First name: Giff
Children: 2 adult children
Highest school level: College/University degree
Social background: Retired early at age 55, spend winters in Fl and summers in Mountains of NC.
Career: Retired as CEO of investment management subsidiary of major US bank.
Retirement plans: Already wholly retired
Forced into retirement: No
Retirement preparation: Started saving (401K and personal savings) when I was 25.
Describe typical day: Read newspaper, Bible study, personal projects, golf or golf practice, workout or walk, evening recreations (small church groups, local high school athletics, fly tying, etc).
Look forward to retirement: Yes
Expectations: Enjoy my time with my personal objectives vs going to the office.
Hobbies: Very few when working (exercise, golf, mostly weekend)
Continue to work: No
What would you change about second career: If I had to do it over, I might have started a part time second career not for money but to occupy some of my time.
Encounter ageism: Normal
Did you relocate: No
Live near family: No
Advice for others: Start saving early, live on a budget and start a list of how you want to spend your time.