I was reading the political forum and @Swamp Donkey mentioned SCOTUS' not retiring and why. It seems at some point (70, 75?) they'd want to retire and enjoy the last few years. Someone mentioned that it gives them "purpose". I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, as far as 'having to work' and I'm very ready to retire (and I'm "only" 50). My biggest thing about working is "having to be somewhere". I don't like that. I don't mind my new job, it's relatively easy. I've spoken to dozens of my retired firefighter friends and many of them have told me to have a plan, you can get 'bored' really quick, find something to do, etc. In my case, I don't play golf, I don't fish, I don't play video games, I don't hunt. I do like to run (I usually run about an hour a day) and go to the gym (which kills an hour or so). But other than chores around the house or out at the cabin, I don't have many real hobbies (which is why I kill so much time on here!). What's your plan? Anything interesting or unusual? One thing I'm considering doing - becoming a referee - for football, baseball, softball, maybe other sports. I figure it would keep me busy and get me out of the house. My wife wants 3 or 4 (or more) airbnb's for us to make some income and manage, so I'd spend some time doing 'handyman' work there. Also considered getting a part-time job at a Ritz or high end Marriott (preferably in the gym handing out towels) so we can get a discount on Marriott hotels when we travel.