Join Early Retirement Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-04-2012, 07:17 AM   #21
Full time employment: Posting here.
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 891
Good point; as I reviewed my post I write in first person singular. That's because I can't get DW interested at all in any of this! She has always assumed I have it covered and is perfectly comfortable with it. What's funny is that in earlier years she wanted to spend more, I was the $ brake. Now when I try to kick some cash out the door she's the one to question it! Neither of us has expensive tastes in much of anything, except a desire to travel.

As for MIL we're both pretty much on same page. However, she finds it easier to accept challenges like that than I do. We know it's an issue that is self correcting, eventually, but meanwhile we just have to deal with it best we can.

H2ODude is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-04-2012, 07:24 AM   #22
Full time employment: Posting here.
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 636
I know people that enjoy their wo*k and have a hard time leaving what they see as easy money. But for those that are no longer having fun and CAN retire?? Sounds like you just need a hobby or something that makes you want to get out of bed every day. Can't help you with that but how about taking some classes to discover what that is? Photography, music, cooking, astronomy, making beer, making bird houses, line dancing... anything. Hey, I think I just came up with a couple ideas for myself! Thank me very much. Also, here's a link to a thread that might be fun for you. It was fun for me to read all the responses!

What's your favorite thing about not having to go to w*rk???

panacea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2012, 07:58 AM   #23
Dryer sheet aficionado
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 28
I knew a fair number of guys at work who remained in the workplace simply because they didn't enjoy being at home that much. In other words, work was the lesser of two evils.

I remember an instance where I told a coworker how much I looked forward to the end of the workday so I could get home to my wife. He looked stunned and said it must be nice to be married to someone you love.
We are fortunate that we have good marriages.

Just recently a man I worked with left his State job for a Federal job. He is 60 and had a great pension from his years with the State, but he still wanted the Federal job.

Right after he started the new job his wife dropped dead from a stroke.

Steven is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can't Open Facebook TromboneAl Other topics 32 02-29-2012 06:57 AM
Looking to Retire this summer Am I missing something? Flsail Hi, I am... 6 02-27-2012 06:15 PM
Can't Get Cost on Upcoming Surgery JOHNNIE36 Health and Early Retirement 29 02-27-2012 02:13 PM
Not very young, can I do it? JayNak Young Dreamers 4 02-26-2012 07:38 AM
Have 3 houses and am thinking about paying 1 off early Risingsunbob Hi, I am... 5 02-24-2012 08:17 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:35 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.