Originally Posted by NW-Bound
...OK, maybe just for the business class seat when I toss and turn in my cramped coach seat.
I think people all know what extra money can buy. Perhaps they put it out of their mind because thinking about money you do not have is futile and non-productive, particularly for a retiree who no longer has a means of producing. But myself, when I see a nice boat, a mansion, or read about people having their own jet, I cannot help making an evaluation of what net worth it would take to have something like that...
With the same exception (we fly business class to Europe on points), I think you sum up the position of many retirees. The only other aspect of the imagining is that every asset comes with a commitment to upkeep. And that commitment goes beyond having the assets to buy it. Having the wherewithal to rent them would be nice once in a while.
(We do rent our accommodations in Europe every year though.)