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    #31
    sounds like retirement is knocking on the door!
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      #32
      Originally posted by amarowsky View Post

      I hope it maybe opens a door to working even longer, and hopefully always shaving off hours (on average) as you feel more comfortable. Nothing wrong with working for your whole life, as long as you're not making work your entire life!
      Well, I certainly don't want to work my whole life but I may keep at it on a limited basis for a while. One great thing about my job is I have options: full time, part time, and per diem. And part time can be 24 or 20 hours. With per diem, I think we're only required to do 8 hours per month.

      it would be fun to watch a new/current hobby of yours manifest into something between a hobby and a job
      I've sold collectibles for 35 years. It is totally my plan to use increased free time to ramp up my sales business again. I have a basement and garage full of stuff, now even more stuff with everything I brought back from my late cousin's house. I'm selling stuff slowly now, listing a few items per week, but I look forward to being able to do a lot more. Back in my heyday, I'd do as much as $2,000/month in sales and that was 20 years ago.
      Steve

      * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
      * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
      * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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        #33
        Originally posted by LivingAlmostLarge View Post
        sounds like retirement is knocking on the door!
        Oh retirement is pounding quite loudly. I'm just trying to ignore it a little longer. If I can let our portfolio grow for a couple more years, we'll be in even better shape than we are now.
        Steve

        * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
        * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
        * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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          #34
          Originally posted by disneysteve View Post
          Well, I certainly don't want to work my whole life but I may keep at it on a limited basis for a while. One great thing about my job is I have options: full time, part time, and per diem. And part time can be 24 or 20 hours. With per diem, I think we're only required to do 8 hours per month.


          I've sold collectibles for 35 years. It is totally my plan to use increased free time to ramp up my sales business again. I have a basement and garage full of stuff, now even more stuff with everything I brought back from my late cousin's house. I'm selling stuff slowly now, listing a few items per week, but I look forward to being able to do a lot more. Back in my heyday, I'd do as much as $2,000/month in sales and that was 20 years ago.
          I'm curious... Have you ever not worked in your life? (or been out of work for an extended period of time(s)?

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            #35
            Originally posted by amarowsky View Post

            I'm curious... Have you ever not worked in your life? (or been out of work for an extended period of time(s)?
            The two longest periods were for about 3 months starting in February 2000 when I quit my job at my first practice and then this year mid May to Mid July when I was on my leave of absence after my cousin's death. I loved every minute of both breaks.

            Back in 2000, we did a spur of the moment, 10-day trip to Disney World and spent a week in Las Vegas for a previously planned convention. I spent the rest of the time selling "full time" on ebay. I spent the weekends going to yard sales and flea markets and the week days going to thrift shops and outlet stores and auctions buying items to resell. I made virtually no effort to find a new job. One ultimately found me and I decided it was time to go back to work.

            During my recent leave, I was mostly cleaning out my cousin's house (I spent 6 weeks in Florida) but also sold a lot of items including tools, auto maintenance items, various household goods, and 2 cars.

            Neither time did I miss work one bit.

            Selling stuff is definitely a passion of mine, and one that I hope to indulge in a lot more as I cut back from working.
            Steve

            * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
            * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
            * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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