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Old 01-11-2016, 06:55 PM   #41
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retired at 48 (25years@1/2 pay)medical is paid - house/5er/truck almost paid - reason I retired of course is 1/2 pay(pays all the bills with some left over) but could not stand going into prison another day.(correction officer) I've had 4 jobs since I've left, not great pay but still putting away.Biggest advantage is I enjoy what I am doing,seeing and socializing new and old friends. its been almost 10 years- spent time with my dad and children and have a better outlook on life. dont regret a minute of it
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Old 01-11-2016, 07:29 PM   #42
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It will be up to you and how you deal with it. I have retired twice and have one more time to go. Even when I retired, I ended up working full time and volunteering with kids - even got certified to substitute teach(something I had never done) and did that. I just happen to enjoy working, people and change. I will be 68 this year and plan to retire a third time. Used my RV (different ones) for work the past 18 years - IT Consulting. My DW finally has said - enough - and we are going to start going places other than where I work. I think I am ready
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Old 01-11-2016, 07:35 PM   #43
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I retired at 49 23 years ago if I run out of money i will worry about when it happens . You can't save enough to live long in a nursing home
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Old 01-11-2016, 07:40 PM   #44
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I retired at 49 23 years ago if I run out of money i will worry about when it happens . You can't save enough to live long in a nursing home
And who would want to live in a nursing home???
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Old 01-11-2016, 07:54 PM   #45
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I plan on retiring in 2017 at age of 56, that will give me 36 yrs as a career firefighter. I still like the job, hurts a little more than it used to, but I still like it. I just didn't want to be like a lot of FF's and go too late and only enjoy 4 or 5 yrs of retirement before their health went bad or passed away. I plan on doing something else, just not with lights and sirens. My father was a LEO, when he decided to retire I asked him why are you retiring? You have it made, everything is going good with you. He said "that is why I am retiring, everything is good".
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Old 01-11-2016, 07:56 PM   #46
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When i read "if you can afford an Aviator" got me interested. Did some Google ing and it looks nice but seems inexpensive. Am i missing something?
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Oh. I retired at 65 cause i hated Mondays. Probably should have worked a few more years.
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Old 01-11-2016, 08:02 PM   #47
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Plan on telling the Board of Directors tomorrow that I am retiring. I am 65, wife is also 65. She has been retired for 10 years. Hope we have enough saved with SS and pensions. No bills at this time but looking at new TV and 5th.
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Old 01-11-2016, 08:38 PM   #48
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I retired at 55 ~~ that was 13 years ago. Moved to the Carolina coast. Now I'm sitting in my RV in Fl. What are you waiting for
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Old 01-11-2016, 09:01 PM   #49
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If you run out of money, you can always go back to work. If you run out of time.......well....
After 3 rotator cuff surgeries, two forearm surgeries and lossing my flight physical to COPD after 32 years of flying, I figured it was time. Having my daughter finally get her MBA, that was the last holdback. I also have several real estate properties that feed us. Wife will NOT let go as she has her own HOA management company that has grown exponentially over the last 5 years. She is FINALLY talking about selling out. I'll believe it when I see it!
When I first retired and bought the TT [Aviator], the DW asked what I would do if she couldn't go? I told her I would write...often.... Yep, she still talks to me and, yes I do write.
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