Join Early Retirement Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-01-2011, 04:55 PM   #61
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Koolau's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Leeward Oahu
Posts: 2,326
Just got back from our annual trek to the vast midwest. As I sit here typing, my eyes are drawn past the lanai to the more vast Pacific ocean (and the remainder of the unusual south swell we have been enjoying). This is the essence of luxury to me. Yes, it cost money to have this luxury, but it was part of the plan - part of the plan that has worked AS we planned - and maybe then some.

This makes me feel rich!

Ko'olau's Law -

Anything which can be used can be misused. Anything which can be misused will be.
Koolau is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-02-2011, 07:18 AM   #62
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Midpack's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 10,664
Tough question. The older I get the less I care about things. Sure there are a few things I treasure, but they tend to be inexpensive items with sentiment or longevity that makes them special to me. We've sold many items without any regret, though they seemed important once.

We loved sailing, but after 35 years sailing and 22 years of boat expenses, it wasn't worth it to us anymore. It was a 33 footer, and it was our #1 spending expense. And we sold it last Dec, no regrets (at least me, DW not quite as sure).

What I like the most is probably what's left on my bucket list. None are things, they're all experiences or personal goals. I've completed about 70, and most were exhilarating in their time, but I don't spend much time thinking about what was. So the 50 or so items left to go, are the most fun things in my life. And the list is dynamic, it will never be many experiences to look forward to.

No one agrees with other people's opinions; they merely agree with their own opinions -- expressed by somebody else. Sydney Tremayne
Retired Jun 2011 at age 57

Target AA: 60% equity funds / 35% bond funds / 5% cash
Target WR: Approx 2.5% Approx 20% SI (secure income, SS only)
Midpack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 11:00 AM   #63
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
John Galt III's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 1,033
Unfettered time. Time to plan something thoroughly, and then do it at your own pace, do it well, with satisfaction, and without a lot of interruptions.

John Galt III is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Make money from a blog? Nords Other topics 15 08-18-2011 09:59 AM
Make some Mad Money RetirementColdHardTruth FIRE and Money 20 08-02-2011 11:14 AM
Where to put my money if things get ugly in the United States novaman FIRE and Money 46 07-19-2011 04:45 PM
Things that make you happy to be retired Purron Life after FIRE 65 07-11-2011 03:08 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:15 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.