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#4468571 - 04/02/19 01:46 PM Re: Retired [Re: WangoTango]  
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#4468575 - 04/02/19 03:05 PM Re: Retired [Re: Ajay]  
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Originally Posted by Ajay
I went off the rails mid teens until my early twenties Wango. Court became just another part of my month for a long time. If i can come out the other side then anyone can, sending good thoughts your way for you and your son. Good luck mate and enjoy your retirement!


Yes, thank you Ajay.
And have a happy birthday.

My son is extremely lucky that Canada is soft (forgiving) on young offenders. He has one year to get his #%&*$# together.
If he breaks the law, the first 3 years after turning 18, everything that was swept under the carpet comes back to haunt him.
So there are consequences if he does not stay on the straight and narrow.


You gotta be crazy, you gotta have a real need
You gotta sleep on your toes, and when you're on the street
You gotta be able to pick out the easy meat with your eyes closed
And then moving in silently, down wind and out of sight
You gotta strike when the moment is right without thinking
#4468617 - 04/02/19 06:33 PM Re: Retired [Re: Dart]  
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Originally Posted by Dart
Btw, forget about that "now I'll finally have time to..." stuff.

Hell, most days I wonder how I ever found the time to go to work.


Same for me, Dart.

Gratz WT -- Enjoy!

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#4468618 - 04/02/19 06:57 PM Re: Retired [Re: WangoTango]  
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Your retirement ages are just mindbogling.

I'm looking at being able to retire at 70, maybe even 72.

#4468619 - 04/02/19 06:59 PM Re: Retired [Re: EAF331 MadDog]  
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Originally Posted by EAF331 MadDog
Your retirement ages are just mindbogling.

I'm looking at being able to retire at 70, maybe even 72.




+1

I'll be happy if I'll be able to afford to retire at 65 but most likely I'm also looking at 70-72.


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#4468623 - 04/02/19 07:24 PM Re: Retired [Re: WangoTango]  
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Congrats!

I'll be lucky if I have anything to retire on. I pay into the state TRS system, and into Social Security. In this global economy and uncertainty, who knows if it'll still be around in 35 yrs...


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#4468632 - 04/02/19 08:12 PM Re: Retired [Re: WangoTango]  
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Congrats on retirement !. I took the plunge almost 3 years ago after working for 40+ years in construction and project management. It's great. Word of advice though ( from my GP , who went to high school a year ahead of me )

Do the stuff you want, travel , buy the car you always wanted now............because 'odds are' when you hit your 70s some Doctor is GOING to find something wrong with you smile


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#4468634 - 04/02/19 08:13 PM Re: Retired [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by EAF331 MadDog
Your retirement ages are just mindbogling.

I'm looking at being able to retire at 70, maybe even 72.




+1

I'll be happy if I'll be able to afford to retire at 65 but most likely I'm also looking at 70-72.



Truth. I don't work for a company that has retirement benefits


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#4468640 - 04/02/19 08:27 PM Re: Retired [Re: WangoTango]  
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I sold my soul to Honda for 30 years. Missed half of my kids childhood. Early retirement is the payoff.
If I was single it would be difficult to fully retire.


You gotta be crazy, you gotta have a real need
You gotta sleep on your toes, and when you're on the street
You gotta be able to pick out the easy meat with your eyes closed
And then moving in silently, down wind and out of sight
You gotta strike when the moment is right without thinking
#4468642 - 04/02/19 08:28 PM Re: Retired [Re: Ajay]  
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Originally Posted by Ajay
I went off the rails mid teens until my early twenties Wango. Court became just another part of my month for a long time. If i can come out the other side then anyone can, sending good thoughts your way for you and your son. Good luck mate and enjoy your retirement!

Got home to Scotland last week to find a court summons waiting for me, glad it was for jury duty, never got picked so but had to attend every day just in case, there was a pool of 48 of us and 15 had to sit on the trial.
One trial had to be delayed as everyone on the jury knew the defendant, they recalled the jury pool from the previous week.
I had to check it wasn't the guy that damaged one of my properties but it should be another month or so before he has his day in court.


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#4468648 - 04/02/19 08:44 PM Re: Retired [Re: WangoTango]  
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Now can go to McDonald's (or Tim Horton's) at 06:00 every morning to sip coffee and gripe about "the world today" with other "old" retired guys. biggrin


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#4468649 - 04/02/19 08:50 PM Re: Retired [Re: LB4LB]  
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Originally Posted by LB4LB
Now can go to McDonald's (or Tim Horton's) at 06:00 every morning to sip coffee and gripe about "the world today" with other "old" retired guys. biggrin

I'm not that old yet LOL.


You gotta be crazy, you gotta have a real need
You gotta sleep on your toes, and when you're on the street
You gotta be able to pick out the easy meat with your eyes closed
And then moving in silently, down wind and out of sight
You gotta strike when the moment is right without thinking
#4468797 - 04/04/19 12:49 AM Re: Retired [Re: WangoTango]  
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Truth be told, I was aiming at 2020, but my work situation became unbearable. Supervisor who had never done my job telling me he knows all about it and flat ignoring his boss when told to do anything to help me. Other department sups letting their people get away with murder making my job harder and then me getting hauled in to HR for finally telling them to start doing their jobs and enforcing company rules. I had scaled back to this year because I couldn't afford to be without medical insurance under full Obamacare rules. When the mandate and its associated tax penalty were removed at the end of 2017 I decided that mid 2018 (a few weeks before my 64th) would be a good time. It was.

No retirement savings at all, but I own my home and the 10 acres it sits on, my cars and bike are mine and I'd worked off my credit card debt. So Social Security covers everything plus a little left over. The key, in my opinion, isn't having a lot so much as not needing a lot.


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#4468807 - 04/04/19 02:04 AM Re: Retired [Re: WangoTango]  
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That's the key IMO vonBaur. Balancing the wanting and needing. I don't need a boat. I'm choosing quality of life.
One thing that comes as a huge relief to me is never have to worry about losing my job. Political Correctness is out of hand. I'm not racist, but I do find racial humor funny. (my wife says that makes me racist)
I can laugh at myself too. I miss the days of good natured ribbing with your friends/coworkers. The sensitivity training we were forced to take was ridiculous. You could joke with a coworker, but someone overhearing could be offended.
I asked the l women, is there a point of being TOO sensitive ? She stared at me a second and said no. So it's open season, scary.
First thing you saw when you walked in the plant was a poster stating the companies commitment to human rights blah blah blah. Good riddance.
Don't get me wrong, I believe I know the difference between a laugh and abuse. But PCness sucked a lot of the fun out of the workplace.


You gotta be crazy, you gotta have a real need
You gotta sleep on your toes, and when you're on the street
You gotta be able to pick out the easy meat with your eyes closed
And then moving in silently, down wind and out of sight
You gotta strike when the moment is right without thinking
#4468819 - 04/04/19 03:34 AM Re: Retired [Re: WangoTango]  
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I think a lot of people are retiring way before they wanted. I know in the IT business there has been a trend in trying to force people out the door once they turn fifty. I had planned on retiring at 62, then I got cancer (along with other underlying health issues) at 50. I am still managing though. You are right about the quality of life thing WT. I always laugh when I see those investment commercials were the handsome , graying couple are sailing around the world or buying a vineyard in California. Hey, more power to them. My tastes are a lot simpler.


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#4468836 - 04/04/19 10:14 AM Re: Retired [Re: WangoTango]  
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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.

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#4468871 - 04/04/19 04:30 PM Re: Retired [Re: WangoTango]  
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You can't put a price on stress free, happy living.
I couldn't get my wife on a plane, so I don't have to be concerned about expensive trips. Truth be told, I wouldn't mind the odd trip, but it's not a deal breaker.
My sister who is very well off, retired a couple months ago. she bought a house in Florida for the winters, so I always can go there.

I would have preferred to have my Mortgage payed off, but my wife staying home with the kids for 8 years came at a sacrifice. But I don't regret it at all.
8 years mortgage free. At that time we may move to Eastern Canada . The cost of living is much lower than Southern Ontario. My wife would not have to work, but she enjoy what she does. We are an hour north of Toronto.

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You gotta be crazy, you gotta have a real need
You gotta sleep on your toes, and when you're on the street
You gotta be able to pick out the easy meat with your eyes closed
And then moving in silently, down wind and out of sight
You gotta strike when the moment is right without thinking
#4468873 - 04/04/19 04:41 PM Re: Retired [Re: WangoTango]  
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....I'm also retired....I was tired yesterday, didn't sleep well, so I woke up retired today.


- I know those voices in my head are not real, but man they have some good ideas.

- I never killed anyone, but I have read a large number of obituaries with great satisfaction.

- If I cannot make it to your funeral, I will certainly send a message indicating my approval.

- Most of my Friends are Imaginary

- Time is money, so I decided to sell my watch.
#4468878 - 04/04/19 05:02 PM Re: Retired [Re: WangoTango]  
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Originally Posted by WangoTango
she bought a house in Florida for the winters, so I always can go there.

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Ah, the ultimate Canadian dream!!! biggrin


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#4468894 - 04/04/19 06:04 PM Re: Retired [Re: WangoTango]  
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Just think, you won't have to miss any Leafs playoff games this year. Things look shaky, might not be that many. biggrin


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