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Old 06-04-2014, 09:47 PM
 
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Good for them. Personally, this life style would have probably caused me to slash my wrists and bleed out (especially the 7 children) but I only learned that after almost falling for such a life style idea with my first wife.

The learning process was hard but it allowed me to live life along the way.
Heh 7 kids? I figured out when I was 12 that I never wanted kids. I could never handle the stress.
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:40 AM
 
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I have a family member who worked at a government agency for 51 years!
A widower now but was married for decades, and has lived in the same house for decades as well.

As for working that long -- Not me baby.
As soon as my retirement income calculations hit the sweet spot – I’m retiring.

And don’t let me win the lottery! (Of course, that’s not likely since I don’t play…but still….)
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Old 01-02-2015, 08:27 AM
 
Location: East TX
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Finding satisfaction in life is something some people are able to do, while others need a little more change and prefer to mix it up a bit more. My grandparents passed a few years ago at 99 and 96 after 74 years of marriage. They were in his childhood home until they both passed a few weeks apart, still living at home with in-home care. In some ways I envy them, and this individual. Some seek change while others are forced into it.
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Old 02-28-2015, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Whereever we have our RV parked
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We've owned 6 homes, lived at 13 addresses, many different jobs but our house is also paid off. Having a stable and loving marriage is the key. We've got 38 years together. Divorce is just a killer when it comes to credit, finances, stress etc. My attitude when I got married was that I wanted a woman I could love and want to see across the breakfast table in 30 years. I planned for a life long marriage, not a flash in the pan romance. I think I chose the right path.
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Old 02-28-2015, 09:12 AM
 
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talk about having an unlucky nunber lol
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Old 02-28-2015, 01:41 PM
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Location: in the miseries
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Bh has one employer for 50 years. Married 38 and lived in same house 39.
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Old 02-28-2015, 02:02 PM
 
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A co-worker has been here just over 44 years. He was married 44 years ago, and they are coming up on 44 years of living in the same home. I thought that was amazing. He also told me that his wife packs him a lunch every day and she has been doing that for the 44 year time frame. She clips coupons. They paid their home off early, years ago. They did finally by their 1st new car, 3 years ago and paid cash for that. He drives a Dodge fullsize pickup that he bought used 9 or 10 years ago. He plans on repainting it next year as the paint has some fade marks. All of their 7 kids have been raised and are on their own. Both him and his wife are still "young" at heart anyway. Not much they can't do. I doubt that they are going to hit up the clubs on the weekends, still they are able to live and do what they want. he says that he likes living the way that they are living. I mentioned yo him that he doesn't like change much. He told me that one of the keys to his happy life was making sure that they were debt free so that they had freedom and didn't have to worry about much. He could retire today if he wanted to but has no intentions of doing that. Just thought this was a cool story. A lifestyle that I wouldn't mind living myself.

Have others done this or are working on this kind of lifestyle?
In other words, they bought a house, got married, and got a job all in the same year.

Pretty uncommon these days.

And then kept the marriage, the job, and the house for 44 years - no divorce, job loss, or relocation. Wow!
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Old 02-28-2015, 05:33 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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Staying married to the same person? Yes.
Working for the same company? No. Our careers have required relocation.
Driving hand-me-down cars until we could afford to buy one for cash? Yes.
Living in the same house? No. Again, job relocation made this impossible.
Practicing everyday frugality? Yes.
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Old 03-07-2015, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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In other words, they bought a house, got married, and got a job all in the same year.

Pretty uncommon these days.

And then kept the marriage, the job, and the house for 44 years - no divorce, job loss, or relocation. Wow!
And they're both still alive. My grandmother was widowed when she was quite young. Dad died seventeen years before mom. My husband died when when he was fifty-three. Death really puts a crimp in your long range plans.
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Old 03-15-2015, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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Finding satisfaction in life is something some people are able to do, while others need a little more change and prefer to mix it up a bit more. My grandparents passed a few years ago at 99 and 96 after 74 years of marriage. They were in his childhood home until they both passed a few weeks apart, still living at home with in-home care. In some ways I envy them, and this individual. Some seek change while others are forced into it.
Wow, that's really impressive! Not many people can say they were married for 74 years!
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