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Old 07-28-2017, 03:35 PM
 
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The article refers only to the first 3 years of retirement. I could see how newly retired people hadn't yet gotten into the grove, or go a bit wild with travel. I think it might have been more helpful to know how people who were retired for a decade were doing.
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Old 07-28-2017, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Montana
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The article refers only to the first 3 years of retirement. I could see how newly retired people hadn't yet gotten into the grove, or go a bit wild with travel. I think it might have been more helpful to know how people who were retired for a decade were doing.
Absolutely true!
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Old 07-28-2017, 03:53 PM
 
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Yes in our case. Much more discretionary spending
Same here.
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Old 07-28-2017, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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Retired 7 months and spending way less than previously. No mortgage. My days are spent fishing and golfing (golf is very affordable here). My wife and her friends do pilates, swim, hike and have a book club. We eat out about twice a week and don't spend much on gasoline. We don't travel though so.....
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Old 07-28-2017, 05:50 PM
 
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Retired two years. Less is more. Less is much more.
:-)
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Old 07-28-2017, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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I don't buy tools anymore, I collect Lionel trains and have so much no more, same with guns.
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Old 07-28-2017, 07:44 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I spend more on travelling. Less or near zero on health care. But I'm still young. But I did plan to have a bucket of money to travel so that's not a surprise. What's surprise is that I play the credit card game so well that I end up spending less on airline tickets. Have lots of miles that I sometime give them to my kids and one of their roommates.
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Old 07-28-2017, 09:39 PM
 
Location: State of Denial
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The only thing I spend more money on in retirement is travel and that's because I have more opportunity to travel than I did while working AND that's what I worked hard for and saved for during my years of employment....to be able to travel.
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Old 07-28-2017, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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We retired many years ago and the things that actually went up were medical, grocery prices and eating out. Eating out prices have at least doubled or more the past 20 years and grocery food prices at least up 40%. Ppty taxes have gone up about 30%.
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Old 07-29-2017, 12:02 AM
 
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We spent more the first year or so, buying new furniture for our downsized home, and other moving and "getting settled" things. Now we spend less. We are down to one car after finding we don't need more, no house payment, lower property taxes, lower income taxes, and lower utilities. Travel hasn't changed. We have started contributing to grandkids college funds and still contribute to our own savings monthly.
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