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Old 05-04-2016, 06:39 PM   #1
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Any fellow DINKs in the crowd?

We've noticed the Airstream crowd is either older and retired or younger with kids. I'm wondering if there's other Dual Income No Kids (DINKs) out there in Airstreamland?

My wife and I are 15 years away from retirement. But we boated for 15 years and are looking forward to out new landlocked adventure. We've set it up as a "weekend getaway" that we can enjoy almost every weekend, and twice a year we'll coordinate our vacations and go somewhere for the week.

Any other DINKs out there?
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Old 05-04-2016, 06:51 PM   #2
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That's a term I haven't heard in 30 years. Back when I was a DINK.
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Old 05-04-2016, 06:58 PM   #3
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Any fellow DINKs in the crowd?

Well, my wife Linda and I are 57 yr old DINKS. Funny coincidence, just a couple of hours ago she asked me, "What do you call a DINK once they reach their late 50's?". I answered, "A geezer!". 😬
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Old 05-04-2016, 07:14 PM   #4
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Now that's FUNNY
Or you could be a DINKER - Double Income No Kids Early Retired.
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Old 05-04-2016, 07:16 PM   #5
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Another one here unless you count the dog...
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Old 05-04-2016, 07:20 PM   #6
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Another one here unless you count the dog...
Another DINK or DINKER?

Pic of my dog. He's 15. Nearing "retirement".
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Old 05-04-2016, 07:24 PM   #7
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SINKED?
Shared income* no kids except dog.

One gets paid to work, the other works at multiple organizations as a volunteer - so one income is shared - dog is pretty darn close to being a kid 😀
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Old 05-04-2016, 08:02 PM   #8
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I think now I may have moved on to full GEEZER as I am at the point of replacing body parts. I got a new knee about a month ago.
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I had more money when we were DINKS... :|
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Whoa, Smartsteam … I think that big fella counts as two kids. Especially if it's a rain day. 😎
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If you are "through the tunnel" with the kids launched and on their own, does that make us
DINKIRs?

Dual Income
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We were, then we retired, so we lost the "I" part.
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Not DINKS, but DIKIC (Dual Income Kid in College)... so almost done and I'm in my early 50's... wife is age unknown (jk)... a bit less.

We figured with nearly no debt, it would be a good time to buy the Airstream that way it's fully paid off when we really decided to retire.

But it does seem that folks with Airstreams that I've seen fall into one of the two major categories you mentioned.
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Any other DINKs out there?
For my first three years of Airstreaming I was a SINKOW (single income, no kids or wife). No pets or houseplants, either. Whenever I got three or more days in a row away from work, I took my Airstream somewhere. Not always as far from home as I liked, and sometimes I had to drive farther my first and last days than was really safe to get to and from a destination slightly too far away for the limited time I had available, but it was always fun.

I guess I'm a RINKOW now (retirement income, no kids or wife). Scheduling is more flexible, and I don't have to hurry to get anywhere, so it's more relaxing, but no less fun. Thanks to Federal civil service, I was able to retire at a younger age than many, but hopefully those who had to retire later in life won't hold that against me. Working for the Government— in a non-elected, non-appointed position where you actually have to be able to do the job in order to get the job— makes you older, faster, than working for just about anybody else.
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