So I signed up and have been approved to start collecting in October . I actually retire Sept first (officially ) . So today I get a letter from them notifying me of a small pension I will be receiving from a job I worked back in the early 80s. As it turned out I actually found out about that pension about 3 years ago , but I thought it was pretty cool they notified me about it.
Post by stratcowboy on Jul 6, 2020 15:59:46 GMT -5
I haven't had many interactions with the folks at Soc Sec. But when I have, they have been remarkably knowledgable and efficient in taking care of any issues. Gov't gets a bad rap (certainly justified in some circumstances), but Soc Sec and Medicare do an excellent job of running smoothly. There are plenty of private businesses who would do well to run as efficiently.
Post by fkaJimmySee on Jul 6, 2020 16:53:15 GMT -5
I view social security like an annuity -- paid in all those years, now the annuity has matured and I'll draw monthly payments from it. Can't say I ever counted on it or knew what to expect. But happy to be seeing it.
Yep, some folks like you will work till they drop dead. Happily to say, I am not one of them LOL If your happy, that is all that matters My dad would have been one of them had he not had to retire early to take care of my mom with Alzheimer's but He kept himself busy and after she passed away in 2005 he didn't let dust settle on his boots until he was going to football games, PBR Rodeo, Country Music shows, Dances, etc. He is 94 as of last month and his calendar was literally full. We had to make appointments (NO JOKE) with him to attend birthdays and other family events. He made me tired. Me nor my sister and brother could keep up with him. Only thing that slowed him nearly to a stop is the Pandemic and Prostate Cancer (advanced stages).
Post by fkaJimmySee on Jul 8, 2020 14:11:33 GMT -5
Getting that first social security check (or deposit) to me bookends a period of my life. I remember my first job, behind the soda fountain at Howard's Drug Store in Shorewood, WI, where I was paid $1.10/hour -- which seemed pretty good for a 16 year old at the time.
But when I got my first check, it was not $1.10 x my hours because of that withholding! .... including withholding for something called social security. That withholding has continued since then, following me around like a bloodhound -- but when the first check (or deposit) comes, it will be reversing the flow.
I kind of like that idea. But I was not too happy when I started paying in way way back when.