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Old 11-26-2016, 03:48 PM   #71
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I'm retired now and my DW retired this March and we save nothing now. What comes in every month is spent. Why save now? We saved before we retired and now we spend, I plan to leave my son and grandkids the same thing my parents left me, NOTHING! They can work the same way I did. I'm having a great time


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Old 01-05-2017, 10:50 PM   #72
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Retirement budget? What do you do??

I have been planinning for retirement since age 6. Entered panic mode around age 38. Praise God, I made it out at 55, just before my division got sold and my partner fired. Definitely have to watch the budget. Spreadsheet and balance every month. But, it feels so good to be out. My health and marriage are much better. I hope the money will hold out, but many an older person warned of not enjoying life while young and healthy enough to do it. Life is a balancing act. Save much, spend a little, have some fun.

I once visited a friend at his job on his 81st birthday. I asked what the heck he was doing still there. I said he should be have fun somewhere. His reply - "I am having fun". I then told him that was where he belonged then. I, on the other hand was a mercenary - pay me and I work - as soon as I don't need the money I am out of here. Every one is different. Outside of the spiritual realm, contribute positively to the society, and those around you and enjoy life, working or retired. Whatever the plan is - have one. Then work the plan and have fun.

As far as saving money, like others, I joined Good Sam, and KOA, and usually camp for two to four weeks at a time at campgrounds of $50/ night or less. Some campground give deep discounts for returning customers. Yes!!

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Old 01-05-2017, 11:59 PM   #73
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As a disabled Vet living in Oregon I can get 10 free nights at state parks. Most have full hookups. I use them mostly in coastal State Parks. I love it.. When traveling if it's not too warm I park at a lot of Indian Casino, also free. Free is good, I love free.
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