Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Cap Lesesne Goodreads Author Contributor. The collection includes essays that are practical, covering subjects like health care, fitness, finance, and business, and also essays that are more reflective, more whimsical, or more reassuring?
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More filters. Sort order. Aug 23, Linda rated it did not like it. Happy Birthday to Me! Alas, I will not be doing much reading because I will be busy -- questioning everything and following my passions, learning new tricks and rejuvenating my mind. And starting a business and getting rich quick -- and milking my cash cow. And being a saint. And, thankfully, keeping my sense of humor. Apr 17, Joanne rated it liked it. I enjoyed this book, in which many authors, all specialists in various fields, write a short chapter about some aspect of turning sixty.
There's financial advice, as well as advice on relationships, doing what you want, and more. I would try yoga or meditation and certainly would do more traveling, it puts everything in perspective. Mar 11, Clynell Reinschmiedt rated it really liked it. This is a wonderful book of short essays, divided into nine topical sections--each prefaced by a song guaranteed to take you back. The essays are well-written by people of note in the fields of both the physical and the metaphysical.
It's our bathroom book:. Sep 06, Helen Patrice rated it did not like it. Thought this would be a lot more amusing than it is. I could do without the pious attitudes in some of the essays, the whole 'go find yourself and be thankful to the universe'. I was looking for outrageousness, and found middle American values.
Jan 24, Susan rated it liked it. It took me forever to finish the last chapters and now I am closer to 70 and need a book 70 things to do when you turn Jul 02, Suzette rated it it was ok. I only liked about one third of the book--had nice insights, etc. Oct 21, Laura Boudreau rated it really liked it. An enjoyable book giving a variety of aged 60 folk the opportunity to share their experiences.
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One finishes the book feeling that hitting 60 is not necessarily the depressing milestone many make it out to be; it's more the point where you determine which path to take next. Aug 28, Ruth Cuadra rated it did not like it. I was hoping for inspiring stories about changes people made and risks they took to continue their lives and not wind down prematurely.
Instead I got everything from spiritual preachiness to "have a baby. View 2 comments. Oct 20, Ray Clark rated it really liked it. However, you may find it more helpful to sit down for a one on one meeting. Contact the finance or personnel office to the closest military installation and see if they can help you. I hope this points you in the right direction. Thank you for your service! I pinned on a year and a half ago. Can I retire today and draw pay when it comes time to receive retirement pay?
Not many people are in this category. Thanks for your help. Mark, This is a great question, and one I had to look up.
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With that in mind, we need to look at the Title 10 of the US Code, which covers military pay and benefits. Here is the applicable section: 10 U. I suggest contacting your personnel department for further information, or possibly even contacting AFPC at Randolph.
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The officer career advisors probably have a better feel for what is going on right now and should be able to answer that question. So, to answer your question: assuming you have the requisite 20 Good Years and at least 10 years as an officer, you should be eligible for retirement. However, you would only be eligible for O-5 retirement pay after you have completed 3 years as an O-5 unless the Secretary of the Air Force has authorized 2 years as the minimum requirement. I hope this helps, and thank you for your service!
Could this be something that can be discussed with a government entity? Ryan, Great service you provide for all of us retirees! Barry T. I will be 65 in May of this year. I served in the National Guard and received an honorable discharge. I have been turned down for benefits and even an I. Is there any way I can receive an I. D card from the government so I can distinguish myself as a prior service member? I would appreciate any advise you can supply.
Best Regards, Richard S. Richard — Many states are now issuing Veterans ID cards. Typically they are issued by the Dept. Some states even combine the two I believe. Hello Steven, Thank you for contacting me. Did you serve all 20 years as an active duty equivalent? In other words, are you receiving military retirement after your 20 years of service?
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If so, I recommend speaking with your HR representative and running the numbers to make sure you want to give up your active duty pension to buy back your military time. It rarely works out in your favor to give up your current military retirement pay. However, you can submit your DD Form and you may still get credit for some of your military service as it pertains to your leave dates, vacation accrual, etc.
If you are not currently receiving active duty retirement pay, then you should be eligible to buy back your military time and still receive your Reserve retirement at age 60, along with any civil service pension you may earn. Again, I recommend speaking with an expert for further information. I also recommend contacting Eddie Wills who I interviewed for the podcast.
He should be able to help you better understand your options. I served prior years in an inactive status by that I mean regular reserve duty-monthly drill and AT for a total of 30 years of military service. Can you provide any informaiton on this topic? Hello Ed, Thank you for contacting me. I am not familiar with this. The Points you earned from the Regular Reserve will still count toward your retirement. Each Point will count for one day of service.
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So you will take the Points you earned from the Regular Reserves and add those to your 24 years of active duty service. For example, if you earned Points during your 6 years of Regular Reserve duty, you would add one year to the 24 years of active duty service for a total of 25 years. The Department of Defense standardizes each month at 30 days. So every days worth of Points equals 1 year for retirement purposes.
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