Join Early Retirement Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Hello, Vick from Canada.
Old 08-30-2008, 01:47 PM   #1
Dryer sheet aficionado
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ottawa Canada
Posts: 30
Hello, Vick from Canada.

I'm Vick, from Canada.

I worked in high tech for 27 years, I'm now 49 and "took a package" this summer. I got tired of my company, and tired of my sector (telecom).

So far, so good. Must stop focusing on how expensive everything is. Unfortunately, the stock market downturn isn't helping, but I see news of a turn-around. Sooner the better, as far as I'm concerned.

I may return to working, but not in my sector. So far, I'm going back to university, into areas that I "left behind" years ago.

I have a wife and 7 year old son to bring up, so careful budgeting will be needed.

Hope to read a lot more from all of you.


vickko is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-30-2008, 03:06 PM   #2
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Coach's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Colorado, USA
Posts: 1,128
Vick, welcome aboard.

Getting back to school, and in areas you left behind a long time ago, sounds like a great move. Whether you end up working again or not, it sounds like you're taking good advantage of an opportunity that was thrust upon you.

I hope you can get the family working with you on the careful budgeting. It's very interesting how many "essentials" turn out to be optional when parting with each dollar has to be carefully thought out.

Good luck!


Coach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2008, 09:09 AM   #3
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Free To Canoe's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Cooksburg,PA
Posts: 1,697
Welcome Vick!

I hope you are enjoying you new FIREed life.
I'm confident you will find it beat w*rk. Especially in the summer.

Free to Canoe
Free To Canoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2008, 09:29 AM   #4
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: North of Montana
Posts: 2,752
Another welcome from Canada's west.
There are two kinds of people in the world: those who can extrapolate conclusions from insufficient data and ..
kumquat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2008, 10:10 AM   #5
Full time employment: Posting here.
bruce1's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hagersville
Posts: 793
Hello and welcome from another Canuk. (Ontario) There are several of us around here. I took an early pension at 53 last year which worked out pretty good as I had 33 years in and was eligable for full at 55 so was only reduced by 6%. Except for buying a car I have been spending less than I figured but being single the buck stops with me.

Best of luck and have fun

I wish I was half as good as my dog thinks I am!
bruce1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2008, 03:09 PM   #6
Full time employment: Posting here.
friar1610's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 731
Originally Posted by vickko View Post
I'm Vick, from Canada.
Welcome aboard. My mother's family (Irish immigrants) found their way to New Brunswick a long time ago and then over the border to Northern Maine (where my mother was born.) My wife and I have been on a number of fantastic vacations to Canada: PEI, Nova Scotia, British Columbia and, in the few years we've lived in VT, to Montreal a number of times and once to Quebec City. And VT appreciates money Canadians have been spending here since the dollars basically equalized and the US is such a good deal.

friar1610 is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hi - Greetings from Canada egssge Hi, I am... 5 07-04-2008 10:09 AM
Vick - The Big House Leavenworth Kansas Wags Other topics 8 01-08-2008 05:36 PM
Football Fans? M. Vick ? newguy88 Other topics 52 12-12-2007 11:16 AM
CANADA? LIPhotoMan Life after FIRE 31 05-19-2006 06:53 PM
Oh, Canada.... Danny FIRE and Money 18 04-06-2006 11:18 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:27 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.