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Re: For you Retired Guys... [Re: Fishn_man] #14265394 01/27/22 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Fishn_man
I just wish I could get comfortable with how much income I need when retired to be comfortable, do my normal activities minus work but we able to travel whenever I want. Guess I should really call my financial guy..

Nobody ever saved too much money.


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Re: For you Retired Guys... [Re: tx_basser] #14265396 01/27/22 11:08 PM
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No alarm unless have to drive to Metroplex for doc appointment. Ease up and put a coffee in the Keurig and depending on the weather and how close the coyotes sound I let the 2 dogs and 3 cats out. Make breakfast and walk 2 miles weather permitting. Then work on whatever project I have. At this time i am overhauling a 1976 Miller Roughneck welder with a 12 HP Kohler motor. Last year I rebuilt the front end on my wifes RX 330 Lexus including brakes. Some days I work with my tractor. Just stay busy so I dont croak! hah. Sounds boring but isnt actually. When grandgals are here they demand a lot of attention from my wife and I. We kept the oldest for 7 weeks when Covid first hit and shut down the schools.

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Re: For you Retired Guys... [Re: tx_basser] #14265650 01/28/22 03:41 AM
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Today I got the boys off to school since wife had to be at the hospital early. Then headed to the lake for a few hours, then came home and chilled.

This retirement deal is an adjustment.



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Re: For you Retired Guys... [Re: tx_basser] #14265711 01/28/22 10:36 AM
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Re: For you Retired Guys... [Re: tx_basser] #14265734 01/28/22 11:37 AM
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Today is my last day, headed to the office at 11:30 to turn in my laptop and company car. Looks like I’ll find out what retirement is all about here pretty quick!!!


Thanks, Billy
Re: For you Retired Guys... [Re: reeltexan] #14265737 01/28/22 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by reeltexan


I work a couple hours each morning, Mon, Tues, Wed., (the money is too good to quit completely and it's easy), then I do whatever I want to the rest of the week.
Shooting clays, catch fish, travel, hunt, reloading, working the bird dogs, taking a nice long walk around the countryside (where I live), BBQing, reading, visiting with buddies and neighbors, working around the house, happy hour, taking naps, Church every Sunday for the last 41 years, going to music shows, restaurants and museums and loving my sweet wife.

It's more what I DON'T DO.
I don't drive in traffic or stand in lines for anything.
I don't listen to co-workers or the boss's BS.
I don’t wear a mask.
I don't drive in the rain, the vehicles stay parked a lot.
I don't worry about school zones.
I don't hurry and I don't worry.

Like Willie says - I live the life I love and I love the life I live.


I love that list of "I DON'T DOs"


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Re: For you Retired Guys... [Re: tx_basser] #14265738 01/28/22 11:48 AM
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I am in middle of having cataracts removed first surgery was last Tuesday went well at Brooks Eye in Plano. It would have been difficult to have done this before retiring since most of my job revolved around huge spreadsheets with tiny numbers and very hard for me to take off more than one week at a time. I have been getting projects done that I simply could not do and work. Besides that I fished more this past year all during the week and stayed away from the lakes on weekends for the most part. I worked for 45 years straight I am so thankful I am retired and so far still have reasonably good health.

My wife is younger and still working so I have taken on most of the household chores, housework, bill paying…etc. I think that is important I know folks that if they lost their wife they would be clueless on some of that especially finances.

I am truly happy to be retired but about a month away from being 66. I would not have had the same mindset if I retired too much earlier and would have been bored to the point of probably finding another job even part time. I basically retired once I was eligible for medicare which by the way is not free but affordable. I will start drawing SS in June which will be my full retirement age for SS.

I highly recommend retirement if you are truly ready both financially and mentally.

Re: For you Retired Guys... [Re: Billy Blazer 300 HPDI] #14265749 01/28/22 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Billy Blazer 300 HPDI
Today is my last day, headed to the office at 11:30 to turn in my laptop and company car. Looks like I’ll find out what retirement is all about here pretty quick!!!


Heck yeah Billy thumb bannana2

Re: For you Retired Guys... [Re: tx_basser] #14265750 01/28/22 12:29 PM
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Good going! Enjoy retirement!


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Re: For you Retired Guys... [Re: tx_basser] #14265797 01/28/22 01:49 PM
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I applied for SS a few weeks back, requested it to start in March. It’s taking longer than I thought, it under review is all I can find out. My guess they are checking on ex wives from years back. Wasn’t married too either one of them very long and didn’t have anything in divorce decrees about SS so hoping I’ll be fine.

I did get a letter yesterday from SS that my Medicare will start Feb 1st. I think it’s 170 a month. I’m betting my pension and SS will put me in higher income bracket and it will go up to around 190 a month for Medicare A and B. Guy next door is VP of sales for a large insurance company. He is going to get me on Blue Cross blue shield advantage. Pretty sure it’s free.


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Re: For you Retired Guys... [Re: tx_basser] #14265808 01/28/22 02:04 PM
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Monday-play golf at 9:00, lunch about 1:30, 30 minute nap, piddle in shop, drink 2-4 beers, supper, bed.
Tuesday-6:00 mow greens, golf at 9:00, lunch about 1:30, 30 minute nap, piddle in shop, drink 2-4 beers, supper, bed.
Wednesday: SEE TUESDAY
Thursday: SEE TUESDAY
Friday: SEE MONDAY
Saturday: Golf at 10:30, lunch about 3:00, nap, piddle in shop, drink 2-4 beers, supper, bed
Sunday: Go fishing

Going fishing can be substituted for Golf on any given day.

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Re: For you Retired Guys... [Re: ring fry] #14265813 01/28/22 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by ring fry
Monday-play golf at 9:00, lunch about 1:30, 30 minute nap, piddle in shop, drink 2-4 beers, supper, bed.
Tuesday-6:00 mow greens, golf at 9:00, lunch about 1:30, 30 minute nap, piddle in shop, drink 2-4 beers, supper, bed.
Wednesday: SEE TUESDAY
Thursday: SEE TUESDAY
Friday: SEE MONDAY
Saturday: Golf at 10:30, lunch about 3:00, nap, piddle in shop, drink 2-4 beers, supper, bed
Sunday: Go fishing

Going fishing can be substituted for Golf on any given day.

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Re: For you Retired Guys... [Re: tx_basser] #14265815 01/28/22 02:07 PM
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Been retired for 6 years now. Have to say the thing I like the most is never having to wake up to a damn alarm clock unless I’m going fishing or hunting

Re: For you Retired Guys... [Re: tx_basser] #14265843 01/28/22 02:29 PM
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I guess I'm fully retired now. Was working 48 on 96 off as an AEMT, but it was killing us with IRS. Seriously, so I basically had to quit back at the end of November. Now the basic routine is: Wake up, usually around 07 to 0800. Get coffee going, Check the weather report, check emails, check various web sites for news, check some blogs I keep up with and then hit TFF and THF.

Later I may go outside and putz around, and come back in. Might do laundry about every 4 or 5 days. Get on the computer check emails, then TFF and THF. If I'm in the mood most days I'll get on the group text with the daughters, but when the lib one is on ranting and raving, I just don't bother knocking my head against that wall anymore.

Rinse and repeat.

Now that my wife is only working about 80 miles away I will probably run up and have lunch or supper with her once a week or so, but that won't happen until SIL returns from deployment and I can get out of South Carolina and back on the proper side of the Mississippi.


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Re: For you Retired Guys... [Re: Billy Blazer 300 HPDI] #14265978 01/28/22 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Billy Blazer 300 HPDI
I applied for SS a few weeks back, requested it to start in March. It’s taking longer than I thought, it under review is all I can find out. My guess they are checking on ex wives from years back. Wasn’t married too either one of them very long and didn’t have anything in divorce decrees about SS so hoping I’ll be fine.

I did get a letter yesterday from SS that my Medicare will start Feb 1st. I think it’s 170 a month. I’m betting my pension and SS will put me in higher income bracket and it will go up to around 190 a month for Medicare A and B. Guy next door is VP of sales for a large insurance company. He is going to get me on Blue Cross blue shield advantage. Pretty sure it’s free.


If your income puts you in IRMAA I'd look at a G supplement vs an Advantage Plan. At least explore the pros and cons of both. If you turn down the supplement now as you go on Medicare you will have to qualify physically later to get it.

Congrats on retirement!

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