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Old 09-07-2015, 09:28 AM   #21
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In any event, some just end up with a lot. I think many of these adjust their lifestyles to fit their means in retirement. Others of course, might be too set in their ways and keep building their net worth's right to the end. To each their own.
Yes I think the ones that I find sad are the ones who keep w*rking well beyond their FI time because of fear that they will not have enough.

I guess my career taught me that planning can never be perfect, and if things do not work out, you adapt at the time that you need to.

-Downsize
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-Move to a cheaper place

Life is full of options and uncertainty.

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-Step up gifting
-Live the higher life
-Travel more

Most people can relate to the first group but a lot fewer are comfortable with the second group of adaptations.
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Yes I think the ones that I find sad are the ones who keep w*rking well beyond their FI time because of fear that they will not have enough.

I guess my career taught me that planning can never be perfect, and if things do not work out, you adapt at the time that you need to.

-Downsize
-Get a job
-Move to a cheaper place

Life is full of options and uncertainty.

Or
-Step up gifting
-Live the higher life
-Travel more

Most people can relate to the first group but a lot fewer are comfortable with the second group of adaptations.
Probably right but I didn't have any problem. I would think most people would rather be in your second group than your first as long as they didn't have to work too hard or long to get there.
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We did some of the first group (no job) because we found our new lifestyle was much simpler. A lot of things we used to pay for we found we had the time to do ourselves. We could also shop around more (Amazon, Groupon). We had 5 years experience being retired before we started seriously on the second group.
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