I have three years before I can retire at the age of 55. I started a business repairing and selling slot machines several years ago. It has been successful and I wish I could afford to retire now but the medical insurance plays a big role in my decission to wait out the next three years. My business' website is www.OhioGaming.com.
I am curious if any others are going to start or have started a business that they will be doing after retiring from their current employment.
Thanks for reading,
Well, Ken. It sucks to be a non-governmental employee (city, county, state, federal). From my personal experience with family and friends, those with guaranteed healthcare--or as my sister says, "legacy" insurance have it made. They will have free or very affordable insurance/healthcare until death.
Like you, I am not so lucky. I would like to retire, actually work part-time, and let some young college grad have my job. But, because I do not have a guaranteed healthplan, it appears I will die at my desk. I have many friends in the same boat.
Give me affordable healthcare or give me--bankruptcy or death. Rock on.
Heard on MSNBC last night one of the options now on the table in COngress is moving the age for eligibility for medicare to 60 and possibly 50 or 55. I am calling my Senators and COngressman TODAY in support of medicare for those of us over 55.
It is a win-win. Gets us out of full-time employment and lets younger people move into careers. Many people I work with are only here because of healthcare. This bill would allow people 55 and over time to care for grandchildren or parents or volunteer in our communities.
I think it will help unemployment, archive Frontline on Oct. 30. John Galbraith, a PHD economist says the same thing. This needs to be a grassroot movement to get Congress to pass this legislation.
I am more than ready to let a young professional have my job. All I am waiting for is affordable healthcare.
Even if the Medicare age was reduced to 60 it would have a great impact on the number of people able to retire, there by opening up jobs for the younger people who have lost employment thru no fault of there own. This is not just about us, people are in trouble and seniors able to retire with healthcare would help. Just a thought!
Amen. I feel we are all in the boat together and the more we can do to help each other is good. Unfortunately, fear makes some people cause pain to others in hopes of not receiving pain themselves. Respect for experience should not be a casualty of fear.
I agree with you. My wife and I lived within our means, worked hard and become debt free at age 50. We were able to retire at age 62 (3 years ago) and are now enjoying a very comfortable retirement which includes lots of travel and recreation as a result of "doing it right". "Doing it right" also includes exercising and staying healthy personally as well as healthy financially.
I call this personal responsibility. What Americans need a good dose of!!!!!!
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