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make $ and retire early, or take federal job with more security?

Imagine you have the choice of taking (1) a very lucrative but highly demanding and stressful job in your current city, and (2) a federal job that requires a move and that pays only 25% of the lucrative job. Job 1 comes with an initial 2-year contract. While there's a possibility of getting sacked after two years, I imagine they'd renew the contract for at least two years, and if I'm performing well, I could keep going after that. If I got sacked, I could probably find another similar but probably less lucrative job, but it would take time and be quite stressful. Federal job is presumably more stable. Which would you take? Possibly relevant details: early 40's, married, no kids (and no plans of having any), very substantial savings to date, home-owner (with mortgage), currently living in big city. Interested in hearing your life experiences vis-a-vis working life and retirement. Are there benefits to trying to maximize income early and getting out of the game, vs a more slow and steady approach that provides more security? I'm clueless about retirement and recognize that a financial planner could help, but for now I'm more interested in hearing other's experiences.
posted by anonymous on Aug 11, 2014 - 19 answers

Lorem Ipsum mug for my boss (anyone read Latin?) and gift advice.

My boss is retiring. He used to teach Latin. I made some webpage mockups a few months ago and he thought the lorem ipsum (dummy filler text) was very amusing. I'd like to get him a Lorem Ipsum coffee mug for a retirement/holiday gift. [more inside]
posted by hotelechozulu on Dec 12, 2013 - 14 answers

Which retirement plan should I choose?

I find this comparison really confusing. I'm starting the job in August. I'm an early 30s married woman who would like to become pregnant in the next year. The contract only lasts through the end of 2014. I do want to continue on working there, but I have no idea if additional grant money will become available at that time. Which plan would you choose? Or, failing that, which are the important factors to consider?
posted by anonymous on May 8, 2013 - 4 answers

Can I quit my job?

Should I quit my job? Much more inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2012 - 18 answers

Working around the world, how to plan for retirement?

My job is contract based, and tends to lead me around the world. How does one plan for retirement with such a job? [more inside]
posted by TrinsicWS on Apr 26, 2012 - 6 answers

How to save for mutliple goals and where to put that money?

Financial/Savings Filter: How do I save for multiple goals at once and do I keep it all in the same savings account? [more inside]
posted by modoriculous on May 13, 2010 - 11 answers

Roth IRA but will not be working anymore??

Can I keep my Roth IRA if I'm not working anymore? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Feb 7, 2010 - 5 answers

Legitimate "work from home" opportunities while living abroad?

What are some legitimate "work at home" opportunities for someone looking for something to do while in "early/semi" retirement and living abroad? [more inside]
posted by fsmontenegro on Nov 12, 2007 - 6 answers

Why work?

Is it possible to be a well-respected and fulfilled person without having a career? [more inside]
posted by JJ Jenkins on Feb 11, 2007 - 59 answers

Simplify, simplify. Also, let's drive cross-country.

What should a retiree do when they want to work AND travel? [more inside]
posted by hifiparasol on Nov 22, 2006 - 9 answers

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