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Why Everyone Needs a Hobby

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“People say that money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money, you can have a key made.¬† This is from the late Joan Rivers and one of my favorite financial quotes of all time.¬†While I believe Joan is right on many counts, money doesn’t always mean life satisfaction, especially after retirement. That’s why everyone needs a hobby. Retirement After 44 Years of Work! My Dad started full time work at age 23 after receiving a degree in architecture from the University of Kentucky. He was never content working for other people and started his own building supply business around the time I entered kindergarten. Even though his business was always successful, he still wasn’t satisfied. He also ended up becoming part owner of a grocery store, bought and sold some land for commercial development, and did designs for other businesses that were outside of his typical job, including a nine hole addition to the local golf course. When I was in high school, my Dad changed careers, selling his building supply store and going into the hardwood lumber business. At the time, it seemed risky, but in hindsight, it was really smart ...

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