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ARLIN REPORT THOUGHT OF THE DAY: SOCIAL SECURITY…ACTUALLY WORKS


Its amazing, I just received my first Social Security payment credited to my banking account.   Aug. 31, 2018 was my last day of full time employment, I have officially retired.   I began the process of applying nearly 4 months ahead of time, then monitored the process through the My Account with SS.   It got kind of close to my last day of work before I received notice from SS when my first payment was scheduled.   If a rep. from SS doesn’t call you, it usually means they have no questions or need more information.  But knowing the inefficiency of our government agencies, I kept a close eye on this, and to my surprise it all went off without a hitch.  It really does work, the way it is supposed to.  However, thank heavens I have a pension in addition to SS.

I am not boasting about this, just wanted those that will be retiring soon to know, the SS system does work (if you apply correctly, but you can always give them a call to find out).

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ARLIN REPORT THOUGHT OF THE DAY: IMPATIENCE


My retirement, or I should say final day of my full-time working career is Aug. 31, 2018.    The closer it gets the more impatient I become.   Trying to keep busy to pass the time away; but double edge here, I don’t want the summer to just blow by.

This is of no interest to anyone else, just me; but I said “Thought of the Day!

Have a great one!

ARLIN REPORT THOUGHT OF THE DAY: I AM UNDER REVIEW BY SOCIAL SECURITY


August 31st is my last day of my full-time working career, my retirement date.  At 4:30 PM 8/31/18 I will walk out of the bank building, and not a moment later.

I applied for my Social Security benefits (ENTITLEMENT) back on 4/23/18, on line and followed the directions, answered all the questions and submitted.   I am still under review.   They say it can take about 6 weeks for approval, a decision.   WHAT DECISION!?  Seriously, the SS has had a book on me for over 50 years.

I go to the SS website, MY SS or MY Account, my application is still being reviewed.   If they need any further information or documentation, a representative of SS will contact me.   Here it is 6/01/18, no phone calls or letters from SS.   That should be a good sign.

Like all other government agencies, I guess this has to go down to the wire!!!

Have a great day, oh and I’ll be looking for a part-time fun job.   Any suggestions?   A stay at home, internet job would be great.

NOMADIC LIFE FOR OLDER AMERICANS


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via Many older Americans are living a desperate, nomadic life — Brittius

Living in RVs and vans……… I thought most were vacation travelers.   I am about to re-tire at the end of August (Last day 8/31/18).   I have often joked with my significant other, if she passes before me, I’ll pack up and move to a trailer court.   No offense to those living in trailer parks.   It  could be a point of survival …… for me:  🙂

ARLIN REPORT THOUGHT OF THE DAY: IS IT AGING OR JUST ATTITUDE OR BOTH?


Seriously, I woke up and my first thought….okay, meaningful thought was:  I am beginning to understand older people more each day.   What they do and don’t do.   What is important and unimportant.   Whether grammar is school book perfect or not……

I don’t care that I am clean shaven just to go to the store.  I don’t care as much that my clothes don’t match perfectly to go to Walmart.   Geez does that mean I am understanding older shoppers at Walmart.   That’s scary……….. I hate Walmart.  Yes I said hate.   I only go there for their tiny, under-grown nightcrawlers, until I find a place with bigger ones, or have time to dig my own.

Yep, I am 6 months away from retirement!

WHEN MEDICARE IS A THOUGHT


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No, I didn’t want the subject of Medicare to be my Arlin Report Thought of the Day post.  So, it is not…..besides, its become more than a daily thought.   I have reached the time of my life I am approaching 65.   I have to sign up for Medicare.  I have an appointment set for next month with a so-called Medicare/retirement planner.  Right there sounds like an, “invest with me” trap.   Actually, she is only going to advise me on how to approach this.  When do I have to give up my health insurance with my employer (if at all) and all kinds of questions.  I have also been giving retirement more thought as well.   Not this year but probably, or possibly next year at 66.  I don’t feel and I have been told I don’t look that old.  Good!

Ahhh….RETIREMENT!    🙂   What to do……?

  1.  More golf!   definite   (When I was a kid a friend of mine and I would go play golf, take our fishing rods, throw a line in the lake with chicken liver, let it set…..go play a few holes of golf and check the lines when we came back around).   We caught fish and played golf.
  2. Oh, I must be approaching retirement, am going to Bass Pro Shop today to buy a new (a couple) of fishing rod and reels.  I haven’t fished (except for the deep-sea fishing trip last spring)  in years.   Gotta put some food on the table (retirement money saver)!  Can take the grandkids fishing (even the lone granddaughter).  There are 2 that probably won’t learn to fish unless they go with Grandpa.
  3. Did I say more golf??
  4. Part time job…….possibly, I don’t know (whats the point in retiring)?
  5. Honey do’s (I’ve been told there will be some).  Maybe I retire at 67……….kidding.
  6. Some travel……..with the clubs and fishing equipment of course.
  7. To be determined…….some things must be left open!!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Retirement:   A chance to re-live your childhood…..but get it right!