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Old 02-20-2017, 01:26 PM
Location: land of ahhhs
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Originally Posted by otterhere View Post
That assumes that any time spent working is miserable and wasted and every minute of retirement is by definition joyful and meaningful; I don't think of life in such black-and-white terms, I guess.
Living a life you love and working (at a job that, at least, you don't hate) are not mutually exclusive. I started practicing for retirement years ago by making time for things I might like to do when the time came. Still working at 70 which allows me, for example, to take the trips I want, AND afford to take a grandkid along. I realize not every job has the flexibility to make this an easy task.
And if I die at work or the day after cleaning out my locker, I don't guess it'll matter much to me.
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Old 02-20-2017, 02:11 PM
Location: RVA
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I know more people that do less and/or worry about money in retirement and are bored because of it, than the number of people who died younger and richer in retirement, so would have benefited more by retiring earlier. It is a difficult personal decision to weigh time against money. I think about it almost every day. You are obviously giving up the youngest years of your life for that delayed gratification. I travel a lot more now, on nicer vacations, every year, than I did while being more frugal years ago.
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Old 02-20-2017, 02:31 PM
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It's just one year. Unless something really cataclysmic happens (like the end of the world), it shouldn't make that much difference. But, because I can, I will just play it by ear.
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