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Old Today, 04:28 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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At 66, still working 20-30 hours a week at Real Estate.

There are many Agents older than me who show up daily. Some sell a few a year and some are still top producers. I no longer need or want to be a top producer.

Just returned from an Alaskan cruise and want to plan on many more. My RE helps pay pay for those play times.

And I still have not filed for my SS.
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Old Today, 04:31 AM
 
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I agree that if one is working part time, they aren’t retired. I “retired” from teaching in May at 62. We moved to a wonderful small community in VA to be closer to family. The school district heard I was moving there and offered me a part time, flexible consulting position to work with their new teachers. I debated about taking it but ultimately did. While I’m only working about 12 hours a week, I’m SO not retired. I have to plan my week around the job, I think about it even when I’m not there, the new teachers are needy (as all new teachers are), so there is a lot of hand holding even when I’m not there. I won’t be doing it next year. It’s not that I don’t like the work or the people etc, but I want to be retired.
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Old Today, 04:46 AM
 
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retirement for many means not having to work , not necessarily not doing something they get paid for. for the most part i get paid for my hobbies .
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Old Today, 05:45 AM
 
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I have an Etsy business selling custom personalized vacation (beach, lake, ski, cottage, etc.) house signs. I've been doing this for over 11 years and love it!
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Old Today, 05:46 AM
 
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...... my wife and i sell our photo's we take since photography is a hobby ......
I don't know how you make money at photography. I am getting a new camera next week. I would need to sell a stack of prints to pay for that. Then there is the small stuff I bought in the last couple of months, like the Litra cube, the Cotton carrier, additional memory cards, a replacement lens hood, etc. I also spent about $500 on Ebay for printer ink that would have cost about $2000 at regular retail prices. Then there is my time at a few hours to a couple hundred hours a month. Plus transportation.
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Old Today, 06:33 AM
 
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I don't know how you make money at photography. I am getting a new camera next week. I would need to sell a stack of prints to pay for that. Then there is the small stuff I bought in the last couple of months, like the Litra cube, the Cotton carrier, additional memory cards, a replacement lens hood, etc. I also spent about $500 on Ebay for printer ink that would have cost about $2000 at regular retail prices. Then there is my time at a few hours to a couple hundred hours a month. Plus transportation.
We have a few companies that buy file rights from us for advertising. We get 250 bucks each. there is little money in prints . we offer the rights to use the file up to 2x .

we just sold file rights from our sand points castle shots to a company , they wanted to promote weddings at sands point so wanted to run 1 of our our photos 2x . we get 250 dollars ..

we have had companies contact us because they saw our photos on citi data and wanted to use them . you would be surprised how many local business's we have done work for . we would go to places like the nautical mile in freeport and shoot some of the more interesting restaurants ... we would then print a few out and next time we go give them to the restaurant free . we enclose a note that we can offer them the file rights for anything they like if they contact us .

file rights are far more lucrative for us then trying to sell photos .

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Old Today, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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I substitute hold services for pastors who want to take time off/vacation.
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Old Today, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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We own a vacation rental (paid cash), and we pay a property manager to do the actual work of advertising, taking the reservations, handling the credit card payments, doing the cleaning between guests, and handling emergency service calls. Between the prop mgmt fees, taxes, insurance, credit card fees, utility payments (including basic cable and wifi) and maintenance costs, we are left with about 50% of the income as profits. Still, that profit is double what we were taking in on the long term rental we sold to purchase it. It's in a popular family vacation area, so it's rented pretty much continuously except in the dead of winter. And we get to use it ourselves from time to time (up to 10% of the days that it was rented per year) as a perk.

If we lived close enough, we could manage it ourselves and really bring in the big bucks, but those late night emergency calls, and dealing with credit cards and cleaning staff would be a hassle.
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Old Today, 09:14 AM
 
Location: northern New England
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Old Today, 09:21 AM
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Location: Kronenwetter Wisconsin
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I still work full time but have a part time job that I will keep when I collect social security. I teach English to kids in China over the internet. I pick the hours I want. Kids are adorable. Great little gig. I can do it when I travel.
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