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Subject: Re: RWOL By Having Alternate Income Date: 1/26/2005 6:06 PM
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Does anyone else have plans to include that kind of thing as a strategy in order to retire well on less?


I'm late to the thread again. Oh well. I'm just catching up on posts since I'm ducking the LBYM board right now.

I posted about my semiretirement awhile back:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=19691649

Some of the things I mentioned in that post that I do for extra money when I feel like it are:

Reselling used books (and other goods, but books are most convenient for me)

Being a market research test subject. I've never tried being a health research test subject, and I probably wouldn't. Working as a pharmacy tech I've seen enough material safety data sheets that I wouldn't want to ingest anything untested, let alone many FDA-approved things.

I didn't mention it in that other post, but I've worked as a painter and as a tutor before, and I could do those again if I felt like it. That's something that can be contracted out on a short term basis.

Pulling useful things from a trash pile, then selling them or donating them for the tax deduction. I'm not above the rare dumpster diving if someone's throwing out a perfectly useful item. Small wooden furnature is the most common item in this category. I avoid upholstered, electronic, or large items. Someone else can mess with that stuff.
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