I wished I had found this web site earlier. I just found it last week but have been recommending it to all my friends who are trying to make up their minds about retirement.
I have 6 1/2 days left of employment and then on to retirement. I have worked in the technology business for over 30 years. Up until the last 5 years, I have enjoyed every moment of it. Now I am just tired of laying off people so we can move more work to India even though the quality is not as good and the commincation problems have left me banging my head on the walls.
I am 55 and spouse is 67. He has been retired for 5 years. How I hated to get out of bed while he could watch the news and sleep in.
After years of research, I am using the "Buckets of Money" approach. That has really been great at increasing our income stream while decreasing our risk.
First thing I have planned in my retirement is to smash my alarm cloak since I won't have 4 or 5 a.m. conference calls any more