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Author: Follydolly Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 19021  
Subject: Re: The Best Way to Take a Pension Date: 7/5/2008 7:35 PM
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I am a surviving spouse. I had Ernst and Whinny (at the time) run the numbers for me which way would be best financially. Supposing that I would live to a nice old age, taking monthly payments was advised as the better way to go.

The pension comes from a very large cap company not likely to go under anytime in my lifetime.

I agree, if your company has problems, take the money and run.

My daughter works for a company that is "employee owned" (ESOP) and that is what she gets in her 401K. Just company stock. I keep telling her take it all out year end. I know she doesn't. There is no pension in her future.

Those of us who have pensions are lucky.

~Birgit
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