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Old 10-15-2006, 09:51 PM   #21
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I want to save for a financially secure retirement but I do not want to miss out on living my life now and enjoying it. Does it make sense to deprive yourself from some extras so you can save for a retirement that you may not live long to enjoy? I like to strike a balance between saving for retirement and enjoying some luxuries (pool, cars) even if it means working for a couple of more years.......But that's me.
This makes you very much a conformist on this board. Very traditional. Very much in lockstep with the majority. So, carry on.
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Re: more than average savings- average spending
Old 11-03-2006, 10:15 AM   #22
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Some people have inexpensive hobbies, some don't. Both get the same pleasure from them, although the former group might ER sooner. ER is not a priority for some folks. I don't understand them, but that's their choice.
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For the last 2 months I have been disposing of stuff. Selling most,
but just junking quite a bit. With every "elimination" of "stuff"
I feel a bit more liberated and the house looks better all the time.
I call it my "less is more" approach to decorating. I mentioned
this attitude to my oldest daughter once and she said she was
exactly the same way. Must be in the genes.

JG
Trying to do the same thing, but fighting the "pack rat" mentality of DW. I really can't blame her, she grew up as a poor farmer's daughter...........
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But my job? Its alright. I wouldnt do it for free, but its not anything I dread.
I just realized I am doing mine for free. Yes, they pay me (and pay me well) but it's unlikely I'll ever spend the money. I love my kids, charities etc. but they will get enough anyway. Come spring it's 'KMA, I'm outta here'.
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