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Recent Retirees

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John Van Vliet - 39 years at SCE

Where did you work and for how long? SCE for 39 years.

What was the wisest thing you did to prepare for retirement? Got ahold of Citrus Wealth and started saving early on.

What are your plans for retirement? Fishing and camping.

What advice would you give to someone retiring in one year? Make sure you have your retirement plans in order and planned out.

In your early working years, did you have a supervisor or mentor recommend you put as much away as possible for the future? My dad was my mentor.

What are you looking forward to the most about retirement? A lot of fishing.

David Jenkins - 39 years at SCE

Where did you work and for how long? SCE started in Fullerton in 1984 - 39 years.

What was the wisest thing you did to prepare for retirement? Calling Citrus Wealth and listening to coworkers for recommendations.

What are your plans for retirement? Hanging out with the grandchildren, spoiling them and exploring The States and London.

What advice would you give to someone retiring in one year? Start planning now, I wish I started planning two or three years ago.

In your early working years, did you have a supervisor or mentor recommend you put as much away as possible for the future? No mentor or supervisor recommended.

What are you looking forward to the most about retirement? Being able to relax and do everything I want and have no worries and to enjoy life with my family. 

David Alvarez - 33 years at SCE 

Where did you work and for how long?  SCE Whittier Service Center for  33 years, 40 years in total at SCE.

What was the wisest thing you did to prepare for retirement?  Listen to friends and contacted Citrus Wealth.

What are your plans for retirement?  Relaxation and travel.

What advice would you give to someone retiring in one year?  To make sure you are financially ready.

In your early working years, did you have a supervisor or mentor recommend you put as much away as possible for the future?  No supervisor, did it all on my own.

What are you looking forward to the most about retirement? Sleeping in late and doing things on my own time.

Sharon Bruce - 36 years at Kaiser Permanente 

Where did you work and for how long?  Kaiser Permanente in Fontana for 36 years.

What was the wisest thing you did to prepare for retirement?  Employer offered 401k early and I enrolled and expanded contributions.

What are your plans for retirement?  A lot of traveling and spending time with family and enjoying not having to work.

What advice would you give to someone retiring in one year?  Make sure to take care of all the bigger items around the house before you retire like a new air conditioning system and repainting the house.

In your early working years, did you have a supervisor or mentor recommend you put as much away as possible for the future?  No mentor.

What are you looking forward to the most about retirement? Lots more traveling and making time to do the little things I wasn't able to do while working and spending time with family.

Stanley Franczak - 41 years at SCE 

Where did you work and for how long? Southern California Edison, 41 years.

What was the wisest thing you did to prepare for retirement? Buy stock in Edison stock plan way back when.

What are your plans for retirement? Relaxation and enjoying retirement with the family.

What advice would you give to someone retiring in one year? Manage your bills and have them taken care of before retirement, especially credit cards.

In your early working years, did you have a supervisor or mentor recommend you put as much away as possible for the future? No, other than my parents always saying to save money.

What are you looking forward to the most about retirement? No working, and spending time with family.