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#31
(10-10-2018, 08:06 PM)Hazmat Wrote:
(10-10-2018, 07:18 PM)unclelunatic Wrote:
(10-10-2018, 06:36 PM)last one Wrote: Just hang in there, and it will come.

I think that many today expect to be able to retire young.
If you can do it, I say good for you, and I mean that.

When I was young, I chose a career that was "manly" at the time.  As the years went by, I realized that nobody gave a fuck what I did, but was too proud to pursue something different.

As it turned out, I made a good living for 45 years at my job, stayed healthy due to working outdoors in a tough environment, and was able to pick up a pretty good pension from the company.  This, combined with my Social Security, and what I make on the side(cash only) has worked out really for me.  One good part is that I could do without the "side money" and be just fine.


Thanks for writing all that man, I’m 32 and still trying to figure it all out  Heartflowers

Almost double you...
So you’re just very immature Chuckle
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#32
(10-10-2018, 08:25 PM)HomeLessPatriot Wrote: [Image: yLkHomd.jpg]

“. . . From Where I Sit, Rust Looks Pretty Good”

Last night I was watching the documentary, “History of The Eagles.”

So, “What’s with the rusty old tractor?” you ask.
One of the things that stood out the most in the Eagles documentary was something Don Henley said near the end, when he referenced a Neil Young quote about quitting before you rust. The reference was about music, or was it?
Most of us who have lived with the music of the Eagles are beginning to feel old and rusty, but Henley put a new perspective on it:

“I don’t see rust as a bad thing. I have an old 1962 John Deere tractor that’s covered in rust, but it runs like a top. You know the inner workings are just fine. To me, that rust symbolizes all the work done and all the experiences gained. From where I sit, rust looks pretty good.”

Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before
“Relax, ” said the night man,
“We are programmed to receive.
You can check-out any time you like,
But you can never leave! “

— from the Eagles, “Hotel California”

GOOD ONE.
"rednecks, hillbillies, and cowboys will save the nation".....last one

"If I'd known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself"......grandpa

"I'm nobody's slave, I'm nobody's master"........John Kay 1970

"Ain't good lookin'. but you know I ain't shy.  Ain't afraid to look a girl in the eye"......Bob Seger 1969

"We put our faith in maniacs".....Lemmy
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#33
(10-10-2018, 08:26 PM)unclelunatic Wrote:
(10-10-2018, 08:06 PM)Hazmat Wrote:
(10-10-2018, 07:18 PM)unclelunatic Wrote: Thanks for writing all that man, I’m 32 and still trying to figure it all out  Heartflowers

Almost double you...
So you’re just very immature  Chuckle

Raw in fact... Troll2
Smooth like a sh!t sandwich....
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#34
(10-10-2018, 07:11 PM)~hannah~ Wrote:
(10-10-2018, 06:03 PM)last one Wrote: WORKED 4 HOURS TODAY AT THE PART TIME JOB.  DECIDED TO DO A LITTLE DAY DRINKIN'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccN3-9QQB48

What's the part time job?  And, GOOD FOR YOU!

I thought I could retire after my b'day next may (65), but due to recent reduction in income from my better half, I might have to put that on hold for a bit.  Makes me ill, as the company I've been at for 13 years (14 in Jan) has gone to SHIT with Lean Mfg, layoffs and everyone now is doing things they weren't hired for to help get orders out the door (we were sold by the orig owner 8 years ago and purchased by a huge company).  One of my co-workers said about my boss "She always walks around with a look of horror on her face..."  This makes it doubly hard to stay there.  

My financial guy at Edward Jones encourages me to work until I'm 70 as then I'll never have to work again.  In the mean time, I'm missing out on being HOME.  The first home I ever purchased, 7 years ago, which as you can imagine means a whole lot to me at this stage of the game.

If I can find a decent paying part time job, that would be OK.  I've got PLENTY of old hobbies that have fallen by the wayside.

Guitar (sitting unused for nearly 30 years)
Sewing
Crafting
CLEANING the house (you'd had to have grown up in my Mothers home)
Volunteering
Road trips

daydream

PS: lighting a candle for the Cinnamon Girl.  candle

Chuckle

I'm going to jump in here and do some preaching. You be
careful listening to any "Financial Planner". Most of them
are dumber than a box of rocks. ESPECIALLY when comes
to Economics 101. I treat them the same way a child should
act around a stranger offering candy. They are NOT your friend
They are going to sell you something that may or may not be
for your benefit. One of the big con jobs is with mutual funds.
They talk like they are a magic gift from the money gods and you
will become a retirement millionaire. Good luck. Front load, back
load, maintenance fees....look them up, do the math. Stuff them into
your IRA or 401K and you will find THEY will do better than YOU
after 30 years.
For the younger crowd wanting (ha, ha) the reflections of a Golden Ager,
I offer these ideas. 1. Live within your means. This is often no fun when so
many have fun toys and lifestyle 2. Stay as debt free as you can. Painful
as hell but it is so much better than living paycheck to paycheck. You no
longer fear ugly bosses, lay offs, and bad economy. Have your car(s) paid
for, house, credit card(s), student loans. Make this a goal not a dream. 3. Learn
a simple job you can well into old age. Does not have to be high power. Just
something to pay the basic bills. Make it a job you rather enjoy doing. 4. Tell
yourself life is not always sweet with happy endings. Prepare like the 80%-20%
philosophy and you can take a lot of hits without getting knocked over.
They dream of a Blue Wave and I pray for a Red Tide.
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#35
(10-10-2018, 08:49 PM)BadBrad Wrote:
(10-10-2018, 07:11 PM)~hannah~ Wrote:
(10-10-2018, 06:03 PM)last one Wrote: WORKED 4 HOURS TODAY AT THE PART TIME JOB.  DECIDED TO DO A LITTLE DAY DRINKIN'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccN3-9QQB48

What's the part time job?  And, GOOD FOR YOU!

I thought I could retire after my b'day next may (65), but due to recent reduction in income from my better half, I might have to put that on hold for a bit.  Makes me ill, as the company I've been at for 13 years (14 in Jan) has gone to SHIT with Lean Mfg, layoffs and everyone now is doing things they weren't hired for to help get orders out the door (we were sold by the orig owner 8 years ago and purchased by a huge company).  One of my co-workers said about my boss "She always walks around with a look of horror on her face..."  This makes it doubly hard to stay there.  

My financial guy at Edward Jones encourages me to work until I'm 70 as then I'll never have to work again.  In the mean time, I'm missing out on being HOME.  The first home I ever purchased, 7 years ago, which as you can imagine means a whole lot to me at this stage of the game.

If I can find a decent paying part time job, that would be OK.  I've got PLENTY of old hobbies that have fallen by the wayside.

Guitar (sitting unused for nearly 30 years)
Sewing
Crafting
CLEANING the house (you'd had to have grown up in my Mothers home)
Volunteering
Road trips

daydream

PS: lighting a candle for the Cinnamon Girl.  candle

Chuckle

I'm going to jump in here and do some preaching. You be
careful listening to any "Financial Planner". Most of them
are dumber than a box of rocks. ESPECIALLY when comes
to Economics 101. I treat them the same way a child should
act around a stranger offering candy. They are NOT your friend
They are going to sell you something that may or may not be
for your benefit. One of the big con jobs is with mutual funds.
They talk like they are a magic gift from the money gods and you
will become a retirement millionaire. Good luck. Front load, back
load, maintenance fees....look them up, do the math. Stuff them into
your IRA or 401K and you will find THEY will do better than YOU
after 30 years.
For the younger crowd wanting (ha, ha) the reflections of a Golden Ager,
I offer these ideas. 1. Live within your means. This is often no fun when so
many have fun toys and lifestyle  2. Stay as debt free as you can. Painful
as hell but it is so much better than living paycheck to paycheck. You no
longer fear ugly bosses, lay offs, and bad economy. Have your car(s) paid
for, house, credit card(s), student loans. Make this a goal not a dream. 3. Learn
a simple job you can well into old age. Does not have to be high power. Just
something to pay the basic bills. Make it a job you rather enjoy doing. 4. Tell
yourself life is not always sweet with happy endings. Prepare like the 80%-20%
philosophy and you can take a lot of hits without getting knocked over.

YOU'RE OVERTHINKING IT. I JUST TELL THEM TO "GO FUCK YOURSELF".

CUTS THROUGH A LOT OF RED TAPE.
"rednecks, hillbillies, and cowboys will save the nation".....last one

"If I'd known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself"......grandpa

"I'm nobody's slave, I'm nobody's master"........John Kay 1970

"Ain't good lookin'. but you know I ain't shy.  Ain't afraid to look a girl in the eye"......Bob Seger 1969

"We put our faith in maniacs".....Lemmy
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#36
I say it this way

Don't buy crap. Don't use crap. Don't listen to crap. Don't watch crap. Don't go to crap. Don't support crap. Don't believe crap.

You'll save a fortune!
Yeah3
"We fight for or serve America not because we hate our enemies but because we love our country. We absolutely love the freedoms that we cherish" General Michael T. Flynn.
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#37
(10-10-2018, 08:25 PM)HomeLessPatriot Wrote: [Image: yLkHomd.jpg]

“. . . From Where I Sit, Rust Looks Pretty Good”

Last night I was watching the documentary, “History of The Eagles.”

So, “What’s with the rusty old tractor?” you ask.
One of the things that stood out the most in the Eagles documentary was something Don Henley said near the end, when he referenced a Neil Young quote about quitting before you rust. The reference was about music, or was it?
Most of us who have lived with the music of the Eagles are beginning to feel old and rusty, but Henley put a new perspective on it:

“I don’t see rust as a bad thing. I have an old 1962 John Deere tractor that’s covered in rust, but it runs like a top. You know the inner workings are just fine. To me, that rust symbolizes all the work done and all the experiences gained. From where I sit, rust looks pretty good.”

Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before
“Relax, ” said the night man,
“We are programmed to receive.
You can check-out any time you like,
But you can never leave! “

— from the Eagles, “Hotel California”

Here is another thought bomb. The browning and bluing on
firearms are nothing but rust that has been polished and managed
properly. I hear people brag about their 'rich' bluing on their
Colt revolver. Ha! It's mother nature rust re-directed. Same with
parkerization. They just don't polish the blue.
A full gentle rust on a metal object (like the tractor) is called patina.
It is a cold rust rather than the heated versions.
They dream of a Blue Wave and I pray for a Red Tide.
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#38
(10-10-2018, 06:03 PM)last one Wrote: WORKED 4 HOURS TODAY AT THE PART TIME JOB.  DECIDED TO DO A LITTLE DAY DRINKIN'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccN3-9QQB48


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#39
(10-10-2018, 06:22 PM)unclelunatic Wrote: I dream to retire one day  daydream

I've been thinking of retirement. Scratchinghead

Actually, I'm doing a soft retirement. What this means is; if someone brings me a project and it interests me and I see potential for using my creative skills on the project, I accept it. And perform the needed procedures and work.

If someone brings me a POS type project wiring a fecking translator in Left Over Shoe Gulch, Nevada. Then its sorry, I'm retired!!! BYE!!!

I just came back in the house from spending 10 hours on top of Mt. Francis above Prescott AZ. We started at 6 AM. It was chilly with wind and occasional showers. The road to that communications site is a piece of work. My elevated jeep still barely clears jagged boulders in the dirt trail. And you are going up at about a 35 degree angle inbound. Outbound you torture your brakes even in low gear. Max speed maybe 1 mile per hour or less. Plus you have to get out and clear fallen timber from the road to pass through. The winch is my best friend on that road. And then there are the land slides and falling rock.

So that is some kind of retired LOL!!!! Chuckle
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(10-10-2018, 09:55 PM)phxsparks Wrote:
(10-10-2018, 06:22 PM)unclelunatic Wrote: I dream to retire one day  daydream

I've been thinking of retirement.   Scratchinghead

Actually, I'm doing a soft retirement.  What this means is; if someone brings me a project and it interests me and I see potential for using my creative skills on the project, I accept it.  And perform the needed procedures and work.

If someone brings me a POS type project wiring a fecking translator in Left Over Shoe Gulch, Nevada.  Then its sorry, I'm retired!!!  BYE!!!

I just came back in the house from spending 10 hours on top of Mt. Francis above Prescott AZ.  We started at 6 AM.  It was chilly with wind and occasional showers.  The road to that communications site is a piece of work.  My elevated jeep still barely clears jagged boulders in the dirt trail.  And you are going up at about a 35 degree angle inbound.  Outbound you torture your brakes even in low gear.  Max speed maybe 1 mile per hour or less.  Plus you have to get out and clear fallen timber from the road to pass through.  The winch is my best friend on that road.  And then there are the land slides and falling rock.

So that is some kind of retired LOL!!!! Chuckle

Tits up to your Jeep.

That is an expression of love and I am sorry I am a douche.

I had a lifted 83 NISSAN that could chomp some JEEPS.
"100% Bullshit" - Han Sole
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