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Old 02-06-2019, 08:12 AM   #1
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In 100 words or less. Your own criterion.
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:24 AM   #2
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Not having to do anything I don't really want to do - including answering questions such as "define retirement success".
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:33 AM   #3
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:45 AM   #4
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:49 AM   #6
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:50 AM   #7
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Enough in assets to feel safe in your time horizon
Freedom to do and go anything/anywhere you want
Have the love and closeness of family
Health, and healthcare under your own control
A plan for the later years
You own "possible" bucket list
Social comfort, as you wish it to be
Your dream home base
Physical objects, house, car, belongings that avoid "want"
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Based on the above responses, and obvious disinterest, I am asking Moderators to delete this thread.
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:53 AM   #8
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"Just doing it"

I say this because so many of us went through that OMY issue. Taking the step and doing it is success on many levels for us ERers. Many of the points about financial security, etc. are important, for sure, but so many of us plan it to death. Most of my coworkers cannot take the move, even if they want to or could! They admitted as much to me. Therefore, they have FAILED at retirement already -- before they started.

imoldernu: don't delete the thread. People are just blowing off morning steam. Part of having fun in ER.
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:56 AM   #9
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Based on the above responses, and obvious disinterest, I am asking Moderators to delete this thread.

Give it some time. It sounds like the topic could bring some good info. I think once the jokes are over we will get some good replies. By the way I enjoy the jokes as well
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:15 AM   #10
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"Just doing it"

I say this because so many of us went through that OMY issue. Taking the step and doing it is success on many levels for us ERers. Many of the points about financial security, etc. are important, for sure, but so many of us plan it to death. Most of my coworkers cannot take the move, even if they want to or could! They admitted as much to me. Therefore, they have FAILED at retirement already -- before they started.

imoldernu: don't delete the thread. People are just blowing off morning steam. Part of having fun in ER.
I remember the quote " Why worry about these small, small things. I don't stress. You never hear of anyone dying of happiness". Retirement success is whatever you make of it.
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:30 AM   #11
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:02 AM   #13
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[QUOTE=imoldernu;2186199]Enough in assets to feel safe in your time horizon
Freedom to do and go anything/anywhere you want
Have the love and closeness of family
Health, and healthcare under your own control
A plan for the later years
You own "possible" bucket list
Social comfort, as you wish it to be
Your dream home base
Physical objects, house, car, belongings that avoid "want"
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I like your list!
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"Never thought we'd get old, maybe we're still young
Maybe we always look back and think it was better than it was
Maybe these are the moments
Maybe I've been missing what it's about
Been scared of the future, thinking about the past
While missing out on now
We've come so far, I guess I'm proud
And I ain't worried about the wrinkles around my smile
I've got some scars, I've been around
I've felt some pain, I've seen some things, but I'm here now
Those good old days"


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For me, its doing what I choose to do every day, combined with being able to travel as long as wed like (limited only by our dog). Decent health and secure finances are necessary conditions to a successful retirement.
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I describe it like this...

Remember when you were a kid and got out of school for summer break? The freedom, the fun, the reckless abandonment? How you loved to get up and get the day started; not exactly sure what adventures would come your way, but certain to delight and entertain! Well, for me retirement is exactly that but with a couple exceptions; Summer break is going to last much longer than when I was a kid, and more importantly...I don't have to go home when the street light comes on.
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:38 AM   #17
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Feeling that I'm financially secure for the rest of my life,
feeling that I'm done all of the 'big' things in life,
but still looking forward to doing many more things before my time is up,
all at my own pace and discretion.
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I describe it like this...

Remember when you were a kid and got out of school for summer break? The freedom, the fun, the reckless abandonment? How you loved to get up and get the day started; not exactly sure what adventures would come your way, but certain to delight and entertain! Well, for me retirement is exactly that but with a couple exceptions; Summer break is going to last much longer than when I was a kid, and more importantly...I don't have to go home when the street light comes on.
I remember... Thanks, well said.
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