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    Default Is retirement boring?

    Seems like a scam tbh.
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    Why a scam? Best thing that ever happened to me*. Of course, you need sufficient financial security, but to be able to do what you like without the stress of a regular job, is brilliant.

    * after finding my soul mate obviously....
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    I don't plan on it.

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    I didn't expect to be able to, but now I can. Still adjusting, figuring out where I go from here.
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    I'll be ready to retire from my main job in a couple of years. I'll still consult for several years, but my time will be vastly reduced. I expect to have no trouble finding many things to do with my time when I retire.

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    No. I found having to go to work everyday more boring. I now occupy myself with things I love.

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    I couldn't even start, let alone retire.

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    I'm enjoying every moment of my retirement life; but to be honest, I do not have enough time every day to do all the things that I want to do! How I wish there were 48 hours a day!

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    However one chooses to spend one's time, boredom can be a risk. Retirement is no exception. Adjusting to 'not working' takes time and of course, whether you're bored depends on what you do with your retirement (and how well resourced you are).

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    I like the idea of bookending my life. I started work properly aged 18 and I would appreciate 18 years of post-retirement good health. Obviously I can't say when that will exactly be but if I can retire by the time I'm 65 then that will do me. A wise ex-colleague once told me that the older you are the less money you are likely to spend, which for me is good news because I'm already fairly low-maintenance as it is (no mortgage, wife, kids, ex-wife, car etc...). I'd rather be slightly poorer and in good health rather than pensioned up to the hilt but too far gone to enjoy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrahmsWasAGreatMelodist View Post
    Seems like a scam tbh.
    I never wanted to retire. It is simply not in my nature.
    I fully expected I would work till I died.

    Not so much. I was forced to retire at 55 by health.

    So, although it is not something I looked forward to as do most, I find it completely not boring.
    How could it be? You have time to do whatever it is that interests you. So if you are bored, that is on you as you are not interesting yourself.

    I take college level courses, I listen to copious amounts of music, I eat like a king, I never miss a sports event.
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    I can retire any time but have yet to pull the trigger. I'm financially secure but have little-to-no faith in the stewards of America's "red of tooth & claw" economy. I recouped the money I lost in the Great Recession because I was working; retired, I'd be f*cked in a similar downturn.
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    I'm kind of the opposite where I'm primarily holding for a downturn in home prices so I'd actually be able to afford one. Otherwise I'm working and renting for the foreseeable future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrahmsWasAGreatMelodist View Post
    Seems like a scam tbh.
    No, retirement isn't boring. There's always some new place to go, book to read, music to listen to.

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    What retirement? there is so much to do, so little time. Still lots to achieve.
    ''I doubt sometimes whether a quiet and unagitated life would have suited me - yet I sometimes long for it.” George Byron

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