In March of 2018, I was breezing through my last days of work after a banking career that spanned my entire adult life. Through thoughtful and disciplined financial planning, I was fortunate to retire at the wee young age of 62.
As I reflect on the last two years, I have no regrets. Zero. Some of my friends and colleagues have since joined me in retirement, and they, too, have no second thoughts. We are all enjoying this new phase of our lives.
There are a lot of little things that change once you retire. For instance, since I’m home much more often, I need to buy more paper goods. Paper towels. Kleenex. Computer paper. And, yes, toilet tissue.
My grocery bills are much higher because I’m eating more meals at home. I also make little trips to the grocers throughout the week now, something I rarely did while working. Rest assured, these grocer trips are not to add excitement to my life.