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Old 07-25-2005, 03:57 PM   #1
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I know many on this board that have retired have spouses that still work. My husband is still working and we have a plan for him to quit by the end of 2006. Even though we seem to stay busy enough (it doesn't really take that much for me, I'm a little lazy) I can't help feeling that I'm chomping at the bit for him to retire.

I think of trips I want to go on, then think, I'd really rather go there for longer than a week or two, so we'll just wait, etc.

I really believe in the Buddist concept of "Being in the Now" but I'm having a hard time lately.
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Old 07-25-2005, 04:16 PM   #2
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I guess in a way I am waiting for my spouse too.* My late wife and I retired in the same year.* She stopped working and I found another job after we moved. The new company was nice enough to move us, pay all closing costs on the house we sold and the one we bought.* I was going to work one year to cement them paying the costs for the move (over $80K in total.)* But, it did not work out like we planned.* I kept on working after she died for something to do and to keep my mind busy.* I have since remarried and my new wife has 2 years left to get to their early retirement program.* She is too close to just walk away from a small pension and medical insurance.* Those two years will be a small price to pay for additional the cushion of medical insurance and a pension.* I plan to keep working just so we don't get too involved in wishing and waiting for the other to retire.* We plan on going at the same time and not look back.*
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... my new wife has 32 years left to get to their early retirement program.
Guess it all depends on how you define "early"...

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Whoops! Meant 2 years...thanks for the correction.
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I really believe in the Buddist concept of "Being in the Now" but I'm having a hard time lately.
Me too.

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My wife will be joining me in retirement at the end of the year.* Not a day goes by that she doesn't say she wishes she was retired.* She needs to finish up the year to get a small pension which would be shame to lose.* I'm thinking I will enjoy retirement quite a bit more once she pulls the plug.* I'm also trying to be a little more "productive" until she retires.
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Interesting to see how effective pensions are at keeping people working longer.
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Interesting to see how effective pensions are at keeping people working longer.
Like in-the-money- but not yet vested options. It is hard to walk away from money already earned.

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Yes, options are the main reason DH is staying through 2006.

Maybe I'm just jealous of MJ going to Thailand for a month (and attending the convention ). Well, I could go by myself, but since DH really wants to go too I'll wait for him.
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