Old nuke ready to check out
Greetings, long time reader of many years, just never got around to signing on.
Age 52, single, no dependents, no debts
House puchased in 2002 $175k, paid off in 2007. Do not count it in assets or retirement planning, it's just a place to live.
1.5M in assests ( house not included ). I'm a LBYMs person. Spending last couple of years is ~$16K/yr.
Nuclear engineer, spent 25yrs in commercial nuclear power industry. Left megacorp utility Jan 2008. grew tired of corp BS, reorgs, downsizing, 1hr daily commutes, 12hr days 7 days a week, on call 24x7, high stress etc.
Took a job as a computer systems/network admin for a couple of medical clinics. Easy work, low stress, 5 minutes from the house. But life is short and I'm tired of working on someone elses clock.
Major obsticle is HI, like so many others. Since I left megacorp before official ER age I don't get health benefits ( will get a small pension at 55 ).
Seems being 50yrs + is automatic rejection.
Hope to add something to the discussions here.