@FelskyNY I think we're on track. If not, at least by 57. It got a lot easier once our son was out of college & living on his own.
Hubby says when we retire he will buy an electric or hybrid car and drive me around town to shop deals & complete my FA jobs. LOL
I retired a few years ago at 53, but I may have to go back to work if the money runs out. Or maybe find a sugahmama,
@Lollykins I was "retired" by my company at 55 but I haven't worked since. Turned out I saved and invested better than I originally thought. I do miss working sometimes but I've got other things going on now that would keep me from a full time job. Plus I still have a good kidney to sell if I need some quick cash. 😬
When I was younger, I never would have dreamed that retirement before 70+ was possible. But we're fortunate. My husband is retired Air Force, which really helps on the health insurance front. And we've saved religiously the past 10 years or so.
Then I hit the jackpot and lucked into a very lucrative position with my current company, something I never saw coming in my 50s. It's been a game-changer for us. After COVID, when they decided to make remote work the norm, that was like a raise all over again. No hour commute, no daily tolls... sometimes I have to pinch myself!
I just feel so blessed every day. 😊
I remembered you were 'retired like me. You were in IT also, correct?
I really am enjoying 'retirement overall. The worst part is the people I am stuck being around all the time.
35 years here. I was fortunate enough to be on my last job over half my life. I was there 28 years. They tried extremely hard to get me to go to a new project that was replacing the legacy system, but I had no interest in learning Java. I may go back to work when some of these companies tire of running systems off of a series of glorified PC and windows servers. My IMS mainframe experience should be worth $150 to $200 an hour by then....lol.