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    #21
    Doodab and Fleety would agree with this. RIP.
    When the fun stops, STOP.

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      #22
      Originally posted by Whorty View Post
      Remember, you can always make more money, you can't make more time ... so don't waste that time guys and gals.
      Obviously agree in general but you can certainly make your days shorter and more miserable if you can't eat or look after yourself (and family) well, and you can in some cases extend your days if you have the money. Especially right now, having funds for private healthcare could be the difference between surviving and not as it takes so long to get treated. I think a lot of people are quite worried about that currently.

      Originally posted by MaryPoppins
      I'd still not breastfeed a nazi
      Originally posted by vetran
      Urine is quite nourishing

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        #23
        Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
        Doodab and Fleety would agree with this. RIP.
        I do still miss doodab though I only knew him on this forum.
        Originally posted by MaryPoppins
        I'd still not breastfeed a nazi
        Originally posted by vetran
        Urine is quite nourishing

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          #24
          Originally posted by Whorty View Post

          Quite possibly true. People don't understand how far money goes, the declining value of money over time, and that we're all living longer.

          At 52 (just ) I have enough to stop working today and could live pretty normally until over 100 ... but I'd be bored shirtless so to keep from being bored I'd have to spend money, so the cash would start to dwindle pretty quickly. Working stops me spending ... stop working and you spend to keep entertained.

          Went to 5 days a week last October almost a year after wife died. Needed the social contact (albeit via TEAMS). Dropping back to 4 days in July so taking every Friday off to go enjoy the summer sun, then come Winter will bugger off for long weekends in slightly warmer climates.

          Will see how the next few years go, but I envisage always working just to keep busy, but maybe only 6-9 months a year, and travelling the rest.
          I am only contracting 6 months a year. Going on holiday for the other 6 months. I like to escape the European winter
          Fiscal nomad it's legal.

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            #25
            Originally posted by d000hg View Post

            I do still miss doodab though I only knew him on this forum.
            Yeah, some people have no edge, no online persona, are genuinely good peeps - he was one of 'em.

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              #26
              Originally posted by alreadypacked View Post
              I was reading somewhere about this over 50 not returning to work, they currently feel they have enough money to stop working. But experts think they will run out of money in their 70's and will be looking to the state for support.
              Those with £1 million house can downsize/rent and live ok off the proceeds. If they have any sense do that before going in a home.
              "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

              I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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                #27
                Originally posted by Whorty View Post

                My wife died in Dec 2020 aged 51. One of our friends died a few years earlier of cancer, he was early 40's. Life really can be too short, so live life to the full.

                Remember, you can always make more money, you can't make more time ... so don't waste that time guys and gals.
                Sorry again for your loss.

                By far the best advice on this thread. I'm early forties and fit and value life more than many contractors. Worked with plenty of fat middle aged white contractors in banks who obsess over money to such a degree that they end up dying in their fifties due to their unhealthy lifestyle and obsession with money, never really having used the money for true enjoyment. A flash car seems to the the limit of their imagination. Wasted.

                The key to success is finding things you enjoy doing outside of work and then somehow incorporating them into paid work but ensuring they remain enjoyable.

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                  #28
                  Cor, where's Tarby when you need him to regale us with his tales of winning big on the horses, blowing up fish in Siberia and goodness knows what
                  I did a stroll around Windsor on 2 Oct for Alzheimer's Society. You can chuck me a few quid here if you like: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lmallen-1

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                    #29
                    Back on subject.

                    https://metro.co.uk/2022/05/31/pensi...osts-16742542/

                    A 78-year-old pensioner has decided to return to working 40 hours a week to keep up with the cost of living crisis.

                    Maurice Taylor, from Peterborough in Cambridgeshire, retired from a career in sales and project management in 2012.

                    But, like many other people in the UK, Maurice became worried about his expenses going up amid energy supply problems and skyrocketing inflation.

                    So he decided to apply for a job to ‘future-proof his existence’, he told the BBC.

                    He ended up securing a role as a customer service advisor at a call centre for Addison Lee – a private hire cab and courier company.

                    Maurice joked: ‘One of the upsides is during the winter I’ll be kept warm by their heating bill and not mine.’

                    Addison Lee’s head of customer support Sanj Gherra said it was a ‘no brainer’ to hire Maurice because he has ‘extensive experience’.

                    ‘It is all about inclusiveness and diversity,’ Sanj said.

                    Maurice was impressed the company did not ask him about his age at any stage of the hiring process.

                    The pensioner said he was also looking forward to meeting colleagues and socialising with new people again.

                    He encouraged any other retirees who are worried about money to consider finding a job as well.

                    "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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                      #30
                      Good on him, and good on his employer.
                      Originally posted by MaryPoppins
                      I'd still not breastfeed a nazi
                      Originally posted by vetran
                      Urine is quite nourishing

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