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Old 06-13-2018, 06:46 PM   #1
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Turning 64 This Year and Running Scared!!

Just joined this forum in the hopes of learning more about retirement.
I am in So Cal right now but planning on retiring in Nevada.

I would like to retire at 66 but when reality sinks in I worry about whether I have enough savings. I also am concerned if I would enjoy not working. I really do not have any hobbies so not sure how this will work out.

I guess I will see how I feel when I reach 66 and then take it a week at a time.
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:03 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. Many here will suggest you retire to "something". You have some time to figure that out. If you have any specific questions about your finances, this group can provide good cheap advice/opinions that might help with your planning.
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:15 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. The Frequently Asked Questions section is a nice place to start.
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:19 PM   #4
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Welcome to our wonderful site. If you wish to share any finance information, there are lots of experts (not me lol) who can provide some specific advice on some possibilities of actionable items.
On a personal note, even though I liked my job, when I retired I did not miss most aspects of the job.
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Here's a post that we often share with newcomers. It discusses financial questions that you may want to explore in order to determine if you are able to retire yet.

Some Important Questions to Answer Before Asking - Can I Retire?

Personally I didn't have any hobbies either and was kind of worried about that when I retired. I wrote down a list of things I would like to spend more time doing after retirement (like, growing roses, learning Spanish, and so on). After retirement I didn't actually do any of those things, but it was nice to have the list just in case.

When I was working, I really enjoyed the free time that I had on the weekends after the grocery shopping and laundry were done. It turned out that for me, retirement was sort of like an endless weekend. Others disagree but I just have no problem enjoying all this free time.
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I would like to retire at 66 but when reality sinks in I worry about whether I have enough savings. I also am concerned if I would enjoy not working. I really do not have any hobbies so not sure how this will work out.
Perfectly normal thoughts. But you have two years to figure it out!

Read a little more and you'll learn what others have done. Then you can ask more questions if you like.
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:42 PM   #8
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You will love Nevada. I didn’t have hobbies either but then a p.t. Job fell into my lap that I love. We are also doing a lot of traveling.
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Welcome to the club! Many of us run scared into retirement. But retirement gets better as you settle in. Soon you will be like the rest of us enjoying the best years of your life.
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Glad you found this excellent forum!

My DH, who retired two years ago at 57, keeps a list of things to do that he can put off until tomorrow. That seems to keep him busy enough.
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Congratulations in finding this forum. You will find a vast knowledge of wealth in this place. It has helped me immensely, financially and mentally.
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:53 AM   #12
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Thanks everyone for the feedback.
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You will love Nevada. I didnít have hobbies either but then a p.t. Job fell into my lap that I love. We are also doing a lot of traveling.
Already spend a lot of time there. Have a house there and so far like it a lot.

Ca get worse every year. There is really no reason to stay here.
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:00 AM   #14
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Congrats and welcome to the board. My buddy pointed to the forum several years ago, and I have learned (and laughed) from the others.


If you are thinking of Northern Nevada, there are tons of outdoor activities to keep you busy all year long, from the Tahoe and Donner when weather is nice to winter sports the other 1/2 of the year and then hunting and fishing and hiking in spring and fall.
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Welcome! Enjoy your time on this site and keep it in perspective. Everything in itís time and at 64 it sounds like youíre preparing. DH and I are from SoCal. As you already have a home here you know the +-. Itís the same way with retirement. Keep the good in life and out with the bad. Have fun
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