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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:33 am 
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Hey me too, first OAS check yesterday, holding opf the pension though. 600 bucks just pays the power bill.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:46 am 
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Seriously? Do you light a warehouse?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:56 am 
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that's (only) 20$ / day.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:58 am 
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Daryl wrote:
Seriously? Do you light a warehouse?


No, just heat a yukon house for a month of -34 or 40. Bill was actually 450, but also burned over a cord of wood.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:56 pm 
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Like most things in life, retirement is exactly what you make it. I turned 57 in the summer after I retired from teaching elementary school for 31 years. For the last number of years of my career, I taught 7th grade, the one that the great majority of teachers avoid. Every day was a challenge and that was a good thing; very rewarding years.

After I retired, I made sure I maintained my fitness level and ate well, very different from what the outdated Canada food guide suggests. I have remained healthy and physically able to do things I have been doing for the last 30 years or more. I am now, a youngster of 70 years.

I refuse to create a "Bucket List", because, in my mind anyways, it suggests I am not happy with the life I have from day to day. Whether I am enjoying twiddling my thumbs for a while, playing with my granddaughter or jumping on an airplane to head someplace, it's all good. I try not to wait for life, because I am too busy living it all the time.

Embrace every day. 8)

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:19 pm 
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pete wrote:
yaaaay -- got my very first old age pension check yesterday. lookout casino here I come. (I wish.)


Try once and win everything :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:35 pm 
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I got my Senior discount at my bank last month. Only free thing I ever got from the bank. LOL


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:55 pm 
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Doc Sharptail wrote:
I doubt if I can afford to retire.

I'm actually one of the few people I know that likes their job somewhat. I'm 62, and facing yet another end of contract. Odds are weird on this one. There's a possibility that some us may not get the rehired stamp, but no one knows anything concrete yet.

My lifestyle has been work, hunt, fish, and just recently (again after 30 years) back into photography with film.

I don't see how I'm gonna do all that on a limited CPP/O.A.S./ investment income. It won't be near enough for gas, pellets, ammo, fishing stuff, film and nikkor lenses, not to mention the SQ-A I still want to get again...

It would be nice to do all of the above on a full time basis, but I just can't see how it's gonna be financed...

I'm hoping to stay working as long as possible, and have my fingers crossed against being forced into early retirement...

-D.S.


dude...

you're story is my story. age. hobbies. past times. activities. interests...

and working in a 'new to me gig', these past 8 years..
..that finances all of that.

..living what people hope to retire to.

but ya...

investment income...
we'll see how it works out 'cause i was always the "eat dessert first" kinda guy...

but i talked w my money guy last week and ya sure,
i can retire at 65, and live comfortably on my investments,

..if i die at 67.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:40 pm 
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Ikens wrote:
pete wrote:
yaaaay -- got my very first old age pension check yesterday. lookout casino here I come. (I wish.)

Try once and win everything :mrgreen:

good first post. 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:33 am 
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I had freedom 52 21 years ago. Had a heart attack the next year which probably was the reason I did not feel like working. Had bypass(quintuple) a few years later but 17 years after just getting old! Unfortunately for the first 20 years I had a 3rd stall in the garage and a 700 sq ft workshop under it but it became too much and had to downsize and move to the "city". NOW I take up shooting when I don't have indoor capability. In the old place I could have had an active indoor range and club and still had a workshop! :)
Retirement not for everyone but it was for me and as far as comments earlier in the forum, I wonder if I hadn't retired and had a heart attack in downtown Toronto in the evening while working out of town, whether I would have made it, so happy I did retire and had someone to rush me in to emergency right there> Had my last cigarette at the emerg door!

Anyway allow for a little space in retirement.
I did enjoy the job just got tired of stress.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:16 pm 
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Ahh, yes- retirement. For many people, it's trying to live on 50% of what you could barely live on before retirement. :roll:

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