I quit my job in May, sold our home, and moved to SC to be with family.
Terrible financial decision! In three to five years, I would have been all set. I tried two jobs since August and I just could not handle either. If I was very good in my old job and might be able to return with a pay cut (company rules).
My wife will not return to NJ with me so it most likely will not happen.
That inspection job fit me like a glove with pay and benefits I will never see again.
Our plan, agreed to by my daughter and son in law, is to move into a 400 square feet room above the garage. We would gift them about $25,000 to make some renovations.
One chance to do retirement correctly by selling the house, staying in NJ and working three to five more years. Now we will be depending on my daughter and son in law.
Both of them are great but I'm embarrassed by my failure!!!