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Subject:  Re: Early Retirement now a Lost Art? Date:  2/1/2013  3:47 AM
Author:  salaryguru Number:  47604 of 73769

The Chickenhawk Decade of Bush/Cheney killed a lot of people's dreams.

Sometimes I feel so lucky. I really didn't even start thinking about retirement seriously until 1990 when I accidentally took a job working for Satan.

I had already been fortunate enough to be born in the richest country on earth, into a stable family of loving and supportive parents, with no serious mental or physical defects. I was fortunate enough to be interested in a field of study that was emerging as important and influential in both US strategic interests and global economic growth. I was fortunate that a State college offered reasonably priced, world