Originally Posted by HillCountry
Just came back from my younger daughter’s elementary school graduation ceremony. In seven more years, I will retire when she leaves for college.
I started in semiconductor industry in December 1995. If I do retire in May 2023, it will be 10,000 days in total. And now I am at 3/4 of my industrial career. I do enjoy my work as design engineer. Work is fun, meaningful, and stimulating. And commuting is very tolerable. So I hope to keep at this position in the next 1/4 of my career.
DW quit software engineer job in 2008. She has 9 years of SS salary history.
We are ready financial wise; our current spending is bit over 2 percent of our NW.
2500 more days, counting down...
Interesting way to look at it, by days. If I factored in all my PTO, sick and holidays it might not seem like as much of a commitment, this thing we call *work.
My plan is to retire when my son begins college as well! That was also my ole man's plan but he decided to stay on as an engineer and is retiring at 65 this October. Me, I am done at age 50...I'll pay for my own damn health insurance for 15yrs, that's fine by me if it means no work.