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Old 10-13-2016, 04:23 PM   #1
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"The running joke for entrepreneurs and solopreneurs when the topic of retirement comes up is, “We can retire?”. But what you’ll use for income when you put down the brushes and fold your drop cloths for the last time is something that requires serious consideration." Retirement Options for Painters
Have you thought much about preparing for retirement one day?

How will you spend your time?
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We can retire? I'm gonna probably be painting when/if I turn 85. I'll just be painting lower stuff that I don't have to get on my knees to cut in, using an extension pole as a cane. Maybe I'll just roll out floors..
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Old 10-13-2016, 07:22 PM   #3
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I don't think I will ever afford to retire, I will still be paying off college loans (my sons)
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I may be closer to retiring than I had planned. Starting to have flare ups with my neck and upper back again. I dodged this bullet once by having surgery but I will hang up my brush rather than put myself in a situation where it gets that bad again or where permanent nerve damage may occur.

Model railroading, camping and fishing, video gaming. I'll need a healthy neck and back for all three.
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Have you thought much about preparing for retirement one day?

How will you spend your time?
Doing something much like the picture in your post, hopefully. I feel like I gave up my hobbies to raise a family, volunteer at church, and to run a business. I hope I have time left when I am retired to enjoy fishing again.

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I don't see retirement as a viable option. Student loans, a daughter who needs my assistance, etc.

I think for me retirement will take place safely, deep in the earth. Safe in the womb of an everlasting night, that's when I'll really know I didn't plan my days on earth right.

Morbid, eh? I pilfered, and then edited some lyrics from "Fruit Tree" by the late Nick Drake.
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Retire?

from painting?

no way i am going out with a brush in my hand


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Retire, this is America, don't ever get sick or plan on retiring.
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Im going to teach painting to seniors at the home when i am there.
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Right. "Retire" is an attitude I'd like to have one day....I'm thinking about refinishing furniture for $$ as a hobby/retirement plan. I dont posess the ability to no longer work with my hands...gotta keep em busy.I also have a hubby with a pension. Nothin like a good man-plan. Lol
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I need to take more time off before I consider retirement. I also need to find something I would be passionate enough to want to pursue in retirement. Right now, I've got nothing.
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Right. "Retire" is an attitude I'd like to have one day....I'm thinking about refinishing furniture for $$ as a hobby/retirement plan. I dont posess the ability to no longer work with my hands...gotta keep em busy.I also have a hubby with a pension. Nothin like a good man-plan. Lol
My plan is the same. I'm already getting set up for it. Just need the compressor and spray booth
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[QUOTE=DeanV;1293665]Doing something much like the picture in your post, hopefully. I feel like I gave up my hobbies to raise a family, volunteer at church, and to run a business. I hope I have time left when I am retired to enjoy fishing again.[/QUOTE]

Don't we all? The pic reminds me of Labrador, where my Dad used to take us Atlantic salmon fishing. Great place ,except for the blasted black flies

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Doing something much like the picture in your post, hopefully. I feel like I gave up my hobbies to raise a family, volunteer at church, and to run a business. I hope I have time left when I am retired to enjoy fishing again.
You gotta make time to go fishing. Nothing like getting "centered" standing in a river enjoying creation and hooking in to a chrome bright fish.....ahhhhhhhh. the pressures and anxieties just kinda fade out for a bit.
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I don't mean to be the downer guy here but unless you have invested wisely , have a pension or a spouse with one and makes good money retirement is a dream. I'm dealing with elderly family right now who have all of the above and it's still not enough money.

I don't know many retired painters most have never charged enough nor knew there costs even after them being in business for 40 plus years. Repaint and new construction painting here by 75 percent of PC's is bid the same money as 20 years ago.
A decent family plan for health insurance alone is $2000 a month with a $5000 deductible. Medicare covers crap . Taxes are only going up up up. Retire my a##.
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We should start another thread on this. I am surprise when I tried to bring the saving for retirement stuff up in the past how few guys here seemed to really take it seriously. I know I started too late, but 40 years old and am on track to make it happen, I think.


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I'll be resting peacefully in my casket.
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We should start another thread on this. I am surprise when I tried to bring the saving for retirement stuff up in the past how few guys here seemed to really take it seriously. I know I started too late, but 40 years old and am on track to make it happen, I think. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I began contributing to an IRA in the mid eighties, knowing it was the right thing to do. Unfortunately, I had to deplete it in the mid nineties for a very important reason that I would do all over again. Since then I have actively contributed to several retirement vehicles. My accounts are modest in comparison to other's, but it's something. Part of my retirement plan also includes reducing my debt to asset ratio.

Frankly, saving for retirement hardly fits into today's quality of life agenda for many.
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I just hope I'm out of debt and don't have people looking for me at that point.
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Having just watched Ryan and Emmilia's wedding while polishing off the last of the Cinamon school book cookies, I realize I have an intense propensity for laziness. If this is what retirement looks like, maybe being forced to drag my ass to work, is not such a bad idea afterall.
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