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Old 11-17-2018, 01:08 PM
 
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Husband is still working, for 22 more days, and he works 7 days a week, so I NEVER know what day it is!!
High on my list though, is also commuting. That, and not having to pretend I agree with co-workers' and bosses' politics.
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Old 11-17-2018, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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I live near Philly. Today's predicted 'minimal' snow quickly turning to rain stayed snow longer than the weather people thought. 3-5 inches.. cars spun out everywhere, drivers stuck on interstates and other roads for hours... and I haven't left my house except to retrieve the newspaper before the snow started this morning. So glad not to have to drive the 45 mile round trip to work.. feel sorry for the poor people stuck in this mess.
I took is a step further. My HOA (small, private, patio homes) does all outside maintenance including landscaping, house exterior shell, roofs, etc. As we do not have snow, snow removal is not included but it would be and our dues would need to increase to cover it.
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Old 11-18-2018, 06:46 AM
 
Location: R.I.
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Exactly. I stayed with the feds until six days past my 62nd birthday - extra 10% added to my pension for staying. I was bored to tears for the last 15 years at my govt job.

I consider myself very blessed to have a structured pension and social security.

I am also a Federal employee/VA, and as I now approach my 62nd birthday and 19th year of Federal service, what I feel most blessed about is unlike many individuals including yourself who approaching retirement did not enjoy their jobs, I am fortunate I still very much enjoy mine which is providing nursing care to our Veterans that for me is a great honor. So I see no good reason to leave a job I enjoy, and over the years have been able to climb the Title 38 R.N. pay scale which my salary now is equivalent to that of a GS-15/2. And that salary allows me to not only max contribute to my TSP and save additionally in after tax accounts, it funds my great passion for travel. And because this passion is expensive and I very much want to continue it in retirement, it will take me working to my FRA to produce me the retirement income needed to make that happen. And if I can't in retirement for the only reason being lack of money to be able to continue close to my current lifestyle, I will be just as miserable in retirement as those who are working in jobs they detest and can't wait to retire.

Unlike you, and sincerely good for you, you retired on day six following your 62nd birthday I will instead on day six following my 62nd birthday this coming February be 1/2 way through a 10 day Caribbean cruise heading towards Grenada sitting on my balcony sipping a Pina Colada. So no need to feel sorry for this lady who will be working past 62.
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Old 11-18-2018, 04:19 PM
 
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The #1 reason I'm glad to be retired!

No one's trying to kill me.
That makes two of us. And the bad guys were getting younger, as I got older.
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Old 11-19-2018, 10:57 AM
 
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The #1 reason I'm glad to be retired!

No one's trying to kill me.
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That makes two of us. And the bad guys were getting younger, as I got older.
Make that three.

Also not dealing with the internal politics.
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Old 11-19-2018, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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I can relate to this. I HATE >H A T E cold weather. Love sleeping in when it is freezing out. How I hated to slog to work and freeze my carcass.

I do sort of feel sorry for those who are still employed (and paying into SS), but I did my time and I DESERVE to enjoy this time.
Yes, all of us collecting social security benefits paid it to it for decades and not do we only deserve it we EARNED IT!

About three years ago I did a spreadsheet using the taxes I paid in, along with my employer which for half of my adult life was me, working up what I would have if I had simply put the money into a simple bank book savings account for over 50 years.

If I had done this three years ago I would have had over $800,000 in my simple passbook savings account and here I am three years later still paying into social security.

I told my wife when I do retire if it is rainy, snowy or icy we're just staying home. When it is nice, sunny and the roads are free of ice and snow we can then run our errands.
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Old 11-19-2018, 05:16 PM
 
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Yes, all of us collecting social security benefits paid it to it for decades and not do we only deserve it we EARNED IT!

About three years ago I did a spreadsheet using the taxes I paid in, along with my employer which for half of my adult life was me, working up what I would have if I had simply put the money into a simple bank book savings account for over 50 years.

If I had done this three years ago I would have had over $800,000 in my simple passbook savings account and here I am three years later still paying into social security.

I told my wife when I do retire if it is rainy, snowy or icy we're just staying home. When it is nice, sunny and the roads are free of ice and snow we can then run our errands.
Can't you just move South?
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Old 11-19-2018, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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If I had done this three years ago I would have had over $800,000 in my simple passbook savings account and here I am three years later still paying into social security.

I told my wife when I do retire if it is rainy, snowy or icy we're just staying home. When it is nice, sunny and the roads are free of ice and snow we can then run our errands.
How does one pay $800,000 in SS taxes in three years?
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Old 11-19-2018, 05:50 PM
 
Location: USA o(*_*)o
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My reason is.....
On my Own No phones to answer, get up when I get ready.
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Old 11-19-2018, 05:56 PM
 
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How does one pay $800,000 in SS taxes in three years?
I think the poster is figuring 50 years of paying social security tax plus employer match put in a savings account would yield 800K. Sounds like a lot of growth for a savings account. Imagine what amount would be in a stock growth fund.
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