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Post by fool4fish1226 » 23 Dec 2013, 08:27

Wife just retired last month :beer: I got atleast 11 months to go but will most likely stay 1 extra year but there is a light at the end of the tunnel and it is no longer a train :beer:
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Post by bobberboy » 23 Dec 2013, 09:02

178 days for me! June 18, 2014. Hot diggity!

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Post by lovedr79 » 23 Dec 2013, 09:10

CONGRATS!
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Post by Jim » 23 Dec 2013, 09:55

Awesome!
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Post by Country Dave » 23 Dec 2013, 10:39

Congratulations.............................. =D>

I've got about 8 years to go, maybe 10, unless I marry a rich woman. LOL That's to semi retirement. No more 55/60 hour weeks. No more weekends. I will do some things on my own and Uncle Sam can eat chit............................ [-X
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Post by DocWatson » 23 Dec 2013, 11:04

DMGO » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:20 am wrote:Here's an update as of today: I have this part-time gig (8-12 hours a week) that pays really well. The work is easy, BUT, I still have to show up 2 or 3 days a week for it. I have a federal pension from doing 32 years with the government. The spouse and I BOTH collect Social Security. So, What to do? I LIKE having a pocket full of cash to buy anything I want...If I stop working altogether, the pocket cash will be down a LOT, but then all time is my own. Really don't know what to do...
That's simple..... do whatever you damn well please !!! Sounds like you've got a choice between the better of 2 good situations !!! That's an enviable place to be in at your tender age. :wink: If you don't mind the work and it doesn't rain on your days off, then I'd work as long as I enjoyed it and there was no stress or pressure in my life that was job related. The operative word in this equation is "RETIRED"
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Post by DMGO » 23 Dec 2013, 12:04

DocWatson » 57 minutes ago wrote:
DMGO » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:20 am wrote:Here's an update as of today: I have this part-time gig (8-12 hours a week) that pays really well. The work is easy, BUT, I still have to show up 2 or 3 days a week for it. I have a federal pension from doing 32 years with the government. The spouse and I BOTH collect Social Security. So, What to do? I LIKE having a pocket full of cash to buy anything I want...If I stop working altogether, the pocket cash will be down a LOT, but then all time is my own. Really don't know what to do...
That's simple..... do whatever you damn well please !!! Sounds like you've got a choice between the better of 2 good situations !!! That's an enviable place to be in at your tender age. :wink: If you don't mind the work and it doesn't rain on your days off, then I'd work as long as I enjoyed it and there was no stress or pressure in my life that was job related. The operative word in this equation is "RETIRED"
Thanks for that. Think I'll just keep the part-time gig just a little longer.
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Post by nomowork » 23 Dec 2013, 12:33

DMGO » Today, 04:20 wrote:Here's an update as of today: I have this part-time gig (8-12 hours a week) that pays really well. The work is easy, BUT, I still have to show up 2 or 3 days a week for it. I have a federal pension from doing 32 years with the government. The spouse and I BOTH collect Social Security. So, What to do? I LIKE having a pocket full of cash to buy anything I want...If I stop working altogether, the pocket cash will be down a LOT, but then all time is my own. Really don't know what to do...
I retired with an income of roughly half of my normal working income. Yes, it looks like it would be difficult but to tell the truth, I have more play toys now than when I was working!

The main reason it was possible was that I invested in my retirement by making sure my son could live on his own. :D

Remember, you can't buy back time.

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Post by Country Dave » 23 Dec 2013, 12:38

nomowork » 1 minute ago wrote:
DMGO » Today, 04:20 wrote:Here's an update as of today: I have this part-time gig (8-12 hours a week) that pays really well. The work is easy, BUT, I still have to show up 2 or 3 days a week for it. I have a federal pension from doing 32 years with the government. The spouse and I BOTH collect Social Security. So, What to do? I LIKE having a pocket full of cash to buy anything I want...If I stop working altogether, the pocket cash will be down a LOT, but then all time is my own. Really don't know what to do...
I retired with an income of roughly half of my normal working income. Yes, it looks like it would be difficult but to tell the truth, I have more play toys now than when I was working!

The main reason it was possible was that I invested in my retirement by making sure my son could live on his own. :D

Remember, you can't buy back time.

Good luck.
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Post by MN Ryder » 24 Dec 2013, 12:40

This was my first year of retirement. Experienced fishing local lakes (mainly for bass) when everyone else was working, awesome! Also 2 DIY trips with my wife, first to the Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area and then a 10 day pack-in into Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness (with our own stock), also rode & camped by the Yellowstone River in and just north of Yellowstone National Park. Already planning to return to the BWCA and hope to cross the Bob Marshall in 2014; also plan to spend more time fly fishing out of my grumman canoe, put some more bass & walleye in the boat, and get more ice fishing done. To make this lifestyle affordable my vehicles & boats & camper are all vintage and are in top working order. :D

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Post by DuraCraft » 30 Dec 2013, 20:45

I'm about there too. Be 65 this week, but trying to hold out at least one more year. Cain't buy back time, eh? Hmmmm, that's a good one! Since I'm my own boss almost, me work is at me own schedule, but still work.

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Post by WVfishnfool » 10 Jan 2014, 12:22

April 30th, 2014 should be my last I pray. I've worked at my job for 37 years at the same company. Went thru 2 buyouts in that time and I'm ready to quit dealin with the changes. 32 of those 37 years I spent behind the wheel of a tractor and trailer. More than likely I'm going to get a part-time job for a while because I'll just be 55 when I retire and I can only fish so much. :lol: I'm hopin maybe Cabelas here locally will need a fishin expert of my caliber. :lol: Besides the wife has to work at least 5 more years before she will be eligible to retire so we can be able to enjoy ourselves.

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Post by redbug » 10 Jan 2014, 12:48

My wife gets to call it quits on sept 9th 2014 she will have spent 37 years in the army reserve 18 of them on active duty
she will also leave her gov. civilian job with 25 plus years
I have to put in 5 or 6 more years at my job with the local power company that will give me 30 years
I will be 56 when I call it quits and cant wait I want to spend more time fishing and don't want to ever be out in the cold again so ill become a snow bird and follow the warm weather FLA here we come for the winters at lest
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Post by nomowork » 10 Jan 2014, 13:22

Redbug, I know what you mean. I worked for 35 years, most of it as an outside technician for Ma Bell. I can't imagine doing that type of work again but then again I was much younger and dumber at the time!
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