Southwest Airline gives me the Freedom to retire. After spending 16 years as a stay-at-home mom, one year as a Speech Therapist in the public schools, and five years in a mom and pop business at no pay, I was way behind the curve on retirement. I recently had five different advisors review my IRA accounts. They were all amazed at what I have been able to save in 23 years of systematic savings in Southwest's 401K, ProfitSharing, and ESSP programs. I have also maximized my productivity by flying extra trips-- something not all airlines allow their Flight Attendants to do. On January 9, 2008, I can retire. A cruise to Tahiti-- $4,000.00. A well-made rocking chair--$800.00. Peace of mind--priceless!