New to this forum.... i think it will be a fun forum! I retired @ age 56 on 12/19/2009 from a Municipal Utility District (Electricity) in Sacramento, CA. I was in the finance / treasury department. Did some cash management, Indenture compliance (re bonded indebtedness used to finance various projects). Before that was in the Accounting dept (Financial Statements group). Before I joined the utility I worked for a large building materials manufacturer and supplier, and before THAT was in public accounting.
Married (39 years), 3 kids & 5 g/kids. Wife was a teacher's aide for a special ed program run by the local school district. Our eldest (daughter) lives in Germany and is married to a German national. She has two sons. Our other two are sons and live in the Sacramento area - both married, and the youngest has two more grandsons and our only granddaughter. Owing to the German part of the family, we travel to Germany at least once a year. We ALSO enjoy other travel - cruises, and so on. We have a SMALL 19' trailer / 5th wheel by Scamp (www.scamptrailers.com
) and LOVE to travel the USA. In 2+ years of retirement - been from Calif to Maine, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Key West and so on.
I also enjoy DIY projects around the house, and want to pursue wome woodworking. Would ALSO like to go back to model airplanes - I did some RC when I was a kid and would LOVE to do that some more.
Finance wise, we have a nice CalPERS pension, funds in a 401(k) **AND** in a Section 457 plan, and a modest after tax portfolio. House is FREE AND CLEAR!!
Looking forward to lots of fun with this forum!!