To Retire Or Not?

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Some people, who stand at the edge of deciding to retire or not, hesitate. Granted my own experience was different, many do get the cold feet before taking that leap.  One, because they don’t know what the future holds. And two, the jobs they have, however imperfect, offer the comfort of a  security blanket.

You see, Americans love work.  It pays the bills, provides social contacts, and offer individual identity. The last part often comes in the form of “what do you do?”  The answer includes programmer, accountant, nurse, bus driver, or whatever. Understandably, we identify ourselves with our jobs.  To hang it up and retire means giving up all those benefits.

And, followed by the unknown world of retirement, the decision could be scary.  Certainly, like any  choices we make, best to do so when you’re ready. A little research (and calculation) goes a long way in that regard.  But if  you’re on the cusp and need a little push,  may be this poem can help. It helped in pulling my son’s tooth out.

Are you facing retirement?

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2 Responses to To Retire Or Not?

  1. OmniRunner says:

    I’m about two years out, if all goes well. I keep thinking that when I decide to retire, I’ll be having so much fun that I wont want to. When the pressure is off, work might not seem so burdensome.

    When people ask me what I do, I say I do marketing, not that I’m a marketer. What ever that is.
    If you tell people that you are a doctor or CPA they know you practice medicine or do accounting.

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