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Are You Ready To Retire? Not Quite.

The last two days with Chrissie could be called "Take My Husband To Work".  Government Benefits Solutions offered a pre-Retirement and Financial Planning Workshop at the HCHB, aka Dept. of Commerce.  We learned about FEHBP (Health Benefits), FLTCIP (Long Term Care Insurance), FEGLI (Group Life Insurance), Annuities, Social Security, diversifying TSP (Thirft Savings) investments, financial literacy (call that the "Income Gap Analysis") and Estate Planning.  (Boy, I thought VISA had the corner on acronyms!)  As it turned out, I was the only spouse to attend the seminar.  Some of what we heard and tried to absorb definitely made both our heads hurt - a lot!  There are some pretty neat software tools to play to figure out annuity calculations to maximize financial benefits.  In retrospect, we think we fared well from my career at Visa.  Chrissie is certainly doing well at Commerce.  And our life is only going to get more interesting in the future.

The most fun aspect of the past two days was spending time with my wife where she works.  As Director of her office, I observed the respect and admiration she commands at work.  I really did appreciate seeing other folks appreciate her for who she is, what she does, and how she goes about getting things done.  Chrissie  truly is a remarkable woman, and I am very fortunate, in fact, blessed, to share a life with her.

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romelover
Jun. 7th, 2007 12:56 pm (UTC)
We are the luckiest! And actually, DoD has the corner on abbreviations and acronyms....really!! I love you.
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