The Looming CalSTRS Pension Disaster

Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by futuremathsprof, Jun 29, 2019.

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Would you accept less health benefits if you were given a higher salary, have better facilities, etc

  1. Yes

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  2. No

    3 vote(s)
    37.5%
  3. Undecided — I need more information.

    2 vote(s)
    25.0%
  4. It depends on how much additional salary I would receive.

    2 vote(s)
    25.0%
  1. futuremathsprof

    futuremathsprof Aficionado

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    Nice! You did it right and I’m elated to hear that you draw in over $6,000/month. Do you have any recommendations for fun stuff that you do in retirement? I would like suggestions even though I only 27, lol! :)
     
  2. Janlee70

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    My first year of retirement I took things slow and did’t do too much. Second year I really branched out. Joined the Lions Club and one most noteworthy event is the yearly eye screening for over 600 preschool - K students. (Approx 10% are found to have some sort of visual problem), became more active at my church, mainly running the food pantry, taking classes at the Community Center, tutor adults who wish to improve upon their English, joined Friends of the Library. I travel to Boston every 5 - 6 weeks to visit my grandsons and plan activities with them, lunch once a month with former teachers (catch up on the last news) and with college roommates. I learned to sew! Also day trips because of where I live there are so many places to visit.
     
  3. YoungTeacherGuy

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    Good for you, @Janlee70! Live it up!
     
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  4. Janlee70

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    I’ m not necessarily living it up but I am enjoying my retirement. I taught for 32 years and loved it. I taught in 2 different districts, both small, where everyone cared for everyone. I was very, very fortunate to have had such a rewarding teaching experience.
     
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