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#298214 - 01/18/17 10:48 PM Retired ? Is it what you thought it would be?
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For us old farts here is a question.

Is your retirement everything that you thought it would be?

So far, for me it has exceeded my expectations. I am sure some of that is not having to work for or answer to someone else anymore (except for my wife.)

Even with the unpleasant winter weather I am able to keep busy and not feel like I should be doing something, anything.

My days are as full as I want them right now, and, starting at the end of January I will be starting some volunteer work for the Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland.

So, do manage to keep busy and do you have regrets about your retirement?

If not do have any advice for people considering retirement, early or otherwise?
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#298226 - 01/19/17 04:03 PM Re: Retired ? Is it what you thought it would be? [Re: Jim D (FreeThinker)]
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I have two pieces of advice for anyone contemplating retirement:

1. Have a plan on how you will spend your time because you will have a lot of it.

2. Maintain some structure to your day.
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#298228 - 01/19/17 05:58 PM Re: Retired ? Is it what you thought it would be? [Re: Jim D (FreeThinker)]
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Because of choices made early on my retirement plan is to keep my law practice going.
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#298229 - 01/19/17 07:35 PM Re: Retired ? Is it what you thought it would be? [Re: Phil Hoskins]
Jim D (FreeThinker) Offline
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Originally Posted By: Phil Hoskins
Because of choices made early on my retirement plan is to keep my law practice going.


If you enjoy what you are doing, great.
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