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Old 05-28-2015, 03:35 PM   #81
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For me, it's situational. I tell most folks I'm retired and that's the end of it. For some of the older, nosy folks in the neighborhood, I tell them I work from home. We have lots of business owners and home workers, so it's easy to blend in.

I can certainly relate to the younger folks resenting you, though. Currently, we are in Mexico with two other couples. One of them can't fathom that I have no reason to work...and I've known them for 20+ years. If THEY don't understand how I got here, most people won't. I shouldn't be surprised that they are also getting ready to get a second mortgage on their home to do some renovations and seem perfectly content to work 5 more years and not take a 'real' vacation for 3 years for the improvements. As you might guess, they will NOT be on our next getaway.

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Old 05-28-2015, 03:55 PM   #82
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Most recently I told someone I was a music critic, but that I was willing to criticize pretty much anything. For example, that shirt you're wearing...

You must be a busy man...
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Old 05-28-2015, 04:01 PM   #83
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When you have the financial resources to not work, you're automatically on every mailing list of every company that wants your money. It's a part time job just throwing away incoming mail.

And tending to investment portfolios is another part time job.

I just don't look to retirement as not working. I'm busy every day--doing what i want to do.
+1 It's amazing the number of people who assume I just sit around with time to burn. No---- I'm pretty much as busy as ever, but I make the list!

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Old 05-28-2015, 04:25 PM   #84
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LOL I used to say that I was a Private Portfolio Manager. If people asked anything further, I simply said it was private.
I'm retiring June 15 at age 55, but I could easily pass for 49. For me, Private Portfolio Manager wins the prize! Follow up questions can be met with vague answers like save a portion of each paycheck, live below your means, diversify your investments, don't try to time the market, etc. This could be fun! Maybe I'll even print a few business cards.
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Old 05-28-2015, 05:37 PM   #85
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"Urban transportation consultant" heh - I used to design parking lots for walmarts.

And later worked at one of those regional transportation authorities that received a lot of useless rantings from the public about how F-ed up everything was.
I hope didn't actually read the rantings before sending the generic " Thank you for contacting the ABC Metro...... " reply . or you wouldn't have time to do anything else
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