Got enough to retire but still working

Discussion in 'UPS Retirement Topics' started by Maple Grove MN Driver, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver I like Money

    Oh well the 2 plus million in my 401k, the hundreds of 1oz gold and silver coins, the hundreds of 5oz gold and silver bars and the roughly 750k in cold hard cash I have in the bank will have to be enough.

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  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Yeah right ... if you had that, you would not be working at UPS.
     
  3. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver I like Money

    I have that because I work at UPS.
    My monthly expenses are 1000 bucks a month. One paycheck covers that. The rest goes into retirement preps and into the bank.
    I have owned my home free and clear for 13 years,pay cash for a new truck every 3 years, no credit cards, no debt of any kind.

    Cash is king.

    I have made almost 800k in the last 7 years.
    90% of my take home gets put towards savings/investments/retirement planning.

    I could retire today and never look back.

    My goal is to make 310k in the next 3 years then retire on the day before Thanksgiving 2016.
     
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  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    That was my point.
    I was not questioning the accumulated wealth ... it's the "I could retire today" and not retiring that I can't understand.

    I worked 3 years longer than I needed to but I was in a Corporate office job. If I was in Management or a driver in UPS Operations, my butt would be gone the first chance I had.

    Are you sticking around for healthcare?
    With ACA, that is not as big a factor as before.

    Just curious.
     
  5. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver I like Money

    I am sticking around because I can do the job still and have no aches or pains.

    I love my customers, they love me.

    It is all easy money from here on out.

    I want to hit 30 years. It has been a goal since I hit 25 years.
     
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  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    $3M in assets and you're still working??
     
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  7. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver I like Money

    At least $4M closer to $4.5M depending on the current value of gold, silver and Platinum.


    I like money and my job is easy money.
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    There is no way a UPSer w/$4-4.5M in total assets would still be putting up with this crap on a daily basis.
     
  9. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    Show a picture of your gold, leprechaun !!!

    People that boast on internet sites are either broke or short in the pants.

    Since you work at UPS, you are making a decent wage.
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You boasted and were called out on it----it was up to you whether you wanted to respond or not.
     
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  11. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I have enough to retire. Just not old enough.
     
  12. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Just read the OP, a better title for this thread would be "Once upon a time.."
     
  13. pretender

    pretender Active Member

    After this past peak, I wonder how many package car drivers have called HR for their retirement papers?
     
  14. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Its getting worse every year. I believe it is an intentional action by UPS to wear down the older drivers to encourage them to retire. Certainly almost everyone who is eligible has been retiring the past couple of years (some waited until after contract to see if they could get better, others before contract to retire before they lost anything). Bring in those new guys at lower pay rate and fewer weeks of vacation who also won't question current management decisions like ones who have more years under their belts. Just plug the new guys into ORION and let them roll.
     
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Wait until 2018----you will see a huge exodus.
     
  16. gingerkat

    gingerkat Well-Known Member

    This is a really good idea, especially since he suggested this very thing in another thread.
     
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  17. kingOFchester

    kingOFchester Well-Known Member

    See , I think I figured it out. He really doesn't have the gold in hand. He just found the rainbow that takes you to the gold. Here, I found his video that he posted on the day he saw the rainbow.
     
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  18. Notretiredyet

    Notretiredyet Active Member

    Always after me lucky charms.
     
  19. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest

    we have plenty enough to retire but need to get to my 80 solely for the healthcare.
     
  20. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    I'm retired - goodbye tension, hello pension! ~Author Unknown