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MrAPJI wrote: »
I think that will turn out to be a good investment .
Is anyone else suffering from 'Brexit Burnout' lol. With the weather being so bad I've been spending too much time watching 'the proceedings' - lost for words
On a positive note, the roof on the old barn I'm renovating has now been replaced. It looks so much different and although my bank balance is considerably lower, I'm really glad it's done.
CRV, my sister-in-law invests in the Vanguard 60/40 Fund - seems a good choice
gallygirl wrote: »
Not burnout, no. I am suffering from BTS - Brexit Tourette's Syndrome . Never sworn or yelled at the TV so much in my life .
manofleisure wrote: »
Hope you aren't working too hard CRV - remember- it's important to
rest too. That's something I had to learn .
I'm also a fan of the Vanguard Funds.
Bet Bugslett is on the countdown - can't be much longer now
crv1963 wrote: »
I'm not afraid of a bit of hard work, I think a couple of months doing 60 hours over 5 days plus commute is okay anything longer and I'd grind myself down too much.
April I'm turning the extra hours down a notch, March payday earned in February does the bits in the house, plus pay sister back a big chunk I put on her interest free account for Mums washer, dryer and TV for her birthday. Then April payday earned this month is for myself for my shed.
I've decided that I don't mind one or two extra shifts to help out a month but marathon runs like this month and last are going to be the exception and only (like these) for specific items needed.
I also expect Bugslet to be working a few silly hours clearing the decks as she sails toward retirement and the next phase of life.
I didn't realise how many other around my age are doing as I am in my local teams- doing the unsocial hours for the pension and the extras to future proof as far as possible. One colleague is pouring everything into various forms of saving to get a nice campervan to drive off into the sunset with her partner.
bugslett wrote: »
Shed or man cave? I think 60 hours is definitely the max. I've knocked about 7 hours off my working week this year, and really felt the difference. Come April you will enjoy some less hours - and in time for the better weather - she said optimistically!
30 operational days left - :j. There will be a bit of a flurry in April regarding the hand over, and probably the first two weeks of May, then it moves to a gradual wind down. Lease on the warehouse finishes in June so 99% of things will be done then with just some end of year stuff to attend to if I can get off my sun lounger for long enough;)
Campervans have really come along from the basics of the 70s, there are some gorgeous conversions out there. I keep looking at our youngest van and thinking, shall I keep it.......
Clowance wrote: »
Apropos of nothing - my grandfather retired at 60 and lived with grandma until he was 90, 30 years. he kept himself busy in their large garden, and had a little man cave in the (asbestos) garage with a table, chair, radio, newspapers. In decent weather he wasn't encouraged to come in the house until elevenses! (he died in 1975). It worked for them!
My uncle has been retired for 38 years - he left at 59.
So if you are lucky you will have a long long retirement, but the key is definitely keeping busy.
I am stuck at work until the state pension kicks in, as I have not been a high earner since the kids were born.
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