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October 27, 2010

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Matt Baxter

So far this retirement (at 48) is working out. I am writing regularly online and in local newspapers, and substitute teaching just for fun. Turns out I really liked teaching and being a sub I get to do all the fun stuff--like teach--without the dull stuff--parent conferences, meetings, etc.

Here's the problem: the wife still likes doing what she does for a living! As a speech therapist for a middle school she has a lot of breaks when we can hang out, but I am having to fill too much time while she is off at "work." Sometimes I show up at her school with some sushi just because I can.

So I need to get her to work less. Hmm, hard to do when we have so many options and she is already doing what she likes!

Jessica-Jean

Eight years into retirement, I have come to love NOT hearing the alarm clock daily. Other than for doctor appointments and airplanes (to vacation spots) to catch, my alarm clock is just about retired, too!

Bridget

I am 45 yrs old and very recently decided I will retire at 50. I'm tired. I am implementing a new financial plan to ensure this happens. Simultaneously, I know how important it is to maintain mind, body, and soul. Retirement will not mean anything if I do not have the physical or mental capacity to enjoy it. In the midst of working 40+ hours a week, I do my best to maintain an active lifestyle.

J295

We bought the Retirement Quest book after you mentioned it in a prior post, and are working through the materials. It is excellent. Take care.

deegee

I hit the 2-year mark for my early retirement at the end of this week. It has been a great two years. Hardly a week goes by when I see something on TV which would have annoyed me if I were still riding the trains to work - delays, and fare hikes lead the pack. Not having to haul myself to work in the extreme hot weather, cold weather, or rain/snow is very gratifying. My lunches are better at home or at the local pizza joint once in a while.

No more alarm clocks, EVER!

I am a happy camper.

Canadian Dream

Good tip and thanks for the draw. That sounds like a book I would like to read.

Steve  Skinner

When I was working, I did everything to avoid change and when it happened as it always did, I usually accepted it grudgingly. Doing things differently has been a major part of my personal retirement plan.

Janette

I'd enjoy a copy of the book. Three months into retirement, I am keyboarding from the basement of my daughter's house. I could never have enjoyed a Halloween with the grandson if I were still in the classroom.

ronaldj

enjoying the blog and enjoying retirement

Chris

9 months into retirement and i am so glad I stumbled across your website. Your posts have been a blessing when fear and uncertainity threatened. Every passing day confirms that I made the right decision. Life at 58 is better than I ever believed it could be! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

savvy

I'm not retired yet but would love to have the book to ensure I start out on the right foot!

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