Don Barzini
Don Barzini thanked VetustIor Humo's answer

I retired abruply do to a political upheavel in the organization and I saw the writing on the wall. Rather than just transfer I reviewed my options and retired. The goal of my retirement was to take care of the baby and get an an "on-line" business up and running so my work-a-holic wife could … Read more

Don Barzini
Don Barzini thanked Wesley Crusher's answer

I'm quite far away from retirement. But so far so good. Since getting my first real job:

  • I have one years worth of salary stashed away somewhere in a savings account I don't touch.
  • I contribute $18,000 a year into my 401k, while my employer matches it with another free $18,000.
  • I max out my ROTH … Read more

Don Barzini
Don Barzini thanked Toni Pauze's answer

I retired in 1999... The next twelve months was taking care of daughter and granddaughter.

Then 2001 husband needed care

I volunteered 12 years in an elementary school. Loved it but when I broke my arm and had to have surgery that had to stop.

Since then we do what we want, when we want. Nothing is … Read more

Don Barzini
Don Barzini answered Firstname Refreshme lastname's question

I chose to retire in 2008, when a confluence of imminent national economic calamity, increasing stress of running a growing company in tough times, and a surprisingly generous offer for a portion of my business interests came together. I was 44 at the time. My wife implored me to grab this opportunity which, all told, … Read more

Don Barzini
Don Barzini thanked PJ Stein's answer

I haven't worked outside of the home since 2002 after my husband was called back into the Army. He retired from the Army in 2009 and worked for the federal government until 2014 when he retired from there. We moved back home to Florida. We both keep busy with our families, and with projects around … Read more

Don Barzini
Don Barzini thanked Darik Majoren's answer

We rent on the beach every year, and I love to fall asleep to the waves crashing against the rocks, the buoy dinging in the distance and sounds of the seagulls . . . . I'm not so sure I can live too far from the ocean where I can't visit it often. 

Don Barzini
Don Barzini thanked PJ Stein's answer

Much of science is based on theory and hypothesis. As we learn more those theories and hypotheses change. If you look at what was once considered medicine through chemistry, you might be surprised. Look at this old bottle of cough medicine. Some of the ingredients alone is one issue but combined is a whole other … Read more