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Old 06-28-2022, 07:32 AM   #1
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Poll: There is no place for retirement anymore?

There is an article about retirees heading back to labor force due to high inflation:
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/no-mo...231500576.html
Do you plan to get back to work?
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Old 06-28-2022, 07:34 AM   #2
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Old 06-28-2022, 07:37 AM   #3
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To retire early you really do need to be financially independent - FIRE.

If you have a reasonable plan, you should be able to weather the normal business cycle without problems.

So, after 10+ wonderful years of FIRE, my answer is “of course not”.
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Old 06-28-2022, 07:41 AM   #4
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Those articles are silly. They are mostly people living on the edge. My nephew is 22 and recently graduated from university and after six months of working hates his job. He wants to retire at 25 when he can access his trust fund. I can't say I blame him.
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Old 06-28-2022, 07:45 AM   #6
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Is there a "I sure hope not" option?

Most here did their planning. Obviously we can't foresee everything. I'm still uncomfortable with the "FI" part of Fire. For all but the very few wealthiest, it's never a guarantee. But my modeling included some challenging scenarios, like this bout of inflation we're seeing today happening six years ago, right after I retired. It didn't, so in theory I should be OK. Key word "should."
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Old 06-28-2022, 07:50 AM   #7
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Great Lord willing, I have absolutely zero plans of ever returning to work again. This has been a good test and hoping to lock in some good CD rates this year.
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No plans for full time work ever. I have from the first year of retirement do a little work for the State University outpost center. I have ~ 10 days so far this year I have done some work for them. I do it because I like to stay busy and is great exercise and work is all outdoors. I also gives me a few days that I can have some social activity with people.
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Even if I wanted to go back, no one would hire me.
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I worked part time for the first 8 years of retirement teaching at the university until the adjuncts got eliminated. Only way I would work again is if they needed me back. No way I am working a regular job.
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Old 06-28-2022, 08:07 AM   #11
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No plans now. I already went back on call off and on the first few years, no more. This year I will retire my license and not renew.
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Old 06-28-2022, 09:29 AM   #12
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I really need to take care of my health and spend time with family. No plans to go back to work.
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Old 06-28-2022, 09:47 AM   #13
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Retired 16 years ago, moved to a mountain community. I was 54 young at the time and neighbors thought I should join the volunteer fire dept. Qualified every year for the arduous fitness test.

At 65 I gave firefighting up as my hearing was getting worst, and I missed a few instructions on the radio in a fire that could have had a bad ending.

Now at 71, there is no way I could cart these old bones out to a job. Now just happy to walk the dogs, watch the hummingbirds, and move those pesky rattlesnakes away from the homestead.
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Old 06-28-2022, 09:59 AM   #14
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No, there would have to be some kind of unforeseeable Black Swan to get us off our butts and back into the work force. We planned for the possibility of high inflation. We have a high allocation to TIPS, a low withdrawal rate and a low rate fixed mortgage so we actually come out ahead with high inflation. This year we're making almost $30K on the TIPS / mortgage spread.


I do keep looking for ways to lower our personal inflation rate every year. That is kind of my hobby / job. Like this year I have projects that might result in $4K or so in annual reductions. Over 30 years that is $120K, plus interest, much more than I would likely get with a part-time job.
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I doubt that I could play Pickleball 6x weekly in the office, so no.
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Old 06-28-2022, 10:06 AM   #17
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It is great to see such a unity on this topic
But the problem is we don't know for how long this inflation or may be recession later will last. I think some people who return to work may have enough funds but fear that bad times will last for too long and they will be left with nothing. But I agree most are likely living on edge.
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If I had had the chance to return to a job 12-18 months after retiring in 2019, I probably would have. The pandemic took away that opportunity, and too much time has now passed.

With my wife planning to file early next year, we're now close to bridging the income gap to Social Security eligibility. Even with this year's market declines, we have more savings than we did on retirement day.
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Is this the first poll in forum history to be unanimous?
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