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Old 10-05-2004, 02:46 PM   #21
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I'm planning on retiring in 18 months at age 53.

JohnnyM, my 17 year old son is a guitarist, he already has 5 guitars and 3 amps.
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Old 10-05-2004, 02:47 PM   #22
 
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I handed in my resignation at age 43. But my "retirement" was only from the world of corporate employment. It is my intent to continue working at work I love even past the normal retirement age of 65.
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Old 10-06-2004, 01:41 AM   #23
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Would you like to share with us the work that you are doing that you love?

I write books on how to win financial freedom early in life. And I do all the other stuff that goes along with doing that, of course. Writing on the various Retire Early/Passion Saving/FIRE boards is one of the ways that I both learn and teach about the subject. So I consider the time I spend here to be part of my "work" day.

I work longer hours now than I did before I handed in my resignation. It's rare for me to take a day off. And, if you take note of the time stamped on a good number of the posts I put up, you'll see that my work day often starts pretty darn early in the morning.

Freud said that love and work are the two big emotional compensations one has to make up for the bad stuff that turns up in life. I think that Freud got a lot of stuff wrong, but I think he got that one right. I retired not to escape work, but to free myself of all the nonsense that I had to deal with in my corporate jobs and become free to spend my energies doing the work I truly love.

It's extremely fulfilling to be able to share the secrets of doing that with others. It changes lives. I'm biased, of course, but I think that the work I do is the most important work in the world.
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Old 10-06-2004, 08:42 AM   #24
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Would you like to share with us the work that you are doing that you love?

So I consider the time I spend here to be part of my "work" day.

It's rare for me to take a day off. And, if you take note of the time stamped on a good number of the posts I put up, you'll see that my work day often starts pretty darn early in the morning.
Before labeling the number of stars denoting each postor along the lines of dryer sheets, dory36 used to describe 5 stars as "posting here is the full time job".

Now, we've found the ONE who literally does that.

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Old 10-06-2004, 02:00 PM   #25
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Honking.

Except instead of force feeding grain to create fois gras, in this case the goose forcefeeds goose crap to everybody else.

Now we just have to get THAT outlawed in california.
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Old 10-06-2004, 07:22 PM   #26
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Exact ER date is still unclear but VERY close and getting closer. Hopefully I can close up shop 12/31/04. Could extend six months.

That would put me at 53.5 or 54

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Old 10-06-2004, 07:39 PM   #27
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I was 36yrs, 2mos and my wife was 35yrs 6mos in April of 2003. Our goal was 35, so I guess if you average it out we made it
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Old 10-06-2004, 07:41 PM   #28
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When? In 233 calendar days (152 working days) at the not-so-early age of 58.5. But who's counting?
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Old 10-06-2004, 09:20 PM   #29
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I am.
According to my ER spreadsheet as of 12:17 AM 10/7/04
I have, 25 weeks, or 5.75 months, or 175 days
Give or take a few nano seconds

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Old 10-07-2004, 06:31 AM   #30
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MJ, could you be more precise?
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Old 10-07-2004, 09:11 AM   #31
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In 2010; when my hubbie is 55, myself a young 52.
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Old 10-07-2004, 10:18 AM   #32
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Would like to know not only what age you retired or plan on retireing but also what amount did you retire on (stocks/bonds/cash - not property unless you sold it to add to the stash) or will retire on when you do retire.
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Old 10-07-2004, 10:37 AM   #33
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I have $400,000 in assets (plus full ownership of a house valued at $300,000). I expect to earn a minimum of $10,000 per year through my post-retirement "work" (freelance writing). I have hopes of earning more than that once I figure out all the angles of the book-writing biz. But whether that comes to pass or not remains to be seen, of course.
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Old 10-07-2004, 11:45 AM   #34
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MJ, could you be more precise?
I couldn't link my ER spreadsheet to an atomic clock

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we both will have to be satisfied with the time approximation.

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