For­mula for a good re­tire­ment

The Denver Post - - OPINION - Re: T. L. Robyn,

“Just don’t call me priv­i­leged,” Nov. 21 let­ter to the edi­tor.

Ku­dos to let­ter-writer Richard Borga. I was born into the lower class and was raised (some­times) by a sin­gle mother but stud­ied hard in high school, joined the Navy and served four years, went to col­lege on the GI Bill while work­ing 3/4 time, stud­ied hard and en­tered grad­u­ate school and worked as an RA and a TA, then mar­ried. After earn­ing an ad­vanced de­gree, I spent 40 years work­ing hard at my pro­fes­sion while sav­ing a part of my in­come, as did my wife. We did not spend be­yond our in­come and de­ferred many things that we could have spent our money on.

As Borga said, hard work + sav­ing has given us a com­fort­able re­tire­ment. I find it lu­di­crous to call us priv­i­leged; we earned it, we saved it, and now we have it to en­joy. Send let­ters of 150 words or fewer to open­fo­rum@den­ver­post.com or 101 W. Col­fax Ave., Suite 800, Den­ver, CO, 80202. Please in­clude full name, city and phone num­ber. Con­tact us at 303-954-1331.

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