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Old 05-20-2015, 02:10 AM
 
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38 more working days YES!
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Old 05-20-2015, 04:41 AM
 
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MJ, hang in there and don't blow a gasket this close to retirement!

Just kidding, I can only guess how exciting and happy this makes you.
Keep the door open, please.
I plan to follow you out this time next year.

That 38 must seem like 380. Lol
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Old 05-20-2015, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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Within the last couple of weeks, my wife and I both decided to retire at 62. Coincidentally, she retired May 1st and I followed suit on May 8th. On the 9th we took off for a week in Arizona for some R&R. It ended up being a house-hunting/buying trip, as we bought a new home in Sun City Anthem Merrill Ranch. (I'm still getting past the Sun City part...when I lived in Phoenix in the 80's, everyone referred to Sun City as "God's Waiting Room".) Although, SCAMR is an "active" 55+ community and from what we could see, the bulk of the residents (those who didn't head north for the summer) are right around our age (maybe even younger). So if this is God's waiting room, we're hoping we don't get called for a while.
Congrats to both of you on your retirement and finding a new home Remember to pace yourself on your move - there's no rush to be any place at any time. Enjoy!
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Old 05-20-2015, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Over yonder a piece
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I told my husband last night that by the time we retire we HAVE to have our own custom top-of-the-line swimming pool in the backyard. Because when I retire, when we're not RVing our way around the country during the winter months, I'll be spending my days sipping cocktails poolside in the comfort of my backyard.

He said, "Well, we've got 16 years to save up to put in a pool then."

Woo hoo!
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Old 05-20-2015, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I told my husband last night that by the time we retire we HAVE to have our own custom top-of-the-line swimming pool in the backyard. Because when I retire, when we're not RVing our way around the country during the winter months, I'll be spending my days sipping cocktails poolside in the comfort of my backyard.

He said, "Well, we've got 16 years to save up to put in a pool then."

Woo hoo!
So the pool is not to swim in, but to provide the proper setting for "sipping cocktails"? Well, it's your money.
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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So if this is God's waiting room, we're hoping we don't get called for a while.
I wouldn't even give that stuff a second thought.

From the moment you take your first breath, you're in "God's waiting room". I don't know that retirees are that much more likely to die, statistically. Tomorrow isn't promised to any of us, but we wake up anyway.

Enjoy your retirement!
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Old 05-20-2015, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Over yonder a piece
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So the pool is not to swim in, but to provide the proper setting for "sipping cocktails"? Well, it's your money.
*lol* No, I'd swim in it as well. Didn't think that part needed to be mentioned...
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Old 05-20-2015, 11:41 AM
 
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Congrats to all the newly (and close to newly) retired! I can't believe I've been retired for nine months already, the time has flown by, and I love it! The freedom is priceless...
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Old 05-20-2015, 01:04 PM
 
Location: AZ
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Why don't you go on www.healthcare.gov and pick a plan? Certain events like losing healthcare before 65 due to retirement allows you to have a special enrollment period and you have 60 days (before and 60 days after) to pick a plan.

It may wind up being way less than Cobra and because you would be in the special enrollment period now, you won't have to worry about an enrollment period when the cobra ends.
That's an interesting thought. Unfortunately, we will have to wait to sign up for Obamacare. (I refuse to call it the "Affordable" health plan...at premiums of $1347 per month for a couple our age in Wisconsin without a subsidy, it's certainly not "affordable"). Our combined COBRA payments are about the same monthly cost. Also, my wife is having surgery in June and she has already met her deductible, so it wouldn't make sense to switch at this time. Finally, we are moving to Arizona in September, so no need applying for the other plan until after we arrive there.
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Old 05-20-2015, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Woodbury, MN
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Congratulations on your retirements! Is every day just like a Saturday?

Premiums of $1347 per month for a couple sounds much cheaper and 'affordable' than what we'd have to pay. That's one of the reasons I'm stuck working for another 51 months.
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