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Old 09-24-2008, 08:56 AM   #1
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Hi, I'm Jim in North Carolina

Hello to all on this forum. I am happily employed running my own company (I also am the janitor, secretary and all-around good guy!!), but am reading Bob Clyatt's book on semi-retirement. He referenced this site, and it's very interesting.

I hope to learn a bunch from all of you and try not to get bitten by the semi- (or even early- !) retirement bug, while adding some intelligent (!) commentary from time to time.

Have a great day, all.

Jim in NC

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Old 09-24-2008, 09:48 AM   #2
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Hi Jim and welcome. BTW do you have a plan to semi-FIRE or do you know how close you are?


I be a girl, he's a boy. Think I maybe FIRED since July 08. Mid 40s, no kidlets. Actually am totally clueless as to what is going on with DH.
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Welcome Jim. Be sure to look at the FAQs and use the search function - there is a wealth of information archived here already on everything from tax strategy to buying a laptop.
Yes, I have achieved work / life balance.
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Old 09-24-2008, 10:14 AM   #4
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Dangermouse, that's actually what got me started here--even before the book. I have been through a divorce 4 years ago and that, plus hitting 60 (...hard for me even to grasp that...!), shocked me into seeing that I am behind in my accumulation phase. While I love my job and my clients, and want to work as long as I can, I want to have the ABILITY to leave when/if I want. So, trying to learn what you guys already know!!

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welcome to the board.
you will certainly learn a lot here. jump right in and use the New Posts tab to see what are the topics du jour.
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:52 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by tarheeljim View Post
I hope ... not to get bitten by the semi- (or even early- !) retirement bug
Stop now! Proceed no farther!

"If at any times we must deal in extremes, then we prefer the quiet, good-natured hypocrite to the implacable, turbulent zealot of any kind. In plain terms, we are not so fond of any set of notions, as to think them more important than the peace of society". John Toland, The Description of Epsom (1711)
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