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Old 02-03-2016, 07:45 PM   #101
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I get up in the morning with nothing to do and at the end of the day if I still have a little left of nothing to do then I'm happy. DW retires February 29. I have been retired awhile. I am so lazy, I would not work in a pie factory tasting every tenth pie. I started SS at 62, I'm retired military plus I saved some. We are going on a three week trip March 1. We are planning a trip to Alaska this year with the camper

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Old 10-04-2016, 01:26 PM   #102
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Retired at 40 and have no regrets after 23 yrs. of doing as i please.

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Old 10-07-2016, 06:36 AM   #103
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Retired at 40 and have no regrets after 23 yrs. of doing as i please.

Dang!! I'm not asking for any personal details, but how in the world did you manage that?

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Old 10-07-2016, 08:13 AM   #104
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Left home at 17 and worked multiple jobs, eventually working my way into corporate management.
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Old 10-07-2016, 08:29 AM   #105
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After 38 years @ Rockwell International, I retired 22 years ago at 55. I'm fortunate as Rockwell has a great 401k program & 60% of my salary as monthly income. I'm also retired from the Military (National Guard), and both of us gets Social Security so $$ is not an issue. Although I had a great career, I was never 'married to my job". I was and am married to my wife, therefore, it was an easy decision to retire as soon as I could and spend the rest of my life (56 years married) with my wife traveling around visiting our kids , grandkids, and just having fun. Absolutely NO REGRETS!!!!!!
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Old 10-07-2016, 08:32 AM   #106
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Retired 10 yrs ago at 66, we were scared sh--less we couldn't make it. So far, no problems and no regrets. Get a pension from Lockheed, Modine and IH plus SS. Wife gets SS and pension from being a librarian in AR. We've spent 3+ months in FL the last 9 winters.
Like someone else posted, I get up with nothing to do every day and never get finished. We enjoy doing what we want, when we want. We both have had heart attacks and have fully recovered. I had mine in Nov 05 before I retired and when I recovered, I decided to hang it up. Really enjoyed working for Lockheed Martin, but got tired of flying on 6-8 airplanes every week and sleeping in motels 4 nights a week. Sometimes 4 different motels in 4 different cities.

My advice is retire as early as you can afford it and don't have a mortgage or any payments other than monthly utility bills, insurance, etc.
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Old 10-07-2016, 08:40 AM   #107
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Pension? Ha, that's a foreign concept to us GenX-ers, went out before the incandescent light bulb did. We're going to have to work until we're 75.
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Old 10-07-2016, 08:46 AM   #108
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When the Chief calls you and says you need to go talk to the finance manager. He tells you that you are paying to work here. Then gives you a retirement package only an idiot would refuse. I wasn't ready to retire and wish I was still working. That was after 35 years and I miss it every day.
10-4, Chief. Still miss it every day and wish I was still there. On the other hand, physically, those days are long over.
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Old 10-07-2016, 08:47 AM   #109
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Retired at 55 after 38 years federal service. Military time counts. Federal pension, military disability, and $139 SS. Wife retired at 56 from teaching and also SS. A little rent income as well. We have 401k but have not touched them.
We have a mortgage and the CPA says do not pay it off. Look at income and savings as debt free is not always required or best.
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Best advise is to move to the Carolinas to get away from high taxes and utilities. My home here is valued 60% more and taxes are 70% less than up north.
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Old 10-07-2016, 08:51 AM   #110
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Retired at some age, I forget when. I'm 68 now. I think it was 6 years ago, but it could have only been 5. Who knows. I know who signs my retirement checks, but I've long since forgotten what I did.

I don't do anything, and I never start that before 10:00 a.m.

If I had known this was so great, I'd have told the kids to eat grass and I'd have retired at 30.

I had the "Widowmaker" heart attack at 56 y/o. That wakes you up. 4% of the people that have that, survive. I have more "ologists" than you can shake a stick at. But I'm upright and semi-mobile and the Lord has blessed me.

You can't save up time. You can count money and figure future events and think and plan and cogitate and worry and it will help some to plan, but you can't figure it all out. Just as soon as you do, one of your grown kids or their kids will NEED something and that will blow your plans.

No one can answer "when is it time?" for YOU. But I can tell you this with 100% certainty. When it DOES come, you will NOT look back and say "Man, I shoulda waited another 5 years". You can eat beans. Remember, they can kill ya, but they can't eat ya.

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