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Posts Made By: 2grade
Board: Retired Teachers 09-03-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By 2grade
To 2000Aggie- Change is difficult but change...

To 2000Aggie-

Change is difficult but change leads to new life. You are not a one dimensional figure. Retirement gives you the opportunity to discover the new facets of YOU.
Have fun exploring...
Board: Retired Teachers 08-19-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By 2grade
You're correct about sleep deprivation,...

You're correct about sleep deprivation, Broomrider! I'm catching up on the 20+ years sleep I missed when I was working!
Board: Retired Teachers 06-07-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By 2grade
It's ok to have mixed feelings about leaving...

It's ok to have mixed feelings about leaving teaching. Remember when you first started teaching? You weren't the pro you are now. Same goes with retirement. You will learn what works for you as you...
Board: Retired Teachers 06-07-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By 2grade
Unless you're starving, don't bother with these...

Unless you're starving, don't bother with these "free lunches". The restaurant may be good but the food menu will be limited. The "sales pitches" will be substantial. LOL
Board: Retired Teachers 06-07-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By 2grade
Congrats! Just as learning to be a great teacher...

Congrats! Just as learning to be a great teacher takes time so does learning to live in retirement! Relax and enjoy!
Board: Retired Teachers 05-06-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By 2grade
You didn't become a competent teacher overnight....

You didn't become a competent teacher overnight. Becoming a satisfied and contented retiree takes time. How much time varies. Remember- it's a process! Enjoy the ride!
Board: Retired Teachers 05-06-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By 2grade
I've just returned from my sister's funeral....

I've just returned from my sister's funeral. After 9 months, she lost her battle with an endometrial cancer recurrance. Her first bout occurred just prior to her retirement. Her last years on this...
Board: Retired Teachers 05-06-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By 2grade
How about I bring some boxes of Kleenex for the...

How about I bring some boxes of Kleenex for the tears of joy? LOL
Board: Retired Teachers 03-25-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By 2grade
adjusting

I sympathize with your plight. It was similar for me. My DH and I took a wonderful 2 week trip that first September off. But after coming home, I felt like "now what?". I had taught for many years...
Board: Retired Teachers 03-07-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By 2grade
ljp8538

"In the beginning, Social Security didnít cover any public sector employees. However, over the years, many states dropped their own pension plans and adopted coverage agreements with the Social...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-20-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By 2grade
We're just like the movie, "Frozen", here....

We're just like the movie, "Frozen", here. LOL
Board: Retired Teachers 02-20-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By 2grade
Elsa said it best- "Let it go!"

Elsa said it best- "Let it go!"
Board: Retired Teachers 02-12-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By 2grade
After 30 years, I knew it was time to retire from...

After 30 years, I knew it was time to retire from teaching. How did I know? I was nearly 65 when I made the decision in the summer before my final year. I had checked my financials and knew all was...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-12-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By 2grade
Today's multi-blended/knitted fabrics don't lend...

Today's multi-blended/knitted fabrics don't lend themselves to homemade mending as did ordinary woven fabrics 20+ years ago. The materials today are so much thinner, and the thread I have available...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-12-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By 2grade
Many people plan their wedding day but don't give...

Many people plan their wedding day but don't give as much thought to their marriage years. The same goes for retirement. It might help to think of your last day teaching in the same way. Your...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-12-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By 2grade
Get ready to be bombarded with mailings from...

Get ready to be bombarded with mailings from various companies about Medicare coverage, Medicare Advantage coverage, and MediGap coverage.
Be advised that coverage details vary widely from state to...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-12-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 53
 
Posted By 2grade
I am so sorry to read about your husband's death....

I am so sorry to read about your husband's death. May God grant you peace and strength.
Board: Retired Teachers 02-12-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By 2grade
RMDs can be confusing but be aware that the...

RMDs can be confusing but be aware that the penalties for not taking them as stipulated can be a very costly mistake:

I have just started taking my RMDs. After years of saving and saving, it's...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-12-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By 2grade
I enjoy this retirement newsletter from Money...

I enjoy this retirement newsletter from Money Magazine. It not only has articles from the magazine but other retirement sites as well. Here's a link:
...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-12-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By 2grade
Yes and yes.

Yes and yes.
Board: Retired Teachers 02-12-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By 2grade
My SIL has always been strong, nimble and...

My SIL has always been strong, nimble and healthy. In her 70's she was treated for osteopenia. She was prescribed Fosamax. Unfortunately, she fell into the afflicted group. She had a fall and her...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-12-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By 2grade
For the 2018 tax year, single filers with a...

For the 2018 tax year, single filers with a combined income of $25,000 to $34,000 must pay income taxes on up to 50% of their Social Security benefits. If your combined income was more than $34,000,...
Board: Retired Teachers 10-31-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By 2grade
I agree with Ed. My DH wanted me to retire but...

I agree with Ed.
My DH wanted me to retire but I just wasn't sure. So I started looking into what I needed to do to retire and continued to think about it. The following school year was different....
Board: Retired Teachers 10-31-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By 2grade
Glad you found a good product to help. Many of...

Glad you found a good product to help.
Many of us have skimpy eyebrows due to other health issues or just getting older. LOL
Board: Retired Teachers 10-31-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By 2grade
Every family is different as are expectations for...

Every family is different as are expectations for babysitting. Grandparents also have different expectations. These expectations can change as circumstances change, ie: proximity, age, health issues....



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