Author Topic: The Biggest Surprises in Retirement  (Read 1758 times)

VeggieTable

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The Biggest Surprises in Retirement
« on: February 14, 2017, 08:33:58 PM »
This article was pretty darn motivational. Basically, a bunch of retirees say that retirement is awesome. You have the freedom to choose your activities, you make new friends, and leaving work behind is generally positive.

Best line (obvious to everyone on this forum): "A number of readers noted that a healthy amount of self-discipline before retiring has a bigger impact afterward than most people realize."

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-biggest-surprises-in-retirement-1486955341?mod=e2fb


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Re: The Biggest Surprises in Retirement
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2017, 10:05:12 AM »
Excellent article and comments section, thanks for sharing!

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Re: The Biggest Surprises in Retirement
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2017, 12:43:45 PM »
Thanks for sharing - really enjoyed reading. 

That was an article that did a great job of simply going through the unexpected surprises (both good and bad) of retirement without feeling like there was any agenda being pushed. (i.e. FIRE-crowd or nay-sayers)

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Re: The Biggest Surprises in Retirement
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2017, 01:55:51 PM »
Just joined the MMM Forum - this is my first comment!  Woot woot!  I can't understand why some folks don't adjust well to retirement - there's SO much more to life than work!
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Re: The Biggest Surprises in Retirement
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2017, 08:12:55 PM »
Excellent article and comments section, thanks for sharing!

I hadn't even made it to the comments section, glad you mentioned it! I went back and read them - so nice to actually read positive responses about living within your means and saving for the future. Seems like most articles that suggest you should do anything other than spend every dollar you earn are greeted with comments about how people DESERVE their $50,000 car and new iPhone every year!!!

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Re: The Biggest Surprises in Retirement
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2017, 11:53:21 PM »
Nice article. Good comments too. I think one of the reasons the comments were nicer than what we usually see is that it isn't specifically an "early" retirement article and more a "normal" retirement article.Those articles that deal with ER seem to get people's butts in an uproar in the comment sections.
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Re: The Biggest Surprises in Retirement
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2017, 01:55:38 PM »
Enjoyed the article!  Most comments were positive.