Are you ready for retirement?

@sarah22 (3981)
United States
November 30, 2006 5:21pm CST
No, i need at least 10 more year and then im set. How about you?
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10 responses
@carmat (2850)
• Canada
23 Jan 07
Not ready for retirement yet. Many Many more years to go...Im turning 30 in a couple of months and I am right now a stay at home mom enjoying my time with the kids. Money wise we will be ready for retirement when its time.
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@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
23 Jan 07
thats great.
• India
20 Jan 07
Its still a long time to go for retirement.
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@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
20 Jan 07
but have you put money aside so that you can retire and have a geat time, live without worries.
@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
27 Dec 06
I'm definitely ready, but my bank account isn't!!! I actually have another 20 years or so of "productive" years left in the workforce. I'll probably never retire totally - I love what I do.
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@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
23 Jan 07
wow, i think that i would be the same way, its nice to be in a job you like and working is so rewarding
@michele609 (1687)
• United States
1 Dec 06
I have a long tme until retirement, I just started my career! But I will start planning soon!
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@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
1 Dec 06
the sooner the better as ones life can take off and you forget about the saving and planning. look into your options and start now. in your job , if they have the 401k, look into it and see if its for you. you can never lose by finding these things out.
• United States
1 Dec 06
I don't think I will ever get to retire. I Have children in college right now and that's really expensive. I will probably have to work until I'm 80 years old. LOL unless I can make these online things work a little faster for me. I didn't make the cut off but I expected that because I had only been doing this for a week.
@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
1 Dec 06
well, you do what your have been doing and youll get there. i know how you feel about the expense of college, by the time mine go, i cannot think of how much it will be. how long do you spend on mylot discussions?
@mslena75 (562)
• United States
1 Dec 06
Heck no! But I have been at my job for 9 1/2 years now and have a fund set up. I have a good 30 years to go before I get to be lucky enough to think about that. I don't know if I could completely quit working. I think I would always have to have something to do, even if it was just being a greeter at WalMart or something.
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@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
1 Dec 06
yes, we are alike, i could never just stop working. a small home business would do. but you have a kind heart to become a greeter at Wal Market. best of luck to you and your future
@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
30 Nov 06
I am basically retired now, when I was made redundant they gave us a course and said depression woul hit us after awhile, well I am still waiting for that to happen...I never looked at it as "I am longer needed" as they seemed to think would affect us I looked at it as " I'm free"....retirement can be fantastic if you let it be.
@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
1 Dec 06
yes, im sure it can be. i hope you all the best in your retirment and now you can do all you want at your own time.
@xyla_v (314)
• India
23 Jan 07
i think i have a long way to go before i retire and dreaming to build my own dynasty..so i have miles to go before i sleep and miles to before i sleep...
@wmg2006 (5386)
• United States
27 Dec 06
I am half way ready. The more I think about it though the more I think I may never really retire. I hope to draw the retirement fund, but I think I would always want to do something part-time. There are days I wish I didn't have to work, then I talk to other retirees and they tell me how boring it is after a year or so and they wished they had stayed on longer. Now they are too old to get a job, so this makes me think I will always work even if it is just part-time unless my health fails me.
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@spcbrass (1192)
• United States
1 Dec 06
I don't think I will ever retire. Once I have made enough money to retire doing the things that I have to do in life then I will work at doing the things I want to do. The things that I want to do just don't pay well enough right now!
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