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Submitted by MindPrison
MindPrison (864299) writes "Let's face it. We're not getting any younger, and I was thinking here the other day, I've been working forever with computers — and although I make a pretty decent living, I'm a wage slave like most of you. The pension doesn't cut it as I'm a bit of an international citizen that moves between the different countries, and investments seem unsafe these days. Banks doesn't pay much interest, so what is a Geek to do? Invest in gold? Hide my money under the mattress? Buy land?

So I ask you, the Slashdot audience, what do you do to ensure a rock solid Geek retirement?"
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How do you plan for your ultimate geek retirement?

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  • So you don't feel like mastering the latest Chomsky Type 3 formal language and development environment, and have decided to coast to a comfortable, low-stress, lifestyle? Or maybe the gigs just aren't coming your way, and you realize that you have been "retired". Either way, the individual's strategies are similar.

    Realize that you are older and poorer than you used to be. First, get your day-to-day, roof-over-your-head, expenses down. Way down. No mortgage, moderate size house, structurally sound, reasonab

    • Wow, there is a lot of insight in your answer. Thanks. I don't live in the US at the moment, but I have been planning to relocate there in the near future, say 5-10 years from now on. I have saved up quite a bit, my house is indeed all mortgage free, hence why I'm able to save up. Most of my salary goes into my savings, and this is WHY I'm posing this question to the Slashdot audience, surely I'm not the only one to think of this in these unstable times.

      I'm a very good position in my life, but yes - you're

      • by tcubed (815733)

        Hey, glad to offer what insights I can.

        BTW, your original post attracted little interest. And it was difficult to find, even after I had responded to it. Somehow, it's in stealth mode. I had to use my browser history to find it again. Maybe you could repost and make it more visible. The topic is one that confronts us all eventually.

        • Hey, glad to offer what insights I can.

          BTW, your original post attracted little interest. And it was difficult to find, even after I had responded to it. Somehow, it's in stealth mode. I had to use my browser history to find it again. Maybe you could repost and make it more visible. The topic is one that confronts us all eventually.

          This was (and still is) a pending submission to "ask slashdot", I can see it says "pending" under submissions, but I have no clue how to make it public. My guess is that there is some kind of slashdot team that picks a few, and rejects a few as well?!

          But yeah, I hope this question reaches the slashdot audience, because it does indeed confront us all. I'm pretty sure some serious advice can be found out there.

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