Join Date: Jul 2000
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
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Three years ago I thought I was financially independent and therefore able to retire whenever work no longer entertained me. However, 18 months ago my employer shut down abruptly. My investment portfolio got a 25% haircut, from which it has largely recovered. However, when I look at today's investment returns, bond and savings interest rates, etc., I figure I need a bit more money before I can retire in a secure and comfortable fashion.
When I was out of work I found myself engaging in some rather severe belt-tightening, and since I am already a tight-fisted Yankee son of Scotland, I arguably overdid it. I concluded that I am not psychologically ready for retirement, and when a local company recently offered me a full-time position instead of the temporary or part-time contract work I was seeking, I said yes. I start a new chapter this Thursday, back with a full-time regular employment gig, after 18 months of being a self-employed consultant and contractor.
"Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069