55 today! What can I do now?

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  1. Chockswahay

    Chockswahay Funster

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    So then, I've just reached an age that only my parents and my friends parents ever had a right to be :Eeek:

    I've discovered that I can:

    Travel anywhere in Scotland for £19 return on ScotRail

    Draw my private pension if I wish

    Get insurance and stuff from Saga

    What else? :Eek!:

    :BigGrin:
     
  2. Detnor

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    Age concession rates if a member of the Camping&Caravan Club
     
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    I had the same dilemma in 2000 when I was 50. I know what I did and have not once regretted it. You don't need anywhere near as much as you think you do. If the finances are in place, cut and run.
     
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    You can officially moan about how tough it was in your day, how coppers clipped you round the ear while you stood to attention and how much you could buy with a ten bob note, things like that:BigGrin:
     
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  5. Chockswahay

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    Hold up a minute Jim, I've already been doing that for a few years now:Wink:

    Ahh..........."officially moan"............Nice:thumb:

    :BigGrin:
     
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    Bye the way HAPPY BIRTHDAY :thumb:
     
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    I was 56 a few days ago--- I never realized i was entitled to all that for years!
    Is there much i can gain from joining Saga?
     
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  8. Chockswahay

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    Err..............a truck load of junkmail trying to sell you insurance and stuff :cry:
     
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  9. Jaws

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    I would make a suggestion, but it is too long ago to remember !! :Eeek: :Rofl1:
     
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    Happy birthday, when I was 50 I started to withdraw my private pension, not much else really, I did decide to semi retire. Now not enough hours in the day...
     
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    You can start a list....

    of things you can no longer do:BigGrin:
     
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    I retired two years ago at the age of 56 and as half english with an english wife but living in Scotland share a similar circumstance.We have spent a lot of time away in the van and put our house on the market in spring but nothings going fast! It seems to us that you spend the first two thirds of your life acquiring stuff and the last third trying to divest yourself of all that you have acquired! As they say in 'The cube' SIMPLIFY
    Happy Birthday and happy travels.:thumb:
     
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    I think your brain is going, you typed 55 but gave all the details of 65.

    Quite normal, get used to it.
     
  14. Chockswahay

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    Not yet:Laughing: I did mean 55 and it does all apply:Smile:
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    REALLY :Sad:

    You're a mere kid. Why didn't I get all that at 55 :cry:

    You've got a 10 year bonus over me then, make the most of it, make every second count.
     
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    blooming heck jim could buy everything I wanted for 2/6d, a gallon of petrol and a packet of fags.:Rofl1:
     
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    Fifty Five

    Two Options
    1. Enjoy life & go fot it
    2. Decline


    Your Choice :Smile::BigGrin:

    Happy birthday anyway
    Roger & Sheila:Wink:
     
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    What is there to do when you retire-- I work all week and at weekends i sleep a lot:Rofl1:
    Do you retired guys sleep all week?:Rofl1:
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Get bored as hell.

    Have a nagging sense of guilt.

    But not everyone enjoys their work, some count the days to finishing, poor sods.
     
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