Retirement. It’s bittersweet, for me.

Tomorrow, Monday, August 31, will be my last working day at my current job, which I have held for 12-2/3 years.  That's the longest I have ever worked at any job in my entire working life.  My original goal in life was to work forever, and never retire.  Well, the Wuhan Coronavirus put an end …

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Dispatches from Furlough, Day Eight

As usual, I spoke too soon.  Yes, our factory is re-opening next Monday, which is a good thing.  Although I expect things to get pretty uncomfortable when we have to call or email our suppliers to cancel or push out deliveries on numerous orders.  Believe me, that is the most difficult task for any buyer, …

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Going Hillsdale and AEI-No Social Security or Medicare for Me

I guess that makes me a risk-taker. I am currently 66 years old, my full SS retirement age, which makes me Social Security and Medicare-eligible.  A couple of years ago, I made the decision to reject both SS and Medicare. I am gainfully employed, and expect to be employed for the foreseeable future. I am …

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Update to Coining a new Phrase- “Going Hillsdale” AND “Going AEI”

  You are probably aware that I am a big supporter of Hillsdale College in Michigan.  And that one of their main claims to fame is that they do not accept one red cent of government money; that enables them to teach the liberal arts exactly the way those arts should be taught.  Hillsdale's refusal …

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I Coined a new Phrase- “Going Hillsdale”

  You are probably aware that I am a big supporter of Hillsdale College in Michigan.  And that one of their main claims to fame is that they do not accept one red cent of government money; that enables them to teach the liberal arts exactly the way those arts should be taught.  Hillsdale's refusal …

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No Social Security or Medicare for Me-Do I have the Courage of my Convictions?

Yes, I do.  This post was written a couple of years ago, and updated today in 2015.  I will be 66 in April, and I just love tossing all the junk mail telling me about everyone's very best Medicare Advantage or Medi-Gap policy.  No serious illnesses, and still at my same employer after seven years. …

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Thoughts on my 65th Birthday, and Risk-Taking

  I celebrated my 65th birthday last week.  A bunch of assumptions sometimes are made about that particular milestone.  In the fairly recent past, many people were forced to retire once they reached 65.  Many big companies had mandatory retirement ages for their workers.  Even now, successful CEOs leave their jobs when they turn 65. …

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The difference between me, and Warren Buffett

Of course, the obvious difference between me and Warren Buffet is wealth. Mr. Buffett is wealthy beyond belief. His secretary earns over $100,000 a year, for goodness sake! I don't earn anywhere near that, and the money I earn is wage income, not the capital gains Mr. Buffett lives on these days. I have savings, …

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Consequences of “National” Healthcare-ObamaCare to be Fully Implemented

The following has been distilled from "Best of The Web Today", by James Taranto for the Wall Street Journal, under "Great Moments in Socialized Medicine". This is what we can expect when ObamaCare is fully implemented (now pretty much guaranteed with a second Obama term). The British National Health Service (and other great moments in …

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