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Old 08-18-2019, 08:11 PM
 
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Curious as to whether these “regrets” resonate with the current retirees here. Any that speak to you in particular, or that you differ with?



http://https://www.cheatsheet.com/money-career/the-biggest-regrets-people-have-about-retirement.html/
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Old 08-18-2019, 08:19 PM
 
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Yes, I am concerned about post retirement free time. I can always go back to work part time. I enjoy work. I've met too many people who are bored and don't take to supposedly normal retirement activities of golf and fishing. Looking forward to grand kids and spending time with them. City Data posting is fun. YouTube is fun. Not worried about money or heart disease. Cancer is a time bomb - you never know.
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Old 08-18-2019, 08:27 PM
 
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Not a single one.
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Old 08-18-2019, 08:29 PM
 
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There nothing on that list which isn't common sense.
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Old 08-18-2019, 08:55 PM
 
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#13 is the sales pitch.
No need. Just spend hours reading at the Bogleheads forum.
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Old 08-18-2019, 09:11 PM
 
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Old Yesterday, 02:21 AM
 
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Nope.
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Old Yesterday, 02:36 AM
 
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not one
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Old Yesterday, 06:43 AM
 
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Yes, I am concerned about post retirement free time. I can always go back to work part time. I enjoy work. I've met too many people who are bored and don't take to supposedly normal retirement activities of golf and fishing. Looking forward to grand kids and spending time with them. City Data posting is fun. YouTube is fun. Not worried about money or heart disease. Cancer is a time bomb - you never know.
I've stepped up and am on 8 or 9 boards and committees. Arts council, old home preservation, city commissions, HOA, sport advocacy board, various subcommittees etc. plus playing tennis 3 times a week and a little golf and pickleball.

Boredom is the least of my problems.
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Old Yesterday, 06:44 AM
 
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Since I have longevity on one side of the family (that set of grandparents lived to be 90 and 99, and some of the more distant relatives on that side of family are now living into their 100s), I have been following statistics and news about the oldest people in the world with some regularity. Well, they asked one of them, on her 117th birthday, what was the major thing she could say about life - and she said that it just seemed very short... so, I'm trying to enjoy every moment of this relatively short adventure of consciousness, and not spoil that time (which is short anyway) with regrets. The advice to do more strenuous things as early as possible is probably the most important one in this article - since I worked in healthcare, I have come across many very elderly people in the course of that career, and I'd say even in people with longer lifespans, energy to travel to new places and pursue new interests drops visibly around 75, and almost never lasts in any form past 85, even if you live to be 117.
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