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Post by Collector Inspector » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:24 am

I am now officially retired.

Super income stream first payment in the bank, a whole heap of projects to finish and many many Old Dears waiting my attention.

I have been planning for this the last 5 years or so. Closed my business with no debt outstanding with no problems. It was a gradual process ending with a $12.00 Tax Office refund today actually. That was gold to me as the taxman paying you to "go away and do not come back" indicates I played fair the last 25 years.

Cleaning out the boat and new transmission in the wagon to go bush South West WA for a few weeks. Get away from everything to regroup my thoughts and regain self.

Yeh well, there you all go. A new adventure as all new for me from now on aye.

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Re: As of Today

Post by tambikeboy » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:50 am

Stay lucky china we'll be expecting loads of pictures
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Re: As of Today

Post by Silver Surfer » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:18 am

I went through approximately the same process a couple of years ago, and it's thoroughly enjoyable from now on, mate. Have fun! 8)

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Re: As of Today

Post by Oyster 49 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:55 pm

Nice one Bruce, sounds like we will be swapping more bits in the future :P
I hope to be in the same situation soon 8)

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Re: As of Today

Post by Horsley-Anarak » Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:10 pm

Well done Bruce hope to do the same in a couple of years

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Post by JERSEYMAN » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:08 pm

What a great position to be in Bruce, well done and have fun, your time belongs to you now :arrow: :arrow: :arrow:

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Re: As of Today

Post by Charles uk » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:33 pm

Did the same a few years ago, try & avoid the Hand Brake slowly applying itself.

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Post by charlesp » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:49 pm

Well done!

A good move!

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Post by AusAnzani » Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:28 am

Good on you mate. Time to enjoy life as it should be.

Look forward to seeing some of those old dears get the attention they deserve.

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Re: As of Today

Post by Collector Inspector » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:10 am

Thank you gentlemen.

The very best part is;

1. Dressing every morning with what I want to wear mismatch probably on purpose maybe not.

2. Grow hair out for 12 months and then a minor trim as required.

3. Buy a few HAWAIIAN SHIRTS and

4. Clothes from op shops only.

Time will tell.

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Re: As of Today

Post by Sandro Picchio » Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:34 pm

Hi all,

I stopped working for a meal 19 years ago.
I am very glad of my freedom, but:

When I worked I found time off to accomplish many others activities. Now, among Seagulls, boats, motor bikes, house, garden, grandchildren, travels, etc., I am always behind what I am planning to do.

I wonder if I 'm less efficient or I "put too much meat on the fire" or both.

Has anyone else had this experience?

Sandro

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Re: As of Today

Post by Chris B » Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:06 pm

I'm with Sandro on this one...

I made the mistake of thinking that retirement was all about putting one's feet up and relaxing. Was lucky enough to be able to retire quite early - but In the ensuing years I've become so busy that these days I wouldn't have time to go to work even if I wanted to. Am I enjoying it? You bet I am!

C

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Re: As of Today

Post by geofflena » Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:21 am

Yes - retirement is a dream. Do not have to work for a living !
I am at last able to be the 'lord of the manor' - except I didn't get a title and have sod all to live on. However said 'manor' - which was bought by by parents for £450 is now worth £300,000 +
...so one day soon its going - and I get a run down farmhouse in the middle of nowhere to play with for 100 grand and have the rest spare.
Then I can be a proper lord of the manor and afford said tweed suit and posher spanners.
At which point - knowing my luck I get run over by a country bus.

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Post by Collector Inspector » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:30 am

Retiring life is still new to me but all of the above experiences will be a great help I am sure.

New fields with exploration underway aye.

I find myself in a rather good position financially in that I own the family home and 1/4 acre on which it plonks on downtown Doubleview Perth.

Built in 1952 by Mum and Dad. Long gone now.

I am surrounded by modern homes, 3 to 5 on one block which are ALL rented. That would be between $AU 560.00 - 750 per week for something that can not swing a rotary clothes line?

This one thing enabled me to pull the pin at 60.

Plus again is that I can make as much noise during working hours as I like. Also I make as much noise as I like (within reason of course) after hours actually just because I never get a complaint from estate agents...they want to buy my property...NAH!

Minus side is I am here alone during the week...nobody over any fences to hear a call.

If that is the only downside then so be it.

Thank you for discussing the topic and

Regards

BnC
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