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How are your retirement plans turning out?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Laren, Mar 5, 2021.

  1. Laren

    Laren Tele-Meister

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    Just for fun along the lines of, Did you have any retirement plans, Did they work out as you envisaged? Or are you doing something that you really didn't think of?

    I'll start.

    Big drinker, overweight thought I'd learn the guitar and er ???

    Now (3 years on). Tea total, lost 4 stone, building guitars in my garage and growing vintage pot strains.

    Who'd have thought.

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  2. fasthand

    fasthand TDPRI Member

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    63 this coming August
    Retirement is on my mind
    I will be watching this thread for useful information
    What no pics of vintage pot strains ;)
     
  3. MrCoolGuy

    MrCoolGuy Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    I'm 37... I stopped pulling money out of my 401k a few years ago... any other advice?
     
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  4. StrangerNY

    StrangerNY Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Somewhere out on that horizon
    I envisioned getting my monthly checks from the government, retiring from web work and playing more gigs.

    1.5 years on - Checks? Check. Still doing limited web work for select clients. Gigs? Nope. But doing a lot of recording in my studio.

    Could be worse.

    Nice builds, BTW!

    - D
     
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  5. Laren

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    I've had some back deck summer grows before but I've now bought a tent and all the bits/nutes. 1st grow just gone in, I'll let you all know how things go :rolleyes:
     
  6. OmegaWoods

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    My retirement is on a two year glide path. I'm feeling pretty good about it, particularly with my rediscovered love of guitar and a great wife.
     
  7. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

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    i figured i'd just work till I dropped, until maybe like 15 years ago, when I started noticing they don't let you do that.

    one grand heist should set me up alrite :)
     
  8. suave eddie

    suave eddie Friend of Leo's

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    Moved to Canadia and haven't worked since 2007 so I guess I'm doin' ok.
    Was playing in a 7 piece band and going to multiple regular jams until a year ago.
     
  9. blue metalflake

    blue metalflake Doctor of Teleocity

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    Retired two and a bit years back. Pensions give me about 2/3 of what I used to earn, which is theoretically OK, but it takes more than you think to get by.
    We’re financially getting by, but it needs a little part time work to know that there’s the possibility of a holiday.
     
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  10. telleutelleme

    telleutelleme Telefied Silver Supporter

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    Plans were better than the reality. I enjoyed my work so I do it as often as I can.
     
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  11. stxrus

    stxrus Poster Extraordinaire

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    Mid September, 2017. I’ve got somebody that wants to buy my business. We’ve spent several weeks hashing out all of the fine details, the money is ready to be transferred, we are probably a week from closing

    September 19, 2017. Maria comes to visit. A week goes by and I finally can make cell contact with the buyer to see how they faired. They did good. Minor damage but wife is freaked out.

    October 1, 2017. He calls to say the deal is off. His wife can not get off the island quick enough. We meet a few days later and he apologizes but his wife is borderline hysterical and wants to go back home to Cincinnati

    Still looking for a buyer. Still working. Still want to be retired
     
  12. otterhound

    otterhound Poster Extraordinaire

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    Do you clone or do you open pollenate and grow from seed ?
    When I did this back in the day , everyone that I knew that was doing it also was cloning . I did the pollination thing and grew from seed . I enjoyed conjuring hybrids and developing a personal strain .
    I stopped doing this a long time ago , but I still recall what I learned .
    If you would like some tips doing the pollination thing , PM me .
     
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  13. Matt Sarad

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    Retired in 2017. Bought some guitars.
    Read a lot of books.
    Otherwise totally bored
     
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  14. Boreas

    Boreas Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Still working - but part-time. I will be paying on my school loans until I am 82. Then I can think about retirement...

    Meanwhile COVID dropped my life expectancy by a year, so that helps!!
     
  15. BigDaddyLH

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    My plan is to swing from the rafters by my brand new tie.
     
  16. Randypttt

    Randypttt Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Been out of the work force about 15 yrs. Wife was always the earner. But as a househusband I'm not allowed to retire.

    But that's okay, I can actually cook.:)

    She retired about 3+ years ago and, until Covid, we were having a great ol time. Not so much now. But I get to play in my basement and spend all day in my jammies.

    What more could you ask for? :D
     
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    Loving it! Medicare yeah! Waiting till January (66-2) for Social Security so being careful with money for now. I've finished this archtop I've been trying to get done for decades and bought a rosewood dread (something I've always wanted) so I'm now working bluegrass flatpicking, mandolin, swing/jazz and even doing a little singing (badly). And I get to read for pleasure instead of work. For 35+ years I was up at 5:30am, no more!
     
  18. Laren

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    Just seed so far. No idea how it will pan out. I appreciate the offer.

    The guitar building was new as I've not done any woodwork etc before.

    Still haven't learnt to play the guitar though :( but I'm working on CAGED at the moment and having great fun with it.
     
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    Getting old sucks. But being old and well off helps,,,,,I'm told.
     
  20. teletimetx

    teletimetx Doctor of Teleocity

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    Will retire in less than 2 months. Have a combination of stuff plus social security, etc., covered it as best as I could do, all things considered. Put 3 kids through university. If it all runs out, I'll start looking for an iceberg, or my wife will just push me down the stairs.

    got plenty of stuff to do. Returning to my homeland by mid-May. Already have a place. Can't wait, really - had all the fun I could take with the day job.

    Even though I'll be retired from my full-time, there's any number of part-time things I might do just for grins.

    For the music side, have already contacted a few likely suspects; likely to band together and play gigs - when that becomes an option again.

    Got a whole lot of wandering to do and people to see and such.

    Watch out! I might show up at your front door!
     
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