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Old 11-07-2018, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Glad to know I am not the only one.


Why I'm terrified to retire even though I can


Pretty much sums up my feelings of uncertainty regarding retirement. All our retired friends say we will love being retired. Maybe so, but as a kid lots of friends standing in the freezing cold water of an under heated public swimming pool would say "Jump on in. The water's fine." then I would discover it wasn't..........



Misery loves company?
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Old 11-07-2018, 04:11 PM
 
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The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


Crunch the numbers. If you can retire and want to, then do so. If you can retire, but do not want to, then do not. It is simple.
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Old 11-07-2018, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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Well, that was a content-free article.

At the same time, I argue there is no such thing as retirement. You just change what you do.
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Old 11-07-2018, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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I would be more terrified of dying on the job.
Yeah, but if you do, you won't know it.
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Old 11-07-2018, 04:59 PM
 
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The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


Crunch the numbers. If you can retire and want to, then do so. If you can retire, but do not want to, then do not. It is simple.
Exactly. Everyone is different and should choose what gives them peace of mind and fulfillment. As I have stated before I love my job but have realized that my health due to stress of it has suffered lately. So Iíll be moving into retirement in 1.5 years or sooner.

Once I make that move I move forward.
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Old 11-07-2018, 05:20 PM
 
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My response to that article: GTFU!

Geesh. It's not that deep. Stop making up stuff to feel miserable about.
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Old 11-07-2018, 06:04 PM
Status: "Loving life, wife and job!" (set 10 days ago)
 
Location: USA
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My response to that article: GTFU!

Geesh. It's not that deep. Stop making up stuff to feel miserable about.
Ha! Too much ďnavel gazingĒ for me too.
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Old 11-07-2018, 06:19 PM
 
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Scrooge McDuck could have retired, too.
but he loved having it ... not spending it.
and there is NOTHING wrong with that.
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Old 11-07-2018, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I didn't retire, I escaped. That was one happy day.
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Old 11-07-2018, 09:56 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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I didn't retire, I escaped. That was one happy day.
me too.

... from Dairy Farm Boarding school at age 15

Retire early, retire OFTEN!


Life has been 'retirement' ever since.

many subsequent (ez) Jobs and 32 yrs eldercare were pretty simple in comparison to DFBS.

Trepidation? Such as waiting endless nights to hear that alarm at 4:30AM...EVERY morning... Blasting snow, blistering heat, mountains of manure.. (I still don't like early mornings (7 days / week)). Sure made you GLAD to go to school when 7:30 AM finally rolled around. (stinky or not)

Homeschooling my kids was probably more work (and responsibility) than any j-o-b.
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