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Old 08-24-2015, 05:40 PM   #21
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I'm saddened by what has happened, and understand how those special professional relationships touch your life.

I encourage you to not connect "LBYM" with this event. I lost my wife at 54 and the benefits of having lived conservatively gave me tremendous peace of mind when she was sick and great options for raising the kids after she was gone. We didn't trade up houses and buy new cars every few years, still lived a nice life.

Having been through that, I have come to believe the one of the best things you can you can do for your family is to ensure they can have a comfortable life after you're gone. For most of us, that means LBYM.

We don't own the hotel and checkout time is at the pleasure of someone else. Plan your stay accordingly........

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Old 08-25-2015, 04:18 AM   #22
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Thanks for all your support, encouragement words, opinions and shared experiences.

This is effectivelly a special group of people.

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Old 08-25-2015, 09:06 AM   #23
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I was working way too hard in the late 90s, early 2000s. Then, a few events caused me to realize that life is short, and I should start enjoy it more, instead of deferring everything until I retired.

I had not been scrimping, but I indulged some more like foreign travel, buying a 2nd home. If I did not, I would have more money now, but the opportunities would have been lost, as I am older now and would not have the same pleasure as I did. And I could have been dead from an illness 3 years ago.

So, doing OMY to allow oneself a bit of leisure is worth it. YMMV.
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:43 AM   #24
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Sinbad I'm so sorry for your loss.

I also have an employee who has terminal cancer. She is only 46 and is such a bright shining light. Even now she stays positive and is always thinking about others. I've never clicked with an employee like I have with her and someday way too soon she'll be gone.

It makes me so sad to think about it but it strengthens my resolve to be done with work sometime this year.
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Old 08-25-2015, 12:13 PM   #25
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A job that you enjoy with good people is very rewarding. I think we sometimes don't realize that close working relationships are important to us until we lose them. Losing them to an early death can be particularly hard. Obviously not as difficult as it is for their family, but still hard.

As far as LBYM is concerned I've always done it because it's just common sense. I see no reason to own things I don't need or be in debt. LBYM makes me happy and if it has other benefits then that's great.

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