47yo Fed Counting down to 2015
Hello all, I have been lurking on this site for about a year. I truly enjoy the site and have gained a ton of knowledge from the community. The class of 2015 Thread finally nudged me into joining.
I am a 47yo male, working for the last 23 years as a Federal Govt Law Enforcement Officer (LEO). I plan on retiring on October 31, 2015. At that time, I will be 50yo and have worked 25 years 7months. I also paid the military deposit for 4yrs I served in the US Navy. Add in about 10months of sick leave and I will be credited with just over 30 years. That gives me 44% of my high 3. As a LEO, I will also be immediately eligible for the FERS Suppliment, which approximates SS payments until I'm 62.
I don't plan on working even though everyone asks what I will do after pulling the plug. After so many years working for the Govt, I would like to live my life according to my schedule. I plan on hiking, biking, going to the gym, home projects, hanging out at the local coffee shop and doing some overlanding camping trips in the Southwestern US.