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Author: familyceo Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 1498  
Subject: Re: ideas on how to retire well on less Date: 10/25/2004 2:13 PM
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Looks like I need to clarify my post.

DH and I have been doing the things I mentioned since I retired 10 yrs ago at age 39. When he retires next yr. at age 53 we'll continue to do them. Do we have to do our own maintenance on the items I listed?? No, no, no. We certainly could afford to hire someone to do all those things if we wanted to. Truth is we like to do all of it. (well...not dusting)

I have to admit it's a little about saving money but it's more about the balancing act that C mentioned. We'd rather spend our money on travel, dinners out, doing lots of things with/for our sons.

Yes, I was "providing ways for people to look at their own habits and perhaps make changes". I have way too many friends who just can't understand how we can retire early with no worry about ever working again if we don't want to. It all comes back to "spending less" while working OR in early retirement in MY opinion.

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