Retire In Style

Retirement vs. Resignation

If you have been thinking about this and are not sure if it is the right time to retire or resign from your job, but here are some of my thoughts on the matter. The first thing that comes into mind when you think about retiring and resigning is money. You will be able to save more money in your old age than at any other point in life. This means that you can live comfortably without working again.


Retire means that you stop working for a living. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you don’t work anymore. If you want to continue doing something else with your free time then go ahead! But as long as you do not make enough money to support yourself financially, you should continue working.

When we say “support yourself financially”, what we mean is: pay all your bills and put aside an amount each month that covers your basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter. The rest goes towards savings.

How Much Money Would You Need to Survive After You Retired?

This depends entirely upon how many years you plan to spend before you die. For example, let us assume that you plan to live until 100 years old. To cover your expenses during those 100 years, you will need 1 million dollars per year. That may sound like a lot of money, but remember that you only need to earn around $50 thousand dollars per year to get by.

If you want to retire early, then you should aim to save at least 10% of your income each month. The earlier you start saving, the better off you’ll be.


Resign simply means that you give up your current position and leave your company/employer. There is no difference between retirement and resignation except that one involves leaving your employer while the other does not.

The most common type of job transition is voluntary resignation. This occurs when someone quits his or her job voluntarily without being fired or laid off. Voluntary resignations usually happen because the employee wants to take some time off before starting a new career.

Common Reasons People Resign

  • Most common reasons people resign include:
  • They don’t like where they work anymore.
  • Their boss has become too demanding.
  • They feel undervalued.
  • They just plain hate their jobs.
  • They find another job offer better.
  • They decide to start their own business.
  • They move out of state.
  • They change careers altogether.
  • They take early retirement.
  • They choose to stay home full-time.

Differences Between Retire and Resign

There are two main differences between retirement and resignation. First, there is the financial aspect. When you retire, you still receive your salary every week. However, when you resign, you won’t see any income coming in.

Second, there is the psychological aspect. Retirement implies freedom whereas resignation implies loss of control over your future.

The first step is to understand what retirement means to you. If it means freedom from work, then you should consider a part-time job. If it means financial security, then you should think about saving money.

Why Choose either Option Over the Other?

There are several reasons why people decide to quit their jobs instead of retire. Some people feel they still have too much energy left in them to enjoy retirement. Others just prefer to keep busy and stay active. Whatever reason you might have, there is nothing wrong with choosing to remain employed.

However, we believe that most people who retire end up regretting it because they miss out on having fun and being productive.

Is There Anything Wrong With Quitting Your Job?

There isn’t anything inherently bad about quitting your job. However, we believe that most people who quit their jobs did so because they were unhappy with them. They either had too little responsibility or too much. Someone might suggest you should retire than resign, but this doesn’t make sense if you can contribute to society.

If you are old and still want to be productive, try working fewer hours. This way, you’ll have time to rest and enjoy your hobbies.

How To Prepare For Your Retirement

Retiring at an older age requires planning. You must save enough money for yourself as well as your family. It’s also important to prepare mentally for retirement. The more prepared you are, the easier it will be to adjust to life after work.

You should set aside some savings each month. Start small and gradually increase the amount saved. Once you reach 10% of your annual earnings, you’re ready to begin investing.

It’s best to invest in stocks rather than bonds. Stocks provide higher returns and lower risk. Bonds usually pay less interest and carry greater risks.

It’s also wise to diversify your investments by putting away different amounts into various types of accounts such as mutual funds, CDs, annuities, etc.

When deciding how much to put away, remember that you need to live off your investment until you die. Therefore, you shouldn’t spend all your money right away. Instead, you should use your savings to supplement your regular expenses.

How To Announce Your Retirement

Announcing your retirement may not seem like a big deal now, but once you start receiving social benefits, it could become very difficult to continue living without one.

To avoid problems later on, announce your decision early. Tell your employer before you leave. Also, tell your friends and relatives. Let everyone know that you plan to stop working soon.

This way, you don’t run the risk of losing your pension benefits. In addition, you won’t find yourself struggling financially during your golden years.


We hope these tips help you choose between retiring and resigning from your current position. If you’ve already decided which option you’d like to take, then congratulations! Now go forth and prosper.

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