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Old 02-12-2010, 02:48 PM   #61
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You should know by now that there is no such thing as a simple question around here!

As for me, I am unequivocally not retired...

By the way I was being totally facetious when I asked whether semi-retired people should be considered retired or not retired. I don't care either way .
But look at all of the different opinions and definitions that have sallied forth.
I'm surely enjoying the read.
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You should know by now that there is no such thing as a simple question around here!

As for me, I am unequivocally not retired...

By the way I was being totally facetious when I asked whether semi-retired people should be considered retired or not retired. I don't care either way .
Yes...there are no simple questions around here that's for sure!

Now, how do we describe w*rk? For instance I paint my house, toil over clipping coupons and will bend over to pick up a quarter in the street...

...does this mean I'm not retired?

Hmmm....
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Yes...there are no simple questions around here that's for sure!

Now, how do we describe w*rk? For instance I paint my house, toil over clipping coupons and will bend over to pick up a quarter in the street...

...does this mean I'm not retired?

Hmmm....
An opening only a techno-geek would drool over...irresistible......


Definition of Work in Physics...When a Force acts to move an object, we say that Work was done on the object by the Force.

See the pretty color pictures at Definition of Work
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Definition of Work in Physics...When a Force acts to move an object, we say that Work was done on the object by the Force.
Mmmmm...may the force be with me....
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An opening only a techno-geek would drool over...irresistible......
Definition of Work in Physics...When a Force acts to move an object, we say that Work was done on the object by the Force.
Wow, hey, we're making progress!

OK, next question: Should I pay off my mortgage or invest the money?

And after that: Define net worth... is my home equity included?
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Wow, hey, we're making progress!

OK, next question: Should I pay off my mortgage or invest the money?

And after that: Define net worth... is my home equity included?
First answer..send ME the money.

Second answer...I'm sure someone here will hammer out an equitable solution.
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Wow, hey, we're making progress!

OK, next question: Should I pay off my mortgage or invest the money?

And after that: Define net worth... is my home equity included?
Second answer:

Net worth: This net's worth is $2.90. It does not appear to include home equity.
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What about this...

1) Retired Military

2) Coach Basketball and Baseball for 3 hours max per day (November-Apr)

3) Part-Time work at local golf course 10 hours max per week (Nov-Apr)

4) Part-Time work at local golf course 30 hours max per week (May-Oct)

I don't consider any of this "work"...It is more of a fun thing to do to make money.
That is retired. Getting paid to do "work" at a golf course is just gloating. (This from a non-golfer.)
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:59 PM   #71
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Retired here since age 53. It has been almost 4 years. Where has the time gone? I have not worked since retirement.
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I will work no more forever.

I don't even do volunteer stuff (though I do send money).

I pay people to do housework and yard work.
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