Join Early Retirement Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-30-2008, 07:18 PM   #21
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
freebird5825's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Nowhere, 43N Latitude, NY
Posts: 9,019
Originally Posted by Want2retire View Post
There are lots of ways to spend money other than travel. ...Plus, as I grow older I will want to hire more help around my house.

and please don't wait, go ahead and get help around the house now. things left undone tend to get worse exponentially. how many of us know "older" (no definition) folks who left their homes go without repairs and upkeep? i can easily think of 5 examples right here where i live.

an example...I replaced my roof 2 years early and bought my beloved mid life crisis convertible before I FIREd. both paid in cash as a result of "saving too much". NOT!

those 2 big ticket items fit into a w*rking budget so much better than a FIREd budget.

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
freebird5825 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!


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
Most Americans are unprepared for retirement JustCurious FIRE and Money 10 04-12-2008 04:51 PM
How americans spend their money.. mickj Other topics 33 02-22-2008 10:13 AM
The Jewish Americans Coach Other topics 1 01-16-2008 02:41 PM
Question for Americans Sweetlip Other topics 92 01-02-2008 01:21 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:22 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.