Well I was planning to retire in 2022, as in my member name Waiting42022, but a change in circumstances (aka redundancies) I've taken the opportunity to take it as early retirement. It feels a big step, even a leap of faith, I just hope I've done my sums correctly. Plenty of work around the house to do and the kids have got jobs lined up for me already so I'm going to be kept busy for some time.
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After a 40 year career, I'm months away from retiring. I'm not sure what I'm going to do and it is daunting. I've thought about mentoring, and volunteering but I'm really not sure. Does anyone have any tips on what do - what do you do that brings the most satisfaction?
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How many have bought a touring caravan? My wife and I retired three and a half years ago and bought a touring caravan and it's the best thing we ever did, meet loads of nice people and seen the UK with open eyes.
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I have just written my first blog and this is about retirement. It can be very daunting when you first finish work and don’t have any structure to your days but gradually, this can change. It’s just knowing where to look. My blog can be found here: https://magspots2.wixsite.com/retirementglory and I hope that some of you find this useful
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I have lived in South Florida for 5 years moved from New York City, it’s too hot for me I’m 72 yrs young and I miss the 4 seasons New York City is too expensive to move back to but upstate is affordable. I live alone and my son is worried that I will be living where no one knows me ( my grandson lives in the next building now). I hate it here. I can’t take it anymore. Help. What should I do?
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Hello, I am 72 year old widow, no children, living in condo most of my life. I like quiet and independence, but sometimes I feel I spend too much time alone. I have been exploring the option of moving to a Retirement Home in my area. Recently, I visited one where the residents seemed friendly and the building is only two years old, so it was quite nice. What would be some pros and cons of living in a retirement residence? Thank you.
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Hi, this will be the first year I'm entitled to winter fuel allowance. Will I get a letter first and as anyone received theirs yet.
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Are there many Silver Surfers who have retired to France permanently during the last few years? We had a place in the south of France for 3 years during early retirement...sold it c.2006 because it seemed to be getting busier each year and we wished we had bought further north once we had visited all the local sites...a more rural environment being more us! However it was fun whilst it lasted! Now I am on my own I still have a yen to go back to France for visits...probably Brittany area as never went beyond Normandy then south. If you live there now how do you think Brexit will affect you (if it ever [email protected]) and do you plan to stay? Interested to chat with any Brits living in France if they have the time!
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As retirement approaches, I am spending more time at home. Watching daytime TV is unbelievably depressing so much so that I really pity people who are housebound. In every single break between programmes we get adverts for funerals, life insurance, cancer charities, animal charities to name but a few. This is not right and must be stopped, being elderly and frail can be depressing enough, People watch TV as a means of escape, they should not have to deal with constant reminders of their ill health and mortality. Silversurfers should petition the government and powers that be in TV to stop this abuse of the elderly they deserve better than to be constantly reminded to save for their funerals.
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I am thinking of returning home to the UK from abroad after 8 years, but there is a lot to consider, not least whether I will have enough income to live there. Just wondering whether anyone has any figures on what would be considered an adequate retirement income.
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