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Old 10-14-2014, 02:48 PM   #1
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The Vacation Is Over

Since we are looking at a new Montana this year, we were talking about what we could include and what wouldn't fit in the budget. Out of the blue, I got a call from a former colleague to run a manufacturing plant in Michigan for three months. Hello IS Suspension, Disk Brakes, Traveler Satellite, Transfer Switch/Inverter, etc. I hate leaving the mountain, but beside the Montana potential purchase, COBRA ran out. One of the disadvantages of early retirement - health care costs. I Owe, I Owe, So Back to Work I Go!!!
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Old 10-14-2014, 03:26 PM   #2
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I know the pain of health insurance. Before I turned 65 my wife's and my insurance was over $20,000 per year and after I turned 65 hers was over $12,000 and this was with a $2500 deductible. We got the healthy Virginian rate.
Good luck in your new job. Enjoy it.
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Old 10-14-2014, 04:01 PM   #3
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Certainly understand. If it wasn't for health insurance we'd have full timed much sooner.
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Old 10-14-2014, 04:13 PM   #4
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I retired at 62 and for 3 yrs health insurance rates were painful. Turning 65 was like getting a large raise.
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Old 10-15-2014, 03:26 AM   #5
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Good luck, Ron! Have some fun, stay out of trouble if you can
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Old 10-15-2014, 03:50 AM   #6
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Good luck Ron great timing on the job. We do the same with our Disney bucks we have Disk brakes and roof Sat on the buy list next year.
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Old 10-15-2014, 04:34 AM   #7
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Rich, I suspect Disney Bucks are more fun to earn than Borg Bucks. but you are right, timing was good except it's coming up on the holidays.
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Old 10-15-2014, 03:11 PM   #8
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Ya gotta do what ya gotta do!
You've certainly made the most of your "time off".
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Old 10-15-2014, 03:14 PM   #9
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Jay - since a year ago May, we have spent 29 weeks on the road in our Montana. It's time to restock the piggy bank. And with a new little one on the way (Montana, that is), we need to add funds.
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Old 10-15-2014, 04:49 PM   #10
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So have you decided on your new Montana yet?


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Jay - since a year ago May, we have spent 29 weeks on the road in our Montana. It's time to restock the piggy bank. And with a new little one on the way (Montana, that is), we need to add funds.
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Old 10-15-2014, 05:46 PM   #11
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We understand the costs of early retirement as our former employee and spouse premium insurance plan cost us $1,799 per month. We celebrated when we got our red-white-blue cards, and even with A, B and D plus secondary insurance we have a significant increase in take-home pay. Hope you enjoy the new job and new Montana.
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Old 10-16-2014, 03:06 AM   #12
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Since we are looking at a new Montana this year, we were talking about what we could include and what wouldn't fit in the budget. Out of the blue, I got a call from a former colleague to run a manufacturing plant in Michigan for three months. Hello IS Suspension, Disk Brakes, Traveler Satellite, Transfer Switch/Inverter, etc. I hate leaving the mountain, but beside the Montana potential purchase, COBRA ran out. One of the disadvantages of early retirement - health care costs. I Owe, I Owe, So Back to Work I Go!!!
Sounds like that call from your colleague was PERFECT timing! Three months will fly by.
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Old 10-17-2014, 03:52 AM   #13
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Jay, we are carefully watching the new 3160. Prototypes will be available in about a month. JandC, yes, timing was good as our Alaska adventure, tires on all vehicles, Health Insurance and driveway improvements are all eating into the bank account.
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