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Old 12-14-2007, 10:21 PM   #1
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Hi from Singapore

I am a US expat working in Singapore for the next few years. Retirement didn't even enter my mind until I began talking to many people from different countries that all seem to retire long before the average US worker. My idea of retirement at this point is to do something I enjoy but at my own pace. Working a 40 hour a week job may even feel like retirement after working 65-85 hour weeks for the past 17 years.

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Old 12-15-2007, 12:19 AM   #2
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Welcome Yankee. Similar situation, different country. I agree 40 hours will feel like a cake walk after this...but I'll probably just punch out. By the time I'm done in 18-24 months, I'll have 24 years in...the last 10 of which have been 70+ hours each, and before that at least that is at least equivalent to between 36-40 years of 40 hour weeks. As long as I have the FI right, then I guess I've earned my RE...

Good luck in Sing...and with your plans for FIRE.

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Old 12-15-2007, 10:08 AM   #3
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Old 12-15-2007, 01:57 PM   #4
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Hi Yank!
I just saw on a video where you have a new neighbor! Jim Rogers (I think he trades commodities, etc.) sold his place in New York and moved to Singapore. He moved because he thinks we are headed for a crash here. None of his money is in US$$$.
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