At Retirement!

Many here are at or near that golden "retirement" age, a time when we jump off the corporate train, stop the hamster wheel from turning, and remove our small cog from that big, grinding wheel. This group is for those who are near, at, or have recently become retired. It will focus on an exchange of thoughts and ideas dealing with letting go of the prior career, financial needs, healthcare, new friendships, family issues, thinking about death, and what to do with all that time on your hands.


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Allamanda 8 Virgin Islands, U.S. Oct 7 Oct 7 33 comments
I know there are not many here, but thought I would share. Today is Judgement Day for my Job. In order to keep me on I have asked for more autonomy, more responsibility, and a much larger compensation plan. The ability to set my own hours and work on...
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John-Paul 7 NC Oct 4 Oct 4 1111 comments
Now, a week left, have not quit, and getting cold feet. Yes, my original plan was to retire October 1, but I am somewhat alone on this island, the work is interesting, and it keeps me somewhat connected. Retiring is such a huge unknown, and I am one ...
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John-Paul 7 NC Sep 23 Sep 23 55 comments
Just putting this out to the universe. 111 days remaining. So excited to be free and clear and have some time before time takes me.
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John-Paul 7 NC June 11 Jun 11 55 comments
Advice from anyone else who owns or owned rental properties. At retirement, is it better to keep them going, drawing on the monthly income, or sell them, collect the equity and put it somewhere safe and draw on it as needed? My kids do not want ...
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John-Paul 7 NC May 19 May 19 99 comments
I finally put the stake in the ground and set a date for my retirement. October 1st this year. Counting down the days. Putting as much effort into the job as I can so I can bring in the $$$ before then. Going over my investments and monthly returns, ...
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John-Paul 7 NC May 10 May 10 44 comments
Howdy all!!! Hitting 58 this August. Hoping to chuck it all at 59.5. What say all? Hang in there or go for it? If I go for it.. any good suggestions for retirement cities? 😊
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qspawnq 4 NJ Apr 15 Apr 15 66 comments
I'm just turning 65 today. What's your relationship to that number and age? (whether you're there yet or not). Does it feel different to you if you're in "the dating pool?"
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PalacinkyPDX 8 OR Apr 15 Apr 15 88 comments
I've lived in Colorado for over 25 years and am now thinking of selling my house and moving someplace warmer, like New Mexico, into a 55+ community. My motivations are primarily to get away from the cold and snow, to downsize my living arrangements, ...
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jerry99 8 NM Apr 7 Apr 7 88 comments
That Social Security Calculator. . . I have a spreadsheet that has the formulas and index values that has mapped out my income since my first paycheck in 1975. I was doing some research today on possible changes to SS and found they have a great ...
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John-Paul 7 NC Apr 1 Apr 1 11 comment
Hi all! Today is my first day on Medicare (NOT an April Fools joke). Sexxaay! I'm not taking Social Security for another year yet (@66) and am working about 25 hrs/wk until then. I work at home in a boring but extremely convenient job. So... coasting...
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PalacinkyPDX 8 OR Apr 1 Apr 1 55 comments
Curios how the new tax laws are affecting your 2018 returns. Please share. I have yet to tackle mine, but probably will do so this weekend. I am not feeling too good about it based on what I have read, but on the other hand not likely to impact my ...
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John-Paul 7 NC Apr 1 Apr 1 77 comments
Hello all. I’m new to the group (about five minutes new to be honest). I’m 51, and I’m currently employed by the largest county in Oklahoma. I’ve only been there just over four years and I’ll be fully vested in November. I’m under the ...
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TDSkully 7 OK Feb 21 Feb 21 33 comments
My first day of quasi-retirement (position was eliminated five months prior to planned retirement) has been going well so far... Perhaps EVERY day will be Caturday now! (;
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Zster 8 GA Dec 8, 2018 Dec 8, 2018 22 comments
Food For My Soul Beautiful poem by One of the founders of Brazilian modernism. ___________________ I counted my years & realized that I have Less time to live by, Than I have lived so far. I feel like a child who won a pack of ...
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sweetcharlotte 8 NC Dec 4, 2018 Dec 4, 2018 55 comments
I retired 12 years ago and moved to San Diego. Living with small pension and Social Security, but I also work part time. I think the key to successful and happy retirement is to be near family, to have a purpose in life other than yourself, and to ...
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Bettyann 4 CA Oct 28, 2018 Oct 28, 2018 66 comments
6 years post usual age of retirement but 36 years since I quit earning money and so being tied to the system. So I have lived over half of my life outside the system. For all that time I have never known for sure what I'd be doing the next day. I am ...
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rogerbenham 6 Canada Oct 4, 2018 Oct 4, 2018 33 comments
Hi. I am not yet at retirement age, But already in search of a nice place in Portugal or somewhere else in Europe to retire when needed. Is someone retired in Portugal to share their story?
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homoveganatheist 4 Netherlands Oct 3, 2018 Oct 3, 2018 66 comments
POLL Anybody else planning slide gradually into retirement? A few years ago I went back out on my own. I am now working fewer than 40 hours per week (most weeks, anyway). I do love what I do and love the interactions my work brings, so I'm not ...
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chicagojcb 7 IL Oct 3, 2018 Oct 3, 2018 1010 comments
[washingtonpost.com] The New Reality of Old Age In America. This is from a year ago, but still true today.
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HippieChick58 9 NE Oct 2, 2018 Oct 2, 2018 66 comments
FYI re: taxes for retirees for 2018; CBS News: IRS to retirees: Don't get caught by a tax surprise. [cbsnews.com]
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Condor5 8 CA Sep 28, 2018 Sep 28, 2018 55 comments
Curious, how important is it to maintain a high credit score into retirement? With limited income and fewer large purchases, does it suffer simply from lack of use? What would it be needed for? Thanks.
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John-Paul 7 NC Sep 25, 2018 Sep 25, 2018 66 comments
I was prompted by a comment the other day to write this post, a person I had just met asked me what I did for a living and I told them that I was retired and had been for 9 years as of Sept 1st. They looked at me and asked me what did I do all day ...
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Surfpirate 8 Canada Sep 7, 2018 Sep 7, 2018 1111 comments
So today is my last day with current employer, essentially it was resign or misery. Back up a bit - I was a stay at home mom for over 25 years, ex was military and then an IT guy who ended his career with a Union Pacific Railroad. He was laid off ...
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HippieChick58 9 NE Sep 7, 2018 Sep 7, 2018 99 comments
Hello old foggies, ok just Kidding. I’m 2 years away from retiring and have been checking out places overseas for relocating. I’m looking for good climate, lots of nature, and good value for the dollar. Been checking out Colombia and Ecuador. ...
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Shake 4 GA Aug 30, 2018 Aug 30, 2018 1212 comments


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