Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

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Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 10 Jan 2020, 5:26pm

I would trust the state pension more than a financial services company :?
I got info from gov.uk, quote your NI number, it is quite simple, a forecast of how much one -might- receive in xx years, remember it may be less, or more
Wish I had checked and made extra payments years ago, could have been quite rich on retirement
Money I paid in started more than 40 years ago, has been pliling up
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Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 10 Jan 2020, 5:48pm

If one was unemployed for example, one may pay later, a few hundred pounds for a year
Looks good value to my financial adviser (myself) :wink:
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Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 18 Feb 2020, 2:42pm

Paulatic wrote:Years ago I witnessed a succession of herds ([i]shepherds[i]) who retired. Moved from their remote environment to live in a housing scheme and all died within a couple of years. Their mistake IMO their whole life had revolved around their work and they were now like fish out of water.
At that point I was determined it wasn’t going to happen to me.
My plan: I built a house in a small village with my nearest neighbour at 100yds I don’t have to live cooped up. I take exercise other than Cycling. I’ve nearly an acre of ground where I can keep chickens, build what like, grow what I like and just generally potter around with projects.
I built my house in a manner if either of us become unable to climb stairs it’s possible to live entirely downstairs. There’s a bus stop within 400yds in case driving becomes impossible. So I’ve future proofed as far as I could
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Just to say thanks again for this post, Paulatic
I worked a lot but not as hard as a herd, after reading this I realised I had to organise and plan my life - retirement, pension etc
A project, organising, deciding, I like it too, even got my eye on a voluntary job
Thanks again
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Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Postby Oldjohnw » 18 Feb 2020, 3:50pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:
Paulatic wrote:Years ago I witnessed a succession of herds ([i]shepherds[i]) who retired. Moved from their remote environment to live in a housing scheme and all died within a couple of years. Their mistake IMO their whole life had revolved around their work and they were now like fish out of water.
At that point I was determined it wasn’t going to happen to me.
My plan: I built a house in a small village with my nearest neighbour at 100yds I don’t have to live cooped up. I take exercise other than Cycling. I’ve nearly an acre of ground where I can keep chickens, build what like, grow what I like and just generally potter around with projects.
I built my house in a manner if either of us become unable to climb stairs it’s possible to live entirely downstairs. There’s a bus stop within 400yds in case driving becomes impossible. So I’ve future proofed as far as I could
..

Just to say thanks again for this post, Paulatic
I worked a lot but not as hard as a herd, after reading this I realised I had to organise and plan my life - retirement, pension etc
A project, organising, deciding, I like it too, even got my eye on a voluntary job
Thanks again


The secret to retirement is planning. Whatever your resources, planning is fundamental. I cannot say if my retirement will be long, but is certainly happy and fulfilling.
John

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Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 21 Feb 2020, 1:20pm

The Guardian reports of someone who writes a letter to the newspaper every day, he uses humour, he admires Jurgen Klopp and wrote a letter accusing him of pinching jobs [one job only :?]
I used to write quite a few, fifty a year or more, plenty were published
In use these fora now mostly, plusminus :wink:
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Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 6 Mar 2020, 7:01am

Preparing for retirement is plenty of work, keeps brain and body busy
I plan to make a 5-10 year plan too
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Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 20 Mar 2020, 6:28pm

Just retired
Should be the best part of my life so far, by a long way
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Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 1 May 2020, 7:07pm

Re-reading books after ten years or more, I kept them of course :wink:
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Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Postby Paulatic » 1 May 2020, 7:20pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Re-reading books after ten years or more, I kept them of course :wink:


We’ve 60 feet (5x12) of book shelving plus other bits here and there. I always thought I might reread some again when I retired. To be honest I haven’t time or if I did start rereading I’d get nothing else done :D
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Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 1 May 2020, 7:27pm

Paulatic wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:Re-reading books after ten years or more, I kept them of course :wink:


We’ve 60 feet (5x12) of book shelving plus other bits here and there. I always thought I might reread some again when I retired. To be honest I haven’t time or if I did start rereading I’d get nothing else done :D

What, you had time to read when working, but not in retirement?
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Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Postby Paulatic » 1 May 2020, 8:10pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:
Paulatic wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:Re-reading books after ten years or more, I kept them of course :wink:


We’ve 60 feet (5x12) of book shelving plus other bits here and there. I always thought I might reread some again when I retired. To be honest I haven’t time or if I did start rereading I’d get nothing else done :D

What, you had time to read when working, but not in retirement?

I think the big difference between now and 20 years ago on long winter nights there was no b****y internet!
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Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 1 May 2020, 8:28pm

Reading paper books in the bath is my solution, stupid phone does not follow me there :wink:
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