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Quotes of the Day for 2 April 2004 – Retirement

A reader who works with retirement issues, specifically the issues of those without pension plans, asked for quotes on subjects I couldn't come up with. The lack of pension coverage is going to be a real problem for folks like myself that didn't have the good sense to make a lot of money early in life so it's a theme I can best treat with a touch of gallows humor.

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The quotes:

Retirement, we understand, is great if you are busy, rich and healthy. But then, under those conditions, work is great too.
     - Bill Vaughan

In this country, men seem to live for action as long as they can and sink into apathy when they retire.
     - Charles Francis Adams, Sr, 1807 - 1886

Retire? I'm going to stay in show business until I'm the only one left.
     - George Burns, 1896 - 1996

Retirement is like a long vacation in Vegas. The goal is to enjoy it to the fullest, but not so fully that you run out of money.
     - Jonathan Clements

Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did.
     - Malcolm S. Forbes, Sr

When some people retire, it's going to be mighty hard to be able to tell the difference.
     - Virginia Graham


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