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Old 10-27-2016, 06:44 AM
 
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Retirement: half the income, twice the husband.
Wow, that's sad. Jabs like this really bother me. DW and I are discussing my upcoming retirement and what that will look like for us. She says that she is really looking forward to having me around more. I would hate to think that I had to keep working in order to limit my impact on her life. If I really believed that she felt this way, I would divorce her and find someone who wanted to spend our lives together.
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Old 10-27-2016, 08:34 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Wow, that's sad. Jabs like this really bother me. DW and I are discussing my upcoming retirement and what that will look like for us. She says that she is really looking forward to having me around more. I would hate to think that I had to keep working in order to limit my impact on her life. If I really believed that she felt this way, I would divorce her and find someone who wanted to spend our lives together.
Not everybody feels that way. I'm with my husband 90% of the time. Still fantastic marriage. We worked together 3 times, no problem. We commuted for 5-6 years, no problem. We love go swimming and have our local pool to ourselves. I feel sad for people who those people as well.
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Old 10-27-2016, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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I agree with ^^^^^^. DH and I have been each other's best friend for a very long time. We have our own interests and give each other room and time to pursue them, but we enjoy spending the bulk of our time together. I would probably put our time together as my MOST favorite retirement experience.
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Old 10-27-2016, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Worst part of retirement is aging.
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Old 10-27-2016, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Worst part of retirement is aging.

Hard to argue, but retirement doesn't cause the aging, unless one becomes a couch potato. Like someone else posted, you don't slow down because of age, you age because you slow down.
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Old 10-27-2016, 11:02 AM
 
Location: equator
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Well, aging causes joint problems, right? Outside of injuries. Then bad joints slow you down. Can't do everything you used to. No, not for the faint of heart....
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Old 10-27-2016, 11:40 AM
 
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My husband and I are best friends. We finish each other's sentences, we have the exact same goals for our retirement, we plan to spend every minutes together.
And I still laughed at the "Half as much income, twice as much husband" line. But then, I have a sense of humor.
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Old 10-27-2016, 11:57 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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My husband and I are best friends. We finish each other's sentences, ... I still laughed at the "Half as much income, twice as much husband" line. But then, I have a sense of humor.
That can be taken SEVERAL ways... so good idea to consider ALL your possibilities. (and keep a sense of humor and reality)

Husbands can spend a LOT of dough on their toys / dreams / hobbies...

better plan on at LEAST 3x the income since they have more time to SHOP!

Or 2-3x the cargo capacity in case DH 'upsizes' his physique!

We spent 99% of the last yr together, often jammed in a tent / minivan / rail, ship, airplane cabin and nearly everyday in stressful situations in weird cultures and countries, and plenty of terrorism / danger / unusual locations.

We survived, but have taken 5 SOLO vacation / trips (between us) during the last 6 weeks .... Time for a little S-P-A-C-E. Next 'couples' trip is still 3 weeks out. 'honeymoon' chapter 37. But taking the above advice!
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Old 10-27-2016, 07:55 PM
 
Location: State of Denial
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My husband and I are best friends. We finish each other's sentences, we have the exact same goals for our retirement, we plan to spend every minutes together.
And I still laughed at the "Half as much income, twice as much husband" line. But then, I have a sense of humor.
Yes, it was meant as humor.....but it apparently whooshed over some heads.
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Old 10-27-2016, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Least favorite experience in retirement has been how financial planning for many years did not turn out to be true because CD rates/Treasury rates are lower than historical averages due to the country almost crashing. We know who to blame for it but I won't start a political rant. Yes we voted for Pres. Obama twice, wish we could a third time.

We don't have pensions (self-employed) and one of us is still under Medicare age with a pre-existing condition. Healthcare cost is high for one of us but without the Affordable Care Act we'd be in worse shape with the threat of medical bankruptcy as a possibility.

But retirement is wonderful even if it was not exactly as financially rosy as we thought. We are lucky.
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