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Old 07-09-2010, 05:45 PM   #21
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Sounds like a fake post to me.
Either that or one of the more pathetic excuses for a real person I have encountered in a long time. But I am betting on punk @ss troll.
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Old 07-09-2010, 05:51 PM   #22
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Why are people jealous when you can retire early and they can't. My neighbors are the same thing. They think I am faking my retirement and think I'm just unemployed because they see me at the supermarket with my coupons. When I tell them that I don't work and I retired they laugh and say I'm joking with them. I don't need you to believe that I'm retired but I just need some guidance. Are there any other young people who retired too early and decided to go back to work?
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I was gonna say "troll," but then I saw he/she has some real insight into the ER mentality.

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Why are people jealous when you can retired early and they can't. My neighbors are the same thing. They think I am faking my retirement and think I'm just unemployed because they see me at the supermarket with my coupons. When I tell them that I don't work and I retired they laugh and say I'm joking with them. I don't need you to believe that I'm retired but I just need some guidance. Are there any other young people who retired too early and decided to go back to work?
Sure. I am a billionaire. I just got bored so I figured I would inhabit a cube as a lowly sort-of public servant. Most of my colleagues are at least multi-millionaires.

Didn't you hear your mom telling you to get out of her basement and get started on your homework?
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I don't live with my mother but my mother always says, if you don't have anything nice to say, you should keep your mouth shut! I am not a billionaire nor I am not super rich but I am just able to live comfortablly in the lifestyle that I am in with the money that I have.
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Get back to work. We need folks to to pay into SS.
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Old 07-09-2010, 06:21 PM   #27
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I second whoever recommending that you start going to a bar. I don't recommend you drive afterwards, but it seriously sounds like you need to get a life. Maybe start dating.
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I'm aware of the risk that I'll be depressed during my first years of ER.
Maybe that won't happen, but getting used to a new life without the structures you're used to can take a while to adapt to. But I'm sure I'll adapt after a while and thrive in my new existence.

If this is for real, don't take any drastic decisions. Give it some time. Spend some time or your hobbies or studying things you're interested in. If you don't have any hobbies and need a boss to feel good, then maybe ER isn't for you and you should send me all your money.
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I can't even imagine a 30 year old being bored.....too much p & v running through the veins.
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I second whoever recommending that you start going to a bar. I don't recommend you drive afterwards, but it seriously sounds like you need to get a life. Maybe start dating.
Not sure if this will work for the OP since the OP stated "So don't tell me to travel or do anything that cost a lot of money because I am very frugal and don't want to spend any money on big expenses".

Dating can be VERY expensive if you meet "the one". The OP really needs to get a life outside of the grocery store....
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Old 07-09-2010, 06:37 PM   #32
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Congrats on saving so well and learning to use coupons and LBYM.

Now it's time to learn how to live. Your savings and investments may provide you with the resources to pay your way in life, but you really need to find some meaning in your life. And it ain't coupons.

Find someone to help. For free.

Do something for someone who can't pay you back. It feels good.

Make something. That feels good too.

Read Dennis Prager's "Happiness is a Serious Problem." That will give you some ideas.
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Well I post here because I have nothing else to do at home. I am just finding myself surfing the web all day long, feeling pretty much useless, feeling depress. I thought retirement would be so great but it isn't the case. I just want to know what people do when they retire to make their lives are little happier. So don't tell me to travel or do anything that cost a lot of money because I am very frugal and don't want to spend any money on big expenses.
Let me first apologize for some of the less considerate and sensitive replies. Depression is complex and not to be taken slightly, you can slip into it and not recognize yourself after awhile. A couple of suggestions

1 Go outside, get some sun, and exercise - it helps
2. Limit computer and TV watching
3. Get professional help - guys are hesitant to ask for help - do it.
4. After working with a professional you can work on your work/no work question.

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I second whoever recommending that you start going to a bar. I don't recommend you drive afterwards, but it seriously sounds like you need to get a life. Maybe start dating.
Or start smoking big hunks of crack.
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Or start smoking big hunks of crack.

Well, I now know if I ever need a shoulder to cry on to just head straight over to Brewers. True man of compassion.

I think the OP should just start hunting a job.
In the current environment, that could keep him/her busy for the next 6 months to a year. That will cure the boredom for a while.
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I can understand your dilemma. I would probably be doing the same thing (surfing the internet all day) if I retired with a very tight budget.

What did you used to do for fun before you retired? Did the things you did cost a lot of money? If so, maybe you can work just enough to give you the extra spending money?

Did you enjoy school? Maybe you can take a couple of classes at night? (one way to meet people, or at least you have people around you...)

Try to find out what makes you happy and go from there...
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Well, I now know if I ever need a shoulder to cry on to just head straight over to Brewers. True man of compassion.

I think the OP should just start hunting a job.
In the current environment, that could keep him/her busy for the next 6 months to a year. That will cure the boredom for a while.
Hey, at least my suggestion would keep OP from being bored...
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Hey, at least my suggestion would keep OP from being bored...

He/she probably wouldn't even know or care if they were breathing or not
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I don't live with my mother but my mother always says, if you don't have anything nice to say, you should keep your mouth shut! I am not a billionaire nor I am not super rich but I am just able to live comfortablly in the lifestyle that I am in with the money that I have.
I believe you at 30 you made a big sacrifice to retire early good job. I guess the key now would be to look for free or cheap things to do like books, movies and TV shows from the library. Tennis and disc golf are also very cheap to play.
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I just want to know what people do when they retire to make their lives are little happier. So don't tell me to travel or do anything that cost a lot of money because I am very frugal and don't want to spend any money on big expenses.
Um, accumulate a sufficient level of assets that allows you to spend a certain amount of money guilt free.

What are you saving it for, after all? If you are in fact clearing $2500 a month net after your expenses and saving it, then what do you ultimately plan on doing with your money?

Why not travel or do something that costs some money. You can afford it. I guess if you are hands on managing your rentals then you can't really leave them for very long though.

Just phrase the question to yourself in this manner: "Is there anything more enriching in life than sitting in a cubicle making powerpoint presentations or spreadsheets?" If your answer is yes, and you are truly financially independent, then do whatever is most interesting to you.
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