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Re: I am Retiring August 6th [Re: andrews1958] #16292331 07/28/21
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My brother in law just retired at age 45 since he made a fortune in his 30s. I just helped him to get lots of guns and he's enjoy the hobby so far.

Take your wife to a around world cruise tour. You won't regret it.

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Hours of satisfying activity. Also a place to hide when wifey is cranky.

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Re: I am Retiring August 6th [Re: andrews1958] #16293746 07/29/21
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Congrats!

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Re: I am Retiring August 6th [Re: andrews1958] #16293779 07/29/21
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Maine is a perfect place to canoe the lakes and use that camp gear.

I've been retired 27 years and still do a long canoe trip [down stream] every year......along with a 2 week fishing trip in a remote lake.

Get a small caliber rifle that is pleasant to shoot and get proficient in it's use.

Although I hunt birds, I enjoy a certain amount of bird watching especially during the migration.

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Re: I am Retiring August 6th [Re: ltppowell] #16294295 07/29/21
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You'll be busier in retirement because you'll be living at a different pace. The key is don't stop living. I retired from the Military after 26 years, took a job with state retirement, couldn't stand one day, started a bunch of tests over the next 5-6 months, ended up with severe Arthritis (can you say off the chart numbers) , Fibromyalgia, Plantar Fasciitis, and Carpel Tunnel, along with GWI and empty White Matter in the brain. I had a life event that hit my body that flared and haven't been right since. That was before the Heart Attack in 2017. I was healthy, physically fit, ate healthy, never smoked, 1-3 drinks a month if that and no family history of any of the issues I have. When you get the chance, take the money and run. I ended up quitting Tanking a small state retirement because I couldn't physically keep working to go through the process for disability for the state nor mentally prepared to fight for it at the time. I have a 55 Chevy SB I started to hot rod in the barn and there are days I can't pull a wrench if I can even hold it, even shooting mild recoiling hand guns hurts, and drop more things than I can hold. Tomorrow isn't guaranteed, do those projects now, shoot your guns, go fishing and hunting while you have the health. I get up everyday, some easier than other cause I couldn't get comfortable enough to sleep and keep a healthy state of mind, because your body won't let you forget how you feel, and don't be lured by pain pills of other methods of hiding/masking the pain, face it the same way as you do the cold and misery of pursuing the game animal you want to bag, let the want be stronger than the need and you'll succeed. Good luck and enjoy your time.


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Re: I am Retiring August 6th [Re: andrews1958] #16294403 07/29/21
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Originally Posted by andrews1958
My last day working is August 6th . I am calling it quits at 63 years old. After traveling around the world for 40 plus years with my job, my wife and I are heading back to our homes in Maine to live out the rest of our lives. We are very excited but a bit nervous. I have heard about people dying right after they retire along with boredom.

have a safe full of guns that I have never shot after years and years of collecting and a man cave full of outdoor gear that has also never been used. Any thoughts on your health once you retired. Boredom?


The older we get, the more likely we are to drop dead.

The older we get, the more likely we are to retire.

They are correlated, but there is no real causation. We are more likely to drop dead when we retire, not so much because we retire.

However, if retiring means changing from an active life to beer-drinking lethargy, yes there can be health consequences. And boredom is not healthy.

Stay active and you should be no worse off for having retired.

Enjoy it - you've earned it.

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Re: I am Retiring August 6th [Re: andrews1958] #16294512 07/29/21
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I retired just before I turned 70. I shoot more now than I ever did. The only problem is that it is a long drive to shooting matches.


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Wow. Have the most wonderful time of your life!!

I graduated from college at 23.

Spent 5 years concentrating on building a reputation at my company and in the industry.

I got married and my wife and I spent 5 years just learning how to be married and share a life together.

Started having children and continued to do so over the course of the next 5 years. Had our last baby when I was 38.

Last kid won't be out of college until I'm 61 and house isn't schedule to be paid off until I'm 73.

I expected to work everyday until age 73 or die before reaching that goal - praying I don't become sick or disabled in the mean time.

I assumed everyone worked and lived like this.........reading this thread with so many retired young and I'm thinking I made some really bad life choices somewhere in my past.

Re: I am Retiring August 6th [Re: summitsittin] #16294760 07/29/21
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You are not alone Andrews1958!

My first wife and I were not wise and didn't take saving serious. I lost what little pension and saving I had in the divorce. I got stuck paying her a LOT of alimony every month. I will be eligible for full Social Security next May but I'll try to work until I am 70.

On the other hand my parents were children in the depression and saved like crazy. After a decade of decent retirement my dad got Parkenson's and his care took almost everything they had. My mom lived last June and died 16 days short of her 99th birthday.

so even though I am not proud of not saving better and looking at a pretty spartan retirement; I think about all the things we did do with our kids that enriched all of our lives. My folks didn't indulge themselves much at all and missed out on a lot they could have enjoyed.

So you roll the dice... sometimes you win and sometime you lose no matter how you play the game but you can improve your odds. I guess someplace in between being totally self indulgent and being so frugal you won't treat your self to anything is the place to be.

BTW - The EX passed away a month after my mom did so my take home pay has increase dramatically. She was a sad lonely person at the end. I didn't wish that on her. I am trying to maximize the benefit of that windfall over the rest of my short corporate work life that I have left. We have paid off all of our debt except the mortgage, heavy into the 401K plan now and been buying silver and ammo. For the first time in my adult life I am no longer living pay check to pay check. It feels pretty good.


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Re: I am Retiring August 6th [Re: andrews1958] #16295426 07/29/21
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Thanks for all the great feedback and advice. 8 days and counting (I apologize for posting this in the classifieds. I can blame it on that I am getting old and senile smile )

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Re: I am Retiring August 6th [Re: andrews1958] #16296006 07/30/21
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Hoping to retire next year, but will have to see how the stock market is doing to know for sure.
Congrats


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I have a shotgun so I have no need for a 30-06.....
Re: I am Retiring August 6th [Re: andrews1958] #16296506 07/30/21
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well congrats on the retirement ! what`s for sale P.M. me please. thanks,Pete53


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Best of luck to you. I retired at 52. Bought a small ranch where I could hunt and shoot, remodeled the house that was on it, went on 2 safaris and 2 hunting trips to Argentina. Then I turned 60 and the health problems started. Glad we did what we wanted to do when we were still able.
Don't think to yourself "One of these days I am going to do ......" because one of these days you might not be able to do it. There are no guarantees on tomorrow.
My goal is to live long enough that medical technology can fix whatever goes wrong with me. So far it's working.


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Retirement is what you make of it. I retired in 1996 at age 46. I hunt all I want in the fall and winter and crappie fish in the spring and summer. The wife and I travel some and I go on a western elk hunt every year. Find a few activities you are interested in and get busy. I retired from the Army and on the day of my out-brief a veteran doctor called all the 0-6s in a room and gave us a short lecture regarding lifespan after retiremen. He said statistics show if you sit in that recliner you'll be dead in 5 to 8 years. Best of luck in your retirement.

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I am retiring from the Army in the next few months after 28 years. I have been running an outdoor outreach as a non profit for the last 15 years. I have an idea of what I want to do next, but the thought of not soldiering is a little scary to me. Enjoy your retirement. You earned it.

Take the time to master your craft. Shoot a bow. Build an arrow or two. Get close enough to watch the blood splash out across the snow. You have never really experienced hunting until you have patterned a buck for months then get him in range.

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