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View Poll Results: What are the top 3 reasons you retired/want to retire?
The middle class is dead. 2 2.13%
Youíve been replaced (by technology). 2 2.13%
Corporations donít like you. 14 14.89%
Money is not happiness. 45 47.87%
Count right now how many people can make a major decision that can ruin your life. 16 17.02%
Your job is not satisfying your needs. 69 73.40%
Your Retirement Plan is For ****. 3 3.19%
Excuses (your own). 17 18.09%
Itís okay to take baby steps. 2 2.13%
Abundance will never come from your job. 30 31.91%
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:58 PM   #61
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I enjoy my w*rk, but it takes up too much of my time. I've got places to go, people to see and things to do.
This made me smile, as it is one of my favorite things my dad says.

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Old 01-30-2013, 08:36 PM   #62
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Originally Posted by MichaelB View Post
I don't identify with any of the reasons. I ER'd because I had saved enough to do so and no longer could motivate myself to go to work.
Like chasing each paycheck until you finally caught the last one

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Old 01-31-2013, 05:53 AM   #63
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Some reasons, in no particular order:
  • My brother retired at 55, and kicked the bucket (way too young) at 65. At least he got 10 good years in, and he made the most of them;
  • I realized I was "working for the weekend";
  • My job entailed much overnight travel, with no associated sense of adventure;
  • Some management (even though I was part of it);
  • Some subordinates;
  • Wife was OK with it (not to be discounted);
  • I could.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:08 AM   #64
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Though it was a poorly constructed poll (mine), the results are encouraging. Unfortunately they also clearly show how different this crowd is than the mainstream US population IMO.

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