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  1. Dumnonia
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    28 Feb '16 08:31
    At what age do you plan to actually retire, if at all?

    Are you already retired and feel like telling us about it?

    Is retirement well supported where you live?
  2. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    28 Feb '16 08:42
    Originally posted by divegeester
    At what age do you plan to actually retire, if at all?

    Are you already retired and feel like telling us about it?

    Is retirement well supported where you live?
    Is this question linked at all to your recent birthday?

    Am only a few years behind you, but retirement is something i have started to give thought to. A decade ago i gave it no thought at all.
  3. Dumnonia
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    28 Feb '16 08:45
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Is this question linked at all to your recent birthday?

    Am only a few years behind you, but retirement is something i have started to give thought to. A decade ago i gave it no thought at all.
    No, not linked and I'm not retired nor retiring for a long time. I'm in my mid 50s, young at heart and want to work as long as I can. However I am planning for having a reduced income.
  4. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    28 Feb '16 08:53
    Originally posted by divegeester
    No, not linked and I'm not retired nor retiring for a long time. I'm in my mid 50s, young at heart and want to work as long as I can. However I am planning for having a reduced income.
    Hey, why are we getting thumbed down for talking about retirement? 😉
  5. Dumnonia
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    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Hey, why are we getting thumbed down for talking about retirement? 😉
    Lurking passive-aggressive haters. Take no notice.
  6. SubscriberFMF
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    28 Feb '16 10:05
    Originally posted by divegeester
    At what age do you plan to actually retire, if at all?

    Are you already retired and feel like telling us about it?

    Is retirement well supported where you live?
    I don't have any plans to retire.

    [Part 1 of 30. To be continued.]
  7. Dumnonia
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    28 Feb '16 10:30
    Originally posted by FMF
    I don't have any plans to retire.

    [Part 1 of 30. To be continued.]
    I didn't expect that..!
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    I retired a year ago, got bored in a month and went back to work part-time, 2 or 3 days a week.
    Thing about retirement that's great isn't that you aren't working , it's that you have the freedom to not work if you don't want to.
    Everyone I know that's retired went back to work in a short while doing something to just to keep busy, sitting around the house isn't all it's cracked up to be.
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    28 Feb '16 11:51
    Originally posted by FishHead111
    I retired a year ago, got bored in a month and went back to work part-time, 2 or 3 days a week.
    Thing about retirement that's great isn't that you aren't working , it's that you have the freedom to not work if you don't want to.
    Everyone I know that's retired went back to work in a short while doing something to just to keep busy, sitting around the house isn't all it's cracked up to be.
    When I retired at 60, 12 years ago, I was asked by my cousin to assist him and his company when they needed a secretary, before he could afford to employ one. I did that for about two years, and by that time my grandson needed a place to spend a few hours after school and I was happy to help out for a couple of years. Then at about 65 I was ready to leave all work behind and I have never missed it.
  10. Dumnonia
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    28 Feb '16 12:01
    Originally posted by FishHead111
    I retired a year ago, got bored in a month and went back to work part-time, 2 or 3 days a week.
    Thing about retirement that's great isn't that you aren't working , it's that you have the freedom to not work if you don't want to.
    Everyone I know that's retired went back to work in a short while doing something to just to keep busy, sitting around the house isn't all it's cracked up to be.
    I intend to work until I'm incapable of working. I would get bored to and I hate golf and stereotypical retirement activities like it.
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    28 Feb '16 12:12
    Originally posted by divegeester
    I intend to work until I'm incapable of working. I would get bored to and I hate golf and stereotypical retirement activities like it.
    Hating golf is a stereotypical retirement activity.
  12. Standard memberSeitse
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    Tomorrow, if I could. My goal? At 40. It's not going to happen so I've pushed
    it to 45.

    You see, my idea of "retirement" is academia. I love it and in my book it is not
    work but pleasure. So, for me "retirement" consists of reading, writing and
    teaching. Until I drop dead in front of a class, forcing a bunch of kids to get
    counseling --after, of course, they pull out their smartphones, record me, and
    upload it on youtube.
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    Retirement really does need a lot of prep time. I have been "mostly retired" for the past 15 years though only officially for three years. As Dive said (oh and I like golf...a lot) there is only so much time you can spend doing things you like, whatever that might be and if golf was all I did, the enjoyment would soon wear off. I do volunteer "work", play golf/ski (in season), travel, when I have the funds or desire. If you are in a relationship that too must be allowed for because if you are both of the same age and retire around the same time, I don't know about you but man,24/7 has no appeal to me or my partner. So I say plan well ahead of your actual retirement, both in a financial sense as well as time wise. Good luck to all. We're off to Cuba on Friday. 🙂
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    28 Feb '16 16:47
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    Retirement really does need a lot of prep time. I have been "mostly retired" for the past 15 years though only officially for three years. As Dive said (oh and I like golf...a lot) there is only so much time you can spend doing things you like, whatever that might be and if golf was all I did, the enjoyment would soon wear off. I do volunteer "work", ...[text shortened]... th in a financial sense as well as time wise. Good luck to all. We're off to Cuba on Friday. 🙂
    'To each his own', I believe you sometimes say. What is fine with one may not work for someone else.
    Wish you a great vacation! 🙂
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    28 Feb '16 17:11
    Originally posted by lolof
    'To each his own', I believe you sometimes say. What is fine with one may not work for someone else.
    Wish you a great vacation! 🙂
    You are right about "to each his/her own" but we we're asked what we thought.

    "Dos cervezas por favor". I love that sound. 😉
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