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Old Yesterday, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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A leisurely morning bike ride to the beach, on return stopping at the culinary school bakery to replace spent calories
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Old Yesterday, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Getting enough sleep was the first one. After decades of sleep deprivation, it is wonderful to know what it feels like to get a sufficient amount of sleep all the time.
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Old Yesterday, 07:15 PM
 
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Small indulgence- regular Starbucks runs.

Big indulgence- a second home near the beach, paid for by our RMD's.
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Old Yesterday, 07:25 PM
 
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For me, a small indulgence might be a hand-painted water color or oil painting that someone has donated to a local thrift shop. It doesn't matter to me if it is painted by a "Sunday" painter. I look for something cheap $15.00-ish and something I like. It is an indulgence because I already have plenty of paintings and I may have to donate one if I get another. Sometimes you can find some beauties; you just have to look around a bit.
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Old Yesterday, 07:29 PM
 
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Going to doctor appointments whenever I want (not the "latest in the day" because I'm working).
Going on power walks with my wife while watching all the middle school kids at PE.
Cutting my gasoline bill by 98%
Visiting with neighbors
Putzing around in the garage
Taking my time to do EVERYTHING
Clam Chowder at the San Clemente pier
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Old Yesterday, 09:18 PM
 
Location: SF, CA
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When I saw this thread title, I was going to answer with
"time splurges are more important than monetary splurges."
Now I see many others have already said the same.
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Old Yesterday, 09:25 PM
 
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Doing whatever I want everyday.

Having the time to babysit my first grandchild.

Going to Starbucks once a month if I want to.

I love going to estate sales and thrift stores. You never know what you are going to find.

Buying my groceries from Trader Joes.....buying whatever I please within reason.

Collecting my SS, two small retirement checks and having them add up to slightly more than my former part-time salary.
In other words, I like getting the checks and not working.

I like splurging on cruises and vacations. I enjoy live concerts. These are things we did not have money for before retirement.
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Old Yesterday, 10:19 PM
 
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I go to the casino once or twice a month!


Also splurge on travel
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Old Yesterday, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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It's not just one thing, but I very much enjoy being able to buy anything I want. As long as it doesn't cost over a few hundred dollars, it can disappear into the monthly cash flow. If it costs a couple thousand, I may have to budget for a couple months to afford it. In October I collect my RMD. Part of that goes to pay property taxes, but most of it is free money for the holidays.
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Old Yesterday, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I don't know if this is an indulgence or what but it is something I never could do before retiring. I feel like I missed part of a full rounded education because I was such a technoid in college (physics and chemistry majors) so I have been trying to go back and fill holes - philosophy, history, classic literature. I like learning stuff.
I studied landscape architecture. It never paid me back, but I loved it.

I would have preferred Horticulture, but the classes were too far away.
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