Originally Posted by sonny
-> was it hard to step away from your salary and go into ER ?? its a pretty large pay cut <lol>
-> was there a life event that contributed to your retirement ?
My work environment had deteriorated for quite some time, so when mega corp made an early retirement offer to all employees over a certain age and length of service, I ran
to be the first volunteer in line.
That was the life event you mentioned.
I was so glad to leave with a pension that I didn't worry much about the money situation until after I left. The pension was only about 1/3rd of my last salary. I had always lived below my means (LBYM) and had saved about $900K. That was in 2001.
Later, I found Early Retirement Forums
and learned about the financial and social situation of other earlier retirees. That helped put me at ease a bit. Hope reading this forum will help you, too.
Enjoy the forum.