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Old 01-11-2016, 04:03 PM   #31
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I started collecting SS at age 66 and continued to work until 68. No second job, wife did not work outside of the home. Still have a mortgage, TV loan, FW loan and MH loan. Sure it would be nice to be debt free, but I have a pension, SS and a 401K. I plan on spending all my money before I die, not saving it for the kids to spend.http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...lies/smile.gif Loved my job and I do miss it at times. Don't miss the callouts in the middle of the night and not getting paid for the overtime work.
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Old 01-11-2016, 04:53 PM   #32
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First - this is a great topic!
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Grrrrr..... 30 years to go.... Grrr...
30 years to go is a bit of a long wait but you can make good use of the time.
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Old 01-11-2016, 05:15 PM   #33
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I'll be done in 9 months and 20 days. Everything I have is paid for and it's been that way for 15 years or so... I stopped paying interest as soon as I could. Delores is retried already, as she is a touch older than me. My 65th is in October and I'll be eligible for Medicare, so I won't be paying large health insurance bills. I'm a railroad employee so our retirement will be a bit better than SS and we'll get 2 other pensions on top of that... and we have a pretty good sum in our IRAs... I've timed mine around the Medicare thing because of the crazy-high medical insurance costs.


I will miss my job and the folks I work with... like a sore toe... but I WILL miss them.
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Old 01-11-2016, 05:25 PM   #34
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I'm 35 and have 17 years in the military. I've moved up rapidly and am set to "retire" in 3 years with my undergrad and my MBA paid for by the military. Also my Post-9/11 GI Bill has been transferred fully to my only son making his college and monthly stipend paid for. My wife even took a handful of classes until she maxed out her benefit and could take no more.

My background is in Nuclear power, sales/recruiting, engineering, aviation, safety, electrical, security, and obviously an MBA.

I plan on starting my second career at 39 years old and only giving them 20 years max.

My military pension provides my healthcare and a COLA ~$40k a year.

I hope to be set like others in this thread have shown how to do when I get there.


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Old 01-11-2016, 05:32 PM   #35
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getsum, thanks for your service and it looks like you have a great future ahead of you. When you finally retire at 59 you should have it made.
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Old 01-11-2016, 05:41 PM   #36
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Grrrrr..... 30 years to go.... Grrr...
Brian - SAVE SAVE SAVE. My ex had grandiose plans of retiring on her parent's wealth,,,,,, but she spent it all before they passed away despite my objections. There's more to the story but I got out as soon as I could - but not before she broke me as well. THAT was my fault. But now, I am finally with my true soul mate and we are happy and looking forward to retirement.
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Old 01-11-2016, 05:45 PM   #37
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No one retires.... they only change jobs.....


Several generations ago, no one had thoughts of 'retirement'. People worked until they could no longer work, or they died....

If you are able to 'retire', that is nice, do it and enjoy your station in life with travel. But be aware that the generation(s) coming up behind you will never see or have thoughts of 'retirement'. History does not repeat itself, buy it does echo. Civilization has changed so much in the last 50 years and it will change so much more in the next 50. History is happening now. Note it and live it.
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When you are debt free and have enough of a pension to retire comfortably. Don't work one more day than you absolutely have to. Been retired 11 years now and enjoying every minute of it.
Couldn't agree more! Enjoy life while you can!
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When your body tells you, you are no longer 21 and you have more doctor visits than you have time to go to them LOL
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When your body tells you, you are no longer 21 and you have more doctor visits than you have time to go to them LOL
Haha! Good answer!
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