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Old 03-09-2008, 09:24 AM   #1
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lurked for years...finally registered!

hello fellow early retirees, and those wishing they were,

As the title says, i've lurked here for 2-3 years and always meant to register. Well I guess better late than never.

Anyway, i'm a married 48 year old man; no kids. Retired from a civil service job (ok i was a sergeant in a very large metropolitan police dept). Thanks to a decent pension, including health coverage, and a nice portfolio, (those 457b and 401k contributions do add up!) I will probably never have to work again, unless i want to.
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Old 03-09-2008, 09:40 AM   #2
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Thanks to a decent pension, including health coverage...
Welcome, and you just made a lot of people insanely jealous.
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Welcome aboard Frank! Sounds like the water will be just fine for you. Now you can enjoy the life you have worked for.
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hello fellow early retirees, and those wishing they were,

As the title says, i've lurked here for 2-3 years and always meant to register. Well I guess better late than never.

Anyway, i'm a married 48 year old man; no kids. Retired from a civil service job (ok i was a sergeant in a very large metropolitan police dept). Thanks to a decent pension, including health coverage, and a nice portfolio, (those 457b and 401k contributions do add up!) I will probably never have to work again, unless i want to.
Frank, welcome to the forum! You've earned your retirement -- I know your community thanks you for your service. Have a great time!

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Old 03-09-2008, 11:36 AM   #5
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Hi Frank
Now that you've registered you can ask all those questions that you wanted to ask during your years of lurking.
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Old 03-09-2008, 02:30 PM   #6
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thanks all for the welcome. Should have registered sooner!

No real financial qestions yet. This market however, sure is tough!
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Hey Frank,

Welcome here.

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No real financial qestions yet.
Good, because we have no real financial answers.
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welcome to the board, Frank.
i'll warn you, it can be addicting.
have fun and post often.
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Welcome! Glad you decided to de-lurk. What are your hobbies?
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:50 AM   #11
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Hi and thanks again for the welcome, should have registered sooner.

Miceyd-That was funny; thanks for the laugh!

As far as hobbies:

Thinking (obsessing) about market conditions and my portfolio...interest rates, price of oil, inflation, stagflation, price of food, commodities...woops there he goes again.

physical fitness-a little running, working out, getting dragged through the street by my crazy lab, biking.

I've done a small amount of volunteer work with an animal rescue group, and would like to get more involved with that.

Trying to work on the car, but looking under the hood of my new car ('08 mazda 3)and I might as well be looking at the innards of a space shuttle if the innards of the space shuttle were plastic.

that's about it; would like to hear about some of the ways you guys (and ladies) fill up you days.

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re would like to hear about some of the ways you guys (and ladies) fill up you days. frank
a lady here...
mornings - internet surf including here. do laundry, mindless house chores, pay bills, all easy and short term stuff. any requested honey-do's involving paperwork.
afternoons - curl up with a good book, turn on classical music, volunteer driving for the DAV/VA transportation network 2x a week, cook, call friends who have troubles and leave nice messages for when they get home, do taxes (argh). watch it snow, hope it will melt.
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would like to hear about some of the ways you guys (and ladies) fill up you days.

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Lately its get up and deal with this http://forum.miata.net/vb/attachment...chmentid=59542
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... would like to hear about some of the ways you guys (and ladies) fill up you days.
(FAQ archive) But... what will I do all day?
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