Worse blunder of my life
by Richard Murray
I worked in dietary for hospitals, nursing homes and some restaurants all my life .It was hard work but I did fairly well. Wanted to retire early so like a dope---consulting nobody, my wife and i took 62 Social Security retirement. it was worse blunder of my life.
For 8 yrs, we vascilated between cape cod and florida. It seemed to work good. We worked while up north---retired to the pool in Florida where we had our mobile home.
It seemed to work out till my company went outa business and my wife had open heart surgery in Boston. It was sucessful and went to Florida where we were not working.
I quickly surmised if i had stayed working till 70----and banked my wife's 60 dollar check for ss early retirement---after 8 yrs we would have almost doubled my 1350 check and had over over 57 grand in the bank and not ever have to worry about a job ever again.
As it was we were dependent at 70 to find work or go broke. A depressing place to be------please do not do what i did-------i wish somebody was there to council me beforehand and warn me.
I felt i let my wife down was clinically depressed---and semi suicidal------if i can help one person avoid my fate---my experience will be vindicated-------------
Richard in Tampa Bay