Read an article about this guy that decided to retire at 45 years old. He was a financial consultant, and had prepared well for this eventual day. His wife wanted to wait a few more years before following in his footsteps.
Anyway, he stated that his retirement income was around 80k a year, and his wife earned about the same. So, we are looking at $160 k, or $13k (gross) per month.
For 98% of America, that would be a sweet retirement income. But not for this turd. He said he needed to do some side work to supplement their income. Say what? Okay…he then went on to list some of his expenditures, one of which was “daycare”, and not the $200 a week kind of day care. My first thought? “Lazy Fuck. You are retired. Watch your own damn kid”. My second thought? “Lazy Fuck. You are retired. Stop pawning your kid off to some childcare worker.”
Anyway, this guy had expenditures that were convenient, but hardly necessary. Give me ten minutes with his “budget” and I can trim that shit down to pragmatism in seconds flat.
I am now into my 7th year of retirement, and here is what I have found:
(1) I get to fully exercise my 1st Amendment rights, and “feelings” are not a variable in my speech algorithm.
(2) It is not about how much money is coming in, it is about how much is going out
(3) I can reflect on all my civilian bosses, and realize I was right. They WERE all assholes who got promoted for the wrong reasons.
(4) I do not need a hobby to keep from getting bored. Playing Mr. Mom keeps me plenty occupied.
(5) My phone rings less in a month then it used to ring in a day
(6) I can outlast service representatives when they put me on a “brief hold”
(7) Daytime TV is way better when you have Streaming Services
(8) “Alarm” clocks can just be “Clocks”
(9) Calendars are just so you know when trash day is
Well, that is a wrap. Anybody else retired that has had an epiphany or two, just leave them in the comments section!