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Maybe it's genetic - my mother was a FIRE person
Old 11-15-2010, 06:26 PM   #1
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Maybe it's genetic - my mother was a FIRE person

I've been on a tear to throw away paperwork I no longer need. I have a bunch of paper work from my deceased parents. In analyzing some of it, I see that my mother was a relatively early retiree having retired from teaching as soon as she was eligible to do so. I also see that my parents had a relatively short-term mortgage on their retirement home (they had rented prior to that) and paid it off early.

Based on my review of paper work and recollections of things I didn't pay much attention to as a kid, I think my mother was the financial planner in the family. If she had predeceased my father (which was not the case) I think my father would have had had a hard time financially. He predeceased her and she was in fine shape, even leaving me a relatively small but very much appreciated legacy.

So I think I got a lot of my attitude from my parents, especially my mother, whether through osmosis or genes.

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So I think I got a lot of my attitude from my parents, especially my mother, whether through osmosis or genes.
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He asked "Why are you looking for a job? You'll be getting a pension, and you've saved some money over the years, right?"


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