It hasn't been quite a week yet since I found out that my employer will be retiring me early at 55. :(
It'* raining outside and I'm feeling particularly depressed today.
I should be happy that I'll finally be free of work and able to do as I please but you need money for that too.
It will be a hard adjustment moving from an annual salary of $100 K down to $35 K.
As much as I don't want to admit it, I might have to sell some if not all of my vehicles.
I shouldn't have to do it right away but within the next two years as I am waiting for 55 to arrive while on severence continuance.
What will I end up with
Maybe have to move down to a sub compact
or just pick one of my current cars and keep that one.
It would have to be one that would be economical to maintain and drive.
Which one would you choose
1988 Jeep 100,000 miles
1979 Formula Firebird 75,000 miles
1979 Trans Am 95,000 miles
2000 SSEi 30,000 miles
Sure, I could pick the Bonne but if I lose a trani or something else major, that would be it.
I think it might be better to get rid of them all and buy a new smaller vehicle with a warranty and trade it up every year or buy a good 3 year old one with a warranty.
My pick of the bunch would be the Jeep because of its versatility but then I would have to sell all of the Pontiacs.
Victor, my son, has been promised the Trans Am but I don't feel particularly comfortable giving him that car. Much too powerful for such a young driver.
I will have to burn my credit cards. Much too easy to loose control of spending.
I know I will feel differently in six months but right now I feel a little lost.
I feel too young to retire and too old to start over.
30 years of working in this Mill felt like a life sentence of hard labour and it'* about time that it'* over.
Hopefully I can still afford the internet and TV.
.........anyone know someone who was a Walmart greeter....