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Hi all,
I'm new on this board. (Should I be asking somewhere else too?) Turning 66 this summer. My BF (three months older) is retiring soon, and his reasons make sense to me. I was thinking of working till age 70 till I heard this, but now I want to get a sense of whether I can do the same. Or at least do it when I'm 68, maybe.
But how can I get reliable advice (and not have my boss thinking I want to retire ASAP and give me a shove in that direction)? I don't really know anyone I can ask.
The idea of us both being retired might be OK.
But there is stuff that has me wondering.
Like, would it help if he married me. (Aside from that, I think it would be cool.)
And there is the question of being able to make ends meet. For both of us together, and for in case I outlive him. I was really struggling, living paycheck to paycheck until I went back to school in my late 30s and changed careers. So my Social Security check won't be that big, and I haven't saved enough up. I will get a pension from this employer, the size of which depends on the number of years I've worked.
Maybe more important, at my job I feel like I'm part of something. I'm afraid that when I retire, I'd be bored out of my mind. Frankly, if I was told I *had* to retire right now, I'd be inclined to turn right around and apply for a job with the census.

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