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Old 03-03-2021, 6:53pm   #21
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Retired over 11 years now, love it.

It is so nice to not have any burdensome responsibilities, crappy but necessary decisions to make, and generally piss people off because they can't do what they want to do. Don't miss any of that shit.

Did I tell you I love my retirement?

Good luck with yours.
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Good job! Only been a couple months but I haven't looked back. I've been going through so much crap that I collected, it's insane. Home weighs at least a ton less than at the start of the year.
Try moving ie downsizing. My dilemma now...

One trip to new house, 1 trip to dump. Goodwill et al places every two weeks when truck can be filled.

Been through one day corporate moves. This time 3-4 boxes/ bins per day. Wife is boss on this

2 more weeks to go till final
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Today, I took the next step. I listed my property for $540,000, and today, singed a contract to sell for $505,000. I now have a "proposed" retirement date of 4/30/21 if the deal finds its way to closing on the proposed date of 4/29/21. Fingers crossed!
When I first starting talking about retirement four years ago my already retired friends said go for it. I'm glad I did. The weird thing is I now wonder how I had the time to get things done when I was working full time and raising two daughters.

I sold most of my stuff and moved cross country to be close to the grandkids. I haven't looked back. Time to pour another Makers 46.

Good luck to you. My 1/3 interest in a rental back in Kali is in escrow. Looks like I may have a boat dock built this year thanks to the sale. Jet Drive Outboards look like a good option for me on this shallow river.
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for me, I started working for a paycheck with SS deductions in 1974; never missed a 40hr paycheck in the past 46 years. I did go through a period of bad health (long ago), but my employer at that time continued to pay me; it was great they did that.

My magic date is Dec 13, 2021; I turn 66 and 2 months and will switch to part time then. Yeah, part time; I wasn't supposed to live past age 35 so I never did anything on my own for retirement; Social Security only.
Luckily, you have that sweet, purty young thang to take care of you when yer all decrepit and shit!

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mine can be very soon, indeed
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my investments don't call me at 2am with no hot water.
Neither do my rental properties.
It's why I hired a property management company. Best $$$ I've spent, worth every nickel. Tenant has a problem, they call the management company at 2 am. They have it fixed and send me a bill.
Another nice thing is that the properties are now worth 2 1/2 times what I paid for them 10 years ago.
No complaints.

Congrats on your upcoming retirement, You've earned it.
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I started working for a paycheck with SS deductions in 1979. In some way, shape, or form, I have either worked full time, part time, or went to school full time (sometimes more than one of those at the same time) ever since.

In 2012, I got the boot from Corporate America, and went into consulting. I made good money consulting, but could never keep myself fully employed that way, so it was kind of part time, with my property management as another part-time job. I left the consulting company I primarily used in 2016. I have done a few small paying gigs since then, but consider myself retired from consulting.

In 2017, I still had 2 investment properties, which kept me pretty busy (old buildings), but I made decent money. I sold the 3 family last year, and today, listed the 2 family with a realtor. With any luck, it will sell in a few months, and I will be fully retired.
I remember your consulting adventures in Riyadh (or wherever the **** you were) back in the day.

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Try moving ie downsizing. My dilemma now...

One trip to new house, 1 trip to dump. Goodwill et al places every two weeks when truck can be filled.

Been through one day corporate moves. This time 3-4 boxes/ bins per day. Wife is boss on this

2 more weeks to go till final
Moving across the country is much easier and less stressful than moving across town. BTDT.
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Moving across the country is much easier and less stressful than moving across town. BTDT.
Moving to a FREE area helps
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Luckily, you have that sweet, purty young thang to take care of you when yer all decrepit and shit!
Yep (unless she runs-off with the pool guy)

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I remember your consulting adventures in Riyadh (or wherever the **** you were) back in the day.

Good for you old timer
Dubai. Yeah, I'm glad to be done with that shit. I did the consulting gig for 4 years, that was more than enough. I've done the "semi-retired" thing for 5 years, and I've had enough of that. I would like to play a round of real golf this summer.
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can you gals and guys give the age you retired at? I am 57 years old and really thinking about it, will be hard but the job has really been hitting the bad nerves mahyb e its bec ause of getting older or just had enough of the daily grind
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can you gals and guys give the age you retired at? I am 57 years old and really thinking about it, will be hard but the job has really been hitting the bad nerves mahyb e its bec ause of getting older or just had enough of the daily grind
60.

Combination of COVID BS, work BS, and CA BS probably cut my career short by two years.
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Moving across the country is much easier and less stressful than moving across town. BTDT.
That has not been my experience.

Every cross-country move has problems: lost/broken items, missed dates, lack of crew, etc.

With local moves they show up, move your shit, and it's all done the same day. Never had anything broken or missing in a local move.
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I just want you to know I've always considered you fully retarded,,, uh err ,,, I mean retired.
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I just want you to know I've always considered you fully retarded,,, uh err ,,, I mean retired.
Good.

I got kicked out of Corporate America when I was 48, and never found another full-time job. I consulted and managed my two investment properties until i was 52, when I left the consulting gig. I considered that "semi-retired". Sold my big building last year, and now selling the little one, I just turned 57.

I will still do my options trading though, which does require time and effort, so it is kind of like work, but I don't have a boss other than my wife.
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That has not been my experience.

Every cross-country move has problems: lost/broken items, missed dates, lack of crew, etc.

With local moves they show up, move your shit, and it's all done the same day. Never had anything broken or missing in a local move.
Moved recently back to CO from LA. Done probably 5 moves with a company. This was the first time that a move was done with no loss, and no breakage. The only thing that was damaged was a dresser pull. 2 bucks. I was amazed.
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Yep (unless she runs-off with the pool guy)



She's stuck with your mug for the last few decades, I doubt the "pool guy" is any threat!


(Hmmm, where's my old skimmer...?)
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Good luck to the OP and all our other retired/retiring members. I've been getting calls asking if I'm accepting cash offers on a small commercial property that I own and have my business in. I've been here almost thirty years now and thought selling and retirement were what I wanted but the idea makes me nauseous now.

I imagine a big enough offer would cure the nausea but I'd be tempted to find something similar and keep growing or find a way to earn more with my current property. Just don't feel ready for retirement.
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I doubt the "pool guy" is any threat!
and that's another issue.... we don't have a pool
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