Hubby is currently quite perturbed about the fact that his long-time colleague is retiring this year aged 55. I have pointed out that he does not have children - a major factor in our continuing in employment.
So hubby and I had a go on the calculator.
55 is a no-no finance-wise.
70 would give me a decent pension, but I would probably have dropped dead before then if I tried to keep on teaching till 70. It' a job that requires a lot of energy and how out of touch would I be with teenagers by then?
Hubby would get something reasonable by about 59.
Not bad, but I don't want to be liontaming teenagers until I'm 59.
Then I realised that I'm nearly a year older than hubby and could retire before him.
"No, you won't", said hubby, looking slightly aggrieved, "Either we retire together, or I retire first".
"Wouldn't you like to come home to a lovely home and your tea on the table every night?" I tried to pursuade him.
"I already do".