I didn't plan to retire at 55. I just snapped one day,under similar circumstances that vonBaur suffered. I had no plan,no idea how I would survive. I had some savings but that wouldn't last long and I still had a mortgage to pay.

I thought I could get another job and it wouldn't have been too difficult with my skills but I didn't want to spend another second in that industry. I would have been happy picking up litter off the streets knowing that all the stress was gone.

In the end it worked out. I took pensions early and although I have to live reasonably frugally I am happy. What's the point in doing a job that continually stresses you out,that makes you ill. I wanted to enjoy life and that is what I am doing.

Last edited by Chucky; 04/04/19 10:15 AM.

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