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Old 11-23-2014, 07:48 AM   #1
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Contentment is the big payoff

Scott Burns article this morning in the newspaper talks about the big payoff in retirement being contentment.. a lot of the obvious, but I think he's nailed it pretty well.

Other points he makes include

-retirement marketing is about either excitement or pain
- young people find happiness in excitement, older folks in contentment
- workers biggest chunk of time spent is 1)sleep 2)work..
- retirees 1)sleep 2) what makes them happy, including tv, reading, movies, gardening, preparing food, shopping, dining out..
- retirees become more attentive buyers and better shoppers (more time)
- he spends some time on Bernicke's research of decreasing spending w/age..good stuff

enjoyed to article... it made me content

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Old 11-23-2014, 09:02 AM   #2
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Now that I'm off the wheel, I'm definitely not content with life yet. Too young I guess. Life is certainly easier... too easy.

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Old 11-23-2014, 09:26 AM   #3
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Great article and Burns gives good advice to apply for early retirement planning:

"We’ll never see this notion advertised on television. We won’t see it in glossy magazine ads, either. But learning what makes you feel happy and content qualifies as a major piece of our retirement planning."

Although, ER has NOT made us want to spend more time doing yard work or appreciate more time for housework.
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