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Pension #1655111
11/01/2022 11:00
11/01/2022 11:00
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That’s me officially drawing my pension. I had to retire a wee bit early due to shielding our son. At 66 I’m wondering where did the time go… chinny


I'm an old git & happy with it,most of the time
Re: Pension [Re: jimboy] #1655113
11/01/2022 12:07
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Earlier than 67 state retirement age you mean? Some might say you're retiring late..


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Re: Pension [Re: jimboy] #1655115
11/01/2022 13:05
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Happy Retirement, Jim!

Re: Pension [Re: jimboy] #1655117
11/01/2022 13:55
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Welcome to the ranks Jim, oh, and Happy Birthday!


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Re: Pension [Re: DaveG] #1655118
11/01/2022 14:13
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Originally Posted by DaveG
Earlier than 67 state retirement age you mean? Some might say you're retiring late..


I retired when the pandemic started a couple of years ago, 66 is the official state retirement age for me.

Thanks everybody. hippy


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Re: Pension [Re: jimboy] #1655119
11/01/2022 14:30
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I mean this in the best way possible... Lucky Bar Steward. laugh

Re: Pension [Re: jimboy] #1655120
11/01/2022 15:16
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Enjoy your retirement Jim, you have worked hard for it, You only get one go at it.


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Re: Pension [Re: jimboy] #1655122
11/01/2022 16:57
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Wishing you a Happy birthday and a long and fulfilled retirement.


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Re: Pension [Re: jimboy] #1655128
11/01/2022 21:35
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Good luck with the retirement jim, live as long as you can to pay the b******s back for keep puting the age back! Alas it's even harder for the women.

Re: Pension [Re: jimboy] #1655145
12/01/2022 15:08
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Nice one Jim, now you can join us youngsters - I still have to wait four years for the state pension but I've been collecting one pension since Feb 2020 and another since 2010 courtesy of a redundancy that gave me immediate company pension without discount as I was over fifty!


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Re: Pension [Re: jimboy] #1655152
12/01/2022 16:38
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Thank you all very much, I appreciate every one of your messages. Like everyone else I have a story. My wife and I had plans to travel all over the UK to the hidden gems we sought out over the years once we retired, our lovely son will have his own house with a team to support him. Sadly things are not playing out as they should due to obvious reasons the last couple of years or so. The pandemic has put the brakes on our adventures. Hopefully time may see a change and we can start our journey.

I hope that forum members stories all play out as they should….. thumb


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Re: Pension [Re: jimboy] #1655179
13/01/2022 19:54
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Best wishes on your retirement Jim thumb I still have a few years to run before mine but am sure it will be welcome after all the trials and tribulations over the last couple of years.


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Re: Pension [Re: jimboy] #1655183
14/01/2022 07:03
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Originally Posted by jimboy
My wife and I had plans to travel all over the UK to the hidden gems we sought out over the years once we retired


We had similar plans to tour Europe at a whim. It hasn't worked out too well so far. But things will get better again.


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Re: Pension [Re: barnacle] #1655187
14/01/2022 10:39
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Originally Posted by barnacle
Originally Posted by jimboy
My wife and I had plans to travel all over the UK to the hidden gems we sought out over the years once we retired


We had similar plans to tour Europe at a whim. It hasn't worked out too well so far. But things will get better again.


Aye Neil, it’s a bugger, hopefully we do get to something a bit more manageable and share stories of our experiences. driving


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Re: Pension [Re: jimboy] #1655194
14/01/2022 18:43
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It's great being retired. You can drive slowly into town, at rush hour, queue outside the chemists at 8.50, go shopping at peak time and ask to pay by cheque, afford expensive clothes that make you look really cool, joke with young men, who think that you are from outer space, flirt with young women, who wish you were in outer space, it goes on and on.
Until death &#128526;

Re: Pension [Re: PaulL] #1655196
14/01/2022 19:01
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Originally Posted by PaulL
It's great being retired. You can drive slowly into town, at rush hour, queue outside the chemists at 8.50, go shopping at peak time and ask to pay by cheque, afford expensive clothes that make you look really cool, joke with young men, who think that you are from outer space, flirt with young women, who wish you were in outer space, it goes on and on.
Until death &#128526;


That had me laughing laugh


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Re: Pension [Re: jimboy] #1655205
15/01/2022 17:09
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One of my favourite quotes is from John Updike in Rabbit at Rest something along the lines of: "When I was a young man the roads seemed to be full of old men driving too slow, but now they're full of young men driving too fast."


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