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View Poll Results: What stage of retirement are you in?
1. Pre-retirement - Planning Time 70 51.85%
2. The Big Day - Smiles, Handshakes, Farewells 2 1.48%
3. Honeymoon Phase - I'm Free! 16 11.85%
4. Disenchantment - So this is it? 4 2.96%
5. Reorientation - Building a New Identity 15 11.11%
6. Routine - Moving On 28 20.74%
Voters: 135. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-29-2016, 05:00 PM
 
Location: SC
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Does this track true for you?

If so, in what phase are you and how long do you think you have spent in each phase?

1. Pre-retirement - Planning Time
2. The Big Day - Smiles, Handshakes, Farewells
3. Honeymoon Phase - I'm Free!
4. Disenchantment - So this is it?
5. Reorientation - Building a New Identity
6. Routine - Moving On
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Old 09-29-2016, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Need another step or two before 1
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Old 09-29-2016, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Yeah, I am at least a few years out from pulling the plug, but, I am thinking about when to retire and how to handle finances as I approach it.
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Old 09-29-2016, 05:21 PM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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I don't relate to these "stages" at all. I have been retired almost 6 years. Never felt I had to reinvent myself. I am still me... just doing different things now.
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Old 09-29-2016, 05:21 PM
Status: "Finally Retired" (set 16 days ago)
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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I've notified my employer and started training my replacement but have not reached the company picnic and handshakes. That should be next year.
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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since I just retired this year I guess it would have to be honeymoon phase. Is there an end to that? I certainly hope not. I am waiting on the wife to retire but no hurry on that either. If she can hold out and work one more year we can draw pension to cover her net and with no mortgage it will make life much easier. Then in a few years God willing we can begin our world traveler phase.
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:45 PM
 
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It'll be 5 years next month for me and I'm still in the honeymoon phase. Is it supposed to end?
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Florida
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19 years since I retired, I no longer relate to working.
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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I retired 16 years ago, just like "engineman", I can't relate to a working world any more.
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:49 PM
 
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It's been ten years and I'm feeling antsy.
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