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Old 03-13-2015, 06:09 PM   #61
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But I'm not the kind of person who feels like they always have to be doing something productive or actively earning money somehow.
There are several of us on the forum busily (?!) perfecting the art of loafing, goofing off, putzing around the house, and in general accomplishing as little as possible.

Think of it as achieving Wally's dream.

I heard the call to do nothing. So I answered it.
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Old 03-13-2015, 09:05 PM   #62
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Originally Posted by irishgal View Post
Oh wow are we sharing the same dad? I get the same thing, I'm still working and traveling for work. My dad will call or text and say to give him a call- since my mom is terminally ill I usually call right away and it is usually something like "we planted roses in front of the house and it took all day". Ugh....

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Perhaps! Don't get me wrong...I love him more than anything and almost always it's not a bother to field his calls or requests. And I do know the day will come when the calls and crazy chain e-mails will stop and I will long for these 'annoying' days again.

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Old 03-24-2015, 02:07 AM   #63
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They just jealous

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Old 03-30-2015, 10:30 PM   #64
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Nothing to feel guilty about although I know what you mean. I retired at 52 with an indexed DB pension that pays me $4,300 after tax and medical dental premium have been paid. It can make for awkward conversations with friends and acquaintances who have to work another 15 years or so. So, I don't feel guilty,but a bit awkward...It gets better with time though, especially as you move closer to the typical retirement age yourself.

In reading your post, it looks like you are in good shape and have a plan. Even with a somewhat reduced income it all comes down to how much one spends being more important than how much one makes. Pull the trigger if you haven't already. Regards.
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Old 03-31-2015, 08:51 AM   #65
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Romeretiree, Interesting choice of a first post. You might consider going into Hi, I am... - Early Retirement & Financial Independence Community and making a post. Your user name sounds like the post might be interesting.

CarolosV, That looks like a tidy set-up...not many of those left!
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Old 03-31-2015, 05:38 PM   #66
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I find that other people like me to feel guilty. I also have a pension from a local government agency and there are people who think I'm living the life and that I don't deserve it. I worked for 28 years at low pay and hardly any room for advancement. I also put in to my retirement. I know I'm lucky, very lucky.

I never complained when all the dot.comers were making tons of money and now I get grief from them.

Stay away from those that throw that shade on you and enjoy retirement!
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Old 03-31-2015, 05:39 PM   #67
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<---------loafer here! And loving it!
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Old 03-31-2015, 08:15 PM   #68
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I feel bad at times for my long term GF who is not FI and works at a job she hates. That said, when guilt slips in I recall the financial decisions she made over the years against any advice I gave (to the tune of "who are you, my Father") and the times I clearly stated that I had no intention of working "to the grave." So, I continue to cover our housing and she covers her personal expenses. If anyone should be upset it should be me😞 If she stayed on the path she was on when we met, we'd be discussing how many weeks to spend down south in the Winter and other such things. But, no. No end in sight for her dependence on a JOB. And any FI for her would be on me and drive a too high WD rate at this point, 48yo, for my level of comfort.

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Old 03-31-2015, 08:50 PM   #69
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First, thank you for your service as a Forest Service firefighter. I appreciate what you did for all those years both on the level of savings lives and stuff, but also because your efforts preserved some of the beautiful landscape here in God's country.

Don't feel guilty. You earned it. Besides, once you have had some time to rest and recover you will be amazed at what takes your fancy. Often it is stuff that is wonderfully helpful to friends, family, neighbors, community, etc. Get on with the next chapter of your life, one in which you are only accountable to yourself.
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Old 03-31-2015, 10:53 PM   #70
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I'd like to have a nickel for each time I was told "can't take it with you so might as well spend it"
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:38 AM   #71
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I'd like to have a nickel for each time I was told "can't take it with you so might as well spend it"
Me too. I decided to spend it all. Very slowly. Over 40 or 50 years

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