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<<But if you have a strategy for collecting a full-time paycheck during retirement, I'll all ears. :-)>>


Heh, heh! It's the Holy Grail of Early Retirement! Many go Grailing but finding the Grail is elusive.


Our Founder, intercst, had his "3 for 1" strategy where he would find a way to take three hours off for every hour of unpaid and involuntary overtime he had to work.


<<Seattle - I realize the employment scenario I described would not be possible in most jobs, but luckily it should be possible in mine. My work is entirely project-based, with projects lasting anywhere from a couple of months to a couple of years. Although I do a wide variety of things in my job, I'm thinking that for this transition I would specialize in the things that I enjoy most and know that I'm good at. There's a continual need for these things, but it's not a daily (or even weekly) demand.
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That sounds like a useful degree of flexibility.


Once I was a repairman who worked for a utility and ran my own furnace repair service on the side. Then I quit the utility job. A few years later I reduced my work effort further, restricting the distance I'd travel the hours I'd work in the day and the days of the week I'd work. Two year ago I retired altogether. That was a pretty good phased retirement.



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