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Old 02-29-2012, 09:50 AM
Status: "Support the Mining Law of 1872" (set 16 days ago)
 
Location: Cody, WY
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Well, eRayP, this has come up before in various threads here. There are people who don't want to retire, mostly because they think they will be bored to tears without their job and have no idea what on earth they will do with their time. A cousin of mine's husband is one of these, a small business owner. He wants to work until he drops. I am talking "wants to", not "has to".
I wouldn't be bored if I didn't work; I have plenty of interests. But I have some very expensive collecting interests. No matter how much money I have I need more. I know that I'll never give up active investing and my psychic practice is easy and profitable.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Blah blah blah. How many times have we done this topic now? 100? 200?

Folks, let's call an end to posting these. The articles are lame, and so are the threads. Here's how they always go:

1. Somebody tries to stir up excitement by posting the latest dopey article that tries to claim baby boomers can't or won't retire.

2. At least 20 people from this forum will then post that despite what the article may claim, they are baby boomers, and they have been able to retire.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

Are we really this incapable of coming up with new topics?
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:41 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Are we really this incapable of coming up with new topics?
Dunno! Obviously you are.
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:51 PM
 
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I'm now getting bald and grey, and there is STILL a grey(er) ceiling above me.

I will also have to work until I drop, since there is minimal upward mobility and never will be.

I really hate these sorts of articles, reminding me of my pain.
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Dunno! Obviously you are.
Hey, don't blame me. I'm not the one who resurrected this thread. But do you think maybe we can start a "Been There Done That" Sticky to list a few topics that have been beaten to death? Just a thought. Maybe we could include links to a few of the earlier threads for the newcomers who haven't seen those threads, along with a request to read the threads but not post in them anymore because, well, enough already. There really oughta be a limit to how many times the same topic is brought up.

Just a thought, what do you guys think?
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:55 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Hey, don't blame me. I'm not the one who resurrected this thread. But do you think maybe we can start a "Been There Done That" Sticky to list a few topics that have been beaten to death? Just a thought. Maybe we could include links to a few of the earlier threads for the newcomers who haven't seen those threads, along with a request to read the threads but not post in them anymore because, well, enough already. There really oughta be a limit to how many times the same topic is brought up.

Just a thought, what do you guys think?
Well, my though is that you'd end up with so many stickies you'd have a hard time getting to new threads. As you correctly pointed out, many subjects get beaten to death; often with no new twists.
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Blah blah blah. How many times have we done this topic now? 100? 200?

Folks, let's call an end to posting these. The articles are lame, and so are the threads. Here's how they always go:

1. Somebody tries to stir up excitement by posting the latest dopey article that tries to claim baby boomers can't or won't retire.

2. At least 20 people from this forum will then post that despite what the article may claim, they are baby boomers, and they have been able to retire.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

Are we really this incapable of coming up with new topics?
In another thread, Happy in Wyoming has just threatened to start a thread on geriatric flatulence. At least that's one subject that hasn't been beaten to death here.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Hey, don't blame me. I'm not the one who resurrected this thread. But do you think maybe we can start a "Been There Done That" Sticky to list a few topics that have been beaten to death? Just a thought. Maybe we could include links to a few of the earlier threads for the newcomers who haven't seen those threads, along with a request to read the threads but not post in them anymore because, well, enough already. There really oughta be a limit to how many times the same topic is brought up.

Just a thought, what do you guys think?
If you see a thread you feel has been beaten to death, just don't open it. The fact that you have shows that the topic has some appeal for you.

Then, anyone can start a new topic. Do you have any fresh ideas?
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Whereever we have our RV parked
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IMHO, this article is like many others, govt. fed propaganda. Not sure what the goal is, but my guess is that they think they have to get seniors to keep working to keep the govt. going. Having all those baby boomers retire will break the system, so the govt. encourages them to keep working. This must be going on for awhile, since they have a scale that increases SS every year you keep working. Its an incentive to keep people in the work force and off SS roles.

I'm not sure if this is going to work. Most people I talk to in my age bracket, 55-65, are planning to retire, or at least "retire" and keep working part time or seasonally.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:38 PM
 
Location: land of ahhhs
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Blah blah blah. How many times have we done this topic now? 100? 200?

Folks, let's call an end to posting these. The articles are lame, and so are the threads. Here's how they always go:

1. Somebody tries to stir up excitement by posting the latest dopey article that tries to claim baby boomers can't or won't retire.

2. At least 20 people from this forum will then post that despite what the article may claim, they are baby boomers, and they have been able to retire.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

Are we really this incapable of coming up with new topics?
Jeez, now I feel like I'm lame for clicking on this thread. The first one I tried was on retirement books. Similarly there, someone wrote quite a lengthy post that those books aren't for the average retiree, blah, blah, blah. I have maybe 20 different ones, and would love to discuss, but I didn't post. Then, here, general consensus is that the trend toward delayed retirement is practically a taboo topic. IMHO, this is not a static situation as the economy changes, more people are staying vital and connected, etc. Is there going to be a talent shortage? Will the gen x'ers be anxious to get rid of the boomers? Many interesting trends that are in flux here. At 65 I'm researching retirement with a target of about 7-8 years. I think the people here are a great resource for information gathering. I'd guess there are retirees, pre-retirees, long-term planners, and general gawkers. Maybe I'm weird, but I find it a fascinating subject. Just sayin....
BTW, I'm jealous if you're getting a Trader Joes. Mine is an airline ride away.
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