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Old 03-26-2016, 07:28 PM
 
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Congratulations!!!
I'm somewhat like you, retired military and current FERS employee in the IT field. Hoping to retire for the second time in a few years (when I'm eligible for retiree health benefits).
I have no comprehension of what "too young to retire" even means. My present job is perfectly fine, but I'd still rather be doing other things.
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Old 03-26-2016, 07:59 PM
 
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What great news, congratulations! Please keep us posted about your thoughts and plans?
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Old 03-26-2016, 08:05 PM
 
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Congratulations. You sound like someone who is ready and deserves a nice, exciting, and enjoyable retirement.
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Old 03-26-2016, 08:16 PM
 
Location: USA
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Congratulations on your retirement! 5 more years for me.
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Old 03-26-2016, 09:53 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I retired at 59 and believe me it's not too young. Once you retire, life goes by really fast. .
It's true that one's life starts passing very quickly post retirement, but that's not a positive aspect of retirement, but rather, one of the downsides.

Find something productive to do!
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Old 03-26-2016, 11:22 PM
 
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I dunno. My years of working night shifts have all been a blur. I think the feeling of life going fast is just a function of an aging brain.
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Old 03-27-2016, 12:11 AM
 
Location: NNV
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Congratulations, I am right behind you at 58.1. I'm thinking I will retire somewhere between 59.5 (so I can access my 401k/457 funds without penalty) and 61, but it's threads like these that make me really consider retiring in the early part of that range...
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Old 03-27-2016, 01:22 AM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Congrats. You'll find out just how great it is when you first sleep in. Pure luxury
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Old 03-27-2016, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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Joke? I didn't interpret it that way. Interesting how others read what is written here.

Best to leave sleeping dogs lie, don't you think?
Not sure how any comment ending with a could ever be considered a personal attack and not a joke, that's really hard to understand.

Anyway enough of that. So Golfing you simply must post your feeling on your first Monday morning without work.
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Old 03-27-2016, 12:03 PM
 
Location: NC Piedmont
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Cngratulations! I am still likely looking at over 6 years, depending on how things go.
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