Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-30-2011, 01:36 PM   #41
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Chuckanut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: West of the Mississippi
Posts: 6,325
I spend most of my discretionary money on single malt and women. The rest I have wasted.
__________________

__________________
The worst decisions are usually made in times of anger and impatience.
Chuckanut 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 Early-Retirement.org 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 12-30-2011, 01:36 PM   #42
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
kyounge1956's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,171
I am not retired yet but one thing I plan to do when I am is genealogy. I have been researching my family history on and off since the original broadcast of Roots. It's a fascinating hobby which I don't think has been mentioned so far on this thread.
__________________

__________________
kyounge1956 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2011, 03:04 PM   #43
Full time employment: Posting here.
flyfishnevada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Smith
Posts: 743
Quote:
Originally Posted by braumeister View Post
Once you're retired, I think everything you do counts as a hobby.
Just about!

However, mine are:

writing
fly fishing
astronomy
photography
astrophotography
beer
cigars
travel
blogging
reading

Probably more I can't think of right now.
__________________
Retired July 4th, 2010 at age 43
Trout Bum, Writer, Full-Time Dad and Husband


flyfishnevada is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2011, 05:29 PM   #44
Full time employment: Posting here.
tightasadrum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: athens
Posts: 802
Quote:
Originally Posted by GalaxyBoy

My main hobby these days is making beer. You can really make some great beer at home - it's not like it was 30 years ago; high quality ingredients are readily available and tons of knowledge is at your fingertips via the intertubes.
Just curious. A half keg of Guinness runs about $160 plus tax. How much does it cost you to brew a half keg once you have the equipment?
__________________
Can't you see yourself in the nursing home saying, " Darn! Wish I'd spent more time at the office instead of wasting time with family and friends."
tightasadrum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2011, 06:21 PM   #45
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Helen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Portland
Posts: 1,345
Not yet retired, but I'm getting closer. My hobbies are hiking and backpacking. The Pacific Northwest is so beautiful; I feel very blessed to live here.
__________________
Helen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2011, 08:01 PM   #46
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 362
walking/hiking/snowshoeing
travel
reading (perferably at B&N sharing a latte with hubby)
watching sports (especially football)
__________________
kz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2011, 09:54 PM   #47
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
brewer12345's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 16,391
Quote:
Originally Posted by tightasadrum View Post
Just curious. A half keg of Guinness runs about $160 plus tax. How much does it cost you to brew a half keg once you have the equipment?
I can make 10 gallons of dry stout aking to Guinness (but a lot fresher) for no more than $40. That equals about $60 for a half barrel keg equivalent.
__________________
"There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest have to pee on the electric fence for themselves."



- Will Rogers
brewer12345 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2011, 10:16 PM   #48
Recycles dryer sheets
justplainbll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Easten Long Island
Posts: 414
Quote:
Originally Posted by brewer12345 View Post
I can make 10 gallons of dry stout aking to Guinness (but a lot fresher) for no more than $40. That equals about $60 for a half barrel keg equivalent.
I admire you craft but Troegenator or Paulaner Salvator type beverages seem to be tough to duplicate and 1/2 gallon a week of such a brew would seem to be about as much as can be safely consumed on a regular basis.
__________________
justplainbll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2011, 10:20 PM   #49
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
brewer12345's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 16,391
Quote:
Originally Posted by justplainbll View Post
I admire you craft but Troegenator or Paulaner Salvator seem to be tough to duplicate.
You cannot buy my Belgian ice beer commercially. Or my special bitter, or my rye amber, or...
__________________
"There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest have to pee on the electric fence for themselves."



- Will Rogers
brewer12345 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2011, 10:43 PM   #50
Full time employment: Posting here.
tightasadrum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: athens
Posts: 802
Quote:
Originally Posted by brewer12345

I can make 10 gallons of dry stout aking to Guinness (but a lot fresher) for no more than $40. That equals about $60 for a half barrel keg equivalent.
I think I just found a new hobby. We must talk.
__________________
Can't you see yourself in the nursing home saying, " Darn! Wish I'd spent more time at the office instead of wasting time with family and friends."
tightasadrum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2011, 10:50 PM   #51
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
brewer12345's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 16,391
Quote:
Originally Posted by tightasadrum View Post
I think I just found a new hobby. We must talk.
Any time. Easy to do, easy to teach.
__________________
"There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest have to pee on the electric fence for themselves."



- Will Rogers
brewer12345 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2011, 12:33 AM   #52
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Goonie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: North-Central Illinois
Posts: 3,198
My oldest hobby is scale model railroading....been 'playing with trains' since 1968!!! I also enjoy gardening, digital photography, cooking/grilling, studying & researching Cherokee history & traditions, and tracing my family's genealogy.
__________________
Goonie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2011, 05:41 AM   #53
Recycles dryer sheets
Sandhog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 197
Quote:
Originally Posted by brewer12345 View Post
Any time. Easy to do, easy to teach.
Do you mind starting a thread on beer making? It's obvious that as good ole boys like me as we get older, a great beer is of interest. Especially if you can brew at home for fraction of the cost.
__________________
The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That’s the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead! – General George S. Patton
Sandhog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2011, 06:02 AM   #54
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 360
Motorcycles - Dual sport trail riding(dr650,xt250), road trips(v-star,virago), restore yamaha xs650 (3)
Pinball - play, restore 70-80 williams, bally, gottlieb
model railroad
organic gardening
roadtrips out west for hiking/fly fishing
build wealth
__________________
jayc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2011, 03:59 PM   #55
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
obgyn65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: midwestern city
Posts: 4,061
Helping with medical missions abroad, free mobile clinics. Thinking about building an orphanage for homeless children in a third world country.
__________________
Very conservative with investments. Not ER'd yet, 48 years old. Please do not take anything I write or imply as legal, financial or medical advice directed to you. Contact your own financial advisor, healthcare provider, or attorney for financial, medical and legal advice.
obgyn65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2012, 05:04 PM   #56
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,865
I can't say I added any new hobbies or activities when I ERed 3 years ago. However, when I switched from working FT to PT in 2001 I resurrected an old hobby and transformed another one.

So the hobbies I have now are:

Scrabble, with my school scrabble volunteer work having begun in 2001;

Square dancing, something I had not done since 1988 when I got back into it in 2001; Since 2003 I have been volunteering my help at a college square dance class;

Strat-o-Matic baseball, a tabletop baseball game using cards and dice, a hobby I had done off and on but resumed back in 2005 after a dormant period;

Surfing the 'net more, especially after I finally added a DSL line in 2007;

Reading more books, something I always done but have been doing it a lot more since 2001 and even more since 2008;
__________________
Retired in late 2008 at age 45. Cashed in company stock, bought a lot of shares in a big bond fund and am living nicely off its dividends. IRA, SS, and a pension await me at age 60 and later. No kids, no debts.

"I want my money working for me instead of me working for my money!"
scrabbler1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2012, 06:31 PM   #57
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
HFWR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lawn chair in Texas
Posts: 12,964
Music -- listening, playing guitar, writing and recording.

Photography

Reading -- mostly forums, blogs, news sites, and magazines, though since I downloaded Kindle software, actually read three books last year...

Bicycling
__________________
Have Funds, Will Retire

...not doing anything of true substance...
HFWR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2012, 07:46 PM   #58
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 123
I have been exercising for a few years now,
I recently started walking
have been meditating for a few months now.
Maintain some container plants of the porch(nothing serious)
Spend a fair amount (My wife thinks a little too much) of time on this & Boglehead Forums, started coordinating a local Boglehead Chapter group
Read some about Vanguard MF, CNN money & financial sites

I want to start recreational bicycling in the new year

I still work about 30hrs/week
__________________
rkser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 12:13 AM   #59
Recycles dryer sheets
studbucket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Kirkland
Posts: 139
My hobbies are why I want to retire: so I can do them. Right now with a semi-demanding job and 1 young child and another on the way, I've had to give up a lot of things. Too bad retirement is 20 years away
  • Playing sports (basketball, flag football, ultimate, baseball, soccer)
  • Reading books (Non Fiction: sports, finance, economics, etc. Fiction: Sci-Fi, Fantasy)
  • Playing board games (Settlers of Catan, Battlestar Galactica, Agricola, Dungeons & Dragons, etc)
  • Playing video games (Sports, RPGs, Strategy)
  • Building websites/blogging (all sports-related)
  • Volunteering (mentor fatherless teens, help with college/life prep, clean up parks, coach sports teams)
I went from playing football every weekend and basketball every Wednesday to play football 4 times this fall and basketball once in last 6 months. I read 2 books in 2011. I played board games < 10 times. I played my first video game in 6 months recently. I do no website/blogging, and aside from helping out at church with our sound system twice a month, only volunteered 2 other times.

I'm with many of you when i can't understand why people don't want to retire. My aunt looked at me like I was crazy when I said I wanted to retire at 45. She couldn't believe I didn't like working.
__________________
Aiming to retire at or before 2031 at age 45.

Status: Saving. Started in Oct 2011, I am ~9 months ahead of where I expected to be and about ~3 months ahead of my desired schedule.
studbucket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 12:25 AM   #60
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Major Tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SF East Bay
Posts: 3,129
  • Amateur Radio (mainly building radios and becoming a better Morse code operator)
  • Photography (used to be a hobby, but now use the experience for taking pictures for my amateur radio blog)
  • Thinking/dreaming/planning about buying a LazyDaze RV in the next few years with a view to eventually living in it full-time

There are quite a few other things I like to do, but I wouldn't exactly call them hobbies.
__________________

__________________
ER, for all intents and purposes. Part-time income <5% of annual expenditure.
Major Tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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
Astrophotography as an ER hobby? donheff Other topics 32 12-16-2013 05:58 AM
30 With a New Hobby in Real Estate srlimoges Hi, I am... 151 04-08-2013 09:51 PM
Tax Question on Gigs and 1099s TromboneAl FIRE and Money 22 10-28-2011 08:00 PM
Now this is a retirement hobby BigNick Other topics 31 08-14-2011 02:10 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:50 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.