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Old 08-26-2014, 04:05 PM   #381
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Now why would we do a silly thing like that?

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2 months ago I was I'm a full-time slacker!
....and don't it feel great!

There's no need to complicate, our time is short..
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Old 08-26-2014, 04:36 PM   #382
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Old 08-26-2014, 06:37 PM   #383
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Originally Posted by z-d-g View Post
Record store sales - minimum wage
Delivery driver - tip minimum wage
Deli meat slicer - minimum wage
Record store clerk - barely above minimum wage
Delivery driver - $10/hr
Bartender - $8/hr plus tips

Restaurant owner - $22k a year
Accountant - $31k a year
Financial advisor intern - $27k a year
Owner of small consulting firm - $80k a year
Owner of nationwide consulting firm - $650k a year
Retired at 35 (now 37) - $72k a year and loving it
You just needs to hit a home run once, eh? Many of my relatives are small business folks. Majority of their business either fail or they manage to eek out a living. Once in a while, one will hit a mother lode and rake in money like there is no tomorrow. But it doesn't often last (competition comes in, business go out of fashion) and they go on to another business which fails. I wish they'd quit while having enough money to RE but that's kind of rare. Congrats on your extreme ER.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:44 AM   #384
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:15 AM   #385
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:37 AM   #387
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Kid jobs mowing lawns and misc

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Gas Station pump jockey - remember when they actually had full service and the cash drawers out on the islands

Part-time auto parts store while in school 25 hrs/wk
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:45 AM   #388
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