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Old 06-10-2012, 01:18 PM   #1
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Hi - Semiretired here and wanted to introduce myself...

Hi, just joined the forum. As the post and user name suggest - I am Semi Retired since 2008 (late 2007), I am 55 and we are empty nesters.

Initially became semiretired because of the drop off in the economy. The company I was working for at the time needed to do cut backs and I volunteered to go part time since my wife and I were empty nesters and the other folks in the office still had kids at home - it just made sense... As time went on that part time work transitioned into less and less hours and now I just do project work when available... It keeps the mind sharp, provides supplemental income periodically and I do not have to work 60 - 80 hour weeks anymore... I am now headed towards fully retired and looking over the numbers to make my final decision.

Joined this forum to see what I could learn and to see where I could participate. I have lurked for a few days, but have a lot of reading to do before I will be posting any hard questions. For now just wanted to say hi...
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Welcome. Feel free to join in. I have a nose. I'll bet you do too. Since we both have noses, there's no reason we can't both have opinions.
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Welcome semi, just up the road from ya. Lotta smart folks here, but I ain't one of em, so take anything I say with a grain of salt.
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Hi back... Don't worry I will hold back the hard questions till way later and I know enough to be dangerous myself... LOL
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nice way to ease into ER
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nice way to ease into ER

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Initially became semiretired because of the drop off in the economy.
That was a nice way to ease into ER. I had similar experience, when wo*k slowed down and they asked us to take one day off each week . I talked them into one week a month like a layoff and I loved it. It became more difficult to come back to 'do' the other 3 weeks.
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Welcome to the forum. Not sure it's necessary to hold back questions, there are all kinds here and most folks are more than happy to try to help - most of us remember when...

And many members are extremely knowledgeable in some areas and not others. I certainly know of topics where I can get over my head pretty fast, and typically don't post on those threads. I'll bet you're knowledgeable in some areas that we can all benefit from, and vice versa...
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Thanks for the welcomes. I have already seen quite a few threads (doing a lot of reading at this time) that I wanted to comment in, but held back because advice from someone with only 2 or 3 posts is normally frowned upon - my experience at least.

I do have one simple question though - Why does everyone use w*rk in their posts. Is this an unwritten rule or just for fun
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Thanks for the welcomes. I have already seen quite a few threads (doing a lot of reading at this time) that I wanted to comment in, but held back because advice from someone with only 2 or 3 posts is normally frowned upon - my experience at least.

I do have one simple question though - Why does everyone use w*rk in their posts. Is this an unwritten rule or just for fun
Yeah that and DH. Why not just say husband or wife?
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Thanks for the welcomes. I have already seen quite a few threads (doing a lot of reading at this time) that I wanted to comment in, but held back because advice from someone with only 2 or 3 posts is normally frowned upon - my experience at least.

I do have one simple question though - Why does everyone use w*rk in their posts. Is this an unwritten rule or just for fun
I think because most of the folks here think it is a dirty word! I saw your post in my thread and it sounds like you and I are in the same boat, slowly easing our way into retirement. As for DH or DW, I never use that as I prefer to call my wife 'my wife' and not DW It actually took me awhile to figure out the DH, DW, DD and DS stood for!
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Same for j*b, Ms G doesn't like DW. She has always said that she doesn't need a husband she needs a wife.
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I know what you mean. The first time I saw DW or DH I thought it meant Divorced - to many acronyms, but I am catching on ...
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