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Old 08-20-2014, 06:20 PM   #81
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Eventually, even all the trapping of you working will grow old no matter how much you're promoted and pampered. Good luck.
I agree. And I truly hope in the next 3 years I will be so tired of working that no promotion in the world will get me to do another OMY!!
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Old 08-20-2014, 07:08 PM   #82
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You have a nice fat bundle of money. Enjoy it!

We all have to die one day and you can't take it to the grave.
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Old 08-23-2014, 12:08 PM   #83
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What a wonderful problem to have! Most men don't know who they are without the mantle of their "position". You have the money to do anything you want. I didn't hear anyone talk about volunteer opportunities -- they provide the purpose, passion and potential that you might miss from a job. I've been retired since I was 51 and the mantra here is "how did I ever fit work into my life?" There are so many things to get involved with and do. Good luck!
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Old 01-07-2017, 05:30 PM   #84
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I bumped this old thread because I wanted to share a comment my DW said as she was going back to w*rk after her 9 days off between Christmas and New Years (counting weekends) her mega corp closes down production during this time. Plus after re-reading this thread I'm curious to how the OP had progressed

Anyhow, a little history. My plan has always been to drop to part time at 55 (6.5 years away) work 24 hours a week to keep benefits and probably earn enough to cover the basics and fully fund the IRA's, 401k. I say my plan because DW was always wishy washy about the idea of retirement and indifferent to the household finances since we've been married (28 years). I've always helped the retirement concept by peppering in comments at opportune times to keep the idea fresh, for instance when we were attending the wedding of a nephew that was out of state, I casually mentioned how nice it would be to have spent an extra day or two there to catch up or to not be rushed with the trip, or we could've taken the train if we had time.

Anyway, the night of DW having to go back to work after the long time off she was commenting about how she didn't want to go to work tomorrow, I'm really dreading going into work tomorrow, I'm getting anxious about going into work tomorrow, etc. Being the ever helpful DH, I said, "Wouldn't it be great if we were retired and didn't have to go into work tomorrow?"

DW classic answer: "no, that would be boring" Me: "Were you bored all last week?" DW "Well, No...." I'm hoping the seed is starting to sprout.
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Old 01-09-2017, 07:59 AM   #85
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Thanks for sharing that. It's interesting when a couple have divergent views on retirement or ER. It seems she served you up a nice shot and your response was perfect. Lucky for me, my wife and I shared exactly the same view on ER: let's get out as soon as possible. I will look forward to reading about your progress, if you choose to keep us updated in the future.

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