Hello, I have been lurking for awhile...
...and have enjoyed many of the posts I have read. By and large you seem a very welcoming and tolerant bunch so I am anticipating this will be a nice place to visit.
I am fifty seven, living on Capitool Hill in DC, and retired for one year. I had 31 years with the federal government so I am in the enviable position of a secure pension coupled with substantial savings. My wife plans to work for a few more years.
I have almost completely divorced myself from the world of work. I did a couple of consulting gigs as I got over my initial guilt at being so free, so young but I quickly realized that people want to pay me to do the things I didn't like when I was working. So, I am now doing volunteer work (currently teaching low income immiigrants basic computer skills and resume development), traveling a bit, engaging in several sports, and reading a lot.
I am interested in the usual suspects -- asset allocation and safe withdrawal methodolgies, travel, and lifestyle in retirement. I would also welcome learning what sorts of volunteer activities people have found most rewarding.
Every man is, or hopes to be, an Idler. -- Samuel Johnson