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Cartaphilus

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PostSubject: Re: Retirement   Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:24 pm

Just one more thing you might want to ask yourself in all Seriousness, we never know what lies in the future, healthier men have died at a drop of a hat found laying across there desk at work, on a job site and even in a semi. Where do you want to die? Myself, I want to die at home, in bed, in the shop, or just slump over the tractor. Doesn't matter as long as I'm not at work under stress or worrying about getting a job done on time but, at a place I call home and at peace. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Retirement   Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:49 pm

Cartaphilus wrote:
Just one more thing you might want to ask yourself in all Seriousness, we never know what lies in the future, healthier men have died at a drop of a hat found laying across there desk at work, on a job site and even in a semi. Where do you want to die? Myself, I want to die at home, in bed, in the shop, or just slump over the tractor. Doesn't matter as long as I'm not at work under stress or worrying about getting a job done on time but, at a place I call home and at peace. Wink


There's a lot of truth in that Ron.

I was born in AZ, and figure I might as well die there. So I'll be relocating when the time is right.

Wink



Cheers,

RR
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PostSubject: Re: Retirement   Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:40 am

...well said Ron...For more than 25 years I travelled extensively domestically and internationally...I always thought that the last place I wanted to die was in some bloody hotel room, especially in a foreign country...

Fortunately, those days are over...
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PostSubject: Re: Retirement   Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:39 pm

Sorry, but I have to put in a plug for gym membership.
I agree with everyone else's comment, but I believe that it is also important to include physical activity.
This can include walking, riding bikes, swimming, yoga,lifting weights, etc.
You are more likely to exercise if you have a gym membership and you don't have to worry about the weather.
You are also more likely to appreciate it after you have been going for a while.
Check out Silver Sneakers:
https://www.silversneakers.com/
Some insurance policies will even pay for gym membership.
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PostSubject: Re: Retirement   Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:20 pm

Cartaphilus wrote:
Just one more thing you might want to ask yourself in all Seriousness, we never know what lies in the future, healthier men have died at a drop of a hat found laying across there desk at work, on a job site and even in a semi. Where do you want to die? Myself, I want to die at home, in bed, in the shop, or just slump over the tractor. Doesn't matter as long as I'm not at work under stress or worrying about getting a job done on time but, at a place I call home and at peace. Wink

At age 59, I thought I was going to be working the rest of my life due to finances.  Then last year contracted a rare auto-immune disease called CIDP.  I've lost about 70% of my muscles in my arms and legs.  I had to quit work in March, and now  live on SS Disability and will not work again.  I always hated working for incompetent humans anyway, but so many people keep on working just for an extra $400.00 or so a month, using up the valuable remaining years of their life chasing the almighty dollar.  Believe me, if your job stops tomorrow( which is becoming the normal corporate routine), you will adjust to whatever income you have.

Like the article I was reading about a lady who was a fitness nut all her life that got cancer and was asked what she learned so far. She said she should have eaten those pieces of dessert she always turned down, and that she lived with the illusion of immortality, thinking she was going to live to be 100 and still running races.

Or the 3 people who died in last years Chicago Triathlon(one was a physician), all thinking that they were in the greatest of shape when all they did was push their body beyond its limits, and it killed them. Oh, life can change in a short time, I know all too well. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Retirement   Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:01 am

hobie1dog wrote:

 I always hated working for incompetent humans anyway, but so many people keep on working just for an extra $400.00 or so a month, using up the valuable remaining years of their life chasing the almighty dollar.  
LoL! "Only" $400 a month. We're in our mid 50's and have been looking into retirement. Yeah when your healthcare and basic living is paid for by the tax payers it might make sense but when you work for a living/healthcare it doesn't work that way. Healthcare will eat up a early retirement pension check fast. Shocked
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PostSubject: Retirement   Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:05 pm

Just my two cents worth, I retired two years ago and it is the best thing I ever did. I always told my friends that the greatest sin is to die at work and not have the pleasure of enjoying life to its fullest. I do a lot of community service to keep busy and exercise five days a week to stay in shape. Working in the yard is something I enjoy too. Believe me once you try this "retirement thing" you will enjoy it.
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PostSubject: Re: Retirement   Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:00 pm

Re-reading this thread and examining the wisdom here makes this event closer than one might think. Not sure how I feel about that.

Cheers?

RR
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monbla256

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PostSubject: Re: Retirement   Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:02 pm

Brewdude wrote:
Re-reading this thread and examining the wisdom here makes this event closer than one might think. Not sure how I feel about that.

Cheers?

RR

If the amount of SS $s is important DO NOT retire BEFORE 65 !! If you retire BEFOER 65 your amount will be reduced quite a bit !! Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Retirement   Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:34 pm

Final phase? Did you say final phase?

Oh my, no...... Not the final phase. A new chapter!
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PostSubject: Re: Retirement   Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:33 am

I've been in the restaurant business for 37 years and also hope to be able to retire at 66. Retiring also scares me a little. I'll probably find some sort of mechanical work (auto repair) to do part-time, so my wife doesn't shoot me.

We do 50+ hour weeks. I just did the math, a 40 hour work week equals 2,000 hours, I'm doing 2,500 plus. For 37 years, that equates to just a little over 9 extra years of work. I just turned 55,and I'm starting to show the wear and tear. We opened four new restaurants this year, which means 70+ hours of very physical labor. I joined a gym a few months ago, that really helped me cope with the physical nature of my job. But I worry what Ill be able to handle at 60 years of age.

I would guess that any of the vast number of brew pubs opening would love to have your consulting expertise. But I also understand that you may never want to smell beer brewing again!

Keep us posted.
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PostSubject: Re: Retirement   Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:50 am

monbla256 wrote:
Brewdude wrote:
Re-reading this thread and examining the wisdom here makes this event closer than one might think. Not sure how I feel about that.

Cheers?

RR

If the amount of SS $s is important DO NOT retire BEFORE 65 !! If you retire BEFOER 65 your amount will be reduced quite a bit !! Twisted Evil

Not completely true, you do supposedly lose money if you check out at 62, but waiting to full retirement requires living quite sometime to make up for the money you would have drawn between 62 and full retirement.
Also, 65 isn't the retirement age for very many people. My retirement age is 67...There's a SSA page you can use to figure out your full retirement age.
https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/ageincrease.html
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PostSubject: Re: Retirement   Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:02 pm

Riff Raff I'm scared to do that math.. I averaged over 100 hours a week for over 20 years.
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PostSubject: Re: Retirement   Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:21 pm

I retired at 54. While it's nice to have that pension check every month, there's that thing called health insurance that doesn't come cheap. So, I simply took another, much easier job with good benefits and overall I'm better off than I was before I retired both mentally and physically.
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