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Old 01-30-2004, 09:40 AM   #41
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I'm in my late 20's and would love to be FIRE'd before 50. *The problem I face is appearing lazy or unmotivated when it comes to my "career." *I just think there has to be more to life than worrying about the 'ole 8-5. *

Sometimes I wonder if I'm ahead of the curve with my frugality & wishes to be FIRE'd or wonder if there is something wrong with me because I'm going against the popular grain of spending freely & living for today. *This forum has helped me tremendously both financially & mentally. * 8)

To me, being FIRE'd is not about being lazy. *It's more about having control over your life. *Well... enough morning rant sitting at the office computer *
That sounds very healthy to me, FIRE5soon. Best of luck to you.
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Re: What do you do all day?
Old 01-30-2004, 10:20 AM   #42
 
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Hope you haven't mentioned your plans to anyone at the office, fire5soon. I did, and like bunsofveal attested, there's nothing that will inspire dislike more then the knowledge that you plan to be out by 40-45 rather then working until you're 67.
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Old 01-30-2004, 10:29 AM   #43
 
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I never encountered any animosity about retiring so early, only surprise and envy. Of course, I didn't have
a bunch of co-workers at my level when I quit.

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Old 05-01-2004, 04:43 PM   #44
 
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Hello! I need some help. I am 47 and have found an at home business that will allow me my dream of early retirement - in two more years. Where is the best place to retire I am in New York City Now. I have to wait two more years because I have a daughter in High School. Any suggestions? Laurie13RN@msn.com
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Old 05-01-2004, 05:24 PM   #45
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Hello! *I need some help. *I am 47 and have found an at home business that will allow me my dream of early retirement - in two more years. *Where is the best place to retire *I am in New York City Now. *I have to wait two more years because I have a daughter in High School. *Any suggestions? *Laurie13RN@msn.com
Try this web site as a starting point:
http://money.cnn.com/best/bpretire/bpretire_form.html

You probably don't want to just take the results and move, but if you play around with the inputs, it might give you some ideas.
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Old 05-01-2004, 06:09 PM   #46
 
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Just curious...what does having a daughter in HS have to do with your being able to retire or not? What changes in those two years? Of course paying for college is an obvious answer, but if that is it, she certainly won't be done with college in 2 years??

Second, what is the home business that will allow you to "retire"? Just wondering....

Also, and this is just a general comment, a lot of people say I am "retiring" and starting up a business to do xxxxx...imo, that is not retiring, its changing jobs. Undoubtably working for oneself is better than working for someone else, but it IS still work isn't it? Even if you enjoy it?
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Old 05-01-2004, 07:26 PM   #47
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I am a naturally curious person and like to look being
the curtain on lots of things.... investing is just one.
Whenever I start following my nose it leads me down
many interesting paths. Also, I am an omnivorous
and prodigious reader, usually with 2 or 3 books in
process at one time. I have to confess that I am not
completely retired as I spend 10-12 hours per week
on a small business I own and I make wood products
for my daughter's arts and crafts business. In the
morning I have a long and leisurely breakfast and
read the paper cover to cover...... after which my
nose takes over.

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Hey, Charlie, you've just described my dream retirement. I'm still trying to improve my wood-working chops, though. Have you ever heard of an interesting little device called a VersaLaser? It takes some of the art out of wood-working, but has some small-business applications:

http://www.versalaser.com/english/index.html
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Old 05-01-2004, 08:08 PM   #49
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You will be surprised at how your day fills up, once you retire...that is unless your job is your life...We are comstantly busy..and infact look forward to "down time" when there are no projects in the works...of coarse about that time is when the ole world map comes out, and the plans start once again...

We often state "that we wake in the morning with nothing to do...but by the end of the day, we only have half of it done."

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Dont eat books. Too much fiber isnt good for ya
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The small manufacturing company I ran when I opted
out in 1993 lives on, except now it is a personal holding company. That means it "owns stuff". The company will
surely outlive me. Anyway, it does require some "work"
as everything is kept separate, bank accounts,
investments, tax returns, etc. The good news is that
I can handle it all before breakfast on most days and
really kind of enjoy it, so I don't think it really has any
impact on my "retired" status. More like a hobby that produces income.

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Old 05-02-2004, 12:49 PM   #52
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Wab, that is an interesting link. I'll pass it
on to my daughter.

TH, at my age you need all the fiber you can get.

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