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Re: The Blog of a Man Who Plans to Retire at 37
Old 09-18-2004, 01:22 AM   #41
 
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Wab is right (as usual) When I first semiretired at age 49, there was widespread surprise and consternation.
I recall my brother's "But what does he do all day?"
Obviously he was clueless. Now, 11 years later it
(my being retired) is seldom mentioned. It's not so
unusual for a 60 year old, but at 37 you would
stick out like Janet Reno at a dwarf convention.

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Re: The Blog of a Man Who Plans to Retire at 37
Old 09-18-2004, 08:34 AM   #42
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I raised all of my kids in "Central America".
Lots of corn and *soybeans along with good old- fashioned *"Bridges of Madison County" values.
Not to judge...but you raised your kids to have affairs with drifters and play "hide the lufa sponge"?
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I knew someone would come up with that one.
I set you up . BTW, do you suppose infants
have as much fun with infancy as adults do with adultery? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Hi,

I retired early at 41 I kinda cheated Kindsa faked a medical condition got full pay for the rest of my life. I was feeling a little guilty but hey every day is SATURDAY!
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Old 09-19-2004, 12:29 AM   #45
 
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Well, I actually had a medical condition but the only
benefits option I could see was SS disability. I looked into it, but the bar was set so high that you basically have to be completely non-functional (or be able to fake it) to get benefits. On my last annual SS statement
they informed me that I am no longer eligible for
disability, I guess because I've been out of the
workplace (thus not paying taxes) for too long.

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Old 09-19-2004, 05:39 AM   #46
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I retired early at 41 I kinda cheated Kindsa faked a medical condition got full pay for the rest of my life. I was feeling a little guilty but hey every day is SATURDAY!
If above quote is fact, (I doubt it is), I'd be careful about bragging about it. A lot of criminals get caught by being smug and boasting.
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Old 09-19-2004, 09:49 AM   #47
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Its a long shot, but there are an awful lot of lurkers on here. One of which may be in law enforcement.

When you post, your internet address is logged on the system. One subpoena to your ISP gets a name and address.

If you use an anonymous proxy, then thats two subpoenas, and the good folks running proxies to make you anonymous will absolutely give you up in one second to a legal request.

You are NEVER anonymous and unfindable on the internet...I remember one irritable little troll that felt he was completely anonymous...a friend of mine spent ten minutes and without any legal paperwork found him and posted a satellite photo of an aerial view of the guys house.

Not to mention, someone(s) somewhere(s) are paying for your fake injury retirement income. Chances are, its us. In the meanwhile, the rest of us managed to save up for ER despite paying for burdens like you.

So let me lead the chorus in saying...

You Suck.
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In the spirit of the day...............

Shiver me timbers! Avast ye swabs!

Hey TH, you are correct in that no one is anonymous any more. That was a pretty dumb thing to post even if untrue.

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Old 09-19-2004, 11:55 AM   #49
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>>Well, I actually had a medical condition but the only
benefits option I could see was SS disability.

Probably you weren't a firefighter or a policeman than. Now there is a job to have a "disability" from....get your full salary for the rest of your life, tax free, wether you are faking it or not....and the union will fight for every last penney for you.

I know several guys in the town a few over from me, where they are all young (30-40s) and all out on 100% disability for "back problems"...yet, they all manage to run businesses and hold down other jobs...but the suckers, aka taxpayers, have no choice but to pay for these freeloaders the rest of their lives...its sickening if you ask me. Gives a bad rep to all the cops and ff's that really DO get injured. I can't quite understand why the union fights for these guys so hard. (The town even hired private investigators to follow these guys around...had plenty of incriminating evidence...parasailing in the bahamas, moving a 300lb safe to the dump etc...yet they are all 100% disabled...

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Come on guys, it's an obvious troll, and a weak one at that. I'd give him a C-
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Arrr...I was hopin' the swabbie would come back for more keelhauling, so I couldst follow up with a "Blow Me"

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Aw come on!
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Faking it would be pretty difficult for the rest of your life
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Old 11-20-2004, 05:56 AM   #54
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Go for it, Jack! Even on this board there will be naysayers - be a nay SLAYER!

At 35, I was broke, unemployed and over $50K in debt. 15 years later I had a net worth over $1M. I will retire in 32 months but I'll be 55. If I could turn back the clock, I'd get out ASAP, in my thirties and live like a student.

Work is OK but the freedom of ER is the ultimate tonic, and the sooner the better. In fact, I think total retirement is over-rated. We all need something to do. I'd say just work enough to support your present lifestyle doing something you enjoy TODAY! Don't wait to enjoy your life and have as much free time as possible.

Think of it this way--four day weekends for the rest of your life, or work six months a year and take a six month break for as long as you enjoy that.

The keys: The sooner the better, work only as much as you need to to live simply, and enjoy what little work you do.

Good luck, my brother, and may the force be with you!

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Hey, speak for yourself, Consejo. *I have more than enough to do without a job.

It's possible that work is for those who aren't ready to handle being totally responsible for all of their own entertainment!
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Go for it, Jack! Even on this board there will be naysayers - be a nay SLAYER!
Yes, I've seen that and was really surprised by the reaction I did receive from some people. I am very open to critic, comments and suggestions and I actually did the blog in order to get in touch with some people that, like you, did retire very early or plan to do so. But I've read many "you are full of s***" or "go make your homework"... anyway. I don't care too much about those people, if they don't believe it is possible (or if they don't want to stop working, which is correct if they are happy with that), then they should just don't lose their time finding flaws in my plan.

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The keys: *The sooner the better, work only as much as you need to to live simply, and enjoy what little work you do.
I'm considering this as a second option. As I've said before, I don't think I will never work between 37 and 65.. but from 37, I will be free to work wherever I want, part-time if I want, changing job when I'm bored (and stop 6 months between the two), etc. Or maybe I will enjoy my ER that much that I will never want to get back to work, I don't know yet.

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Old 11-24-2004, 10:57 AM   #59
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Jack, in regards to your last post: Good for you!

I made some posts and got flamed, as well. Mostly by the same people, that's gotta tell ya' something!

I like your blog, it will be of value to others and I know how much work they are.

I'm new to these boards but figured out real quick that you just ignore about 50% of the posts. Write them off to the boredom of others or something.

I'll be interested to see how you do. The first time I retired I was 30. It lasted two years as I was not really prepared but I do not regret a day I spent at the beach.

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The key is freedom - doing what you want when you want...if you want to work, great. If you don't, great. It's not sitting around doing nothing, it's having the choice/freedom to work however much you want!
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