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Late Morning

March 17th, 2015 at 01:09 pm

I couldn't get ready in time to catch the train this morning, so I drove. And because I drove I bought breakfast at McDonald's. It's a domino effect. At least it was only $2.

We had a staff meeting yesterday where it was indicated that decisions about early retirement and layoffs would be announced by Friday. Fingers crossed! Evidently there will be some involuntary layoffs. I feel for those people, whoever they are. But I am so excited about my own early retirement! Surely, if there will be involuntary layoffs, that means that all the applicants for early retirement will be accepted!

I am wondering now about the money I put into flexible spending for medical. I haven't used very much at all, and I'm afraid I will lose it. I don't imagine I will have access to it after I leave. I'm thinking about going to the eye doctor and getting some glasses. I only need reading glasses, and I get by with drugstore glasses, but maybe a pair that's custom-made would be better for my eyes, anyway.

I'm meeting friends for dinner tomorrow in a neighboring suburb. I'm really looking forward to the meal, and to seeing my friends. But it's always a hassle getting there. I guess I will take the train. I just have to be mindful to leave in time to catch the train downtown. Once they switch to the hourly schedule in the evening, it can mean a lot of waiting.

5 Responses to “Late Morning”

  1. michdado Says:

    Morning cb. Good thinking on if there are involuntary layoffs. Please keep us posted. I'm excited for you.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Glad you won't have to wait much longer to know about your early retirement.

  3. doingitallwrong Says:

    I agree, if there are involuntary layoffs it certainly would seem that the voluntary early retirements would all be granted. Glad you'll know one way or the other soon!

    You will lose your FSA money when you leave your job, unless they offer a COBRA FSA (which is not the same as COBRA health coverage). You have to keep paying in to the FSA in that case, though, and with post-tax money. Probably better to use up as much of it as you can before you leave, I'd think! (You actually could use the entire amount you elected for the year, even though you haven't actually put that much into it yet.)

  4. Kiki Says:

    Some HSA allow you acces to the end of the year. I had that when i left the univ position i had previously. It was because the funds were expected to be used by the end of the year anyway.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'd double check about the FSA $ because I think it is possible you still would have use of it.

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