement and learned to enjoy it.
    Right on my brutha.

    I escaped East Texas when I was about 30. Your plan sounds much like mine! And I can't wait to fish 3-4 time a week and rock out the rest. I got'z me PLENTY o' hobbies.

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    Re: how old are you, and how much do you have saved toward retirement?

    I am 19 years old and have jack squat saved up for retirement :P
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    Re: how old are you, and how much do you have saved toward retirement?

    I'm 37, pushing 40, and have almost nothing saved for retirement. Largely because right now I'm trying to pay my current bills, and barely succeeding.


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    Re: how old are you, and how much do you have saved toward retirement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Right on my brutha.

    I escaped East Texas when I was about 30. Your plan sounds much like mine! And I can't wait to fish 3-4 time a week and rock out the rest. I got'z me PLENTY o' hobbies.
    I have a friend in Oconomowoc, WisCONsin.....had to look it up to convnce myself he didn't make that town name up....
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    Re: how old are you, and how much do you have saved toward retirement?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    I have a friend in Oconomowoc, WisCONsin.....had to look it up to convnce myself he didn't make that town name up....
    Oh no, it's a real town.

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    Re: how old are you, and how much do you have saved toward retirement?

    I max out the amount I can put in the organization's provided 401K where they match up to 3%. Because I am over 50 and did not always max out things, I can catch up and I am pretty well caught up meaning I have put a fair amount in each year for more than 20 Years. I think its 16% now. The law firm I worked for the 5 years after I left school I did the same thing.



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    Re: how old are you, and how much do you have saved toward retirement?

    I am 56 and figure I will work until I die. SS is a ponzi scheme and I will be lucky to get any of the money that i have paid into it

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    Re: how old are you, and how much do you have saved toward retirement?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I am 56 and figure I will work until I die. SS is a ponzi scheme and I will be lucky to get any of the money that i have paid into it
    thank you for paying in at a time that I am taking it out.....
    my kids are 40 and 38, probably won't see much of it. So the wife and I will leave them some money to retire on....already have some set aside to educate the grandkids. They will need all the education they can get to survive...
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