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Old 01-18-2013, 06:42 PM   #41
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But it makes sharing much easier, doesn't it?
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:42 PM   #42
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But it makes sharing much easier, doesn't it?
You bet. Wouldn't have it any other way. But, it's something (in most cases) a bit different than "trust."
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:45 PM   #43
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:45 PM   #44
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DW (who still w*rks at my old w*rkplace) reports that in the last couple of months (I left in June), people have been asking her when I'm going to start looking for another job. They apparently have approximately equal difficulty with the following two concepts:

/a/ I don't actually want a full-time or even part-time job. (Some occasional billable time would be nice, say 2-3 days a month max.)
/b/ We don't need any more money than DW's salary and my early pension to maintain our lifestyle.

I suspect that people whose lack of understanding comes under /b/ have been taking a guess at the size of my payoff and working out how long it will last. What they don't know is that the only amount I've spent from that payoff is 5 times my monthly pension, and that's because I waited 5 months for my pension to kick in because of the actuarial reduction rules, which made it more attractive to wait for my next birthday. I've made almost all of that back in the market value of the investments that I made with the rest of the payoff, too. Even though this place pays really great salaries, it seems that most people are not constituting savings at the rate they could. I guess the lure of a new BMW every couple of years is too much for some people, although seeing the emptiness of the work lives of some of them, I can sort of understand.
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+1, but what was said that I'm disagreeing with?
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+1, but what was said that I'm disagreeing with?
Now you're just quibbling.
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I would not have it any other way either. Except for one member in particular who seems to be very contrarian and ornery, whatever is being said. He knows who he is. :-)

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Except for one member in particular who seems to be very contrarian and ornery, whatever is being said.
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It's not you either. No worries :-)
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Hi all,
Thanks for all the responses and validation from all you kindred spirits. Sounds like I'm generally taking the right approach keeping my "secrets" safe between us (and of course all the personnel at my local bank). For some reason over the last few years they seem to smile more at me, call me by my first name and make lots of small talk. They even clapped when they handed me my mortgage payoff statement and I handed them the check. Well, at least someone celebrated with me that day!
Thanks again for the feedback.
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Hi all,
Thanks for all the responses and validation from all you kindred spirits. Sounds like I'm generally taking the right approach keeping my "secrets" safe between us (and of course all the personnel at my local bank). For some reason over the last few years they seem to smile more at me, call me by my first name and make lots of small talk. They even clapped when they handed me my mortgage payoff statement and I handed them the check. Well, at least someone celebrated with me that day!
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I would not have it any other way either. Except for one member in particular who seems to be very contrarian and ornery, whatever is being said. He knows who he is. :-)
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I disagree.
I disagree with your disagreement-so there!

Do I win the contrarian prize, obgyn65?

(Better say yes, or I'll be forced to disagree)
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.... They even clapped when they handed me my mortgage payoff statement and I handed them the check. Well, at least someone celebrated with me that day! Thanks again for the feedback.
You should get the same response when you inform your insurance agent to remove the lien holder on your home insurance policy. I gave him the pay off documents for my home and auto (0% rate loan) at the same time and he was excited for me and really shook my hand. I didn't think it was a big deal.
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Non plus. :-)
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