Sunday, August 28, 2022

The Sunday Five: Retirement Plans

  1. Have you retired, or do you have plans to retire? 
  2. At retirement, stay where you are or move? 
  3. What is the ideal age to retire? 
  4. Is it likely you will continue to work after retirement?
  5. Are there parts of your work that you miss, or worry that you will miss? 
My Answers: 

  1. Have you retired, or do you have plans to retire? I have plans, there is actually a date on my office calendar that says DO NOT BOOK AFTER THIS DATE.
  2. At retirement, stay where you are or move? Our plan is to stay put. 
  3. What is the ideal age to retire? My goal is to leave while people are saying "you are leaving so soon" rather than "finally!" 
  4. Is it likely you will continue to work after retirement?  I might do a little consulting, training, and reviews. 
  5. Are there parts of your work that you miss, or worry that you will miss? My only real fear is that I will miss the structure.  
Please share your answers in the comments. 

 

24 comments:

  1. Have you retired, or do you have plans to retire? I have some time yet till I can retire. So it will be work for sometime to come yet.

    At retirement, stay where you are or move? Stay put but travel lile crazy. I have though of moving to a beach point. Not sure yet.

    What is the ideal age to retire? I think 65 seems to be a good age. Although I have to friends retired already....and their only 51 and 55. Did they ever make to money.

    Is it likely you will continue to work after retirement? I doubt it. I see myself doing more volunteer work with animals.

    Are there parts of your work that you miss, or worry that you will miss. Hell no. With a design background I think I will always have something to toil in or can be doing. Creativiness never stops.

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    1. If i volunteer, I want it to be something unrelated to my work, otherwise it is work.

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  2. Have you retired, or do you have plans to retire? Yes, retired in 2016 at the age of 65 when I was eligible for the government pension.
    At retirement, stay where you are or move? Initially we stayed put in the same house (all paid for) but we shifted in 2021 to live near the beach.
    What is the ideal age to retire? When you have had enough of the stuff (insert other word starting with s if you prefer) that your employer passes on to you. In my case, when I could get the pension (see above).
    Is it likely you will continue to work after retirement? I thought I would do volunteer work, but my hearing impairment continued to worsen which rendered most volunteer jobs impossible. Now I just work around the house--it is my job to get meals ready for hubby and myself.
    Are there parts of your work that you miss, or worry that you will miss? I miss getting dressed up (even smart casual counted as "dressing up") every morning.

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    1. There are days when I say out loud, I have had enough of this #hit, one of my staff members tells me that regularly -

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  3. 1. Yes. It was a good decision.
    2. Stay where I am and enjoy it more.
    3. If you work in an office it is a lot easier to work on to an older age than if you do hard physical labour. That is one reason I get annoyed at those in charge who say we should all be working longer. Walk a mile in my shoes.
    4. Oxymoron?
    5. For a time I missed my terrific co-workers and the social interaction at work. It didn't last and I am now forgetting their names. As a shift worker, my life had less structure than it now has.

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    1. If my work was physically demanding, I would have had to change or retire 7-8 years ago.

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  4. 1. In my head I have plans to retire. I think it is doable.....financially.
    2. We are unsure on what to do with this. Stay where we are and travel? Or uproot to a new location and ride out our years there. And if so - where?
    3. I'd love to retire at 60, but that means years of paying of non-employer insurance before Medicare kicks in. That is a cost I haven't factored in. So, 65 seems more feasible.
    4. I'll do something after retirement. I'd be happy to work at a doggy daycare and get paid less than minimum wage to play with pups.
    5. I don't think there is anything I'd miss about most any job. The people can be nice, but they're not anyone with whom I'd hang. Well, one person, but we already see each other out of work.

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    1. Health insurance is the reason I am still working, at my age, with my claims history, insurance is difficult.

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  5. Have you retired, or do you have plans to retire? I always have plans, but it's a while off yet so the plans are more dreamlike.

    At retirement, stay where you are or move? Probably stay put and travel from here.

    What is the ideal age to retire? Whenever you feel like you're done working ... 65? 70? Older?

    Is it likely you will continue to work after retirement? I'd like to do a little work; it's rather creative and always new so it's always interesting. But I don't need it every day.

    Are there parts of your work that you miss, or worry that you will miss? The creativity.

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    1. Someday you will reveal what you do, well maybe

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    2. I will say I work for our town, in an arts capacity.

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    3. When I retire I can write about the work I have done for the past 14 years. If I publish now, my employer owns it, and I don't want them to own Travel Penguin.

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  6. 1. I retired 5 years ago. Bliss!

    2. I have stayed put here in Edmonton. Moving to another city is extremely disruptive to social and support circles, which are even more important as you age. Also, a large city has better health care, hospitals and doctors than smaller cities or rural areas, another important consideration as you age.

    3. For me, the ideal age to retire was 60. I wanted to be able to enjoy retirement for as long as possible while still relatively young and healthy.

    4. Work after retirement? Are you nuts? This is MY time now.

    5. Do I miss anything about work? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Absolutely nothing.

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  7. Have you retired, or do you have plans to retire? I'm semi-retired, I still work part-time.
    At retirement, stay where you are or move? Stay
    What is the ideal age to retire? I think that depends entirely on the person
    Is it likely you will continue to work after retirement? Yes
    Are there parts of your work that you miss, or worry that you will miss? Not yet

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    1. Great to hear from you, hmm, what will I miss

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  8. Have you retired, or do you have plans to retire?

    Semiretired here at middle age. A health scare put me in the current perspective and approach to life.


    At retirement, stay where you are or move?

    Stay where I am doing short trips and build a different pace for life

    What is the ideal age to retire?

    One should add a word to work less and live more kind of "retire"

    Is it likely you will continue to work after retirement?

    Yes partially if conditions permit

    Are there parts of your work that you miss, or worry that you will miss?

    It is the social interaction brought together by the common organisation. However, people all work from home now. So no big deals

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  9. I should work less

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  10. 1. No I'm not retire, this is my last year working full time. I hope to retire some time in late summer 2023
    2. Staying. If we come lottery winner, we will be leaving Idaho
    3. I recall saying I was going to retire at 30. I guess before your health totally fail
    4. I got plenty to do around here. So I don't see getting bored
    5. I know I will miss the relationship with my client I have, plan to see them.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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    1. At one time I planned to work until 70, then I grew wiser

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  11. Have you retired, or do you have plans to retire? Retired
    At retirement, stay where you are or move? For us, it was definitely move. We wanted to feel like we were starting a new adventure.
    What is the ideal age to retire? For me, 25.
    Is it likely you will continue to work after retirement? No
    Are there parts of your work that you miss, or worry that you will miss? No

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    1. And what an adventure it has been

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  12. Have you retired, or do you have plans to retire? Retirement is so doubtful I try not to think of it.
    At retirement, stay where you are or move? Definitely would move.
    What is the ideal age to retire? 65 to 70
    Is it likely you will continue to work after retirement? I would enjoy working part time, although my profession is seldom 'part time'
    Are there parts of your work that you miss, or worry that you will miss? the sense of meaning of helping others.

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    1. 65 or 70 is not that far off, you will make it.

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