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Old 10-21-2010, 04:46 AM   #21
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The link works fine on my end.
And so it does... this morning. Hmmmm.
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:32 AM   #22
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ER is not for everyone for sure, but I suggest that FI is.
Well said and definitely agree with this. Those who like their jobs should feel free to continue and decide when to stop. I know some people who like to work past the retirement age. For me, I like ER as I realise that even at the "young" age of 50, I thought I could do certain things I planned to do when I retire but found out recently that I could not.

Also, thanks for introducing the link to Frugal Retirement Living - interesting articles.
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Old 12-24-2010, 11:21 PM   #23
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Gary Pierce posted a comment today with my "frugality vs deprivation" post on The Military Guide blog. I'd forgotten this thread so I rediscovered his site all over again.

I like his explanation of how a nearly-computer-illiterate ER can get taken by the promises of website hosting and "easy setup". Looks like he made several false starts, eventually paid a service about $300 to get going, and has since managed to ramp up to ~$1000/month in ad revenue. (Ironically Firefox/Adblock ensured that I hardly saw any of 'em.) It also looks like that extra income helped carry their ER through the 2008-09 recession. By then they'd been ER'd for 15 years and they weren't interested in going back to work.

With every blog post I put up, Wordpress keeps suggesting related posts from other blogs. I've stumbled across military and early-retirement corners of the Internet that I never knew existed...
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I think I would rather regret leaving too early, than leaving too late.
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ER is not for everyone for sure, but I suggest that FI is. My brother in Australia still loves his career job (he is 53) and he gets a generous vacation alowance along with it to pursue his out of work activities.

I know a few folks who are ESR'ed and also they enjoy their jobs. They could stop at any time but see no reason to.
I agree with this. ER depends on how much money you have (FI) plus how much you enjoy or don't enjoy your job along with the desire to do other things. Work is not a four letter word for everyone. Furthermore, once retired, LBYM seems less than optimal to me. I guess determining means is always a challenge, ie making sure you don't run out of money. Different story during the accumulation phase for sure.
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I think I would rather regret leaving too early, than leaving too late.
Not me if ,leaving early results in running out of money.
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