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Old 02-10-2016, 03:08 PM   #1
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finished with a long, slow taxi into retirement

My final day of employment was February 1. First day of retirement was Groundhog Day!! Like the movie, now every day is the same, but different!

I actually tried to retire earlier, but was asked to stay through the end of the year. So I worked 3 days a week for 5 months, with full benefits, working remotely when doing some pre-retirement vacation travel in September, and basically taking the last half of December and all of January off with vacation and Holidays. On my year end review, one co-worker called it "CardsFan's long, slow taxi into retirement". I kind of liked the comment.

Seeing the market tank has given me a little heartburn, but that's why we planned conservatively. WR will be about 3.5%, dropping to 1.7% in 6 years when we hit FRA and collect SS.

Thanks to all on this Board for the inspiration to pull the plug at age 60. Not as early as some, but it beats the heck out of working any longer.
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Congrats! Just in time for a long Spring Training trip.
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Congrats! Just in time for a long Spring Training trip.

That was one plan! But we have a trip west planned for the first of March. So probably no spring training this year. Also have planned an Alaskan Cruise in July, and a month in Florida September to October.

Retirement looks good so far.




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Congratulations...nothing wrong a long slow taxi trip.
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Congrats, enjoy this next stage and I'm looking forward to hearing more about your retirement.
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Congratulations! Now that you've got the quantitative aspect of retirement handled, I highly recommend these books dealing with the often overlooked qualitative side:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Joy-Retire.../dp/B001J6XEAM

http://www.amazon.com/My-Next-Phase-...est+retirement

Comfort Zones: Planning a Fulfilling Retirement, 5th Edition: Marion E. Haynes: 9781592009909: Amazon.com: Books

and then there's always this classic:

How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free: Retirement Wisdom That You Won't Get from Your Financial Advisor: Ernie J. Zelinski: 9780969419495: Amazon.com: Books
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A great example of going out on your terms. Congratulations.
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Thanks all for the words of encouragement. Looking forward to more activity on this board.


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