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Old 03-08-2014, 08:20 AM   #21
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I am now proud to say that I am retired and not ashamed at all!
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Old 03-08-2014, 07:40 PM   #22
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I am using independently wealthy. It is true, at some level and in some sense for all of us on this board, who have retired is it not. After all weathly does not imply a specific measure, it is in the eye of the beholder.

Besides I like the idea.
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Old 03-08-2014, 07:47 PM   #23
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I am using independently wealthy. It is true, at some level and in some sense for all of us on this board, who have retired is it not. After all weathly does not imply a specific measure, it is in the eye of the beholder.

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Old 03-12-2014, 03:45 PM   #24
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Funny, I retired at 50 and others say...so what does your DH do? I say he is retiring in June at 56. Don't much care what they think or say anymore. I volunteer a lot and keep very busy doing what I wanna do. Congrats on your retirement.
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Old 03-12-2014, 03:54 PM   #25
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I'll get through it... I like semi-retired. Consultant sounds a little like I lost my job.
Now that made me laugh! When my daughter recently took a new job with higher pay, she went from the title of 'manager' to 'consultant.' I was so confused! I kept asking her, "So you are full time and you get benefits, right?"

Welcome! I went through same with regard to what to call myself once I'd retired from my former job title. It took me about a year to grow into my new title of 'retired.'
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Old 03-12-2014, 04:54 PM   #26
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I am using independently wealthy. It is true, at some level and in some sense for all of us on this board, who have retired is it not. After all weathly does not imply a specific measure, it is in the eye of the beholder.

Besides I like the idea.
You actually say to people, " am independently wealthy"? Holy Moly.

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Old 03-12-2014, 04:58 PM   #27
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Just tell them you are opening a grass roots incubator, then run while they still have that confused look on their face.
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Old 03-12-2014, 05:02 PM   #28
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I've gravitated to "professional volunteer". Until recently, it was "occasional consultant but mostly professional volunteer". Then I had a serious "come to Jesus" meeting with myself a few weeks ago and realized that the need for me to call myself a consultant stemmed from resentment over some aspects of my (former) career and that I needed to let that all go and just appreciate the fact that I am FI and RE. I do, however, keep a pretty heavy volunteer schedule with several different organizations. While I was writing this post, I was called to serve dinner to the homeless tomorrow night at a downtown church where I occasionally volunteer - they are short handed for spring break. So I guess "actively retired" fits me as well.
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I retired at 61 also, and I happily tell people I am retired and loving it, whenever it comes up in conversations. It's surprising how many of THEM are retired, too. I never would have guessed that so many people were retired.
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If Consultant sounds too much like unemployed, try Sr Consultant
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:40 PM   #32
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Big smile when I saw this!!! Sounds great to me! We can all compete to see who is the Greatest American Idle! Maybe there should be an awards show?
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