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Subject:  Re: A scary fact Date:  10/26/2012  9:22 PM
Author:  alstroemeria Number:  18034 of 19222

But how is it that these people did not see the possibility that one spouse my predecease from day one of their retirement planning?

Since my MIL had a radical mastectomy due to breast cancer and was older than her husband, when my FIL retired a few years later, they decided to choose the full pension amount without survivor pension as they were sure he would outlive her. Well, he died first, and by a long shot.

People do the best they can, but sometimes they make poor decisions.
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