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Subject:  Re: 5 best and 5 worst things you did. Date:  5/13/2005  7:55 AM
Author:  TMFPMarti Number:  9777 of 22292

Could those retired fools give the rest of us "getting close" tells us the 5 smartest and 5 not so smart things they did as preparation for retirement.

Well, I can't come up with five, but here's what I do have:

Smartest:

1. Getting out of non-mortgage debt
2. Socking away as much cash as possible
3. Having a career that provided an inflation-indexed pension and group health insurance for life

Dumbest:

Not starting earlier with 1 & 2. I was 43 before I was out of debt. Lots of great memories, but I'd be a lot better off today if I'd put more aside.

Phil
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