Have I Retired and Gone Traveling

Have I Retired and Gone Traveling
Travis an American visiting Khao San Road is a big fan of this site:

It is a site about retiring early or something like that. I just went to look at it, and hell, I may be retired and do not know it.

I was laughing when my mother told me,
- Andy, Google.com public relations department called and asked how to contact my retired son. -
She said,
- He is not retired. -
Bangkok Thailand - Southeast Asia
Khao San Road
Monday, January 14, 2008
Andy of HoboTraveler.com ---

Then Google.com contacted me and asked if I was retired and I said,
- No. -

Travis is retired, and I think it is possible, he is really retired at age 42, I think he has sufficient funds to live until he die without need to promote, sell a book, live in another country on five dollars per day. It is hard to say, the definition of retirement is blurred.

I have fun; I think I am in the business of doing what I like and making money. Hard to say I work, at least I cannot remember the last time I worked unless taking that bus in Mali was work, and it was.

There are many word games in life, and for sure, I do not believe that one person only works four hours per week; in fact, I would say he works about 50. However, not to take the wind out of his sails, he is making a good point with his book the FourHourWorkWeek.com

However, somewhere there is the truth, I suppose and hope when I retire.

1. I do not have to answer the phone.
Goal Achieved

2. I do not have to answer emails.
Goal Achieved

3. I do not have to wake up in the morning.
Goal Achieved

4. I do not have business Appointments.
Hmm, nope, I had about five last year, maybe 10.

5. I can live in any country on the planet.
Goal Achieved

6. I do not worry about a crash of some sort that destroys residual income.
Stock Market. - Google.com
NO WAY, I worry and think.

Read about My Worst Nightmare that actually happened to a company.

7. My assets are invincible.

This means, what I mean is this, there is the money in the bank, and then there also the interest. Many people say they live off the interest, but if the interest drops to zero, then how do they live, or there is a depression.

If I had 1,200,000 US dollars in gold in a hole buried in the ground somewhere, I could and would say. I am retired. I am not living off the interest, I have invincible assets.

This last couple of paragraphs is the pivotal point of being retired; there is just no worry in the world that I will every run out of money. The chance that something happened that destroyed my money is remote and far away.

8. There is no human or company that I cannot live without.
Goal Achieved, but one company I like to keep happy.

Warning, the world is full of word games, get rich scheme, buy nothing down, etc, blog your way to fortune, all is possible and all is not. I would say walk slow and try to make the phone not ring. Try to only get emails from your friends.

9. I never say to a person, - I am too busy -
Goal Achieved

10. I never say to a person. - I have to go work. -
Not Achieved, I said it about four times in 2007.

Am I retired, not so important, the important thing today, I cannot remember the last time I woke up and went to work.

I for sure do not want to have my site feel like a get rich quick site, or promise the dream site, however I do hope to make you dream and plan an escape.

Have I Retired and Gone Traveling


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Most retirement gurus think it's good to have a few streams of passive income, if you want to retire early. For instance interest, rent, dividends. I have to agree with that.

If you don't rely on one source only, things look bright for the future. You labor work can only bring you in so much and it's endless and offers probably lower income with more work.

Cheers from Bali,

Life is what you make it!

"In the time of my confession,
in the hour of my deepest need
When the pool of tears beneath my feet
flood every newborn seed
There's a dyin' voice within me
reaching out somewhere,
Toiling in the danger
and in the morals of despair.

Don't have the inclination
to look back on any mistake,
Like Cain, I now behold
this chain of events that I must break.
In the fury of the moment
I can see the Master's hand
In every leaf that trembles,
in every grain of sand.

Oh, the flowers of indulgence
and the weeds of yesteryear,
Like criminals, they have choked
the breath of conscience and good cheer.
The sun beat down upon the steps
of time to light the way
To ease the pain of idleness
and the memory of decay.

I gaze into the doorway
of temptation's angry flame
And every time I pass that way
I always hear my name.
Then onward in my journey
I come to understand
That every hair is numbered
like every grain of sand.

I have gone from rags to riches
in the sorrow of the night
In the violence of a summer's dream,
in the chill of a wintry light,
In the bitter dance of loneliness
fading into space,
In the broken mirror of innocence
on each forgotten face.

I hear the ancient footsteps
like the motion of the sea
Sometimes I turn, there's someone there,
other times it's only me.
I am hanging in the balance
of the reality of man
Like every sparrow falling,
like every grain of sand."

- Bob Dylan - Every Grain of Sand
from Shot of Love - 1981

I think my income off my internet page could be called passive income, and for sure it is 20-50 times easier than rental property. I owned over 30 rental property, extreme amounts of work and a ball and chain around my ankle.

I start business, I invest in myself, I personally do not think much about investing in other things, only myself.

My outline above though pretty much outlines retirement to me, then again, I do not realy care, nothing would change, I would get up the same time, I would do the same, I am doing 100 percent what I want to do.

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