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Old 12-07-2013, 10:25 AM   #21
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On the other hand, you work hard all of your life to be able to enjoy what you want in your senior years. Why not take advantage and enjoy what you want and think you need. I have already informed my children not to expect much when I leave, I will have just enough to get me in the ground and a small amount left over for them.
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:31 AM   #22
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Since I retired, my goal is to spend my retirement every month. I saved my entire life for "tomorrow" and it has arrived. What I have in the bank stays there but I do not add anything. No more saving for me, If I do not spend it every month, I give it away to charity or friends and family. I do not want to leave this life with any more than what I came into it with.
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:31 AM   #23
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:47 AM   #24
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Hi: Donna D... My Dad always said "I'd rather give it to you now, and watch you enjoy it, rather than know you're fighting over it when I'm gone"!!! Thanks DAD. Alf
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:05 AM   #25
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:11 AM   #26
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Dave, re; "In the end, the devil won out on my shoulder too Myron."

Agreed. Let it snow, fellow mod-adders, we add what makes us happy, 'cause in the end, so aptly put by Bill Murray, "..it just doesn't matter."
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Old 12-07-2013, 12:05 PM   #27
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My wife and I have been blessed with good health and prosperity. But my next generation and their next may not be so lucky. To eat up everything in the store room before passing is just selfish in my book. My God teaches me different. I think a guy camping in a 13' 1985 U-Haul has just as much enjoyment as I do. In fact when I stay in my travel trailer for any length of time I start think about why I need all that stuff back at home. And why have I used up my life accumulating wealth and accumulating stuff that has to be maintained and secure in my retirement years. Like I said in a previous post...the devil won again. Myron pegged it for me this morning.

This is my opinion and but respectfully disagree with yours.
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Old 12-07-2013, 12:05 PM   #28
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Hi: Donna D... My Dad always said "I'd rather give it to you now, and watch you enjoy it, rather than know you're fighting over it when I'm gone"!!! Thanks DAD. Alf
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To both Jim and Alf ... our sentiments exactly!! We have many fond memories of the activities we've enjoyed with our kids and grandkids through the years. We may not have much to leave them when we die, but, we've left them a lifetime of memories.
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Old 12-07-2013, 01:31 PM   #29
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To both Jim and Alf ... our sentiments exactly!! We have many fond memories of the activities we've enjoyed with our kids and grandkids through the years. We may not have much to leave them when we die, but, we've left them a lifetime of memories.
We feel the same. Our kids are our best friends.
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Old 12-07-2013, 01:57 PM   #30
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Interesting conversation! We are having a 17b built and just bought a new dodge ram. This is so out of my character that I have trouble with the concept. Totally stepped out of my comfort zone with the thought that if I don't do these things now at 63 I will probably never do them. I work at a job that is also my passion, so don't know what hating work feels like, but the financial reward has meant being very careful and conservative. These are the first NEW things we've had other than some of the furniture'. We're hoping for much enjoyment and fairly inexpensive holidays from this. I feel blessed to have had a good life with good health and a full cup. I think we've made the right decision. We still have our minds and mobility can enjoy some trips, it's now or never!!!! (BUT NOT EASY!!!)
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