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  1. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    My FIL will be 62 in a few months & is anxiously waiting to be able to start collecting his Soc. Sec. He plans to continue working full time. He has $0 saved towards retirement, no 401k, nothing like that. $0 in EF. No property. He's married & still has a 19 y/o living @ home,who has a minimal...
  2. Third Agers
    Ok, I just got my annual SS Estimated Benefits Statement for this year. It is a good thing that I am on this website learning to be frugal and careful with what income I will receive (hopefully) from SS in a few years. In February I will be 59 yrs old and will not be able to draw full ss until...
  3. Question and Answer
    Does anyone post to them anymore? Lots of them the last time they were posted was 2009? I posted to one in hopes of re-sparking it.... but I would love to know if anyone else still posted? Thanks Kim:hugz:
  4. General Chat
    FV is basically the only website that I seem to be addicted to. I really enjoy the fact that I can ask a question and someone will have a great answer to it plus I find myself comforted by like minded people. I also enjoy how supportive everyone is on this site. I however really have no...
  5. General Chat
    My husband applied this last week for Social Security. Now he's starting to sound seriously old. (by the way, read my blog about this experience: glorybug.wordpress.com). Anyway, just wondering if any of you have words of advice about using SS, living on/with SS, etc. For what it's worth...
  6. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Interesting article...sounds like seniors with past debt better get ready to tighten their belts... defaulted-loans-may-haunt-seniors: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance
  7. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Every year, the Social Security Administration sends you (if you were ever employed) a customized brochure telling you how much money you will be entitled to at retirement thanks to your faithful contributions to our social safety net program. This year, the following was included in the...
  8. General Chat
    I'm not sure what they mean or how you join?
  9. General Chat
    Non-toxic Living "Traditional foods cookery, natural bath & body, the "green" home" Hope you'll join us!
  10. General Chat
    Just a little reminder for those who know about them, and a heads-up for those who don't. :) Under the community tab, check it out! There are over a dozen in there now I think, including groups for crafters, cookers, readers, y-chromosomers, and lovers. ;) There is a job loss support group...
  11. General Chat
    Just added one for all of us chicken owners. Come on over and say hello. :) If you know of someone in FV who has chickens, let me know, and I'll send them an invite. I tried to invite everyone I could remember, but I am sure I missed a few! :D
  12. General Chat
    If you are not getting enough FV to feed your addiction, don't forget that there is a whole "secret" forum in the social groups. There used to be, like, three, but now it looks like there are about a dozen to join. And I just added one, so that makes it a baker's dozen. :) If you don't know...
  13. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    What's the difference? Why the stigma attached to accepting government money for your food, but it's okay to allow the government to pay for your child's education?
  14. Homesteading and gardening
    I've started a Garden Club Social Group. You can join us there by clicking on "quick links", then "social groups", then "garden club". You can share pictures and more with us!
  15. News you can use
    Social Security for the divorced If you were married for at least 10 years to someone who has earned benefits, you may be eligible to collect payments as well. Here's how it works.
  16. News you can use
    Guard your Social Security number Your SSN should be treated as "classified information." Few people have the right to access it.
  17. News you can use
    Investing with a social conscience Reflecting your values in your financial investments may be appealing, but how do you match your return with your conscience?
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