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Old 07-27-2011, 05:47 AM   #61
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Does anyone ever feel guilty not working?
Is this a trick question?

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Old 07-27-2011, 08:43 AM   #62
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Originally Posted by oldtrig View Post
Does anyone ever feel guilty not working? Maybe there will be an age when this guilt thing will pass. For now I still work on. oldtrig
A recent poll* in the Alan household shows 100% of ER's do not feel any pangs of guilt.

*sample size 2, avg age 55 yrs 7 months


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Old 07-27-2011, 08:47 AM   #63
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I mentioned retiring to a person last week and he looked at me like I was crazy. He thought I was about 50 so I did not tell him any different. I then asked the person how old he was. He said he was old. He then said he would turn 64 in September. I laughed and walked on. I think early retirement is about 64. I turn 64 next month. It just would feel right not working. So I go on. Does anyone ever feel guilty not working? Maybe there will be an age when this guilt thing will pass. For now I still work on. oldtrig
I am only 43 but would quit working tomorrow and never desire to do it again if I were financially able to do so. I certainly would not feel guilty about it! In fact, I would feel quite the opposite. I would likely be very proud and boastful about it!

In fact I often wonder why execs in my company who are in the 50's making a million plus per year are still working Just a couple years at that income level and they shouldn't have to work again.
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:14 AM   #64
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Execs making that kind of money are driven. I suspect that most wouldn't be happy just walking away from that.

I wish I had some of their drive. I have the skills and training to do it, I just don't have the drive.
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:32 AM   #65
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I say "tomayto", you say "tomahto", but we both like a nice ripe sliced one with fresh mozzarella, basil and a drizzle of olive oil, don't we?
You'd think so but personally I like a splash of balsamic vinegar and a pinch of sea salt with my tomahtoes, basil, mozarella, and olive oil.

The answer to the age cutoff for ER is actually simple: ER is any age younger than when DH and I retired, much like "Old" is any age older than DH and I are.

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