I will be 63 in December and have decided that I will be able to finally retire next July 1st (after working since I was 17). So far I believe there are about 4 of us all leaving at the same time. And I'm sure there will be more the following year. I work in an academic environment so the best time to leave is the first day of the new fiscal year July 1st.
I'm wondering how many of you on this forum are baby boomers and are planning to pull the plug in the next year or so? As all of us leave the workforce it will cause a "brain drain" for sure. So many of us have worked for a very long time and we know how the system runs, how do get things done - right the first time, and we have the best work ethic of any generation!! Just my opinion.
Do the ones that will be retiring feel they are prepared and ready? Are you looking forward to the days when you can do as you wish, when you wish... Do you feel secure and comfortable with your finances and most importantly do you have plans for the days ahead? Do you have talents and skills that you want to work on, or places you would like to see?
I can honestly say "yes" to all the above. And God willing as the months fall away ahead of me I will stay in good health and my goals and plans for the future will play out!