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Old 08-04-2010, 03:22 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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The OP was a little over three years ago. Maybe we are offering advice and opinions about a done deal. In the future, I'll check that first.

I would say that this is a very current and relative post that has seen some significant water under the bridge in the last 3 yrs

Tide is shifting, making this even more relevant. And yes a good job is to be savored, but when opportunity (necessity) comes your way. BE prepared to ACT. (retire at age 18 if possible )
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Old 08-05-2010, 04:59 PM
 
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Doesn't sound like the Op is i the right forum because he basically isn't retiring at all. He is moving and hoping to find another job which is quite different.
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Old 08-06-2010, 09:44 AM
 
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Doesn't sound like the Op is i the right forum because he basically isn't retiring at all. He is moving and hoping to find another job which is quite different.
The OP isn't on any forum, right or wrong. The post is from May 2007!
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:21 PM
 
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I am finding myself in a similar position. 53, divorced , my 3 sons have grown and moved out of my home, all in the last 3 years. My age gets in my way, I was a stay -at-home mom , married for 33 years. I need the support of others that have worked thru these types of curve balls ..
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Old 09-05-2010, 02:58 PM
 
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Default you can do it

you can do it, no doubt

may not be easy sometimes but you can create a new life

my only concern: at such a young age, how will you structure your time?

I'm older than you and I am bored to tears
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Old 09-06-2010, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I am finding myself in a similar position. 53, divorced , my 3 sons have grown and moved out of my home, all in the last 3 years. My age gets in my way, I was a stay -at-home mom , married for 33 years. I need the support of others that have worked thru these types of curve balls ..
Try to find a part- or full-time job, you need to get out and interact with the world. Or volunteer. Go back to school, or take an enrichment class. You're entering a new time, it is full of new possibilities. Reinvent yourself! There's lots of encouragement here and elsewhere to do so! Age does not have to get in the way!
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:25 AM
 
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O.K. I am 48 and have been having trouble finding even a minimum wage job. I was married for 16 years and lived in Carson City, Nevada. I was a stay at home mom and worked my husbands business until we divorced. I worked small jobs around my kids schedule also for extra money. I have no record, but my credit sucks and I have an eviction on my credit report. I have had the worse 4 years of my life trying to get my life back together. I now live with my mom in a very crowded house. I live in a small town now and have no where else to go. I try to keep on the positive side but sometimes it is hard. I am getting my bachelors degree online but now am not sure if that is the field I want to go into, I have a year left. I seriously am having problems starting over after my ex took everything from me including custody of my twelve year old daughter. I just don't think I know how to start over because everything I try seems to backfire in my face. How do I do this with nothing.
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Around the UK!
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Why not consider something completely different? Have an adventure as well as a challenge and move overseas. There are many South American and South East Asian countries who welcome "retirees".

I have a few friends who have gone to SE Asia and taught English. They loved it! Great lifestyle and cheap. And even if it isn't a permanent move it could really be the start of a completely new life.
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Old 10-11-2010, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn NY
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O.K. I am 48 and have been having trouble finding even a minimum wage job. I was married for 16 years and lived in Carson City, Nevada. I was a stay at home mom and worked my husbands business until we divorced. I worked small jobs around my kids schedule also for extra money. I have no record, but my credit sucks and I have an eviction on my credit report. I have had the worse 4 years of my life trying to get my life back together. I now live with my mom in a very crowded house. I live in a small town now and have no where else to go. I try to keep on the positive side but sometimes it is hard. I am getting my bachelors degree online but now am not sure if that is the field I want to go into, I have a year left. I seriously am having problems starting over after my ex took everything from me including custody of my twelve year old daughter. I just don't think I know how to start over because everything I try seems to backfire in my face. How do I do this with nothing.
You and i baby are in the saame boat. Im also 48 credit sucks an eviction on my credit (no fault of mine but being generous and stupid) but anny waay it is what it is. im currently in a job ive had four 23 yrs and need and want out as soon as possible. i am a single mom that really wants to relocate like now. IM nervous about it but willing to take that chance. Like you I have nothing. But I have faith and a WILL to survive.
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Old 10-11-2010, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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At 48 I packed up as much as would fit into the back of my Bronco II and headed west from Delaware to California. It was the best thing I ever did. Six years later I was comfotably retired.
You never know what is around the corner
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