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Old 06-19-2015, 01:27 PM   #41
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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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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).

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If I wasn't so darned busy I'd contact them...
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I don't fit what they're looking for. Sloths call me lazy....
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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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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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How much does it pay, Will a limo pick me up for the interview,? will a 1099 be issued, or a w-2?? Will refreshments be served or are we talking about an expense account 3 martini lunch? Will you provide hair and make up services, must I provide my own wardrobe, or do I get an allowance for that? I see your in Los Angeles so will first class airfare be included. I feel interviews need to be done face to face. Will you extend the stay in L.A. for a few extra days? I might not exactly meet all the requirements but we allow golf talk Tuesdays, weight loss Wednesdays, and funny joke Thursdays conversations on days that dont qualify so Ill throw my hat into the arena. I think I got the Hat into the Arena from Bella Abzug, she went to Columbia too, did you know her?
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Folks, I just finished a phone call with Richard Sine and it went very well. He does a professional interview and Men's Health is buying a real no-foolin' article on early retirement. I guess you could say that financial health is part of Men's Health.

The best part of the interview is where he mentioned that I'll be hearing from their fact-checker. It tells me that the magazine is spending the money to do it right. The SEO works so much better when your name is spelled correctly, too...

He's seeking more guys to interview, whether you're still pursuing FI or already FI or already FIRE'd. Fuego, JJac, I think you two would be particularly good interviews because of your age and kids and (JJac) expat lifestyle. ClifP, you'd be great from the perspectives of experience (including two recessions during ER), Hawaii, landlording, and angel investing. That's off the top of my head-- there are probably other posters here who I don't know very well but who are exactly the type of men he'd like to speak with.

If you're a personal-finance blogger who wants to raise his profile: this is one of the ways you do it.

I'm going to e-mail Richard a few names of other people who are either already FI or who are doing a great job of figuring it out. Feel free to contact him directly, and feel free to contact me if you have any questions about being interviewed.
Did the article ever get published? If it did do you have a link? Thank you
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Did the article ever get published? If it did do you have a link? Thank you
I was in the article. It appeared in print but not on line. I had to go to the library to find it, the October 2015 issue IIRC. There were only a few sentences written about me, not even worthy of making a photocopy of it.
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I was in the article. It appeared in print but not on line. I had to go to the library to find it, the October 2015 issue IIRC. There were only a few sentences written about me, not even worthy of making a photocopy of it.
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I was in the article. It appeared in print but not on line. I had to go to the library to find it, the October 2015 issue IIRC. There were only a few sentences written about me, not even worthy of making a photocopy of it.
They followed up with the online version a few months later:
How to Retire 10 Years Earlier | Men's Health

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I'm going to e-mail Richard a few names of other people who are either already FI or who are doing a great job of figuring it out.
He must have been impressed with the names I sent him. (Philip Taylor of FinCon & PT Money, Wes Moss, and Billy Kaderli.) My referrals seem to have kept me from making the final cut...
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They followed up with the online version a few months later:
How to Retire 10 Years Earlier | Men's Health


He must have been impressed with the names I sent him. (Philip Taylor of FinCon & PT Money, Wes Moss, and Billy Kaderli.) My referrals seem to have kept me from making the final cut...
lol, and ty for the link
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Are we sure writerdavid isn't really a female only dating site looking for leads....
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Hmm. While a saver of some accomplishment, in the US and unmarried I think my gal of 39 years would get cranky were I to note that as a featured part of any AARPy article.
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He must have been impressed with the names I sent him. (Philip Taylor of FinCon & PT Money, Wes Moss, and Billy Kaderli.) My referrals seem to have kept me from making the final cut...
I had a similar experience. I got my picture above the fold of the business section and a brief paragraph while one of my referrals got several paragraphs along with a bigger picture inside. I rationalized it by thinking the referral got the piece published.
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