For a few years, I have asked myself how much longer, a year or 2 that I can survive the system. If I had not been given a cushy job this yr, last yr probably would have been my last. If I was to work next year, I'd be back in the classroom. I have 0 debt, money in the bank, house pd off, new car paid off, retirement funds, and as of an hour ago, the promise of someone who has always kept his word to me that he'd make sure I was always taken care of. He even offered me $ to quit. I am not even 60 yet, but it is approaching. He has a very nice mother in law apt I could live in free if I ever had something so expensive happen that I needed to sell my house. ( That'd give me more $.) I can't see that happening for quite a few yrs. ( If I live longer than expected.) So what is my problem? I am scared of running out of $. I know I will have to live more frugally than I do now. I can do that by cooking and going out less. At this point in my life, time is more valuable than $ and I really do not have a lot of free time to cook...sometimes I need to get on here and just veg out......At this point, if I want, I can help anyone I want to that needs it. ( Mostly old friends who fell on hard times..Friends who helped me through hard times......) I can travel when I want and not worry about $. If I don't have an income, I know I'd be way more cautious about traveling and helping people in need. I do not look forward to not being able to help someone who asks or has a need. How much $$ is enough? Will it ever be enough? Anyone who has read the Bible probably remembers the story of the man who saved until he had everything and died that night. I think a part of it stems from when I ended up single w/kids. Going from 2 incomes to 1 was a disaster! I had more bills than income. It was a really hard time in my life. I don't ever want to go through that again. You would think by now, I'd be 100% sure at quitting at the end of this yr, but my mind is not there. I know I have to make up my own mind and set it. I figured it might help just to type this. Any assurances or advice are appreciated.