On Retirement And Hats

Discussion in 'Hats' started by earl, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. suitedcboy

    suitedcboy One Too Many

    I think Fidelity has a 401K and Roth IRA to 7 3/8 LO conversion program now. They direct deposit some into Paypal and the other gets spread to VS, Gannon, NW, and others as you elect the distributions.
     
  2. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Messages:
    3,195
    Location:
    Central Texas
    Add me as a beneficiary:)
     
    Zombie_61 likes this.
  3. MCrider

    MCrider A-List Customer

    Messages:
    360
    Location:
    hills of West Virginia
    "]No such thing as retirement for me.
    Work til I die.
    On to the next adventure...

    I agree with you on that! People ask when I plan on retiring and I tell them when they drag my dead body out! Love my job so I see no reason to retire. And I'll just keep wearing whichever hat strikes my mood that morning.
     
  4. I just can’t follow you there. I enjoy my job at times, but there are so many other pursuits that work interferes with that I enjoy more. I think some (me) are just better adapted to a life of leisure.



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
     
    hatsRme and Rmccamey like this.
  5. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    7,136
    Location:
    New Forest
    Two sides of the same coin there, I agree with both. As someone previously said, if you are in a mundane, boring job, why would you work on unless financially forced to. But if you thoroughly enjoy work and want to work on, just do it. It will most likely stave off dementia.
     
    hatsRme and Tiki Tom like this.
  6. Tiki Tom

    Tiki Tom One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,839
    Location:
    Vienna, Austria
    Do old age like Arnold Schwarzenneger. ;)

    Of course, the article is pushing the movie, but it might be worth seeing just for the inspirational factor.

    Here’s a random paragraph from the article (note: Arnold is almost 72):

    “We’re [embracing] the reality of what it means to be a person of a certain age who is called upon to be heroic. I love that. I always liked stories like Rooster Cogburn and True Grit, things like that—flawed heroes are so much more interesting than young, perfect ones to me. And Arnold looks great. There were so many women on the set who were like, ‘Oh my God, this is the best Arnold ever looked.’ It’s different from Mr. Olympia—he was a god, but there’s something about him at this age. He has this regalness.”

    https://www.menshealth.com/entertai...-gabriel-luna-terminator-dark-fate-interview/

    As I enter my 60s, I'm looking for all the inspiration I can get. :rolleyes:
     
    Zombie_61 and Robieman like this.
  7. MCrider

    MCrider A-List Customer

    Messages:
    360
    Location:
    hills of West Virginia
    "Two sides of the same coin there, I agree with both. As someone previously said, if you are in a mundane, boring job, why would you work on unless financially forced to. But if you thoroughly enjoy work and want to work on, just do it. It will most likely stave off dementia."

    Couldn't agree more GHT. If the job bored me or becomes irritating, then I would look to retire. But, I do enjoy the job and the people I meet, so until the time I either hate the idea of going to work or something health wise happens, people will see my smiling face LOL
     
  8. Héctor Fernández

    Héctor Fernández One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,267
    Location:
    Greatest Country, U.S.A.
    Just found this thread and as fairly new retiree, I'm going to chime in a little.

    What can I say? I love it! I retired at 50 and never looked back. I'm 53 and get to spend time with my wife, travel, and do as I please. My job kept me away from home a lot. Bought new houses I never got to enjoy, missed anniversaries and birthdays, and when they time came, I didn't blink. When you travel over 7 million miles on business, you know when it is time to retire.

    I feel better in retirement than when I was working. My health is excellent, and I'm in better shape by just sleeping, eating better and hitting the gym daily.

    As for hats, I wear them more now than I ever did and I get to enjoy them.

    Life in retirement is awesome!

    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
     
  9. THIS is what I wanted to hear! Can’t wait to join you.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
     
  10. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Messages:
    3,195
    Location:
    Central Texas
    Count me in :)
     
    Héctor Fernández likes this.
  11. Héctor Fernández

    Héctor Fernández One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,267
    Location:
    Greatest Country, U.S.A.
    I thought that I was going to miss my job, but the day after retiring, all I could think about was hitting the Waffle House[emoji1]

    Don't get me wrong, I loved my job, but I also knew it was time for me to give back to my family who supported me for all those years.

    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
     
  12. Héctor Fernández

    Héctor Fernández One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,267
    Location:
    Greatest Country, U.S.A.
    Come on in![emoji1]

    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
     
    Rmccamey likes this.
  13. 2,195 days left. Not that I’m counting. :)


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
     
  14. Héctor Fernández

    Héctor Fernández One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,267
    Location:
    Greatest Country, U.S.A.
    I used to have one those retirement counters on my phone and it drove me crazy. I uninstalled that thing[emoji1]

    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
     
    deadlyhandsome likes this.
  15. Short Balding Guy

    Short Balding Guy I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    7,199
    Location:
    Minnesota, USA
    Congrats on the retirement. It is good news to hear you are enjoying it.

    I retired much over a decade ago and it did not take. I found it too hard to adapt to not working that I was driving my wife crazy. She reminded me she did not marry me to have a 24 hour side-kick. I took up another profession (completely different) and have not looked back. A second career has allowed me the luxury of being able to choose and to enjoy what I do. I like the challenge of striving to be world class at work. I like the urgency. I like that the more youthful around me challenge me to be current and daily. Mostly I appreciate being able to give back to others.

    Retirement is different to us all. I tell folks I had to retire to work hard.

    Best to all the retires and to those who are counting the minutes. Eric -
     
  16. I rarely look at it, and also use it for other work related tasks.
    Every now and then when I’m having a bad day at work my wife ask me how many days I have left. She’s a great woman!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
     
    Héctor Fernández likes this.
  17. Héctor Fernández

    Héctor Fernández One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,267
    Location:
    Greatest Country, U.S.A.
    I can completely understand. I have done a few things here and there, but mostly on a contract basis, so I have no commitments to fulfill on a long term basis.

    I agree 100% that retirement is different for every one of us. I have worked all my life, first farming as a kid, then the Army, and then my past life. I get a kick every time I get that Social Security statement in the mail. It reminds me how long I have worked to be able to enjoy the things I do today.

    I have many friends who didn't handle it well.

    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
     
    Short Balding Guy likes this.
  18. Héctor Fernández

    Héctor Fernández One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,267
    Location:
    Greatest Country, U.S.A.
    God bless them. My wife is amazing!

    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
     
    deadlyhandsome likes this.
  19. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    6,208
    Location:
    vancouver, canada
    I dropped into my office to give my boss a bottle of whisky I brought home from Scotland. It was fun to see the gang and catch up. While we were not close as my work was largely solo so we never worked side by side much, they are a great bunch of folks. The win was visiting and having zero thoughts of missing work. I left there thinking …"well, I guess I really am done with work, or at least this work." It was good, closure as they say these days. The young fellow that fills my job now, whom I had not met exclaimed...."I am so glad I got to meet the legendary Bob." It was good for an old fellow's ego.
     
  20. Lean'n'mean

    Lean'n'mean My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Messages:
    3,884
    Location:
    Cloud-cuckoo-land
    Retirement gives you the opportunity to reflect on how you've wasted your life working. :D
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.