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Generating supplemental income from hobby, retirement fixed income, woodworker photographer, cottage industry shop, rental income, tax write-offs, international procurement, financial problems

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Old 05-06-2008, 05:24 AM
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I have no special talents...translating, maybe, I'm quite good in German, but I'm not the only one on the market....painting & decorating : I managed to do it home, it was not too bad, but I am not an expert, I would be much too slow if I were to do it as a "trade"...maybe I could use my driving license to get hired somewhere as a part-time valet....or night-watchman, but you need zero talent for that...or mown lawns like a teen looking for some pocket money...quite humitiating I think for an older person... I'm already running out of ideas...I think I'd rather stick to my job the longest time possible, I'm into hardware delivery , government contract, not bad....(but you've got to have muscles)
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:34 AM
Location: Ocala National Forest
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Hubby starts young horses for lots of our local horsefolk and may do that in TN (I assist as needed). Hubby has become very proficient in custom knife making and the orders have grown rapidly. Planning on a website soon! These trades will help us supplement our savings and retire early (mid 50's).
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Old 05-06-2008, 04:24 PM
Location: Long Beach, CA
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I'm trying to generate income from my activiities while retired. Haven't been sucessful yet, but I've had a good time trying. Good luck.
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:39 AM
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I used to be able to make darn near anything from metal and fix any pre compurter machine that needed it. I figure I'll find something.
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:42 AM
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My hobby, collecting antique cars pays for itself which I see as a win/win...
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