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Old 08-11-2009, 05:55 PM   #1
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Pretty interesting survey on geezerdom activities. Sex must be included in "other activities" but could be "Personal Care activities".
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The typical employed person spends 7.6 hours at work each day. When you finally make your exit from the workforce those extra hours can be filled however you wish. Most retirees spend their newfound freedom lingering slightly longer than the total population over food, sleep, and household chores. Americans age 65 to 74 only spend about 2 extra hours per day on leisure activates than the population as a whole, according to the Department of Labor’s American Time Use Survey. Seniors spend most of their additional 2 hours of leisure time watching TV, socializing, and reading. Here’s what the typical retiree’s day looks like compared to the rest of us.
what-do-retirees-do-all-day.html: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance
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The typical employed person spends 7.6 hours at work each day
OK, where do I apply for THAT job? This article is hilarious. And total bunk.
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:31 PM   #3
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I'd definitely clean my house more.. and better when I retire.

I am pretty much exhausted by Friday. I stay up late Friday night (TGFI mood). I don't go out much for fun on weekends because I need to do the chores. I do laundry, grocery shopping, cooking tons of food and house cleaning on weekends and try to relax some. I end up not doing any of them very good, and the week starts up again.
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I'd definitely clean my house more.. and better when I retire.
I missed the memo.
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Read it - but I missed the part about surfing the net, hanging out on Early Retirement Forums and spreading the word : psssst - Wellesley.

Maybe I sould get a spray can and do some graffiti?

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From the article...Retirees spend about 7 hours a day pursuing leisure activites and sports...

dh2b should be glad he stills w*rks.
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Maybe I sould get a spray can and do some graffiti?
Not a very good thing to do. It will cut down on your retirement "free time" :

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Here's a wonderful chart based on the same study
How Different Groups Spend Their Day - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com

Want2Retire, If you get the 7.6 hour job, you'll also get 2.31 children or whatever the average is these days
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Here's a wonderful chart based on the same study
How Different Groups Spend Their Day - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com

Want2Retire, If you get the 7.6 hour job, you'll also get 2.31 children or whatever the average is these days
But it said "the typical employed person"!! So it only included those who work. I still want that job! Not really. I'd rather retire and that will be only 89 days from today.
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Pretty interesting survey on geezerdom activities.
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....according to the Department of Laborís American Time Use Survey....
I'm not too sure that their survey can be very accurate. I mean, really, how many retirees actually have time to take surveys?? Most are probably waaaay too busy for trivial things like that! I know I am!!!
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