Is anyone here living off interest? Do you work jobs for fun? Get bored? How did you make the initial amount of money to live off the interest?
[ul]SS and interest.No.Not yet.Part owner of a company that made welt cord and other items for upholstered furniture.[/ul]
SS and interest
Nope. pursue my hobbies and home work projects
Nope, the above keeps me occupied. I read a lot also. Am teaching myself Celestial Navagation prepatory to living/cruising on a sailboat. No time to be bored.
Got lucky with stock options and also had 401k and IRAs
Yes, basically (and Quebec pension, just like SS). I worked for 40 years and then retired. Yes, I do work jobs for fun. Next fall, I will be teaching a course for no pay and I act as editor for 4 mathematics journals (two of which are online journals and two ordinary print). Also I still do research, although not the same level I used to. And I do things like read The Straight Dope and sci.math newsgroups. And I read a lot. Play some computer games, although not a lot.
The interest I receive each month ain’t nearly enough to live on! But it’s nice WAM (walking-around money).
It’s from a trust fund, and a non-voting share of a corporation my father and grandfather started back in the 70’s.
Diver, I just thought I’d mention Celestial Navigation is one of my specialties. Feel free to email me if you have any questions or just want to chat about it. I also own a 35’sailboat but right now it is in serious need of repair… Also dreaming of some extended and serious cruising… _
I think this is the second time a sailor-post has done that to me.