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Re: Confessions of a FIREd Jobseeker (almost
Old 07-08-2006, 07:22 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by ShokWaveRider
Just in case you did not know I am an American, but I happen to be Naturalized Canadian also.

sorry, SWR not understanding what you are complaining about.

If cheap healthcare is what you are after, just spend 12 months/year in Canada. If you are high income, it will cost you something like $50 per month.

If being in Canada is such a sacrifice, then why on earth did you bother to naturalize?

Since you have options that few on this board share, I guess I don't feel that you are hard-done-by compared to illegal aliens

I have an inferiority complex, but it's not a very good one.
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Re: Confessions of a FIREd Jobseeker (almost
Old 07-13-2006, 01:09 PM   #42
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Re: Confessions of a FIREd Jobseeker (almost

Health care isn't the only thing that's free when have no assets.* You can take things out of stores without paying (just be inconspicuous), and you can even get free cars by simply doing a few mechanical modifications in the dead of night.

You can also get free room and board in high security accomodations.


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Re: Confessions of a FIREd Jobseeker (almost
Old 07-18-2006, 05:11 AM   #43
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Re: Confessions of a FIREd Jobseeker (almost

Originally Posted by REWahoo!
Anyone else had a near relapse, or am I the only semi-backslider around?
There was a period of time a few years after retiring that I became bored. With my wife's prodding, I applied for a menial, low paying, part time library job without medical benefits. A week after the interview, I was offered a marginally higher paid, part time library job.

Then I changed my mind and turned down the offer. My freedom had become too important to jump back into the regimented work world, where other people control my time, dictate what to wear, etc.

I will get a job if unforseen medical costs climb high enough so that it looks like we'll run short of money.
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Re: Confessions of a FIREd Jobseeker (almost
Old 07-18-2006, 12:18 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by DOG51
If I do anything else it's gonna be fun and only a few hours a week. Something like a tee time starter at a golf course or a part time wine tester.*
I do this now. Once every 2 weeks, for about 6 hours, and I can play golf on three county courses for free.

I'm about 15 years from retiring (at 52), but this is just one of the ways I LBMM so I can save more toward the future!


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