Delurking here, have been reading for a LONG time and feel like I already know all you regulars well.
ICU RN of 25 years currently taking a trial run at RE (week 3 in progress). Love many things about my work but we live in Texas so dealing with all the scorpion attack victims and ebola has finally taken its' toll
. DH is 61, has run his own business (from home) for last 14 years and is letting it taper down to PT. We're contemplating SERIOUS retirement in 09...
Two daughters still at home. Daughter 1 is 20 and attending community college while living at home. She's bright but a little behind on the maturity curve so this was a good thing. Daughter 2 is 17, a HS senior and National Merit Scholar. She worked hard all through school and was able to choose from several "full ride" scholarship offers. She'll be going to UTD in the fall. THAT made our retirement date considerably more flexible.
I took over our investing in 2000 (he was too busy and too disgusted!) and we're comfortable with where we are. Both made plenty of mistakes along the way but it's worked out anyway. DH served in VN, then completed 20 yrs. in reserves which gives us a bit of a pension and, most importantly, TRICARE.
I'm a lifelong LBYMer, DH a convertee soon after we were married in the 80s. Kids have caught it too -- I love it!
Can't tell you how many times I *didn't* jump in on the boards with a comment due to not having completed this formality (introduction). So here goes...