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Old 08-11-2010, 08:01 PM   #21
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Congrats, Chemist. And welcome to the club which will change your life for the better.

I recall my final days in 2008 getting all the post-retirement paperwork done. That included how to separately handle the different parts of my 401(k)/savings plan/ESOP with rather complex instructions, some of which I had to prepare days before my last day.

Once all the money soon arrived in different forms (rollover check, electronic transfers), I made a trip to my local Fidelity office to get my money working for me, instead of the other way around LOL!

I am glad to see you play bridge. I used to play it more back in the 1980s and 1990s but lost interest in playing it competitively, choosing Scrabble (see my username?) instead. But I still know how to play and reread several bridge puzzle books I bought back then and play on the computer once in a while.

Retired in late 2008 at age 45. Cashed in company stock, bought a lot of shares in a big bond fund and am living nicely off its dividends. IRA, SS, and a pension await me at age 60 and later. No kids, no debts.

"I want my money working for me instead of me working for my money!"
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Old 08-21-2010, 07:04 PM   #22
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Good for you Chemist. The beginning of the rest of MY life starts on December 1st this year. I am sure it will feel surreal for sure.

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