After checking into my SSN status, I may as well work another 10 years and continue saving. that way, I can purchase a new car, pay off a few more bills, set up my retirment and emergency fund and contribute more into SSN. I may be ready by then!
I "retired" in 2008. I say "retired" because it was not my choice. My position was eliminated. I am not really unhappy about it, but I could have been smarter. I used my severance and small 401K to pay off all my bills except my car. I planned to live on Social Security (I was just a little shy of SS collection age) and pick up temp jobs to supplement my income. WRONG!!! I have only picked up three short temp jobs in four years. I could have been smarter when I was working and saved more, but didn't. Live and learn! In the meantime, I'm exploring other avenues of income and subsidized housing.
I was retired medically from both my civilian job and the military due to injuries sustained in Iraq. Not being able to work SUCKS!!!
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, margarita in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally wornout and screaming, "WOO HOO!! What a Ride!!!
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