Are you retired ??

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Vimbus, Nov 5, 2014.

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Are you retired ??

Poll closed Dec 3, 2014.
  1. Yes

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  2. No

    57 vote(s)
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  1. Vimbus

    Vimbus Read Only Funster

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    I can't help but notice that the great majority on here are retired.

    Make sense I guess; you've got more free time so get a MH and go exploring. I used wonder what the percentage of active users was for retired/non retired.

    *Secretly I'm just envious, I've still got another 30 years before I can disappear off into the sunset (or down the Mosselle)
     
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  2. gus-lopez

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    I'm semi-retired.I'd like to work but there is nothing here.I can get by ,just.
     
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  3. DavidG58

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    No :mad:
     
  4. Don Quixote

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    Yes, ran away from the rat race at 55 a few years back and not a day goes by without me smiling to myself.
     
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  5. monaco/frankia

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    We sold our Business two and a half years ago I regularly google retierment and as yet I have not found an answer
     
  6. magicsurfbus

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    I'm 55 and retired from teaching but now earn my crust in more enjoyable ways, so I suppose semi-retired would be the correct answer. We have two long European MH holidays a year and the odd weekend here and there, but no time for bimbling around and exploring yet.
     
  7. Janine

    Janine Funster Life Member

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    I closed my business down last year so class myself as 'retired' as I have no intention of working again anytime soon.

    It's more a question of priorities, I think, and the freedom that motorhoming gives you makes you try harder to find a better work/life balance.

    Barrie's now working on his exit strategy from the daily grind :)
     
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  8. ukbill

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    why wait till ya so bloody old ya cant do nowt get out there and do it now if you can of course
     
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  9. stevec

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    We've just gone part time at 60 so have four day weekends. That's what prompted us to buy our first motorhome earlier this year. Otherwise it would have had to wait until we fully retired for us to get the time to use it. Still finding our feet but revelling in having the extra time. Can't wait until 2016 for full retirement.

    One thing we did notice on our two week trip to France was that everyone seemed to be away for far longer than us (i.e weren't working) and also ours was the smallest MH (apart from the old Citroen ice cream van conversion we saw at Brantome).
     
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  10. funflair

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    retired, otherwise I would not be sat reading FUN at 08:20.
     
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  11. davidbaldam

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    Took early retirement 5 years ago, my wife been retired a year so we have just started going away for longer periods would have gone to Europe for the winter but have aged Mother in Law who needs our time and why not. I my advise do it while you can your health won't hold out forever. (y)
     
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  12. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    thats surprising actually as i thought it a younger crowd on here...maybe they are all just half mad instead:whistle:

    I'm 61 been retired due to health since I was 57. resented it for years as I enjoyed what I did..but resigned to it now. would be better if Mrs Mental retired so we could travel more but she is younger

    Try to make the most of what time you have no matter what life throws at you.......
     
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  13. davidbaldam

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    The younger ones are at work, poor sods. :whistle:
     
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  14. DiggerJon

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    When my wife's uncle was killed in a road accident, we newly "second time arounders" decided to do as many "retirement"things as we could as he died a wealthy man waiting for retirement. The next week we bought a VW Danbury conversion and used it every available weekend and holiday around the UK and Europe, and carried on when we bought our first coachbuilt. We lived every day as it could be our last - I am so glad we did as one day it was when my lovely wife was also killed on the road. DO IT NOW, YOU MAY NOT REACH RETIREMENTS!
     
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  15. Hollyberry

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    I sold my business 10 years ago at 49 so I suppose I officially retired then. I did some supply teaching until I moved abroad 18 months later, then did a terms teaching in Cyprus because I was bored.

    Met my partner, who'd retired due to work trauma, and we planned to travel Europe and beyond. Bought our first motorhome and he died a week later in a RTA. ( motorhome not involved)
    I echo Digger Jon, not necessarily retire, but do everything you can while you can. You never know when something beyond your control takes the choice away from you.
     
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  16. daveandsan

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    Retire as early as you can and get out and enjoy it. You just never know what's round the corner health wise. I only managed to retire 6 months early but enjoy every minute of it.
     
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  17. big bertha

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    Husband made redundant nearly 2 years ago at 58 he was over the moon, he only had 2 yrs left so didn't lose much from his pension pot plus he got a good redundancy package. I had my kids late so haven't worked since I was 37. (y)
     
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  18. makems

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    I hope everything is going to plan (y)
     
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    I retired at 55 due to health reasons, and since we have 5 grandkids, never worked so bloody hard!
    At work they tried to put me on a 3 day week, but i told them straight, there was no way i was working more days.

    Craig
     
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    8:20am?
    An ungodly hour.
    My lazy retired arse is still lying in bed at that time!
     
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