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Oh, to be able to retire! You are SO fortunate! Count your blessings.
I love your comment and I think I will go out and explore all the things I have wanted to do. I have always wanted to take a painting class never did because I always had to do something else oh and cooking classes how fun would that be. When I read you comment go play in the sandbox it really made me think I used to be creative I really did I think I am going to find that sandbox and dig right in. Thanks, sandy
DITTO! I retired at 54, a year and a half ago and have yet to be bored. I can truly say that I don’t know how I found time to work! I think that more than anything, you will find that you get a lot of satisfaction out of being able to do mundane things, such as cooking dinner, in a relaxed manner, rather than being rushed. I love being able to do little things, such as helping a neighbor, a friend, or a family member.
Kelly J. D.
I understand how you feel. Especially since the stock market took a big dive, and I have a fairly good pension. I would think about getting something part time, just to insure that the $$ will be there if needed. that way you might be able to go back full time if the need arises. My biggest fear would be turning into the "bag lady" which I think alot of women fear.
Good luck with your decision.
Bored? What’s that???? Now is an opportunity to explore all the things you didn’t have time for…discover your talents…passion…creativity…go play in the sand box!…
Irish77, I like your response. I would like to retire at 62 instead of 65 because I want to get to enjoy my life. I would like to work a couple of days a week just to pay for medical insurance & hopefully, I’ll be able to get by on social security & and some interest on CDs. It’s exciting to think I could be semi-retired in just 2 years! Unfortunately, I don’t have a retirement fund. Any advice?
I am planning to retire in a year or so and plan to work at a part time job close to where I live. This way I can still maintain a sense of fulfillment without exhausting myself as well as have extra income. At that time I will be 55 with 32 years in my position. Yes, work part time.
Do not get another job if you can afford not to. YOu will be able to do many things if you put your mind to it and enjoy the rest of your life b/c when you are dead you will be dead for a long time, so live, laugh and love, time is ticking away.
I wish I could retire! You’re fortunate to be able to. From what I’ve heard from retired people, it’s the busiest time of their lives. Lots of volunteer work, grandchildren, working part time, golfing, traveling…..Find a passion & if you can’t just get out there & be active. You won’t be bored if you don’t want to be!
I think I’m becoming a hermit and the scary part of it is, I think I’m liking it!
No nede to make that decision now…Savor the feeling, you’ll know what you need to do when the time is right.
I am considering retirement in 1.5 years, at age 55 and getting a part timejob closer to where i live. This way, I will still have a job but not every day. I don;t want to become a hermit in my house.
To retire is to start a new adventure, most important, have a good “woman” friend to share in all your activities, you’ll never regret it, Lots of places to travel to and see,,best time of your life!
there are part-time seasonal jobs that will keep your blood pumping and you can do that until you feel the need to retire for good. try the stadium, ballpark, convention center for starters. you make good money as these are union jobs, and you keep busy. I met many life long friends working at the stadium. many of us (oldies but goodies) are employed there (all three places).
Do you have a Financial Planner? If not, get one…look for fee-based & a CFP designation. It will be worth it to take a look at all the aspects of retirement before you get there, especially in regard to portability or retirement funds, medical & other benefits.
isn’t it interesting…we start our careers with utopian ideas and we just know we can make a difference and we will never be one of those people who works a job we don’t like or just for the insurance….and here we are working for insurance and taxes…amazing
IM 56 AND I JUST SEMI RETIRED I WORK THREE DAYS A WEEK ONLY BECAUSE THIS YEAR THEY SAID IF YOU RETIRE THEN YOUR BENEFITS WILL BE PAID FOR YOU BY THE COMPANY MY HUSBAND DOES NOT HAVE GOOD BENIFITS AND I WOULD HAVE HAD TO STAY UNTIL 65 AND I DONT THINK SO THIS WAS MY WAY OUT BUT BELIEVE IT OR NOT IM BORED ON THE TWO DAYS OFF I THINK I JUST NEEDED A CAREER CHANGE YOUR RIGHT ITS SCAREY I KNOW I CANT STAY HOME ALL THE TIME I THINKS WORK KEEPS YOU YOUNG
I Know how you feel and I can retire now but I am trying to working 3 more years. I am only doing this because of our’s health insurance. I think I would be working part time to stay busy, because a lot of people say they get bored.
Lucky you able to retire very soon. Even if you just worked part-time, pick your hours say mornings or afternoon. If you don’t need the extra income, volunteer your time so that you can get out and enjoy still being around people. I am sure there is so much out there for people in this situation. I know that is what I will probably due in a few years when I retire.
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