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Old 10-11-2007, 11:06 PM   #21
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Hey Kitty! Great input...thanks for responding!
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Old 10-12-2007, 01:58 AM   #22
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Lots of fun suggestions.

I would pay attention to some tax issues.
1. Fund my Roth IRA while I am still working.
2. Look at maximizing deductions and minimize income while I am a high bracket
3. Investigate all of the rules associated with my 401K since I am 55 and can withdraw money penalty free
4. Make sure that I have enough cash/income to live until I reach 59 1/2.
5. If you plan on doing any HR consulting while retired contact any firms that might be pontential clients.
6. Network like heck
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Old 10-12-2007, 02:36 AM   #23
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- Looking at tax efficiency strategies and positioning for them.
- Watching the portfolio grow and continuing to adjust the allocation for the draw-down phase
- Variety in Insuri needed and the cost.
- Downsizing the Home.
- Figuring out how to create a tax efficient/penalty free income stream before 59.5.
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:37 AM   #24
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Hey Kitty! Great input...thanks for responding!

Remember this is all about you and your family. Do the best you can to prepare, try to think ahead like the logical soul you are, then
PULL THE PLUG when your ready! It would be a safe bet if the organization felt you should go they wouldn't hesitate to send you packing, ready or not your gone.

Working is more than a paycheck it friends/enemies, social interaction, a label you wear, something to talk/brag curse about, a great time waster, work is also a box we put our selves into, crawl out of that box and there is a whole world to explore.

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Old 10-12-2007, 11:01 AM   #25
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Humm...six things. My wife and I have 68 more working days to go. Guess the only thing I am really focusing on at this time is just passing the time.
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Old 10-13-2007, 07:15 AM   #26
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Besides all the things posted here, I spent the last six months making a life list. Everytime I thought of something I might want to do I wrote it in a little notebook. Where I wanted to travel, volunteer opportunities I wanted to explore, expanding my garden etc. I had a page of books I had wanted to read from lists posted here and on other forum pages.
The dreaming helped me get through the baloney that I had to put up with and really helped my attitude.
Six months later, I have rarely consulted the list but have done a few things (like join a pottery studio, great fun), it was more an exercise to help me wade through the garbage I was putting up with.
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Old 10-14-2007, 08:37 PM   #27
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