Join Early Retirement Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-12-2009, 10:57 AM   #21
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
kcowan's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pacific latitude 20/49
Posts: 4,439
Send a message via Skype™ to kcowan
Thanks Nords. Great links. Too late for me! Coming up to 7 years in August...

I think living on the Pacific helps keep things in perspective.

For the fun of it...Keith
kcowan is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-16-2009, 06:06 PM   #22
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Amethyst's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,564
Originally Posted by Purron View Post
Volume 11 - " So now I'm thinking DH and I shouldn't sell our rental....I'll just move him into it when he retires
This is why we don't want to "downsize" when I retire. We need 3 finished levels so we can get away from each other now and then (though actually, we seem to get along better when I'm home on a week's vacation, than when I'm working!) Hey, it's expensive living here, but 2 homes would cost even more!

(And don't you just hate it when people say you'll "miss the structure" of work? As if "structure" was something you had to wait around for someone else to provide. When I want structure, I'm perfectly capable of imposing it on myself )

If you understood everything I say, you'd be me ~ Miles Davis
'There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.’ Christopher Morley.
Amethyst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2009, 06:34 PM   #23
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: North of Montana
Posts: 2,752
Originally Posted by Purron View Post
I took a quick look at the links. My first impression was, while this may be useful to some, there is really nothing new here. I have seen just about all of this covered better, and from more angles, here on

Volume 11 - "When Sparks Fly" did give me a giggle. This focuses on how couples have to adjust to being around each other more in retirement. It discusses a case where the DH actually bought the condo next door so he and DW could be apart the hours he would have been at work. So now I'm thinking DH and I shouldn't sell our rental....I'll just move him into it when he retires
One of my bosses at former mega-corp retired about 10 years ago. Before leaving he shared the plans he and his DW had had drawn for a new house. It was 10K+ sq.ft. I gave him a bit of a hard time about it since they were (duh) kid free. His response was "She likes to vaccuum. By the time she's done, I'll be home from the golf-course, casino or where-ever".

Don't know how it worked out. Instead of building, they left town and I have no idea what happened.
There are two kinds of people in the world: those who can extrapolate conclusions from insufficient data and ..
kumquat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2009, 06:05 AM   #24
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
freebird5825's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Nowhere, 43N Latitude, NY
Posts: 9,019
Originally Posted by Purron View Post
...Volume 11 - "When Sparks Fly" did give me a giggle. This focuses on how couples have to adjust to being around each other more in retirement...
I'm on the 10-Year Plan in this area. By the time dh2b retires, I'll be so FIREd I won't care what we do all day.
Something to keep us busy...We are starting to loosely dicuss relocation away from the cold weather when he retires. He's got New Mexico on the brain. I'm pretty easy about where as long as there is less than 100" average snowfall. We agree that renting initially is the way for us to go, with selling our house as a later option.
We'll be too busy executing our plan to get on each other's nerves.
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
freebird5825 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2009, 03:47 PM   #25
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,072
Some of the stories are interesting, but these are just teasers to sell this person's business:
"Frank's birthday present from his son: a one-year membership to My Next Phase, including a full coaching package."

Uhhhh, OK. So really this story is a testimonial about how this 'product' helped this person 'succeed' in retirement.

The other interesting thing I noticed is that they key on 'self-awareness.' Well, as far as my experience goes, self-awareness is key to success in any endeavor - you lack it and success is harder to achieve usually because you don't know what success means to you.....hence the key about self-awareness.

However, if someone has gone about retiring without any good planning, then perhaps this program might work. I'd just as soon do it all for free from the tips on this board and books from the library :-) But then, I'm still a working stiff, so what do I know.

Deserat aka Bridget
“We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.” - George Orwell/Winston Churchill
deserat is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Transitioning from semi-retirement to retirement? RDamien FIRE and Money 0 06-17-2008 01:01 PM
Use of Retirement and Non-Retirement Accounts ZMAN FIRE and Money 6 10-02-2007 05:45 PM
Paritioned portfolios of Target Retirement 20XX for each decade of retirement chinaco FIRE and Money 11 03-15-2007 05:06 PM
Retirement Accounts and Early Retirement heebygeeby Young Dreamers 9 03-14-2007 03:56 PM
Duration of retirement and size of retirement fund Cool Dood FIRE and Money 9 06-28-2006 08:34 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:47 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.