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Subject:  Re: Blue Collar Early Retirement Date:  2/6/2007  12:24 PM
Author:  sofaking6 Number:  661 of 117584

I got invited to go back to TRW after one year (to the day) as a contract employee. (Less than one year and they have to give you your old position back.) I resolved to never again allow myself th be unemployed and broke. Started an aggressive savings campaign. which I was able to continue for ten years. I am now retired, with more than I ever dreamed of saving. SP's comments about his blue-collar associates apply equally to white collar types. I was there.

It seems to me, just from looking around, that in many cases the people with the smallest income tend to overspend the most, trying to create the appeareance of not being in a low-pay job and/or making themselves feel better about being low-income, i.e. "I can drive a BMW, therefore I'm not in the dumps". It seems almost compulsive.


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