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Old 08-26-2017, 12:22 PM
 
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Hello! This is my 32nd year of teaching and I still enjoy being in the classroom. My question is how do you know when it is time to retire? What tells you that it is time?


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Starting my 33rd I am not in any hurry to retire - earning a second pension now in another state - still fun - still enjoy the kids I see a lot of people who long to retire then they do retire and they do nothing - sounds nice but probably not so good for your health or spirit.
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Old 12-19-2017, 11:31 AM
 
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That is a good question. Some people feel younger when they are working. Maybe you are one of them
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If your of the age to retire and meet requirements I would say when working is no longer fun for you. It sounds like your not ready to retire yet.
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I am in the same boat. I was told I would just know, when I didn't want to deal with all the stuff outside of the classroom. It should also be what's best financially for you- hopefully you'll be retired for many, many years, and you want to be financially set. Health insurance figures in for some, will you have to pay when you retire?

It's such a personal decision. But if you still enjoy teaching, and are still effective and feeling appreciated, keep on going for now. My plan is to work until 62, which is 3 more years. We have a new P who, so far, has been fine. I'm taking it a year at a time. For now, I'm content to keep going, I love spending my days with kids, and I need to be productive.

Good luck with your decision. As our wise PT friends told me, make sure your financial ducks are in a row before leaving.



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