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This is the place to ask questions,provide answers and discuss any and all aspects of retirement. Just keep in mind the fact that there is no one retirement plan that will satisfy the desires of everyone. This is not a "One Size Fits All" subject.

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In firing up this group again.  I am at retirement age....and am looking at options....is a scary proposition as I was a stay at home mom for many years....went back to school when I was forty two,…Continue

Started by thallygal. Last reply by CWO3ROBBIE Apr 29, 2011.

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Comment by GrandPaGardener on February 20, 2014 at 7:10am

Anyone still in the group??

Comment by GrandPaGardener on December 20, 2012 at 4:20am

Looks like a dead group to me!

Comment by Baia on April 24, 2011 at 10:07pm

Once a representative from another project on our floor called around to complain about the excess of levity in our office.

Pediatric cancer research is such a hoot!

That was over 30 years ago.  That project is long gone and we are still here.

Comment by thallygal on April 23, 2011 at 8:25pm

B A F  great to see you, looks as if this TBD site might be revived after all...and I will probably never retire (from life that is) at least not till my ashes are spread from one ocean to another...yet am looking for ways to make my working life, not quite so hard

hope everyone is having a day filled with love and laughter

Comment by Baia on April 23, 2011 at 6:20pm

Wow, Shannon!  Way to revive a topic!

It has been more than a year since that post and I've been at 50% time and gone on my long trip.  And booked another one for late 2012.

Now I'm looking forward to getting treated for my sleep apnea on my work health insurance and seeing how much better my life becomes.  In October, I'll re-evaluate my work situation, but I can't imagine a retirement that consists of only collecting a check.  When I retire from my long-time career in medical research, I plan to dive right back into developing another in writing and communication. 

I've heard there is money to be made in propaganda.  Now if I could do it without selling out, that would be great. :o)

Comment by Shannon Smith Cumiford on April 23, 2011 at 2:59pm

I am a firm believer that retirement doesn't need to mean you are tired. However, I have this roommate, see, who thinks that is exactly what it entitles him to...collect a check and expect everything to go away all because he's 'retired'. Cannot get this guy to realize he has to supplement to make it. Any ideas?? I've tried them all!!


Comment by CWO3ROBBIE on April 13, 2010 at 2:57pm
Dottie, In answer to your question about parking my RV when I either can't travel anymore, or just get tired of traveling. Currently I have a pad with water, electric and sewer on my farm in WV. The problem is; I don't like it there. I spent all summer of 2008 out there getting it set up, and then three months there last year. It's too far out in the boondocks for me. Maybe if I was married it might be a little better, but probably not. It's 12 miles from the nearest little dinky town. When I was a kid it was a pretty thriving place, but has almost become a ghost town now. It is 45 mi to the nearest town or city of any size. I like it there for about two weeks and then start going stir crazy. So, I'm still looking for the perfect spot. I would consider selling the farm, but in todays market I wouldn't be able to get much out of it. And, I promised it to my sons when I die. Lets just say "even thought I'm retired, I'm still a work in progress"
Comment by Baia on April 13, 2010 at 2:41pm
Turning 66 on Thursday and going to 50% time in May.
In January, taking two months off to travel. Maybe I'll come back to work. I'll see.
Anticipation may be better than the experience itself.
Comment by Stir Young on April 13, 2010 at 2:32pm
To amend my post below, I am NOT going to work in Yellowstone Park this summer. Its a change of plans. I have a couple of lines on work here, near home.
Comment by CWO3ROBBIE on April 13, 2010 at 2:23pm
Dottie, Looks like you may have breathed new life into this group. The things that we used to worry about during retirement were the same as before retirement. Food, Shelter and Clothing. And for retirement most of us added, as a luxury, a little money for travel and entertainment. Now, Health Care is the fourth major manditory requirement.
I can't remember hearing anyone worring about being able to afford health care during retirement until in the early 80's. Is that a misconception on my part?
So, anyway, we now have the big 5. Food, Clothing, Shelter, Health Care, and Entertainment. What else do you need in retirement?

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