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Welcome to “Retirement Dreams”.

This board was actually started by Gekko II a while back. He made just one mistake. He called it “Jimmy Buffet-Style Retirement”. Unfortunately, that board has turned into the Jimmy Buffet fan club. The original idea however, was a good one. Because he said it so well the first time, I will just repeat his original message as posted to the JB Retirement board. Here it is...

Hi All!

I requested this board as a way to discuss with new friends one thing we don't often talk about and should...OUR DREAMS. Cheesy as it may sound, I get into investing, and I think you do too, to realize something tangible. In my case, one of my dreams is to be comfortable enough financially to retire early and own a bar in the tropics. Probably a pretty typical dream (especially for anyone who has ever spent a winter in New England). So, how do we get there?

The first way to realize a dream in my view is to make it real by talking to others about it. Its a small step, but one that is worthwhile, first, because it makes your dream concrete (you have invested it in whoever you've told), and second, because you can get feedback from that person. This board is an easy way to do just that. Whatever the dream, this is the board to reveal it. And once revealed, we can all put our heads together and find ways to make it a reality (at least that's the plan). Further, maybe others who have made their dreams a reality will grace our board and tell us how they did it.

Anyway, that was my vision for this folder. I hope to be drinking boat drinks with you all off the coast of Key West soon.

Bouna Fortuna,

Gekko II
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Greetings! Nice idea for a board. I'm looking forward to reading people's dreams here.

As some people may know, I had initially dreamt of opening a wine bar. Well, after much research into the industry, I found that the bar owner's life is NOT for me. So now I'm thinking of becoming a food writer (heck, my two favorite things are food and writing -- I deserve a great big DUH! for not thinking of this sooner).

Anyway, I look forward to seeing plenty of folks here. Keep those dreams alive!

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I like the idea of a Board dedicated to the nurturing of dreams: make your dreams strong enough and they just might become your reality.

My own dreams include a place in the mountains, solitude, quiet, writing, reading, stitching, walking, riding horses and bikes, studying herbology, ancient history and archaeology, petting cats, tree-listening, watching birds play in the bird bath, gardening, cloudwatching, cooking . . . Dang! That all sounds way too busy -- I think I need to cut back -- or else get up earlier.


98 weeks (fingers crossed)
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