15 more work days to go; Retire in Jan of 16
I've been lurking on this site for months and it has helped a lot in my decision making process. I'll be 62 and will be working my last day mid-November, with an official retirement date of January 15, 2016. Have a good defined benefit pension starting right away, ~550K in 401/457, DW already taking SS and a tiny pension. I won't be taking SS right away, but may in a year or so if needed to support travel. Besides main home, we have a lake property and a rental in WA, and a newly purchased vacation rental in HI. We'll be spending part time in HI until we decide if we want to move permanently. We know HI is expensive, but are prepared to sacrifice and/or sell other property if needed. We're very confident in our income/expenses, but would like to hear from folks who snowbird or live in HI, or to discuss pros/cons of this adventure. Thanks for all the great advice on this site!