Uncle8888 clearly knew it and in no illusion and planned decades ahead of its time and could even announce his Goal sooner than expected when he has better grip of ETA to his retirement. One of his peers who was very motivated and cheong worker who after re-org became his last ex boss before his retirement on Sep 2016. He bought Uncle8888 lunch and requested him to delay his decision to retire early. Boss: I won't dare to ask you to delay your retirement. Can you work till Dec so I can have more time to manage the transition? CW: Last year I have given you and the team one year advance notice. Do you still remember, 10 years ago I have already tell every body that I will work up to 60? CW: Dec is not possible as I am planning for my Taiwan for Nov/Dec period. Okay, I can work till end Sep. If any work related issues that were not cleared and needed my help I came back to office to help. Anyway, I should be very free. Uncle8888 did went back on two occasions to help to advise on some outstanding issues.
I am 61 yrs old uncle living in HDB heartland who has achieved financial independence @ 56 and retired @ 60 from full-time job as employee.
Single household income since 1995 with three children. Eldest son and daughter are now working and youngest son still in his 2nd year uni in SUTD.
I have been doing long-term investing and short-term trading in Singapore stock market only since Jan 2000 so I am that Panda or Koala in the investment world; but I am still surviving well in the wild.
I am now executing my Three Taps solution model to maintain sustainable retirement income for life till 2038.
Last updated: 3 Sep 2017
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