Originally Posted by ((^+^)) SG
Have you gone back to work, Wab?* You've posted a couple of "keep working" posts today.
I know that I'm still keeping myself involed in technical/professional activities a little bit.* Part of the reason is because I'm enjoying it.* Part of the reason is that it seems like a healthy hedge against economic crisis in the future (like rampant inflation).
No job for me (although I do get a few more free hours now that my kid is in preschool), but I guess as an ER, I feel a responsibility to scare people away from taking as much risk as I'm taking. Cutting the job cord at 40-50 could be a serious mistake unless you've got both a large cushion and a viable plan B. I don't think the Pollyannish talk about "life is short, quit your job" and "hey, I've been retired for three years, and my net worth is still rising" is a responsible message from ERs.
The reality is that a good income is hard to get from passive investing, and it may get much harder. I've seen people un-ER, and it's not pretty.