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Old 08-27-2014, 03:28 PM   #41
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I retired two years ago Feb. I lasted a year and decided I needed to do something.
I went out and got my RE License. I now work about 10 hours per week and make a little extra cash I don't need but I'm having fun.
That is great! It's not the money any more...it's having fun. Makes sense.

I have been thinking of applying with the FEMA Reserves to help out with disasters. Not for the money...but for the experience of helping people out and the adventure I think it would give.
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I agree with intercst (my ER guru): "I'd rather sell a kidney than go back to work."
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:40 PM   #43
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I retired two years ago Feb. I lasted a year and decided I needed to do something.
I went out and got my RE License. I now work about 10 hours per week and make a little extra cash I don't need but I'm having fun.
It works because of those last four words.
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I've been retired for 4 1/2 years now, and I'd say there is ZERO chance I will ever be returning to the workforce. I have way too many things to do to ever have time for work again, for one thing. And after being in complete control of my time these last 4+ years, I'm pretty sure I would not be able to handle someone telling me where I had to be and what I should be doing on a daily/weekly basis....those days are over! I don't see finances being an issue either....... and if that happens, there is room in my budget for some cuts if necessary.
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I've been retired for 4 1/2 years now, and I'd say there is ZERO chance I will ever be returning to the workforce. I have way too many things to do to ever have time for work again, for one thing. And after being in complete control of my time these last 4+ years, I'm pretty sure I would not be able to handle someone telling me where I had to be and what I should be doing on a daily/weekly basis....those days are over! I don't see finances being an issue either....... and if that happens, there is room in my budget for some cuts if necessary.
+1 You hit the nail on the head.
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Old 08-28-2014, 04:46 PM   #46
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That is great! It's not the money any more...it's having fun. Makes sense.

I have been thinking of applying with the FEMA Reserves to help out with disasters. Not for the money...but for the experience of helping people out and the adventure I think it would give.
Adventures are part of retirement. Go for it.
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