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Old 08-29-2006, 06:47 PM   #1
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I just turned the big 6-0 last month and have been lurking for quite a while. Actually, my bride looks at it daily and that's how I became acquainted. My life can be summed up in a Jimmy Buffet verse: "Made enough money to buy Miami but I...", well, you know the words. Became a hater of debt two years ago and shed a whole bunch of it, and woke up one morning realising I just might be able to retire before I am 102. My work colleagues are concerned that I am "lightening up" a lot, and my 87 year old mother (who still has a full time job by choice) is agast that I am even considering ER. All that hippie influence in the 60's don't you know.

I am looking forward to participating and learning from you guys and gals. It seems to me that the ER philosphy is as much as what is really important in a retirement lifestyle as it is to accumulating wealth.

I will pull the trigger the moment this house is paid off, hopefully in less than three years.

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Old 08-29-2006, 08:05 PM   #2
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Capt C,
Welcome. If your mom is any indication, you've got lots of years to enjoy after you hang up the spurs.

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Old 08-29-2006, 08:17 PM   #3
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Hi Cap'n. You may want to change your moniker after you see the degree of curmudgeonhood this board. We even have women curmudgeons.*

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Capt Curmudgeon

How about a more optimistic name now that you are optimistic about your RE potential!
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Capt C: Don't listen to all these yea-sayers; curmudgeonhood is an honorable state of being... 8)
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Old 08-30-2006, 07:49 PM   #6
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Thanks for the advice , guys, but in all due respect I need to keep the name. It was given to me by boat mates I shared many hours with recreational diving and fishing offshore South Carolina. Something to do with my sparkling personality. It also became my VHF radio handle.

Dex does have a point, though: Thoughts of the future definitely brings a smile to my face now!
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