Retiring to make more money

With the economy sputtering, many employees are retiring to make more money.

Many, like my husband, worry that retirement benefits will change in the future and he wants to be "grandfathered" in for the higher benefits. He is planning to retire in June from Milwaukee Public Schools after 16 years at an inner city school. He will receive lifetime health benefits, a pension with a sweetener and severance pay.

The years of being spit and sworn at are paying off. And he is right -- these kinds of packages will become a thing of the past.