Author Topic: Globe and Mail: "Retire at 45, or even 40? It can be done"  (Read 5704 times)

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Coverage by large Canadian Newspaper about someone planning to Retire at 45, or even 40

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Re: Globe and Mail: "Retire at 45, or even 40? It can be done"
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2016, 10:20:32 PM »
My favourite from the comments section:

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If the guy can drink his own home made wine, he can do anything.

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Re: Globe and Mail: "Retire at 45, or even 40? It can be done"
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2016, 01:15:40 AM »
I think this is a reprint or an update of an older article.   I read about Mr. Stoubs 2 years ago, in a slightly more detailed article....

I think he might work for SaskPower as an engineer, but I must say that only 1 car in Regina makes them a bit of a trooper.   It is not a common choice with the winters and limited transit (other than specific routes).

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Re: Globe and Mail: "Retire at 45, or even 40? It can be done"
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2016, 09:00:57 AM »
I think this is a reprint or an update of an older article.   I read about Mr. Stoubs 2 years ago, in a slightly more detailed article....

I think he might work for SaskPower as an engineer, but I must say that only 1 car in Regina makes them a bit of a trooper.   It is not a common choice with the winters and limited transit (other than specific routes).
Its not a common choice to retire early either. Even in Saskatchewan they have bicycles, its probably easier to bike on the flatlands than those mountain folks ;)

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Re: Globe and Mail: "Retire at 45, or even 40? It can be done"
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2016, 05:29:03 PM »


I think he might work for SaskPower as an engineer, but I must say that only 1 car in Regina makes them a bit of a trooper.   It is not a common choice with the winters and limited transit (other than specific routes).

The article says Mrs. Stubbs has a home daycare. She couldn't leave the house if she wanted to! So it's likely doable for them to share a car in that circumstance.

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Re: Globe and Mail: "Retire at 45, or even 40? It can be done"
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2016, 09:38:19 PM »
Am I am on the right forum? Are people coming up with special explanations for why they are able to get away with "only" one car?? :)

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Re: Globe and Mail: "Retire at 45, or even 40? It can be done"
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2016, 12:42:05 PM »
Am I am on the right forum? Are people coming up with special explanations for why they are able to get away with "only" one car?? :)
LOL, my thoughts exactly! Come on people, 0 car is doable, 1 is a piece of cake :)

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Re: Globe and Mail: "Retire at 45, or even 40? It can be done"
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2016, 01:24:40 PM »
I live in Regina, me and my family of 4 have 1 car.  I ride my bike in summer and bus in winter.  It is really not that hard.

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Re: Globe and Mail: "Retire at 45, or even 40? It can be done"
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2016, 10:58:59 AM »
It seems that from a financial standpoint the answer to the question posed in the article's headline is NO based pm this statement in the article, "Mr. Stobbs and his wife, Rhea, have supplemented their income over the years"