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Getting the most out of savings

May 11, 2008

The story "Cashing Dad's IRA -- in 9 trips" (May 4) involves a more subtle lesson for those who have invested 40 or more years in a career and have managed to save up a nest egg for themselves: Enjoy it while you are still healthy.

Nobody I know wants to outlive their money, but neither is it the best thing to be stingy in those years after 60. Have some fun while you can. Do the things that you've always wanted to do.

Although you don't want to drain the savings, neither do you want to hand over all that you have been working for all of your life to healthcare givers.

Bob Jack

North Las Vegas, Nev.

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