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Been retired more than 10 years 3 2.91%
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Plan to retire within the next year 16 15.53%
Plan to retire within 5 years 31 30.10%
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Re: Retiree or Wannabee?
Old 08-29-2005, 12:01 PM   #21
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Retired 2 weeks ago, and love-love-LOVING it! It's much better than I expected. Not only do I not have to work, I don't have to stress about work--and that was worse than the work itself. It took separating myself from wrok to realize how bad the stress was.

In my first 2 weeks I've spend more time with my elderly mother and my brother, started catching up on reading (online & off), dealt with some personal finance stuff I'd been procrastinating about, did a little more work on DD's wedding arrangements and visited my daughter in DC for wedding gown shopping, cooking together, and just having fun. I'm planning to visit my son this fall as well. It's SO great not to have to check with a boss about when I can visit my own kids.*
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This is probably true Sheryl.

Not to offend any ERs that visit here, but if i were retired, i doubt i'd waste any time here.* *If you notice, i tend to post here during typical work hrs*
Not to offend you Azanon, but you are stealing from me and any other taxpayer. As long as your work is only useless, and not harmful to the world, get back to work, now, before I call your boss.

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Not to offend you Azanon, but you are stealing from me and any other taxpayer. As long as your work is only useless, and not harmful to the world, get back to work, now, before I call your boss.
I realize there are people that don't appreciate what we do for them.* We do it anyway.* *

As for telling me to go back to work, why don't you mind your own business.* If you think what i do is useless, then why in the hell do you care whether i work or not?

(edit) Also, if you're as old as that man in that picture, there's a good chance that actually i'm the one that's paying you. I know for certain I pay SS taxes, and you may be collecting. And folks living on SS pay little to no taxes.
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(edit) Also, if you're as old as that man in that picture, there's a good chance that actually i'm the one that's paying you.* I know for certain I pay SS taxes, and you may be collecting.* *And folks living on SS pay little to no taxes.
Oh-oh Azanon, your ignorance is showing again. That man in the picture is one of our former presidents. I do not collect SS, though I will, as will you, and I paid $15,000 in income tax last year which is possibly more than you paid.

As for your moronic assertion that people who collect SS do not pay income taxes- wrong again!

I pass by frequent invitations to show what an idiot you are; I only do so when you directly ask me for it. For example by insulting retired people who post here, of whom I am one. You implied that we are wasting our time posting here. Quite possibly, but it is our time. You are wasting time that your employer, the federal government, has unwisely purchased from you. And since you are incredibly a GS-12 or 13, that government, my government, has paid you very well for it.

Again I will say- you are stealing time from the government, paid by the taxpayer, of whom I am one. So I have standing you dweeb. If you donít want me to call your boss, go back to work.

If you enjoy getting jabbed at will, keep up your crap. Like Ali, I "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee".


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Oh-oh Azanon, your ignorance is showing again. That man in the picture is one of our former presidents. I do not collect SS, though I will, as will you, and I paid $15,000 in income tax last year which is possibly more than you paid.

As for your moronic assertion that people who collect SS do not pay income taxes- wrong again!

I pass by frequent invitations to show what an idiot you are, but only do so when you directly ask me for it.

For example by insulting retired people who post here, of whom I am one. You implied that we are wasting out time posting here. Quite possibly, but it is our time. You are wasting time that your employer, the federal government, has unfortunately purchased from you. And since you are incredibly a GS-12 or 13, that government, my government, has paid you very well for it.

Again I will say- you are stealing time from the government, paid by the taxpayer, of whom I am one. So I have standing you dweeb. If you donít want me to call your boss, go back to work.

If you enjoy getting jabbed at will, keep up your crap.


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Hey, what am I, creamed liverwurst?* How do you get on this I'm-gonna-call-your-boss list?!

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As far as people who post here that are retired... What would the point of the site be if we didn't?

Isn't the whole reason we come here, whether retired or wannabe, to seek out like minds? It is nearly impossible to meet people who understand the balancing act that is FIRE... I LBYM, but I must be balanced, I'm worried about outliving my money and alienating my friends, but I must live my own life for me, etc.

Many of the things that people who have retired say on this board I already really know, but it is VERY reassuring that there are people out there living the dream, making it work, and willing to offer their tips on how to transition from work to early retirement.

Also, one of the things I do actually miss from work is the smart banter. I get some of that here.

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Hey, what am I, creamed liverwurst?* How do you get on this I'm-gonna-call-your-boss list?!
Mainly you have to annoy me when I am in a bad mood. Azanon is particularly skilled at this.*

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Not to offend any ERs that visit here, but if i were retired, i doubt i'd waste any time here.* *If you notice, i tend to post here during typical work hrs*
Good luck with that. It sounds like starting a long journey and deciding not to ask for directions.

After three years I still have plenty of questions that are answered by the more "experienced" ERs, even if it's just by reading their posts...
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Good luck with that.* It sounds like starting a long journey and deciding not to ask for directions.

After three years I still have plenty of questions that are answered by the more "experienced" ERs, even if it's just by reading their posts...
Well hey...............there is no accounting for taste. Why, even after all my time here I still learn a few things (or at least I'm entertained).
I rarely log on without finding good stuff. IMHO this site is a treasure.

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