Every once in a while, a sweet little cash angel may drop an unexpected gift in your lap. Sometimes it’s just $20 from a coat pocket, or a crisp $100 bill laying on the ground (this actually happened to me). But if you’re lucky, it turns out to be a whole lot more than that.
On Monday we received a letter in the mail. It was from Kodak, my husband’s former employer, asking if he wanted to cash out his pension benefit. It’s not a large pension, but it would have provided a fixed $6,600 annual payment once he turned 65. Now they want to cash us out with a lump sum.