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Thread: Stoplight's Retirement Story (FERS, Gap in Service, Military Buy-Back)

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    Default Re: Stoplight's Retirement Story (FERS, Gap in Service, Military Buy-Back)

    Quote Originally Posted by burrocrat View Post
    please take pics of uluru.

    it is a vortex, a giant space magnet rock. i once rented an apartment in oregon from an aussie native who married a soldier and became a citizen, way way back, during some trying times. she did me many favors more than one, she had wisdom, we had good talks. she told me about camping there and the long drive and even gave me an old wooden camp stool she sat on around the fire.

    so i would appreciate some pics of the rock, thanks.
    Burro,

    Interesting story !!! We WILL post some pix of the Rock, for sure !!! Ummm...you can get pix of Uluru on the web, that are probably WAY better than anything we'll take !!! OTOH, we'll be sure to post some stuff...perhaps the crude pix from amateurs will be more meaningful to you !!!

    One of our interests when we travel is learning more about the "native" culture...perhaps we can share some of what we learn...



    Stoplight...
    "Too old to rock and roll...too young to die"... - I. Anderson

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  3. #266

    Default Re: Stoplight's Retirement Story (FERS, Gap in Service, Military Buy-Back)

    Quote Originally Posted by Stoplight View Post
    Burro,

    Interesting story !!! We WILL post some pix of the Rock, for sure !!! Ummm...you can get pix of Uluru on the web, that are probably WAY better than anything we'll take !!! OTOH, we'll be sure to post some stuff...perhaps the crude pix from amateurs will be more meaningful to you !!!


    One of our interests when we travel is learning more about the "native" culture...perhaps we can share some of what we learn...




    Stoplight...
    Thanks for the info SL. Glad to see your Healthy and Happy! God Speed!

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  5. #267

    Default Re: Stoplight's Retirement Story (FERS, Gap in Service, Military Buy-Back)

    All,

    So I got my very first SS check deposited today !!! WOO HOO !!!

    My FERS pension check on I May was reduced by the supplement, but my SS check today made up for it, and more, per the numbers I mentioned previously !!!

    The Wife said : "Does it make you feel "old" ?"

    I said : "No, it makes me feel like I'm FINALLY getting a return on that investment, for all those years !"

    The BIG issue now for us is deciding what to do with the Wife's County Health Insurance, AND tax withholding !!!

    She got her new Medicare card, with enrollment in Part B, along with the deduction from her SS check. She said "It makes me feel old !!!" Her County insurance drops in cost, and becomes secondary to Medicare, but from all the number-crunching I can do, it's STILL a better deal than picking her up on my FEHB Plan, OR buying a Medicare Supplement Plan !!! We'll see how this plays out...

    RE: taxes ? That's been a pain !!! My new FERS pension amount dropped the "OPM withholding" a LOT, and her reduction in her SS check reduced it again...I didn't withhold anything from my SS check (yet !), because it's only done by a fixed percentage...with your FERS OPM withholding, you can specify the exact dollar amount !!!

    I crunched the numbers (again !) and reset my OPM FERS withholding, so that (hopefully !) should bring me close to a zero amount of Fed tax owed or refunded...will monitor it as the year progresses !!!


    Stoplight...
    "Too old to rock and roll...too young to die"... - I. Anderson

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  7. #268

    Default Re: Stoplight's Retirement Story (FERS, Gap in Service, Military Buy-Back)

    Don't bother crunching numbers...just go spend it! See the world! "Money's like manure, it needs to be spread around!"

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    Default Re: Stoplight's Retirement Story (FERS, Gap in Service, Military Buy-Back)

    Quote Originally Posted by konakathy View Post
    Don't bother crunching numbers...just go spend it! See the world! "Money's like manure, it needs to be spread around!"

    LOL !!! I FIGURED you'd be the one who responded !!! Can't help it...I'm an Engineer !!!

    ...but I hear ya !!!

    Enjoy your upcoming trip to China !!!


    Stoplight...
    "Too old to rock and roll...too young to die"... - I. Anderson

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