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Old 03-15-2012, 05:35 AM   #1
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Retiring march 20 2012.

No bills, no income except SS, whole new outlook on life. My wife works 4 days a month and I will get a part time job and we will be better off financially than before I retired. No mortgage and a small retirement paid off the AS and truck. Scared to death because this means more AS time--hope to see some of you on the road. Gonna be a big attitude adjustment here. Thanks for listening,, jim
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:51 AM   #2
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Zig- good for you! Congrats and enjoy the extra stream time. If your new travels take you north, look us up. John
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:55 AM   #3
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Congrats!!!!!! I am right behind you by about 2 years. I understand the income part. I have decided to start something to make some extra income. The options vary. Good job with the retirement.

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Old 03-15-2012, 05:59 AM   #4
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One of our favorite places is Top of Ga. Always good times there. jim
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:36 AM   #5
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Good for you! Congratulations!


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Old 03-15-2012, 06:37 AM   #6
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:31 AM   #7
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Sounds pretty darned enticing to me! Go out there and have fun!

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Good luck and have fun, hope to be there with you in a few years!
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No bills, no income except SS, whole new outlook on life. My wife works 4 days a month and I will get a part time job and we will be better off financially than before I retired. No mortgage and a small retirement paid off the AS and truck. Scared to death because this means more AS time--hope to see some of you on the road. Gonna be a big attitude adjustment here. Thanks for listening,, jim
Yay!!! Good for you! Life is too wonderful and uncertain to hold back your dreams! I retired a year ago at 55. I bought an Airstream, rented out my house and haven't looked back since! I'm having the time of my life! Yes, I don't have a lot of money but I'd rather do with less and have more. More time with my kids, my family, my dreams.

So, congratulations Jim!! If you and your sweetheart come thru Oregon, please get in touch with me. I would love to meet you guys and hang out.

Take care and have fun!!

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I will retire at 1630 on August 8th, 2025. (Give or take a decade.)
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Scared to death because this means more AS time
More AS time is not a reason to be scared. More DW time, THAT is a reason to be scared! I'm a single guy, but friends and coworkers who have retired often went back to work just because the extra hours of togetherness were so difficult to handle.

As for me, I'm first eligible to retire July 2013; I might be able to afford to retire not long after, with a bit of luck.
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The key to tight retirement budgets, is to not spend money foolishly.
You now have more time to do all your own repairs and maintenance.
If you can repair something that is quality built, and serves your purpose for a few bucks, why buy something new that is probably lesser quality, and will cost you more in taxes and fees than it would have cost to repair your existing problem.

If we all continue to buy "offshore" new stuff, there will not even be any workers left in our home country to continue to pay our pensions.

Enjoy all that free time you think you will have, as you will soon find you are busier than ever.

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