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#2425733 - 12/30/17 09:38 AM Re: RETIRED!!! [Re: moparx]
Streetwize Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 9590
Loc: Weddington, N.C.
I retired back in August at 55......but since day 1 people have been all but begging me to come back to work (Electrical design/construction Engineer) so I think I'm going to try doing overseas contract work 3 months on/ 3 months off or maybe just help out some buddies 2-3 days a week with their businesses and see how that goes. I need a new car project and to stay engaged sometimes I help out at the local high school and work with the STEM students on various fun projects like converting a 73 VW beetle to Electric power. I also work out with a personal trainer and a karate instructor 3 days a week so things stay quite busy.

When bills are paid and you can live within your means and set a little something aside along the way......AND you bring-up your kids to be self-reliant these things can still be possible. The key thing is to always drive toward working because you want to and not because you feel you have to, sounds easy to say once you get there but to be honest I always had that goal and attitude most of my working career. If I had it to do all again I wouldn't change much at all about it.

Cheers to those who have succeeded and those who are on their way beer
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#2425739 - 12/30/17 09:46 AM Re: RETIRED!!! [Re: Jim_Lusk]
Darius Offline
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Registered: 07/12/07
Posts: 3685
Loc: Sacramento, Ca
Right on Jim! I signed the purchase agreement to sell my business yesterday myself. Official close is Tuesday so I could catch the break on taxes the new tax law provided. Headed for Mexico on Wed:-)
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#2425767 - 12/30/17 10:32 AM Re: RETIRED!!! [Re: Jim_Lusk]
340Cuda Offline
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Registered: 04/04/03
Posts: 1695
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Jim,

Congratulations!!

Best of luck in this new phase of your life.

Bill

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#2425778 - 12/30/17 10:52 AM Re: RETIRED!!! [Re: 340Cuda]
Cometstorm Offline
"Beat It"

Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 2248
Loc: St. Louis, Missouri area
Come on in, the water’s fine! up
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#2425783 - 12/30/17 10:56 AM Re: RETIRED!!! [Re: Cometstorm]
Jeremiah Offline
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Registered: 03/03/03
Posts: 8062
Loc: Rogue River, OR
<----Jealous!

Congratulations to you sir.

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#2425795 - 12/30/17 11:16 AM Re: RETIRED!!! [Re: Jim_Lusk]
Powerflow Offline
mopar

Registered: 07/31/06
Posts: 693
Loc: New Jersey
Enjoy your retirement!

I'll be joining that club in a couple of years....looking forward to it.

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#2425797 - 12/30/17 11:16 AM Re: RETIRED!!! [Re: Jim_Lusk]
amxautox Online   content
Still Retired. Still Posting on Moparts. A Lot.

Registered: 05/13/03
Posts: 96109
Loc: On The Boat, On The Lake, Wa. ...
Congrats, retirement is GREAT!
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"Everyone should believe in something; I believe I'll go fishing."

-Henry David Thoreau

Men and fish are alike. They both get into trouble when they open their mouths

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#2425798 - 12/30/17 11:17 AM Re: RETIRED!!! [Re: poorboy]
amxautox Online   content
Still Retired. Still Posting on Moparts. A Lot.

Registered: 05/13/03
Posts: 96109
Loc: On The Boat, On The Lake, Wa. ...
Originally Posted By poorboy
Congrats! My wife did the same thing today. This time next year I hope to do the same thing. Gene
And congrats to your wife. up
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"Everyone should believe in something; I believe I'll go fishing."

-Henry David Thoreau

Men and fish are alike. They both get into trouble when they open their mouths

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#2425829 - 12/30/17 11:53 AM Re: RETIRED!!! [Re: Jim_Lusk]
VS29H0B Offline
pro stock

Registered: 07/22/03
Posts: 1311
Loc: USA
Jim ---

JOB well done.

Remember...FREE at Last ... but .... wait for it...check with the wife!
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#2425841 - 12/30/17 12:03 PM Re: RETIRED!!! [Re: Jim_Lusk]
calmopar Offline
I Live Here

Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 12356
Loc: East Bay, N. Cal.
Congratulations! Good luck and have fun with the next chapter(s) of your life.
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#2425846 - 12/30/17 12:08 PM Re: RETIRED!!! [Re: Jim_Lusk]
Morty426 Offline
master

Registered: 03/12/08
Posts: 7148
Loc: Sacramento CA
Congrats Jim

I'm still years away and my company keeps throwing money at me like a drunken sailor

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#2425858 - 12/30/17 12:25 PM Re: RETIRED!!! [Re: Morty426]
peabodyracing Online   content
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Registered: 01/01/07
Posts: 1836
Loc: Minnesota
Good for you! We knew you were frustrated from previous posts so this is real good news. I can only imagine the feeling of relief for you.

I wish you the best.
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#2425865 - 12/30/17 12:37 PM Re: RETIRED!!! [Re: Jim_Lusk]
bboogieart Offline
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Registered: 01/12/08
Posts: 3374
Loc: Lost and Spaced
Originally Posted By Jim_Lusk
Well, today was the day. Still have to make some money, but the bills will be covered. It feels good to be able to walk away from a semi-toxic environment. The next adventure starts...

Amen to that.

I'm 58 and have had everything paid off since I was 45.
Very little need to play the game these days.
Property tax money and winter fuel bills are in the bank and collecting interest by early March and the rest of the year is up to me.

I work part time at my leisure and I'm "LOVIN' LIFE".


The down side is no pension coming and not expecting S.S. to do much if anything, but hey you gotta do what you gotta do.

I'm Loving life. up
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#2425906 - 12/30/17 01:27 PM Re: RETIRED!!! [Re: Jim_Lusk]
fc7_plumcrazy Offline
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Registered: 10/14/06
Posts: 4141
Loc: Germany
Congratulations

Carsten

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#2425951 - 12/30/17 02:41 PM Re: RETIRED!!! [Re: fc7_plumcrazy]
MuscleMopars Offline
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Registered: 08/17/03
Posts: 4308
Loc: North Central USA (MN-WI area)
up up
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#2426004 - 12/30/17 04:28 PM Re: RETIRED!!! [Re: Jim_Lusk]
parksr5 Offline
mopar

Registered: 03/07/09
Posts: 488
Loc: Oh
Congrats Sir; I'm envious.

At 33, I think people of my generation have a lot to be concerned about with AI and automation; worries me almost every day.

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#2426018 - 12/30/17 05:20 PM Re: RETIRED!!! [Re: parksr5]
Ramrod39 Offline
master

Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 8056
Loc: Tucson, AZ
Congrats! up
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#2426028 - 12/30/17 05:40 PM Re: RETIRED!!! [Re: Jim_Lusk]
John_Kunkel Offline
I Live Here

Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 18939
Loc: Rio Linda, CA

Just started my 28th year of retirement and got my first 2018 retirement payment with a 2% raise. Whooopee! rolleyes
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#2426033 - 12/30/17 05:56 PM Re: RETIRED!!! [Re: Jim_Lusk]
SNK-EYZ Offline
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Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 7917
Loc: Lost in Space
Congratulations!!! up

I retired in 2009.

You'd think it will mean that you'll have more free time but it usually doesn't end up that way. laugh2
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#2426036 - 12/30/17 06:00 PM Re: RETIRED!!! [Re: SNK-EYZ]
amxautox Online   content
Still Retired. Still Posting on Moparts. A Lot.

Registered: 05/13/03
Posts: 96109
Loc: On The Boat, On The Lake, Wa. ...
I do. LOTS of free time. I designed it that way. Hardly any yard work, mow once a week, maybe. Weed eat couple times a year. Drag limbs twice a year, usually. 20 feet of sidewalk and 2 porches & steps to clear of snow once or twice a winter. Fish most every morning. And then have from 10 am to dark to play on Moparts. Then to bed for 7 to 8 hours, then to the lake the next morning early.
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"Everyone should believe in something; I believe I'll go fishing."

-Henry David Thoreau

Men and fish are alike. They both get into trouble when they open their mouths

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