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One thing to check on is by taking a lump sum, do you give up the medical benefits? If that's the case, I wouldn't do it. I assume you both have coverage so you could be covered by your wife's, but double coverage means you'll have very little out-of-pocket medical expenses to pay.

While I'll likely be investing through retirement, I don't want it to become a job. I think double digit returns would be a full-time job plus the worries about worries about money during down market periods.


Hi Calvin

I have gotten so much great advice..I am truly astounded @ just how smart the people in this forum are!

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