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Old 08-19-2006, 01:11 PM   #1
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I'm 48, married with two children (19 & 16 with college funds set aside) and own my home outright. After 26 years in a variety of senior level corporate positions, I lost all interest in continuing to to fight the bureaucracies and politics of the business world and called it quits four months ago. My wife is a school teacher so we don't face the issue of finding reasonable health insurance. I have slightly over $1 million in a variety of retirement accounts and $1.9 million in CDs, municipal bond funds, mutual funds and individual stocks. My annual interest and dividends is approximately $98K and my annual expenses are approximatley $62K. Here's my question. While my finances are in order, I'm not ready to "live on the golf course" and would be interested in working part-time (or full-time under the right circumstances) doing something that is intersting and meaningful. I presently do some volunteer work for a non profit which is rewarding, but it doesn't fill my week and I still have a yearning to make a little money (reinforcement for my work). I'm not interested in substitute teaching and woulf prefer to work in an organization where I can get social interaction. Any thoughts, comments, advice or questions would be most appreciated.

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Old 08-19-2006, 01:31 PM   #2
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Here's my question.* While my finances are in order, I'm not ready to "live on the golf course" and would be interested in working part-time (or full-time under the right circumstances) doing something that is intersting and meaningful.* I presently do some volunteer work for a non profit which is rewarding, but it doesn't fill my week and I still have a yearning to make a little money (reinforcement for my work).* I'm not interested in substitute teaching and woulf prefer to work in an organization where I can get social interaction. Any thoughts, comments, advice or questions would be most appreciated.*
Welcome to the board, Horrnsfan.

Well, you could take up surfing and live at the beach. Or you could work through Ernie Zelinski's Get-A-Life Tree of brainstorming your activities.

Or you could try two books: Bob Clyatt's "Work Less, Live More", which tends to reinforce what you've already learned, and Julie Jansen's "I Don't Know What I Want". Her self-assessments & surveys are designed for career-changing and for finding your avocation.

You would hope that by this point in your life you'd feel rewarded by things other than money, but it's a transition process.
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Here is a collection of web sites that might help give you some ideas:

http://www.golio.net/My_Homepage_Files/Page15.html

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