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post #1 of 78 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 16, 6:00 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I have 1 month, 23 days, 1 hour, 56 minutes to go and I will officially retire!

Thank goodness! Everyone asks, "What are you planning to do?" I tell them, work around the house, organize my shop, organize the garage, travel a bit and when we get home next year in July, go look for a part time job that doesn't include the responsibility of DEQ, ODOT, Human Resources, OSHA and any thing else that I despise.

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post #2 of 78 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 16, 6:35 PM
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Retired 4 years ago tomorrow...BEST job I ever had!!!
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post #3 of 78 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 16, 6:36 PM
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I'm happy for ya. I was all set to retire in February, I thought. Received a letter from Social Security yesterday. I made too much money in 2015 so they want most of what they paid me that year back. Oh well, that just pushes me a few more months into 2017. Then I'll be like you, working around the house, on the cars, and pretty much anything I want to. Maybe I'll do a little fishing too.

Good luck to you and enjoy,

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post #4 of 78 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 16, 6:40 PM
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Hey Mike. If you ever get to the north coast, please stop by!

I retired almost a year ago. Best move I EVER made... Advise to all. Retire as soon as you can and don't look back.
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post #5 of 78 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 16, 7:07 PM
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I took a early retirement 1 1/2 years ago. 37 years of operating heavy Equipment. Busier now than ever. Thinking of going back to work just to get a rest.
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post #6 of 78 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 16, 7:11 PM
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Try the local race track. I know the ones around here can't find people. They don't pay much, but the job is never repetitive.

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post #7 of 78 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 16, 7:17 PM
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Advise to all. Retire as soon as you can and don't look back.
So true. No one knows for sure they'll live another day, so do it and enjoy it before it's too late.
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post #8 of 78 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 16, 8:02 PM
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My goal is to retire by the time I hit 57 (if not sooner.) Even taking a week off has my wife threatening me to get out of her hair, so I can just imagine what happens when I'm fully retired lol.

Playing with my toys, fishing, and whatever else I want to do is on my list to keep me busy.
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post #9 of 78 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 16, 8:39 PM
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Good Luck! Thinking about doing the same this spring after 32 years of firefighting. Still enjoy it but it's starting to hurt once in awhile!
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post #10 of 78 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 16, 9:46 PM
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Retirement is great! I'm not really sure when I actually retired, or if i really am now... Hard to figure. I quit my last full time job (front end mechanic, 28 years) on April Fools day, 1994. Since then I've been hustling "side jobs" and doing handyman repairs, built decks, custom furniture along with a few other endeavors. Now, at 67, I still make jewelry that sells pretty well online and try to corral 2 college students living in my house (my youngest and the grandson) along with rebuilding my 68 ElCamino. Keeps me young!....and broke.....

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post #11 of 78 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 16, 10:05 PM
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My first day of retirement will be the day they close the lid on me.
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post #12 of 78 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 16, 10:08 PM
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Well, I have 1 month, 23 days, 1 hour, 56 minutes to go and I will officially retire!
But who's counting?

I am 65 and actually plan on working a few years longer...
Here is my reasoning...Well, first off, I don't have a pension of any kind but probably have enough to retire on. That being said, I am still pretty healthy and don't owe anyone anything except for taxes and utilities. I do make pretty good money and I can put most of it away in tax free things. I still like my job 90% of the time and I do work from home 2 or 3 days a week. I have decent benefits, including medical and 5 weeks off for vacation.

Sooooo, if I put more money away, I can get max social security at 70, I can then be able to pretty much do whatever I want, including travel etc....

But, this is just me..YMMV....grr
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post #13 of 78 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 16, 12:09 AM
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good luck with your plans, we retired in mid 2011 and haven't been sitting still, I don't know how we found the time to go to work, we're busier than ever since we retired!! It is nice to sleep in to 8 AM or so though!
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post #14 of 78 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 16, 12:38 AM
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I retired the first time at 38 and went to work to stay busy. Quit work at 59 and started my own business. Started SS at 62 and work part time two days a week for parts money. Retirement is great!!
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post #15 of 78 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 16, 1:08 AM
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I retired two year ago, and I have never looked back. I wish I had done it when I was 62 1/2, but the timing wasn't right so I suffered another 4 1/2 years......I love hearing how much I am missed. Tough Bones......I did my job, to bad they can't keep up. Your going to love it.
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