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Old 09-01-2016, 11:36 AM   #21
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Congrats on the demotion! Remember, though, in FIRE-speak, 0 > 5... 😎

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Old 09-01-2016, 09:06 PM   #22
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Congrats, thinking very seriously about going part time myself. I've worked crazy hours forever, ready for some downtime.

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Old 09-21-2016, 08:08 PM   #23
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I had a eureka last weekend about going part time. DW and I are different as she is more of a spender, so we have come up with a series of compromises. One is, we both get equal amounts of blow-it money each month for which we aren't accountable to the other. Naturally, she indeed blows hers and I save half of mine. I manage all the bills and our essential spending needs.

I realized that the stash we'd need to support just our essential joint spending is a LOT smaller than that needed to support essential spending+blow-it money. So, we could knock years off of leaving full time employment if we make ourselves responsible for earning our own blow-it money, just as we did starting back in high school. Maybe I'll do fun work in a hardware store part time or have an online biz. She'll probably want to work full time longer than me anyway, which is just fine. Compromise!

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Old 09-28-2016, 11:52 AM   #24
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Laurence, congrats on the part-time gig. And a well paying one, too!

I quite FT work in 2013. I had my fill of the bull where I was working. We had one youngin' full time in school and one soon to be preschooler. I ended up in a gig working A LOT during tax season, but only work a handful of hours throughout the rest of the year. The time you get to devote to the chit'lins is priceless and you never get it back once it has passed.

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