Originally Posted by Lagersuufer
I think that I am there financially...I just have to get my security driven impulses to agree. I've always been a great saver and changing to the withdraw mode is going to be tough.
I dealt with this by starting out slow. The first year of retirement I did a 27 day camping tour of the South Island of New Zealand and felt uneasy with spending the money.
This past winter (year 5 of retirement) we spent six weeks in Palm Springs and 3 months overseas including 2 cruises. I didn't break a sweat spending the money.
I must say though, I enjoyed the first year of retirement while spending very little money as much as I have this year spending tens of thousands on travel. Life is good.
Best of luck to you and enjoy your new found freedom!