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Subject:  Re: Are Americans saving too much for retirement Date:  2/20/2007  4:37 PM
Author:  Gingko100 Number:  2571 of 60467

I've had periods where I was working myself to death. Saving lots of money, but doing harm to myself.

Trading unnecessary spending for more time away from work is a choice that more people should probably consider. We tend to get 'way too good at working after a while, and work can become the easy thing to do, but can become harmful.


This is a really profound statement. I'm working like a maniac at the moment (I'd say a dog, but I don't think dogs work this hard) - saving tons of money, and still enjoying the work.

But...

I recognize this is not healthy in the long run, and plan on scaling back - probably about five years from now. I don't want to be working this hard in my 50's. Being a barista sounds good for those years.
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