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Retirement option opinions

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Sep 19, 2005
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Retirement option opinions

Once retirement date is chosen, have some choices to make. Get 1 days pay for every year worked which can be taken in cash payout or time off with pay prior to going off the books and onto pension. In this case its 30 days pay which equals 2 months wages . Also can use vacation or take it in cash payout. Vac is 7 weeks
Any pros or cons ? Or 1 more beneficial then other?
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Feb 15, 2006
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If you take the vacation pay, it adds on top of your pay for the year and you'll have to pay tax on that. That may or may not be good, depending on what other income you have that year. Taking vacation days is preferable to some people, because it adds to the length of time working, and into the pension calculation.

Everyone's situation and preferences is different. Good luck in your decision.
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Jun 26, 2005
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IMO the best is take vacation, and during that time off, earn money , preferably something that "usually" no one claims on their tax return (eg. Tutoring, baby sitting)

Win win. Hehe