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Posts Made By: Cassyree
Board: The VENT 07-27-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 32
 
Posted By Cassyree
Linda, you'll get both.

Linda, you'll get both.
Board: The VENT 07-26-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 32
 
Posted By Cassyree
NC teachers pay into both Social Security and the...

NC teachers pay into both Social Security and the state retirement plan. That's why we can collect both Social Security and a pension at retirement. I have no actual knowledge about how much is...
Board: The VENT 07-26-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 32
 
Posted By Cassyree
It's complicated and I think this is right

An ex-spouse (marriage lasting 10 years or longer) can receive a maximum of 50% of the (living) ex-spouse's benefit or her own SS benefit but not both. Again, not two checks. The percentage depends...
Board: The VENT 07-26-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 32
 
Posted By Cassyree
SS survivor benefits to spouse

Many of you misunderstand about spousal survivor benefits under SS. In my case, both my spouse and I have contributed throughout our working career to SS. Assume my SS is $1500 and his is $1800. If...
Board: The VENT 07-26-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 32
 
Posted By Cassyree
I worked in a state where social security was...

I worked in a state where social security was taken from our paychecks so this was never a problem for me. While I understand the arguments for and against WEP, I admit I'm always surprised that...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-23-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Cassyree
Most physicians don't believe that adrenal...

Most physicians don't believe that adrenal fatigue is a real, scientific diagnosis. Holistic healers sometimes diagnose it and offer supplements. Since you have concerns, perhaps you should see a...
Board: The VENT 07-21-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Cassyree
I wouldn't say anything about your principal to...

I wouldn't say anything about your principal to her. Sadly, school politics can do a number on friendships.
Board: The VENT 07-21-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Cassyree
I'm sorry you're in this situation. In my state,...

I'm sorry you're in this situation. In my state, if you are fired/released for cause, unemployment is denied. While "not a good fit" is a phrase that is often recommended on this site as an...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-17-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Cassyree
The key to having friends (and the social...

The key to having friends (and the social activities that accompany friendship) is to be a friend and to initiate social opportunities. You've done that, cast your bread upon the water, and it's...
Board: Retired Teachers 07-17-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Cassyree
I don't think I've ever had the love affair with...

I don't think I've ever had the love affair with cars that many people do. I didn't own a car in high school. I borrowed one of my parents' cars occasionally and I rode a school bus. I didn't have...
Board: The VENT 07-15-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Cassyree
What does your contract say? Is there a specific...

What does your contract say? Is there a specific cutoff date or a number of days notice you are supposed to give? You can always ask to be released from a contract even after a cutoff date. It's...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-14-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Cassyree
Is the former gf also a friend of the bridal...

Is the former gf also a friend of the bridal couple? Perhaps they're thinking she's planning to come anyway even if she is no longer coming with your son.
Board: Retired Teachers 07-13-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Cassyree
I think it's always better to land on the side of...

I think it's always better to land on the side of kindness, tolerance, and empathy. Anything else sometimes give the impression-often rightly-that someone is insensitive or underhandedly if not...
Board: Retired Teachers 07-13-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Cassyree
I really enjoy your poetry. Retirement does...

I really enjoy your poetry. Retirement does indeed start a whole new journey of rediscovering the parts of ourselves we'd misplaced while also finding new and wonderful areas to explore. We are...
Board: The VENT 07-09-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Cassyree
You know, first generation immigrants not...

You know, first generation immigrants not speaking English well is not a new pattern in the United States. Those immigrants tended to cluster in areas like Little Italy or Chinatown where they felt...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-05-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Cassyree
I wore New Balance sneakers with my orthotics. ...

I wore New Balance sneakers with my orthotics. The orthotics are key.
Board: Retired Teachers 07-05-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Cassyree
I think everyone has to define retirement for...

I think everyone has to define retirement for themselves and it is certainly about freedom and choices. I have a former colleague who regretted that for financial reasons she had to teach when her...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-05-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 39
 
Posted By Cassyree
1. Does your church offer coffee/tea before the...

1. Does your church offer coffee/tea before the service?
No, although you could double dip and go after the first service right before Sunday school and then go again after the second service!
...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-04-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By Cassyree
Happy 4th!

Family BBQ this afternoon. Then we'll be watching the fireworks over the lake from the yard and pier of a dear friend.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-01-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Cassyree
Happy Canada Day to all our Canadian friends!

Happy Canada Day to all our Canadian friends!
Board: Retired Teachers 06-29-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Cassyree
NC doesn't tax teacher pensions for anyone hired...

NC doesn't tax teacher pensions for anyone hired before 1985. Those hired from that date on pay state taxes on their pension. That only applies to NC pensions.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-29-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Cassyree
There is no adjustment for retirement that I know...

There is no adjustment for retirement that I know about. You are paying for your share of community services, which it is assumed you still use. And you probably do!

Many people will have...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-29-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Cassyree
What kind of a budget?

Are you making a wish list (a generous budget) to present to the court as a hopeful amount you want to receive in spousal support? If so, use the amount you're used to spending. You're a shopper so...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-28-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By Cassyree
I had an emergency c-section the first time and a...

I had an emergency c-section the first time and a scheduled one four years later. I really had no problems and a quick recovery from both. Wishing the same for you.
Board: The VENT 06-26-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Cassyree
Dream vs Reality

Perhaps you love the dream/ideal of teaching which has very little to do with the reality. Reread your posts from when you were unhappy. I think leaving a teaching job in the middle of the year...


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