I think you'd have to establish residency
that's for it to be legal
and if you want the option of standing your ground
best to make sure you're 100% legal
Now is not yet the the time for me, I'd be bored at home. I tell myself that if I wake up 5 days in a row not wanting to go to work -- it's time. If that doesn't happen, then Jan 1 2015 is my first day of full time retirement.You will know when it's time.
When you hate the thought of going to work on Monday and it is affecting your health it's time to retire.
amen.I retired this summer. 58 and wanted out before I turned 60. The prospect of teleworking helped me decide. No debt, owned property, grown up kid, no worries. Bought a second motorcycle as a retirement gift, since I can’t travel, I ride. A lot. Bicycle too.
Pandemic aside, my eventual plans are to travel to exotic places to spend long periods of time while I’m still healthy enough to do it. And ride motorcycles as much as I can, while I can.
Ya - that's what I did. I Travelled when I was young enough to enjoy every moment, these days I don't have any real desire to travel. When I head out now, I mostly do it by MC, and usually with a time to return and a rough idea about where I'm going - the rest just unfolds.amen.
i'm getting all the travelling done now, later may be..too late!
I actually have no plans for retirement, i would be way too bored. I'll keep grinding away at something.
I'm moving out of Canada and retiring in Central America. I already scoped out the places and its a paradise. Cute young women everywhere, sunny 280 days of the year, hot and humid everyday. New townhouses are only $40,000 dollars with all the amenities that a Canadian townhouse has. I'm planning in having a pick-up truck and 2 motorcycles, a trailer and a Sea*Doo. There are NO property taxes over there, so after spending the $40k for a townhouse I don't have to worry about anything except water, hydro and internet. I already scoped all that too.
Florida for me. Inexpensive, great healthcare, lots of safe communities and the have ocean. Downside is bugs.
I tell myself that if I wake up 5 days in a row not wanting to go to work -- it's time.
I hear the "I'd be bored" thing so often, but I don't know, I don't think I'd ever fall prey to that. There's soooooo much stuff I'd love to do that there is just not time for. I'd love to get back into model airplanes - that's an endless hobby there between building and long leisurely days at the field flying and chatting with other hobbyists. I'd love to get back into horse ownership and riding. I'd love to get into photography. I'd love to be able to throw my tent and some food in a cooler and take off on the bike and camp here, there, everywhere. I'd love to do the same and take off for the west coast...just because.
Even on staycation days i play a little PC or PS4, maybe read a book and a few hours later i'm just bored.
sounds like we both need to keep busy, i just need that mental challenge; once i figure stuff out i get bored, go ADHD!I wish I had that problem. Or maybe I don't, actually. Each and every single day I have off I have a thousand things I'd love to do with it.
Just today I spent about 3 hours reprogramming the christmas lights on the house to do some cool new light shows - I can dive into fiddly little electronics projects like that and be like a giddy kid in a candy store for hours and hours. I wanted to install more lights. I wanted to take my drone and do some cool photos of a certain area in town and have ideas for about 25 other locations I'd love to do the same, but each one would be a full day adventure. I wanted to clean the motorcycle a little and work on some more repairs on my wifes. I looked at my sole remaining 30+ year old old model plane in the basement while going to do laundry (what made me bring it up earlier) and remember all the endless days I spent (almost sun up to literally sun down some days) in my careless teen years having fun with them at the local flying field. I heard the train go by down by the lake and would like to get back into rail watching, I've dabbled with it, and I think trains are cool. I'd like to buy an old boat and fix it up - I'm good with that sort of stuff, and I have the knowledge and patience, but just not the time. While on my phone earlier I stumbled across a great lakes freighter/ship page and realized I'd like to go to the Oshawa harbour and spend a day watching the ships come and go, or go out to Welland and spend a day (or three) watching them transit the locks.
In the summer I come home from work and hop on the bike and ride.
On weekends we day trip all over the place, and on weeks off we travel.
I could go on and on and on.
I try to squeeze so much into the weekends, but feel like I've actually done so little when it's all said and done, and still feel like I just snapped my fingers and here we are, 8PM on Sunday night with another week of work staring me down before the next 2 precious days off.
I think retirement would fit me well. The 3 months voluntary layoff I had during peak Covid was like heaven - I slept until I felt like waking up in the mornings. I sat and actually relaxed while enjoying my morning coffee because I didn't feel like I needed to get moving as soon as possible to not waste a "precious day off". I cooked good meals. I sat out in our backyard and relished just sitting and doing nothing without feeling like I was wasting time not accomplishing more important/necessary things. I tooled around with little projects and hobbies and enjoyed every minute of it knowing that the other stuff could wait. And I got that other stuff done as well eventually.