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Old 12-17-2018, 10:01 AM   #1
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Default Retirement Plans- a month on the beach.

So I'm going to retire in 4 years. I'll only be 54 after 30 years of teaching and will draw almost what I'm making now. I've been coming down one week a year for the last 15 years or so, but would like to take a month out a year to come down and fish. I usually bring my graduating seniors for a going away trip of sorts. We do the beach thing, do a wahoos game and mostly touristy stuff. I spend a lot of time surf fishing, kayak fishing and usually go out with one of the guys I met on here a few years ago for snapper fishing.

So if you could pick out one month to come down there with zero responsibilities just to fish and have a good time (I'm not a party or bar guy) when would you come?
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Congratulation on the retirement. I'm 62 and looking forward to leaving the work force if I ever get the nerve to do it. May is probably my favorite month to be around the water. Good fishing, no hurricane worries, kids are mostly still in school so crowds are minimal, and the Wahoos will be playing ball.
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You have a much better retirement than Florida teachers. After 30 years they get about half of what they make. Deduct the health insurance cost and you are left with an amount that most can't survive on.

If it was me I would come in October. Should be cooled down by then and the tourist have thinned out.
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April or May would be my choice time
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May 15- June 15. Best weather. Big specs in the sound that youd be able to wade to. Hopefully if the government is nice a little of snapper season.
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You have a much better retirement than Florida teachers. After 30 years they get about half of what they make. Deduct the health insurance cost and you are left with an amount that most can't survive on.

If it was me I would come in October. Should be cooled down by then and the tourist have thinned out.
Yep, I think Arkansas is #3 in teacher retirement. I'll make $1K less the year I retire, my second year out I'll make $300 more and each year after that I'll get a 3% cost of living increase. I've not gotten a raise in 4 years, so that will be nice. I don't have school insurance so that's a big plus too. We got ours back in 2003. I think it's about $450 a month and is better than what the teachers here give $1300 for.
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I would come in July.
Snapper season will be open.
4th of July fireworks.
Blue Angels on the beach the following weekend.


Where in Arkansas??
I'm from Paragould, been a panhandler since 1987.
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I would come in July.
Snapper season will be open.
4th of July fireworks.
Blue Angels on the beach the following weekend.


Where in Arkansas??
I'm from Paragould, been a panhandler since 1987.
July cost too much and is too dang hot.

I grew up in Bentonville. Live in central Arkansas now about 30 miles outside of Little Rock.
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Dang, that's an unbelievable retirement!!! Congrats! As fer dates, I fish all year and couldn't tell ya the best time since I fish fer multi species... really depends on what ya wanna catch/keep...
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Definitely October. Cooler weather and surf usually calm. Lots of festivals that time of year. Cheaper rates and lots fewer people.
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