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    I am ready!

    I am tired of people asking me how long have you been doing your job you look like an old timer and I say 30 years and get the ooh you are ready to retire and I say 2 years and then hear oh you are to young to retire you will flip out and not be happy with you life. well.
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    How was your ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joemama View Post
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    "RETIRE" already for heaven sakes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I did at 62 and love it.. My wife and I travel and enjoy our bikes and camper ..... Life is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to short to work forever.. Good luck OMM.
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    I will be 55 in 24 months and I will ride my TW into the sunset!

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    Retired at 53 from County as Environmental Health Director....12 years now, never looked back thinking "I could have had a bit better retirement funds"...screw that! I've had a great 12 year run, doing what I enjoy...if I had stayed until I was 62 or until now, at 65, who knows how my mind and health would be....I say to anybody, if you can afford it, "Do It, you are not going to die rich, your kids or the Government will get it anyway"

    Have no Regrets, just live your life on your terms.
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    No retirement no savings. Thought I'd always have to work. Body decided it couldn't.
    But at least I don't have cancer as Dr's all thought.
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    If you are anything like me, you will immediately notice two things about this vehicle. There is no trailer hitch and no roof rack, that means your toys stay here so use the hell out of them while you can, and whenever you can!
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    Retired back in 99 when I was 49 and have never once felt like I made a poor decision. I had to get out after 27 years just to preserve my sanity. Having a good pension was the key to being able to do it and it does help that my wife loves to work, maybe just to get the hell away from me

    Sure I could have stayed and earned a larger monthly payment but for what? Every year I worked after reaching retirement age I was working for half pay. Seemed like a No Brainer if I can stay home and get half then going to work every day means you are just working for the other half. The benefits of not going to work every day are compounded when you figure all the money you save by not running a vehicle into the ground every 3-4 years or paying for the fuel and upkeep on it. My new truck is now 4 years old and just turned 20,000 miles. I would have had that in a year if I was traveling to and from work daily. Do the math on that expense buying fuel and tires and oil changes and then buying a new vehicle every 3-4 years and the savings add up quick.

    What hurts most about being retired is I have no idea how I had time for living while I was working full time and over time. I don't have time now to get half the stuff I want to do done.

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    [QUOTE=GaryL;. I don't have time now to get half the stuff I want to do done.

    GaryL[/QUOTE]

    Ain't it the Truth.....
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