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Old 07-01-2014, 06:24 PM   #21
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There is a very interesting interview with Boone Pickens on Motley Fool. He has to be my favorite public person. He says he loves to work, loves to make money, and loves to give it away. In addition to his huge gift to Oklahoma State's Athletic department, I think he has given away > 1 billion.


I enjoy listening to him, also. A man who very much still has his wits about him. Although I am not jealous of his fortune, I am jealous of his ability to find work that is a lifetime passion. I never did find that passion of a career once my aspirations of being a professional athlete were crushed in high school.

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I enjoy listening to him, also. A man who very much still has his wits about him. Although I am not jealous of his fortune, I am jealous of his ability to find work that is a lifetime passion.....
IMHO- That is what makes anyone truly "rich".

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Old 07-02-2014, 06:08 AM   #23
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... the only face time required being an all expense paid trip to the city of my birth (where my siblings still live) every couple of months.

This is nice.
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:21 AM   #24
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There are two interesting threads going now about spouses and ER issues. If I remember this has been a little of a bump in the road for you and your spouse. I wonder if the 2 of you have talked about this and the changes it might bring to your routines since you ER'd.
What if you try it and then ER again because you don't like it? Something to think about before you make a decision one way or another.
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:37 AM   #25
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I've been doing part-time consulting (since we decided to retire early) for a start up engineering firm doing product design/development. It was created by the head of engineering after the bankruptcy of the manufacturing company we all worked for. This is with similar working conditions as you've stated in your original post, but for me walking away would be difficult as my work has become intertwined with their overall progress. When they move into eventual product manufacturing, I will ease my way out of working for them while assisting my full-time replacement.

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