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To Retire Or Not To Retire

20 (or so) Questions – Tell us YOUR story.

It is our experience that everyone has a different one when it comes to retirement. Is there a right or wrong way to approach retirement? How have others done it? How do I prepare and what do I do with myself after retirement? Should I even retire? Our new initiative is to bring people together and collate your stories of your retirement experience. Below are their stories.

Your story – male attorney

Age: 80 or older Gender: Male Children: yes—three Highest school level: College/University degree Social background: Attorney practising for 50 years—married for 55 years—3 children and 8 grandchildren. Career: Attorney...

Your story – Danny

First name: Danny Age: 60-79 Gender: Male Children: Yes. A son and a daughter. Highest school level: College/University degree Social background: Married, will turn 70 in two weeks. Own...

Your story – Michael

First Name: Michael Gender: Male Age: 60-79 Children: Two sons Highest school level: College/University degree Social background: Born in London just before the “blitz”. As a result moved around...

Your story – Elizabeth

First Name: Elizabeth Gender: Female Age: 80 or older Children: No Highest school level: Some High School but no diploma Social background: I retired to Spain some 30+ years...

Your story – Peter

First Name: Peter Gender: Male Age: 80 or older Children: No Highest school level: None of the above Social background: Completed Year 12 at Holy Cross College. Attended Macquarie...

Your story – partially retired male

Gender: Male Children: Yes, son and daughter Highest school level: High School diploma Social background: Male, 64 years of age. Married, two adult children. Grandfather. Experienced B2B marketing manager. IT...

Your story – Jill

First Name: Jill Age: 60-79 Gender: Female Children: Yes, 3 Highest school level: College/University degree Social background: I love to live in the moment, my family and then friends...

Your story – 60-79 year old retrained male

Age: 60-79 Gender: Male Children: Yes Highest school level: College/University degree Social background: After secondary school I served two years as an officer in the army. Upon graduation...

Your story – 60-79 year old retired male

Age: 60-79 Gender: Male Children: Yes - two Highest school level: College/University degree Social background: Aged 73. Enjoying retirement. Worked continuously all my working life but in several...
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Your story – Ian

Name: Ian Age: 60-79 Gender: Male Children: Yes Highest school level: High School diploma Social background: Studied electronics, television, radio and electronic communication. Career: Telecommunications, Radio, Television, database systems and...