The Class of 2014
Hello everyone, I retired 01/03/14 and life as been good! Pension is deposited like clockwork and got a COLA this year. I've travel a little to New Orleans, Lake Charles - LA, Las Vegas - NV and Concord - MA.....some places multiple times. My pension covers all my expenses plus money for saving and travel. I still haven't downsized because I haven't felt like getting the house ready to sell. Hope everyone is enjoying retirement.
I'm spending less on gas and more on entertainment. I stuck to my written budget which I made prior to retirement, I have line items for lunching, tech things that haven't been invented yet, miscellaneous. If I don't spend the money I sweep it into my travel category the next month. I had to replace my two A/C units & furnace to the tune of $11,500 and took that out of my emergency fund.