Dreaming of a retirement
- 0My 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?
- 1Mar 2, '13 by llg GuidePretty 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)
- 0Quote from xoemmylouoxI am the same way, that's why my dream retirement consists of teaching online classes, lol.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.
- 2Mar 2, '13 by GrnTea, BSN, MSN, RNI 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.
- 2Mar 3, '13 by sl393lI 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.
- 1Mar 3, '13 by Altra GuideI 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.