Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Hard work




I just decided that I am quite the hard worker. Or I can be at times in my life. TRUTH is, I hate working a JOB. It my dad, who always told us, it is better to work for yourself.  So that is what I have done for most of my EARNING years. I will work really hard for myself than I would for a employer. Except when I was a Nanny. I loved the children and the parents and always felt like we were a team.

I have decided to start collecting my social security at age 62 instead of waiting till I am 67. Yes, I would be making less,  but unless I hit the BIG TIME, I am taking my money early.  I plan to keep working for myself. I enjoy what I do, until I do not like it anymore - then I move on to something new.

I'm a scraper. I can always EARN the money I need.  I don't want to ever lose that skill.



12 comments:

  1. I would make a terrible boss. It would be nice to find something that you like and make money too. On your own.

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    1. That's the key - find something you actually enjoy.

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  2. Now I've heard that if you wait to collect social security until you turn 67 the increased amount you get does not make up for the money you lost by not collecting earlier! Or something like that! I have never really tried to figure that one out but I do know that as soon as I am able to collect ss I am going to retire from my job and find a way to make money from home!

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    1. Yeah I don't know all the details just that I am for sure, taking mine at 62. It is not enough to retire but it is income we could sure use NOW.

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  3. I couldn’t wait to leave the corporate world. They suck the blood right out of you. I was part of a rotation of people who were on call 24/7. The last straw was the Thanksgiving Day Dinner that I spent up in my home office for hours trying to resolve a problem. Now I would have been okay with it if the company was on the verge of curing cancer. But it was some self important exec who was unable to receive his e-mail.

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  4. Yep - that's why I work for myself.

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  5. Just discovered your blog a while back and I'm nominating your for the Versatile Blogger Award tomorrow on my blog, Cherdo On The Flipside. We may have been separated at birth, fyi.

    Congrats!
    Cherdo
    www.cherdoontheflipside.com

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    1. oops I almost forgot about this. Thank you Cherdo.

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  6. I read something about the law changing and now it's okay to start collecting SS when you'e 62. I don't remember the details. Maybe it's just my imagination that the law changed. Anyway, I think you might as well take the money and run.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Yeah you can collect at 62. I will get $200 less. I just want it NOW

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  7. I read an article saying that if you start drawing at 62 you will break even at 77 1/2. If you don't live that long you will gain money, if you live longer you will lose money. I guess it just depends on whether you think you are going to be around a long time. Also who knows if there will be any social security left when you get past 77 1/2. I am planning on drawing mine when I hit 62.

    I bet they will understand that you don't want to go to a funeral. Just do what works for you!! As long as they know you care you don't have to attend.

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    1. Yeah but you will still get the same amount even if you are losing. It's a gamble. I want my MONEY NOW!

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