At a convention recently, I met with Don Wallace, a former CO and DO. He told me he came off the road 6 years ago and is living in Scottsboro AL. Him and his wife are in their late 70's. He told me that he was "One of the Smart Ones". I asked, how so? He said he had planned for his retirement by not taking lavish vacations and saving all his money from close to 40 years in the traveling work, just in case "The End" was not coming. He just sat back watched all the other "Traveling Brothers taking various vacation trips to Europe, Africa, etc. wasting their money".
When he came off the road, he paid for a house in cash! Now, he still has some money in the bank, gets $600 a month from "The Society" and even gets SSI for being employed in the early days. Life is Good!