Last week, Uncle8888 happened to meet this guy who was once his ex-colleague in his younger days. This guy rose fast in his career development to reach middle management. In his late 40s or early 50s; he probably has enough FU$/No Thanks$ to walk away from his day job.
Two months ago, he decided to retire early. If Uncle8888 remembered correctly he should be about 55 or 56. A few years younger than him.
His reason given for early retirement from his day job is that he would like to spend more time doing charitable works like delivery of food to the needy.
Guess what happen?
Just after three weeks of retirement, he is back to work. Lucky his vacancy was not filled and he got back his old day job.
We must bear in mind. Once we are so active and busy working in scheduled tasks and routine work environment; it is never easy to flip over ANYTIME to unscheduled and UN-busy world in retirement where time freedom is luxury but became too much to handle.
Real people. Real Story.
Retiring from your day job is NOT a flip over switch to retiring. We must duly prepare ourselves for this transition to the world of retirement. It is never voluntary flip over switch to retirement. Right?
Last updated : 14 Sep 2020
I am 64 yrs old uncle living in HDB heartland who has achieved financial independence @ 56 and finally retired @ 60 from full-time job as employee on 1 Oct 2016.
Single household income since 1995 with three children.
Currently, two sons and one daughter are working.
I have been doing 21 years of long-term investing and short-term trading in Singapore stock market only since Jan 2000 so I am that so-called Panda or Koala in the investment world.
I am currently executing my Three Taps solution model to maintain sustainable retirement income for life till 2041 @ 85 yrs old.
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