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Dreaming of a retirement

  1. 1 My dream retirement would be really a semi-retirement. My goal is to finish my doctorate and teach an online nursing class from the sandy beaches of Key West. I would be in heaven.
    What is your dream retirement as a nurse?
  2. Visit  Ivana RN-BC profile page

    About Ivana RN-BC, MSN

    From 'Texas'; Joined Aug '05; Posts: 905; Likes: 130.

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  3. Visit  llg profile page
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    Pretty much like yours. I have my PhD and teach 1 online class now in addition to my full time hospital job in the hopes of being able to ease into retirement someday by quitting my hospital job and picking up some more online classes when I am in my early 60's. (I'll need health insurance until age 65.)

    The difference is the Key West part. While I would love that, I expect to retire in a far less attractive place to be near my family. I don't live near family now and I don't want to make it hard on them when my health starts to fail, settling my estate when I die, etc. So I plan to move into a decent retirement community in the town I grew up in. It's a less attractive living option, but it will be easier on my family -- and having dealt the the "aging parents" issue in the past, I want to make it easier on my family when that time comes. So I will make that sacrifice and try to make a nice home for myself in the retirement community.


    llg (age 57)
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  4. Visit  Ivana RN-BC profile page
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    Sounds perfect to me.
  5. Visit  healthstar profile page
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    I am looking forward to retirement!!! And I just graduated from nursing college- as you can probably tell, I am already overwhelmed
  6. Visit  Ivana RN-BC profile page
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    Quote from healthstar
    I am looking forward to retirement!!! And I just graduated from nursing college- as you can probably tell, I am already overwhelmed
    I still have good 30 more years to go before I can move to that Key West coast, haha.
  7. Visit  xoemmylouox profile page
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    I can't ever imagine retiring. I get bored very easily. I think retirement would be me working part time somewhere. Of course I'm in my late 20's so give me another 30 years of this nonsense and I'm sure I'll be ready.
  8. Visit  Ivana RN-BC profile page
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    Quote from xoemmylouox
    I can't ever imagine retiring. I get bored very easily. I think retirement would be me working part time somewhere. Of course I'm in my late 20's so give me another 30 years of this nonsense and I'm sure I'll be ready.
    I am the same way, that's why my dream retirement consists of teaching online classes, lol.
  9. Visit  GrnTea profile page
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    I would like to verrrrrry gradually decrease the amount of paid work I accept until I am sure I won't outlive my savings, then quit taking new work and spend the rest of my days mentoring newcomers to my profession, reading, sewing, and playing with my grandchildren and (by then) great-grandchildren. And tutoring students in med math and acid-base balance on AN.
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  10. Visit  sl393l profile page
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    I am 59 and retired last summer. I would have worked until mid-60's and had 38 years in my present job. Our union contract expired and in the new contract I would have lost the cost of half my health care paid for and a reduction in my current pension benefits so I felt it best to get out under the old contract. I still have a house and a car payment, so after taking 5 months off, I am currently working part time as a clinical instructor and clinical assistant at a local community college. It pays very well and pays for my insurance and extras. I love being reired now, but it is a two sided coin, on one side you are more relaxed and less stressed and have more time to do things on the other side, you have less money to spend on doing the things you want and everything goes up except your pension.
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  11. Visit  Altra profile page
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    I will probably need to work full-time until age 65 to maintain health insurance coverage, unless the federal government/health care marketplace comes up with some other option before then. My spouse is older and so will already be enrolled in Medicare by the time I turn 65. I hope to be able to continue to work part-time until age 67, so that I can receive my full Social Security benefits.

    I do not plan to work after that. I will garden, read, putter around my house, be a nuisance to local politicians, and hopefully be a great granny to some grandchildren.
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  12. Visit  applewhitern profile page
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    I hope to retire at 65; I am 56 now. Not to Key West, tho. Key West is nice, but not all that nice. I guess since I have lived in Florida, and many years on the beach, I don't get all that excited about it anymore! Give me a place with 4 seasons. Key West has one, unless you want to count Hurricane season, too! I am very, very worried about Medicare. I just heard again on the news last night that Medicare will be completely broke in 8 years. Not to be a pessimist, but I don't think I will be able to afford any other insurance at that time of my life. I had cash in almost all of my retirement to pay for astronomical medical bills and other continued healthcare. I have worked since I was 13 years old. I am ready to retire!
  13. Visit  prnqday profile page
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    Ah, retirement. What a wonderful thought. I'd spend have the year in the islands with my in-laws (they on property in st. vincent) and the other half of the year with my family. I'd work part-time ( just to feed my shopping habit) and just enjoy being 65 and fabulous.
    Too bad I have 1,2,3....41 years until that happen, ugh, now I feel sick.


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