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Old 06-10-2014, 04:26 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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This is for Popcorn247.
It's the same one I used.

How much time is left?

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Old 06-11-2014, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Thank you Umbria. Your comments give me hope.
The first thing you should do when you retire is to sit and write down all of your accomplishments in life thus far: job, other, etc...

Anytime you feel like you can't do something just refer to your list of accomplishments. This moving thing can seem overwhelming - especially when you are doing it solo - but you already did it once when you picked up and moved to FL. You are so much wiser now - piece of cake
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Old 06-11-2014, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Saint Johns, FL
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The first thing you should do when you retire is to sit and write down all of your accomplishments in life thus far: job, other, etc...
You reminded me of a story. When I was a kid of 5 or 6 my Dad made me a toy. It was a long stick with a horizontal stick on the end. Looked like a T-Square. And then there was this hoop thing like a hoop from a barrel. I was supposed to run down the street rolling the hoop by using the stick. Did it about 3 times, thought it was dumb and went back to my cars/guns etc.

Forty years later when he retires, the first thing my Dad did was write a little autobiography of about 50 pages. As I read it, I get to the section about how growing up in the depression, they were so poor they could afford no toys. But he would play for days and days on end by taking a stick with a T on the end and run down the street keeping a barrel ring rolling............

Ah the guilt reading that has caused me....
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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I've worked 41 years for the same non-profit. I've been putting money into a 403b for 40 years (TIAA-CREF). I am 63 years old. I just can't continue working at this place! My emotional and physical well-being is suffering....boredom, stress, lack of appreciation, etc. and a very long commute (since 1978) has just about made me nuts!

I want to retire in a few months....and take early Social Security.....so many people say to wait, but I just can't.
If your emotional and physical well-being is suffering and you have enough money saved, I think you should retire and begin enjoying your life. You've worked hard and prepared for this day, so go for it. Retirement is so much better than I anticipated and it's a time to finally live life on your terms and do what you want.
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:25 AM
 
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If your emotional and physical well-being is suffering and you have enough money saved, I think you should retire and begin enjoying your life. You've worked hard and prepared for this day, so go for it. Retirement is so much better than I anticipated and it's a time to finally live life on your terms and do what you want.
Thanks. I just need to do it and get on with the next chapter of my life. New adventures, new hobbies, new scenery.
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Old 06-13-2014, 10:18 AM
 
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Heavens to Betsy....I envy you!
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Old 06-14-2014, 12:33 PM
 
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This is for Popcorn247.
It's the same one I used.

How much time is left?

Thank you. Now I have to set a retirement date!! I also need to notify my bosses.
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Old 06-20-2014, 02:06 AM
 
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and make some financial decisions!
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Old 06-20-2014, 04:29 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Thank you. Now I have to set a retirement date!! I also need to notify my bosses.
You said some time in October, right?

Halloween is a Friday. You could go to work on your last day dressed up as an old retired person
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Old 06-20-2014, 06:49 PM
 
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You said some time in October, right?

Halloween is a Friday. You could go to work on your last day dressed up as an old retired person
Don't think I can wait that long!
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