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my dad died in 1991 at 72 from a bungled heart bypass surgery. . My mom got the Telco Pension (NY Tel later taken over by Bell Atlantic) dad had set up the pension so there was survivor benefits. Mom did OK with that and dividends from the AT&T /Baby Bell stocks she had.

She was covered by their Medicare supplement...don't think she got vision...not sure...or dental...

She got SS, too.....from my dad's work.....

she lived to 82.

They didn't have 401Ks back then.

Glad it worked out so nicely for you.

The oil companies will be around for another 10 years...they'll just be getting smaller and smaller each year (they are basically liquidating themselves, selling assets by the billions, raising cash) ...just to keep up 'cash flow' and be able to pay the dividends and spend on CAPEX.

There is no more growth for the oil majors. Their sun is setting.


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