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I need to enter the Retirement Portal.

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Posted: Apr 26, 2021, 4:21 PM
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Unfortunately, I have 10 years of eligibility left.

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Retirement ain't about age..it is about money.***

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Posted: Apr 26, 2021, 4:35 PM
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Re: Retirement ain't about age..it is about money.***

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Posted: Apr 26, 2021, 4:47 PM
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Oh, then I’m screwed.

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Re: Retirement ain't about age..it is about money.***

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Posted: Apr 26, 2021, 4:50 PM
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:( :(

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Speaking From the Other Side of that Portal

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Posted: Apr 26, 2021, 4:46 PM
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It'll be here before you know it.

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Posted: Apr 26, 2021, 8:03 PM
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Yeah.


Can i get a do over or a mulligan?

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Posted: Apr 26, 2021, 4:49 PM
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I'm already in the retirement portal, and there isn't any worthwhile options there, everything in there is still hard on a worn out old body;)

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Re: I need to enter the Retirement Portal.

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Posted: Apr 26, 2021, 4:56 PM
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Yes, "Golden Years" ain't the golden years.

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Oh, yes they are golden. BUTT,

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Posted: Apr 26, 2021, 6:37 PM
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what that means is that you give all your GOLD to different doctors all the time. Somehow, there are always just enough doctors around to take care of the gold. I think they have a network, and have hacked into the bank account. :)

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Re: I'm almost there

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Posted: Apr 26, 2021, 5:01 PM
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As I approach it, I find myself getting increasingly more frustrated with the continual changes in my profession. I feel like I am close to hitting my number, but I am really having a hard time envisioning what retirement will look like.

Health is Wealth, so I am trying to keep a handle on that.

I will spend time with family, and also try to play more golf while I can. I would love to try to shoot my age one day (not on 12 holes)... I would like to go to the beach every three months or so.

But mostly, I want to have a purpose filled and driven life. Hopefully, I can continue some volunteering, and find some new opportunities there.

I also want to live more in the present, with a posture of gratefulness.

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Posted: Apr 26, 2021, 7:28 PM
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Without a huge saving in an account of some kind to do some traveling, retirement is about the worst thing that could happen to us older population. And I also believe that the daily boredom helps to get us to the other side sooner, rather than later!!!!

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Posted: Apr 26, 2021, 5:04 PM
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I'm with you brother. I knocked off at 4:00 today to review some calculations on this very subject, then decided to check on Tigernet before I close the computer. Maybe this post is a sign.

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Posted: Apr 26, 2021, 5:08 PM
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Retirement is not bad folks. Been retired for 7 years (am 78 years old). Every day is a new experience. Life is good. Highly recommend you retire when and if you can afford to leave the work force.

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Posted: Apr 26, 2021, 8:09 PM
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My father in law is enjoying his retirement. Every day is new.....because he has forgotten what happened 5 minutes ago. I dont onow which is worse...getting older and not being able to enjoy being retired or not being able to remember what happened5 minutes ago.

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Posted: Apr 26, 2021, 5:13 PM
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I'm 62 and will be 63 in 6 weeks. I've retired mentally but haven't told my employer yet. If I can get the attitude perfected that Wally (in Dilbert cartoon) had, I'll hang around a few more years. Otherwise, I'm very close to saying to Hail with it, I'm done!

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Posted: Apr 26, 2021, 9:40 PM
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That is the right thing to do if you are financially stable enough to retire, i would retire if I were you. But what I've seen in my life time, people who retire without the money to keep themselves active, they go downhill quicker than the people who continue to work. The continue to work people just seem to live longer than the ones that retired, and just sit around home allowing their body to go downhill from not being active at least 4 or 5 days a week, period!!!

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Florida Atlantic is KILLING it in the retirement portal!

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Posted: Apr 26, 2021, 5:25 PM
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Well, not killing it quickly. Give it 10-15 years and then very dead for all “new” transfers.

~JKB

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I am going to tell you one man's story, and give you some

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Posted: Apr 26, 2021, 6:08 PM
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absolutely sure fire advice. This is a LONG reply, but you will see why.

I had been wanting to take early retirement for awhile myself before it became even a remote possibility age wise. The company I worked for for 30 years would come out with an early retirement incentive package about every 5 years or so. They finally came out with another one, and I would be 59 years old by the time the actual severance happened. I REALLY wanted to go for it, but, the financials didn't look that good. On the other hand, I was completely burnt out on the chemical industry after 35 years total (or so I thought). I became very depressed at the idea of waiting ANOTHER 5 years. Also, whisperings of changes to come meant that might not even be a sure thing.

Here is where the absolutely sure fire advice comes in. I prayed on this decision, a lot. I really meant to be retired, if I took the early retirement package. After a whole lot of worry and prayer, I gave it up to The Lord. I said: "Lord,, I put this in your hands. You have allowed me to provide for my family all these years, even with some severe health issues. You will see me through this, as well. My Faith is in You."

I turned in the paperwork, knowing I would have to chew through the 401K at a pretty good clip until I turned 65. The severance money would get me through a year, but Uncle Sam was going to take a huge chunk. It had to get me through, because I couldn't take ANY money out of the 401K without huge tax penalties for another few months, until I turned 59 1/2. This was if I was severed at the end of the year, which was what the paperwork indicated.

As it turned out, 32 people at our plant site took the package. Six of us (including yours truly) were then designated as "essential personnel". What this meant on paper was that our employment would be extended through the following April, ostensibly to allow us to train our replacement. The guy they designated to replace me had already been working for us for a year, and as such, really didn't require training. Did I mention The Lord was looking out for me? This training period ended, you guessed it, almost exactly to the time I turned 59 1/2 years old. A 6 out of 32 chance that I was one of the ones who got that extension. NOT a coincidence. There were other engineers who did not get it.

Fast forward to my last scheduled week of work. I had been marking the calendar for four months, and literally had a computer countdown calendar on my laptop. I was spiralling my way out of work mode, and gearing up for retirement. I had a huge addition built onto my shop, so that I could indulge my old car hobby in style. But, The Lord had different plans, in a couple of directions.

There were a couple of other businesses in town that employed Chemical Engineers. By prescribed fate, the wife of one of my operators where I was facing imminent retirement just happened to be a Logistics Manager at one of these. And, they had been looking for an engineer for awhile. My operator threw my name in their hat, even though I had told him and everyone else I planned to kick back on the porch. I actually got a little mad at him for doing it. Their Personnel Manager contacted me via email to set up a job interview. I blew him off once before even agreeing to the interview. Even after that, I told him I had no resume put together, and was not GOING to put one together, since I really wasn't looking for another job. The fact that they were local was the only thing that got their foot in the door, far as I was concerned.

When I rolled into the parking lot of this place, and saw how few cars were there, I figured I was home free, because there was no way they would be able to make me anything close to a competitive offer for my services, and at this point in life, I was definitely not going to restart my working clock for peanuts. I was about to find out just how different this place was from the one I was coming from. I should have already had an inkling, since I was told they picked the day for my interview so that the company VICE PRESIDENT would be able to sit in on the interview. Bear in mind, this is a "cold" interview with a guy who wouldn't even provide them with a resume.

Interview: Five people in the room, other than me. Chief Engineer, Maintenance Superintendent, Manager of Operations, Plant Manager, and Corporate Vice President. I was still trying to blow them off, and skate out of there safely soon-to-be-RETIRED. So, verbatim, this is how I opened the interview, wearing my worn flame retardant jumpsuit. (This interview was happening at noon on a break from my current job, with their full knowledge and blessing): "Guys, before we even get started, I just want to say, that I am probably the most politically incorrect animal you have ever come across. I speak only the brutal, honest truth, even when it does not benefit me. And, there HAVE been times when it did not benefit me. Now, if you want to end the interview just based on that information, I will turn around and walk right back out the door, with no hard feelings."

Another attempt gone by the boards, I sat down, and they started peppering me with questions, lasting an hour and eight minutes. (I was timing it.) And, that brutal honest truth I talked about must have made my answers too good, because the VP spoke up, "Well, Mr "76er" (Not his real name :) ) what kind of financial package were you looking for? I told him I had not even given it any thought, since I had not been lying to them, I was NOT really looking for another job. But, I DID tell them approximately what my final salary had been at Company A, and their eyes got as big as flying saucers. So, at that point, I thought to myself, HOME FREE! There was no way they would be able to come close to that kind of money.

Wrong again. These guys turned out to be Ross Perot type tenacious, with a capital "T". After them upping their initial offer a couple times, they were into territory where I could not in good conscience ignore the opportunity. I made them add another $1000, just so I could call myself a horse trader, and agreed to work for them on a year to year contract. I wound up actually being physically retired for two whole working days. Wednesday last day at Company A, following Monday first day at Company B. Did I mention The Lord had different plans? Obviously my immediate retirement was not on His agenda. So, after all the gentle nudging, I finally went with it.

It took fully six months to get my work clock back up to full speed. I worked for Company B as a Contract Engineer for four years, raises each year in the form of additional paid vacation weeks on top of the two I had made them put in the initial contract. Did I mention they normally did not give paid contractors paid vacation? These guys really wanted me. They even kept me after I had to take three weeks off (yes, only three, did I mention this was almost totally a desk job, or at least only on ground floor of the plant job) for a triple heart bypass after I had been there almost exactly a year.

This job that The Lord literally dumped in my lap lasted until I turned 63 1/2. They wanted me to stay, but the finances looked good enough, filing for early social security, and my head just told me it really was time to hang up the slide rule, so to speak. It was time to get on Tigernet daily, and read every book in the library. And let me tell you, with Kindle Unlimited, and the Lucy App, that's a BIG library.

I have had zero regrets. Am I rich? Certainly not. If I was one of those who wanted to travel a bunch, that would not be possible. But, I am comfortable enough in that regard. Only the physical health issues with the back are weighing me down now. But, I have also turned that over to The Lord. I had back surgery #5 this morning. I was really apprehensive about this one, until, once again, I let God take the wheel. I came through the surgery with ease, never woke up that quickly and with less hangover effects. Only time will tell the physical results, but I can tell you, something already feels different, and in a good way.

Now, I put down this probable TigerNet World Record longest post to tell you this. Put The Lord in control of your life. Ask, and ye shall receive. What you receive may be surprising, and may be something that you had never even thought of, as in my case. But, if God is in control, the final result will be to your benefit, if not in this world, then eternally in the next. I am sure fire serious. His Will Be Done.

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Posted: Apr 26, 2021, 6:46 PM
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Well that was a long post but worth the read. I have been blessed by the Lord my whole career as well. A Chem Engineer as well but they kept asking me to move and solve problems for them. Even business problems. After running some product businesses, working in Europe, and "fixing" there biggest plant as VP Operations, They made me President of the biggest "dog" specialty chemical company which had $175 million in sales, but had not grown in sales in 7 consecutive years.. There was lots of prayers through all of this, but we grew it to $450 Million in sales and helped the parent company sell it to a private financial company.
I retired in 2011 and lost my wife in 2013. Within one year, my daughter's family moved back from Texas into my house with the first grand child. Now I am blessed with 2 more and the fourth one expected in two weeks. I know I would have never made it alone in this house so God sent me grandkids to liven up my life. I am young again.

All that to say, thanks 76er for reminding me of how God answers prayers.

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Re: I am going to tell you one man's story, and give you some

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Posted: Apr 26, 2021, 8:43 PM
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I was a strange animal, in that I grew up farming, and working also in my dad's vehicle repair shop. The shop was seasonal, as well as weather driven. There are LONG stretches where there isn't much for all the people involved to do on a farm, so the shop was a great time filler, and economic blessing. All that instilled in me a love of problem solving, nothing more pure logic driven than finding and successfully repairing a motor driven vehicle issue.

As such, once I graduated Clemson and entered the Chemical Engineering workplace, I was perfectly content to be in, and stay in, manufacturing. Most Chem E's want to take the first out they can find to get into sales, or upper management, or R&D. My blunt truthspeak pretty quickly knocked out the upper management or sales routes, and my lack of chops in the theory end of things knocked out R&D. But, I LOVED solviing problems. And, as anyone who has ever worked in manufacturing in a chemical plant will tell you, every day is like Forrest Gump's Box of Chocolates, you just never know what you're going to get.

My triumphs were much more low key than yours, but triumphs make you feel really good, no matter what. I did take one specialty plant from 40,000 lbs a year to 200,000 lbs a year capacity for basically pocket change. The bigwigs LOVE that stuff. In another area of the plant, debottlenecked a THIRTY YEAR OLD process that had been tackled by quite a few real rocket scientists, increasing production by about 20%, with 1/3 less manpower. Mostly solving mechanical issues, a few chemical ones, but all along, using that farm and mechanic pure logic along with the Chem E degree that I eked out from Clemson.

At Company B, I did their first ever automation project onsite, for real shoestring money. It was a half a million bucks at that company. At Company A, with all the myriad costs added on, it would easily have been five million. Seriously. That project was the first chance I had ever had at solo honcho-ing a major project that would have real financial implications for the company, pass or fail. It completely encompassed their largest bulk product, and had to be implemented while at least some of it ran at all times. I am proud to say, we knocked it out of the park. Not only did our project work mechanically and electronically, it worked so impressively that they cloned it for their other two US plant sites which made similar products. I sat side by side with their logic programmer, and we invented and implemented the logic from a blank piece of computer paper. I know foolish pride can be a sin, but I felt real, justifiable pride at leading that team to those results. I never would have gotten that opportunity at Company A. As I said, God was in control.

One of the last projects at Company B was a debottleneck of a "niche" product plant. It was producing 3 runs a week, taking 6 days to do so. This plant sat like its own separate fiefdom, away from the rest of, and having no remote connection to what else was being produced on the plant site. I had never been asked to look at it, but, since I was effectively the Plant Manager's "special projects hired gun" by this point, he told me to see if I could speed it up at all. He didn't think so. I sat with the operators for a couple of days, learning the process, poring over completed paper logbooks (no automation, nor would there be any. Niche product that had outsold production, but not nearly enough gross dollars to support automation.) After a week, I told him I was pretty sure I could get 6+ runs a week in five days, if he was willing to spend ~$14000 in piping mods, and let me rewrite the logbooks to suit my changes. He said "Bull$h!t!" Then, he said, "Write your project proposal, and go DO IT. That attitude is what gave me back the "spark" at that company. See it, think it, DO IT. What a difference from the previous mega giant Company A. We did the mods, and it made 7 runs a week, when necessary, in five and a half normal workdays. They didn't have to make 7 runs every week, so this actually allowed them to shift some of that manpower other places for spot duty. A win-win all around. That was kind of my swan song, and one of the reasons they REALLY lobbied me to stay when I finally decided to hang it up. I probably had more fun those four years than I did the last fifteen at my previous job. So,a change of venue can really be a beautiful thing when God is in control.

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Thank you for sharing this information!

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Posted: Apr 26, 2021, 10:29 PM
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I am glad everything worked out so well for you. The Lord can always be trusted on during good and bad.

Proverbs 3:5-7 and Romans 8:28

And, I am thankful your back is better and the surgery was successful.

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Ever stuck your weener in a glory portal?***

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Posted: Apr 26, 2021, 7:54 PM
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If you want some free advice please make sure you have good insurance coverage and obtain a secondary insurance policy to pay for the amount not covered by Medicare. This has saved me almost $400,000 in 8 years. Good luck

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About 25 years ago I built two commercial buildings with a

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Posted: Apr 27, 2021, 8:02 AM
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partner and leased them out. About the second year, my partner got us a long term care insurance policy. It started at about 100 a month I think and is now about 175.00 per month. It will pay 7,000 per month each for my wife and myself if we ever have to use it. Best deal I ever made.....If you can afford it, I would suggest getting it as young as possible.

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Posted: Apr 27, 2021, 10:08 AM
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My parents saw the wisdom of that up close and personal many years ago, when a local family pretty much got bankrupted by nursing home costs for the father in the family. My parents immediately bought TWO nursing home (long term care, as you stated) policies. They paid on them for almost twenty years, but they really paid for themselves in the end.

My mom spent the last three years of her life in a very nice nursing home, and was actually MAKING $80 a day profit for every day she was there. This was because each policy was set up to pay independently, regardless of other insurance. Had my parents not had that insurance, those three years would have been a VERY big drain on the family finances.

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Posted: Apr 26, 2021, 8:15 PM
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I retired the last day of February, 1986. That's over 35 years ago and there are no regrets. But be forewarned, the worst thing one can do is develop an attitude they are not going to do anything. If not already doing volunteering, his is one of the most satisfying things one can do. Remain active, both physically and mentally. Travel, go to places you had in your childhood dreams. Enjoy your children and grandchildren. Tell them about your childhood. Keep a smile on your face and say "good morning" to people you don't even know. Most everyone has aches and pains so it's best to keep ours to ourselves. The best gift we can give someone is a warm smile, a firm handshake and a compliment. Never forget to tell those you hold dear that you love them. And, if you are so inclined, quit bellyaching.

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Posted: Apr 26, 2021, 8:31 PM
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couldn't agree with you more.a whole lot of truthful nuggets in your post.

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Posted: Apr 26, 2021, 9:51 PM
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Absolutely!!! If my back injury hadn't taken me out of the workforce, I would have work at least until I was 65, and with my 401k, I most likely would've had enough money to do things that I couldn't while working bc, another 12 years of savings in my 401K would have left me 3 times better off than I was from when I had to go on disability bc, coming up 12 years short of retirement age, it eat up my 401k before I got to a usual retirement age 12 full years short of 65!!!

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Retired Jan 1, 2021 - retiring is not that great

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It is much much better!

Golf, fish, scuba, vacation. Repeat.

I have to ask others what day it is. Everyday is a Saturday.

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Posted: Apr 27, 2021, 10:17 AM
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Scuba diving is something I always wanted to try. But, alas, chronic back pain coupled with COPD and only minimal swimming skills put the Kibosh on that dream.

I remember well myself and a couple friends getting in our boat and going out to the middle of the small lake where our lake house was, and skipping a whole bunch of old 45's and a few old record albums as well into the water like Frisbees. This was circa 1969. The paper labels are for sure long, gone, but I bet the vinyl records themselves are still in the same shape they were when they hit the water. I know this because, several years later, I found a couple of them that had skipped relatively close to shore. The labels had peeled off or dissolved, but the vinyl was pristine.

Imagine archeologists digging those things up 500 years from now, and saying, "What in the world is this, and what was it used for?" :)

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just need to stay busy doing whatever you want to do.best to keep the remote out of your hand.retired 3 yrs' ago and have enjoyed every minute.doing stuff i used to walk by on the way to work.have never understood why people don't enjoy retirement.you work all your life,so that eventually you don't have to.when people ask how i like being retired,i tell them that it's like the bus ride home on the last day of school,and you've got the whole summer vacation in front of you.doesn't get much better.

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Unfortunately, I have 10 years of eligibility left.


I was born to be retired. Finally did at the end of 2020 and I highly recommend it. I had a manager that worked for me who had cancer twice in 20 years and beat it both times. When he turned 65, I recommended he retire because of having cancer twice, even though he did a great job. He said no, I just like to work. It wasn’t financial issues, he just enjoyed what he did. He finally retired at 67, but the cancer came back a third time and he didn’t live a year. You never know how long you have, so get out when you can, don’t look back and enjoy your life.

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Posted: Apr 27, 2021, 4:50 PM
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I agree with your attitude more. I cannot wait to walk out the door. Although I work for a small company and have been treated well, I am just tired of the demands of the clients. Yeah, I know they pay the bills. But some of them are just jerks to deal with. I could NEVER handle being a food service employee.

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Welp, my young, great Friend, I tried that retirement

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Posted: Apr 27, 2021, 5:56 AM
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B.S. crap over ten years ago, said the heck with it and went back to work parttime to help a friend out with his business.

Funny thing is in my immediate family, all are fully retired except the oldest (me) and my youngest brother (a longtime TNetter.) Though working only four days weekly, I find myself extremely busy on my feet all day, and on off days, extremely busy with house and yard work. And, believe it or not, I love the heck out of it...and soon will turn 74!

Sometimes, I hear my family or retired friends talking about their freedom, trips, late morning rising, etc., etc., etc., and almost...almost, I say, feel sorry for myself. Then, just as quickly, I say, "Bullsh*t...this routine is my own doing!" Then, I laugh and get back to work. lol.

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Hey, Hartins, I do know that there ARE people out there

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simply are not cut out for retirement. One of my best friends took the same early retirement package as me, but was already 63 at the time. He didn't last in retirement either, and to date has contracted as Engineer for not one, not two, nor even three, but FOUR different companies. Ironically enough, the last one was the one we both spent the great majority of our careers with. He recently retired from there a second time, and swears it is going to stick this time. I hope so, he is 70 years old now.

Generally speaking, I have always been saddened by instances where people who have had long, successful careers died within a year or so after they retired. It seems to happen more often than you would think. People SHOULD have time to just vegetate, or travel the world, or anything other than work that they like. Play bad golf, deafen yourself with old rock and roll. Get messy bringing old cars back to life. You have earned the opportunity at the end of life to do the things you like to do, instead of the things you have to do. Hopefully The Lord grants you that time.

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Likewise, especially since the fashion industry took

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a downhill slide last year.

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I plan on working till I'm about 70

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Posted: Apr 27, 2021, 7:57 AM
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I'm sure I'll keep working after that as long as I am able. I have a career where I can do that easily. I'll be 70 Wife will be 62 and we will both retire together. If I retire now, she retires with me and money won't last long enough because spending won't change.

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Cradle Robber.

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:)

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My wife is retired

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And I had to stay home for a couple of weeks, Covid protocal, no bad symptoms, and work from home. I came to the conclusion that I married my wife for better or worse, but not for lunch every day. I'm going to keep working for awhile.

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Re: My wife is retired

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Posted: Apr 27, 2021, 5:08 PM
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:)

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^^^One TNetter who I would bet $$$ against his ^^^

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Posted: Apr 27, 2021, 8:21 PM
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wife EVER being on Tigernet! :)

Either that, or he is won dice rolling individual!

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Re: I need to enter the Retirement Portal.

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Posted: Apr 27, 2021, 3:18 PM
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the new retirement time for state county or city employees is 30 years (it used to be 28) I have been working for the state since 2017 but they don't count part time or time on probation so I will have to work 33 years. :(


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Re: I need to enter the Retirement Portal.

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Posted: Apr 27, 2021, 3:30 PM
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I am old and so know a lot of folks who are retired.
Most are like me and wonder how they ever had time to go to a job everyday.
These are not folks who lived on the government dole, but folks who earned what they have working all their life.

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My Mom says the exact same thing.

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Posted: Apr 27, 2021, 5:10 PM
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But, I am thankful she is active. Dad has had a set back with his hip but is having hip replacement surgery in a few weeks.

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Posted: Apr 27, 2021, 8:02 PM
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Officially started retirement checks from state almost 17 years ago before turning 55 and have worked every day of each school year since- get tired & bored after a few weeks off in the summers when school is out. I guess I was meant for the year-round school schedule that is becoming more prevalent. Wishing Fred the best with surgery

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