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Old 02-05-2014, 07:56 PM   #21
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... you took the high road in a meeting by simply ignoring the coworker who bit your head off in front of the whole room, then regretted later not biting right back and telling them in no uncertain terms in front of that meeting to just kiss your @$$.
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:59 PM   #22
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…..you have had your "take this job and shove it" letter written and dated for the past 3 years, just have to sign and send it.

…..you have a "days to ER" counter on your desktop.
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:59 PM   #23
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The other day, my doctor asked me what I do for exercise. I said I play golf 2 - 3 times a week. Immediately, he asks, are you retired? Yup, I think playing golf 2 - 3 times a week is a prelude to retirement.
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:05 PM   #24
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:06 PM   #25
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... you live in a community where the census taker simply rolls a coin down each street and then counts the people as they come out to investigate.
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:13 AM   #26
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your first stop on vacation is to Walmart to by provisions for breakfast and lunches rather than dining out....

you check into the hotel and have two wheelie bags... and a cooler... to move to your room

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Old 02-06-2014, 07:58 AM   #27
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...your car has at least one body panel a different color than the others.
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:52 AM   #28
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..the features on your riding mower are more important than those on your car.
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:31 PM   #29
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...You still drive your first car.
...Bums wear newer clothing than you.
...The staff at Goodwill knows you by name.
...The words "firecalc," "dividends" and "Index Fund" get you excited.
...You call your savings "F.U. money."
...Bernstein means William, not Leonard.
...You know how to say Bogle.
...You get more excited about saving money than going to Disneyland.
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....you don't understand what a "starter" home is.
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...your lunch box is 20 years old and has saved you over five figures in cash after-tax money.
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:37 PM   #33
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You wear the same underwear all week. By mid-week you turn it inside-out and then Sun you go commando while it's in the wash getting ready for next week
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When your company freezes the traditional DB pension plan after 22 years, and you say, well I guess it's ER for me now!

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If you have been running simulations of difference equations since the age of 25 on your company CAE software to model your net worth going forward and trying to figure out what you are missing. ("nobody can be FI in their 40's").

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Old 02-06-2014, 06:11 PM   #36
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:39 AM   #37
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... you get through your work days by looking at your "when can I retire" spreadsheet.
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:58 AM   #38
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...your idea of a "new" car is a 5 year old Corolla with only 100,000 miles on it.
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... you get through your work days by looking at your "when can I retire" spreadsheet.
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:56 AM   #40
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... you get through your work days by looking at your "when can I retire" spreadsheet.
I have been doing that for the last year and I love my job! Class of 2016

saving a dollar is more important than spending a dollar! or earning a dollar...
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