In an effort to start something new.....

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In an effort to start something new.....
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Wed, 07-07-2010 - 4:03pm

What plans have you made for the post child years?

DH and I just getting started discussing them. If all goes as planned(!?!), YDS will be graduating from undergraduate school in ten or so years and DH will be 60 or so year old. So we are looking at options, post HS,post college, where will we live.......

Do you see yourself working in some way for the foreseeable future? DO you see yourself taking things easier? Do you see yourself moving to a different location?

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Wed, 07-07-2010 - 4:10pm

That's at least 20 years off for me, so I haven't really thought about it much. I don't really intend to retire unless I'm physically or mentally unable to work. Even if I did, I would only be about 50 years old when they finish college, way too young to lounge about. If we're debt-free, I'll probably work part-time and take some college classes myself.

Until the grandbabies come along. :-)












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Registered: 08-22-2009
Wed, 07-07-2010 - 4:22pm

We are already there or just about, our youngest is a senior in college.

For the moment nothing has changed, job or location wise.

The minimum I will continue working is until our parent loans are paid off (about 5 years). After that I don't know. My job is very physically hard so I do not know if I can continue doing it into my 60's. If I do leave this job I don't know if I will "retire" or move on to another job.

DH is retired military and about three years before he retired I was really to settle down and never move again. But over the last year or so I have been getting the moving bug and thinking that I may want to move again. So when our kids are completely independent of us, if the chance comes up moving may happen.

As for taking it easier, just no longer being responsible for three little ones is taking it easier. I have a lot more free time now then in the past.

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Wed, 07-07-2010 - 6:14pm
Well, if we don't have any more kids, we'll be 47/48 when William graduates from college in 20ish years. I think we'll probably keep working until we have enough in retirement to maintain our current lifestyle and have a little bit of money available for traveling. We plan to live in this house pretty much forever.
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Wed, 07-07-2010 - 6:18pm
You know, we really haven't, which is kind of silly since our younger one is 14 and it is not that far off. DH wants to sell our home but I am not sure. I think I would like to live in it a few years and enjoy it without somebody constantly messing it up, and I have invested a lot of sweat equity into the house and garden I would like to enjoy. DH will be 68 this year and has no intention of retiring as long as his health holds up, so I guess I see us doing what we are doing for as long as we can!
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Registered: 08-27-2007
Wed, 07-07-2010 - 6:35pm

I am planning on Homeschooling for another 10 years. By them I will have a 25, 20, 19 and 16 year old.


But I also plan on adopting, having another baby and probably fostering.


I have no plans to work out side the home what so ever. Ever. Now if one day, by necessity I had to, then I would do childcare in my home.


I plan on taking on greater roles at home.


              *Praying for my best friend, my Dad*


 &n

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Wed, 07-07-2010 - 7:28pm
Seems like you have found your calling. :-)











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Wed, 07-07-2010 - 7:51pm

You're not the only one who hasn't figured this stuff out yet, and our oldest is 15. That's not to say we haven't planned financially, but we certainly don't have a plan to do something other than what we're already doing.


We live in an antique house that we both really love (and have also put a lot of money, time and effort into maintaining!). We'd like to go out of this house feet first, but that may not be possible if one of us becomes disabled in some way and can't do the stairs and the uneven floors. DH and I are 48/47 now and in excellent shape, but he does have some health issues related to cancer treatment from 20 years ago, so it's really hard to know what will happen.


I honestly don't think every step has to be perfectly planned, as long as you are saving and preparing financially. I'd rather think of this as an adventure, not a connect-the-dots picture.

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Registered: 08-27-2007
Wed, 07-07-2010 - 9:11pm

Yep. I love it.

              *Praying for my best friend, my Dad*


 &n

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Wed, 07-07-2010 - 9:20pm
Retirement! We'll be 63/64 when dd2 finishes college, so I hope we will be retired at 65. No plans to move from our current house or city. Probably travel a little, but mostly just enjoy life, do some volunteer work, and so forth.
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Wed, 07-07-2010 - 9:23pm

In 10 years, Dylan will be 22 and, if he goes for a 4 year degree, he should be within 1-2 years of achieving that. But probably still living at home to cut down expenses as his sisters did. So say he will be out of the house around age 24-25 in 12-13 years. We will be 70 then. I see dh and I still working then (dh at the group home and me ah and the bridal shop if I don't quit again by then)and still providing dc for the grandchildren. After school care by then as the youngest (assuming that there will be no more after Erica's 2nd) will be 12. Possibly providing home school a couple days a week as Alex is following Dylan at the charter school with the possibility of the rest of them going there as well. We will have moved into mil's house by then. That is assuming that things will continue the way they are now. You know "the best laid plans" and all that.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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