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Old 03-04-2012, 07:17 AM   #21
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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.

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Old 03-04-2012, 07:24 AM   #22
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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???

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Old 03-04-2012, 07:58 AM   #23
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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.

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