Originally Posted by chinaco
Have you changed you spending habits now that you are retired? (on an inflation adjusted basis)
I voted that our spending habits are the same as before. The actual costs are lower, since we payed off long term debts, house, cars, at retirement, but the habits continue on - go out to eat 3-5 times a week, visit friends, places, movies, etc. The payoff was always anticipated and planned for, so those habits really didn't change either. Others seem to have answered the question differently, not sure which question you were looking for.