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Old 06-19-2015, 01:27 PM   #41
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Well put EastWest Gal.

For me experiences are not good or bad, just different
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Old 06-19-2015, 04:11 PM   #42
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Richard, I have absolutely no idea why you are getting attitude from some people.

Good luck with your article.

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Old 06-19-2015, 11:32 PM   #43
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Richard, I have absolutely no idea why you are getting attitude from some people.

Good luck with your article.
In the past we've had poorly-disguised solicitations from financial advisors, insurance agents, and publications touting dubious investment schemes or high-priced actively-managed mutual funds. Long-time members (me included) are initially a little cynical & skeptical about that first contact from the media.

But Richard is legit. I've interviewed with him and so has Bob Clyatt. No worries.

Ed, I think Richard learned quite a bit about ER from talking with us. I'm also trying to persuade him to cover the personal-finance entrepreneurs who are going to FinCon15, 15-17 Sep in Charlotte NC.

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But my wife is a corporate executive type with a larger income than mine.
You guys might also enjoy reading Farnoosh Torabi's "When She Makes More". You already know what she's going to describe, but it's interesting to read about the research and the pressures imposed by society & relatives.

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Old 06-20-2015, 08:26 AM   #44
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Another consideration is that I'd guestimate that 99.7% of early retirees wish to keep a low profile, and having their story published is one of the last things on their list of things to do in retirement. So many more ways to spend our time!

Therefore, any article like this almost by definition will not be representative of the typical early retiree.

Or as clifp stated in post #2:

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Old 08-19-2015, 12:44 PM   #45
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We have been contacted by a casting agency working with Jet Blue as follows:

We are in a fast and furious search to find extremely busy people who are at retirement age (55 to 69) to be featured in a 22 minute documentary on "busyness" by the end of the day Thursday 8/20. I wondered if you might mind posting the information or had suggestions on how to find interested people who'd want to Skype with me?

Strickman-Ripps Casting needs to find people of retirement age who DON'T want to retire because they like to stay busy OR are retired but still don't have enough time in the day!

Those who are selected will be featured in an upcoming documentary on "busyness" - a cross between The Daily Show and This American Life. Super-fun! PAYS $2500 and films for 3 to 4 days between 8/23 and 9/5. Attend the October film premiere in NYC. This is a real people casting (non-actors).

Open to anyone age 55 to 73 who lives on the east coast. Skyping with candidates this Wednesday and Thursday (8/19 and 8/20).

If interested please email

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Old 08-19-2015, 12:46 PM   #46
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If I wasn't so darned busy I'd contact them...
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Old 08-19-2015, 12:48 PM   #47
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I don't fit what they're looking for. Sloths call me lazy....
I heard the call to do nothing. So I answered it.
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Old 08-19-2015, 12:55 PM   #48
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If I weren't so busy watching my plants grow, I'd sign up.

Actually, it's not a good time frame for me. Otherwise, I might check it out. I live only 4.5 hours drive from NYC.
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Old 08-19-2015, 03:41 PM   #49
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I don't fit what they're looking for. Sloths call me lazy....
I'd call both you and the sloths lazy if I wasn't too busy napping at the moment.

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