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Old 03-04-2014, 06:09 PM   #1
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From some of the recent threads it sounds like being financially independent and retired is not enough.

Need to get rid of all jobs (both spouses), get the kids out (they are expensive and demand time), and maybe get rid of the house (the roof starts leaking).

There we go, now we can roam the earth completely free!
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Old 03-04-2014, 06:18 PM   #2
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From some of the recent threads it sounds like being financially independent and retired is not enough.
And for some people it isn't. Try not to let others' chosen life styles bother you as long as they aren't interfering with your chosen life style.
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No bother at all. The discussion is helpful in that it confirms my thinking of letting go of all that keeps me in a routine. Once I have the cash will "put it in my backpack" and go.
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No bother at all. The discussion is helpful in that it confirms my thinking of letting go of all that keeps me in a routine. Once I have the cash will "put it in my backpack" and go.
Be sure to bring along enough to eat to get through the winter......


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You may not have run across the Kaderlis:
http://www.retireearlylifestyle.com/
'Retired' for 24 years and their net worth has increased. They pretty much live on the road, as do a few others.

You have to be properly prepared and have done your planning.
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Quote from SIL: True freedom is not when the kids leave, it's when the dog dies!
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:05 PM   #7
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There are a lot of retirees that are full time RV'ers. With no permanent brick and mortar type home, they go where they want, usually south during winter cold and then around the country rest of the time.
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Do what makes you happy. We spend about half the time on the road, then come back to the house to recharge, connect with friends and son, and plan our next direction. In our truck camper, we can spend a lot of time boondocking. Finding places or campsites that are remote saves a lot of money. Most permit harvesting downed wood for fires, so one doesn't need to use propane for cooking. But not everyone can live as such. Had we no family in the area, the house would be sold and we'd be gone.

But there is no such thing as complete freedom this side of the river Styx
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From some of the recent threads it sounds like being financially independent and retired is not enough.

Need to get rid of all jobs (both spouses), get the kids out (they are expensive and demand time), and maybe get rid of the house (the roof starts leaking).

There we go, now we can roam the earth completely free!
Freedom is just another word for nothing left to loose....

Liberty allows for that.
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Quote from SIL: True freedom is not when the kids leave, it's when the dog dies!
For some maybe, for us it just means a new puppy.
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Be sure to bring along enough to eat to get through the winter......


Thanks for the move tip. I watched it on Netflix last night. Great movie...sad, but he had the right idea. He just needed to learn some survival skills.
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For some maybe, for us it just means a new puppy.

Us too!
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Be sure to bring along enough to eat to get through the winter......


Leonard Knight and his Salvation Mountain did a cameo in this movie. He passed away just a few weeks ago, in case there's anyone on the forum who is familiar with him.
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When I read about Leonard's death, I recalled the scene in the movie as well.
I have a friend who has wonderful stories of going down to Salvation mountain and helping him out with various chores a few times.
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I read about him a few years ago and just had to drive out to Salvation Mountain to meet him. They had recently finished filming his segment in the movie and he was very excited about it. I sat with him in the dark one evening as he excitedly told me about the film he was going to be in (and talked to me about God and love a lot too, of course). It was a dark, starry desert night and as we sat, we heard the sounds of distant explosions. There's some kind of testing range out there, I think.

As your friend knows, meeting Leonard was a very special experience!
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