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December 23, 2007


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Have you read Ernie J. Zelinski's books, "How To Retire Happy, Wild, and Free" and "The Joy of Not Working"? I'm ready to re-read them, they fill me with such a sense of adventure and knowing that retiring early is so right. I'll be 10 years older than you when I retire; I only wish I could have retired at 44!

On page 20 in "How To Retire Happy, Wild, and Free," he heads up a section of the chapter thusly, "Retiring too late means you don't get another chance to do it right."

Good luck to you, you must be getting very excited!


Retired Syd

I love that! His book is on my list--in fact a co-worker ordered it for me for a Christmas present. I anxiously await its arrival. (But probably won't actually have time to read it until I'm retired!)

I'll have to add the "Joy of Not Working" to my shopping cart (although, from the title, I think I could probably write that one myself!)

Thanks for your comments.


enjoying life

I am 56 and my husband is now paid well enough so that I don't really have to work but I am afraid to quit my job because of the stigma of being a "kept" woman. I keep telling myself that I am still working because I love it and it helps with the retirement savings plan.

Retired Syd

Enjoying life (love that by the way):

I can totally identify with that. But it doesn't quite sound like you've actually convinced yourself that you love it, huh? (Although I'm sure it does help with the retirement savings plan, nothing wrong with that!)

At some point, though, you might just decide "aah, who cares what others think, I'm just going to do what I really want to do!" I often wonder whether this is more of a woman thing--caring so much about how others see us (sometimes at the expense of our own happiness!)

Maybe going to a part-time job would be the best of both worlds, more free time but still adding to the piggy bank so you don't feel like a "kept" woman????

Thanks for sharing your comment.


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