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Subject: Re: What age to take SS payments? Date: 12/10/2013 4:17 PM
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Someone in good health with parents and grandparents who lived to 100 might want to wait until age 70.

In my 30 years at Motorola in Chicago, I knew firsthand of a number of people who left for work one morning and never got home for dinner. Hit by a train at a rail crossing, getting 20 tons of gravel dumped on their car waiting at a stoplight when a truck overturned making the corner, clipped by a cement truck chute that came loose on a curve and swung across 2 lanes of oncoming traffic, etc. One day I had a nice chat with the receptionist at the Visitor's Lobby waiting for a salesman. The next day there was a different receptionist -- the other one choked on a fishbone at dinner that night.

Perhaps all this has colored my thinking about delaying too long.

Have a SHTF plan of course --- you don't want to spend your 90'th birthday living in a refrigerator box because you ran out of money.

And now that we're retired and know a lot of retirees with various ages, we've seen how your body can fail you and you can't do the things that you now have enough money to do.

Nobody lays on their deathbed and says, "I'm glad I didn't buy that jeep."
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