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  •  Disconnect these ideas (4+ / 0-)
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    nchristine, liberte, ggwoman55, ladybug53

    "now retired and living quite well, able to travel, living in very nice homes, etc."

    and

    "So, yes, some of them are financially set."

    The first doesn't mean the second, because one major illness or family crisis (or moving benefits goalpost) could wipe out this "financially set."  What number (with dollar signs) do you put on that status, "set?"  

    "Financially set" is increasingly becoming a pejorative meant to make those who stay long enough under good rules to have a reasonable chance at a good retirement out to be "rich people" and thus the enemies of we who don't.  "Could retire but were simply hanging on for a few more years" doesn't mean they weren't doing their jobs, doing them well, and perhaps even enjoying them.

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