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Old 07-23-2017, 04:09 AM   #1
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enjoying your retirement life?

Are you enjoying your retirement life?
if you're not yet retired, how do you see your retirement life? what is your plan?
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Old 07-23-2017, 04:58 AM   #2
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Life on a daily basis has never been better. I have time to see the roses, smell the roses, buy more roses, and grow roses of my own at home and away from home. Thank you dear God!
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Old 07-23-2017, 06:43 AM   #3
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Never been better. I have not wanted to go back, even though I was offered, for a single day. Account values are up, more money that I can spend.
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Old 07-23-2017, 06:55 AM   #4
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I'm only at the start of week #4. The past three weeks? Some of the best in my life!
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Old 07-23-2017, 07:16 AM   #5
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Old 07-23-2017, 08:21 AM   #6
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I have been retired for about 10 weeks and love it. With 2 young kids and summer break we have been enjoying a lot of family time/vacations. I haven't spent as much time on my hobbies/projects, but I would rather be playing with my kids than play golf /guitar/etc. The hobbies can wait until they go back to school. Stress levels are way down and enjoying life is way up.
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Old 07-23-2017, 08:22 AM   #7
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Going on seven months for me - and I love it. I am busier than ever, but with things *I* want to do. Freedom to travel more is towards the top of my list.
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Old 07-23-2017, 08:29 AM   #8
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Yes. Since November 1989. Arguably the best years ever, for life in the United States.
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Old 07-23-2017, 08:40 AM   #9
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I really doubt you will hear much about retirement that is negative here. After all it is an early retirement site. Only so many ways you can say " I love it". Many previous threads on this. You should check them out.
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Old 07-23-2017, 08:42 AM   #10
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Yup definitely, once they sort out healthcare for the good of us all it will be Perfect. That is my ONLY worry these days.
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Old 07-23-2017, 10:43 AM   #11
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Almost 9 months for us, and loving it! Have been able to spend time with every one of our family members who live across the country, plus take a retirement trip to the Virgin Islands for 3 months! Working out a lot more too, although haven't lost weight due to eating out and drinking more often. Need to work on that!
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PS - others on this board recommended to me that I just let retirement unfold for me rather than trying to have a detailed plan. I think this is excellent advice!
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Old 07-23-2017, 11:46 AM   #13
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Old 07-23-2017, 11:58 AM   #14
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Old 07-23-2017, 11:59 AM   #15
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8 months into E.R. for me and 13 months for DW. We are loving it! No regrets and no plans to turn back, either!!
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Old 07-23-2017, 12:00 PM   #16
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PS - others on this board recommended to me that I just let retirement unfold for me rather than trying to have a detailed plan. I think this is excellent advice!
+1 I retired with a vision/framework, but let the details fall into place over time. Some people, however, prefer more structure, and may feel differently.
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Old 07-23-2017, 12:05 PM   #17
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I have been retired for nearly 9 years. It has been great. After 16 years of full-time work and 7 more of part-time work, I realized that I had to further reduce my weekly hours worked from 12 to zero. I had already built up a good personal life I had recaptured after the full-time work era ended. I was able to expand on it in the last 9 years.


Even some health issues which developed in the last 2 years haven't slowed me down. In fact, being retired at the time meant that I could devote 100% of my time and effort toward making myself well again, something which would have been far more difficult had I been working even part-time.


I was also able to help out my ladyfriend a lot when she suffered a devastating injury 2 years ago, just after I got better from my health issues. Her recovery and getting back to a normal life would have been far more difficult had I still been working, even part-time.
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Old 07-23-2017, 12:58 PM   #19
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Hi Pat, welcome to the site.

Why don't you tell us a little about yourself. The survey link you posted in your other thread starter has a country code of Germany, is that where you live?

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Old 07-23-2017, 03:20 PM   #20
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Hi Pat, welcome to the site.

Why don't you tell us a little about yourself. The survey link you posted in your other thread starter has a country code of Germany, is that where you live?

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Yes living in Germany for some time. Have been thinking about leaving the place I never really like and go for an early retirement.

But where? How? What to do? These are the reasons for a simple survey to get some ideas.
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