My husband is about 6 weeks from leaving a school administration post...he will teach one class for the next couple of years until medicare kicks in, to help pay for his health insurance. I am 9 years younger, 54, and am trying to decide whether or not to retire. We will soon move to nearby city to help care for DH's elderly mom, will live in her spacious abode and DH will commute three days a week to teach his class. I am considering my options. I have turned in my notice to my employer, and will leave my job on May 31. Hubby and I have met with a financial advisor who reports that we have enough saved in TIAA-CREF, my pension from 20 years from public school system, and some savings, that we can make it if we are careful. I just recently came to the realization that the only job I want is one that I would keep IF I won the powerball lottery!! (I don't play the lottery, but whatever...) Wonder if such a job exists
I have a heart for volunteering, so that may be how I spend my time. Anyway, I am glad to be part of this forum, and hope to make friends, to find out how you all are doing early retirement, and to keep an open mind!
Thanks for being here!