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Old 09-04-2010, 07:19 PM   #1
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51 / Male / Single (Divorced)...and getting closer...

Greetings all!

As indicated, I'm a 51 year-old male, single, and getting closer to retirement.

I had set a target "retirement" (in quotes explained below) of 55, but with the combination of recent market activity / changes in employment situation, I've had to recalibrate expectations/desires. I may still be able to achieve that objective, but we shall see...

I put "retirement" in quotes as I look at the process as moving through <some number> of phases of "quasi-retirement"...not the typical retirement in the sense of not working at all.

In many ways, I look at myself currently in phase-1: I've purposely downgraded my work/leisure mix in trade-off for <likely> working a couple more years. This decision was a lifestyle choice coupled with my own feelings on personal income taxation...

In any event, I'm sure my interests/concerns mirror many others...

  • Fine tuning my retirement fund level
  • Distribution methods
  • Where to live / RV lifestyle
  • etc.
I do have a strong background in finance, and have already spent a lot of time over the years pondering these issues, so hopefully I'll be able to not only learn from others here, but contribute to others learning as well!
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Old 09-04-2010, 10:00 PM   #2
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In any event, I'm sure my interests/concerns mirror many others...

  • Fine tuning my retirement fund level
  • Distribution methods
  • Where to live / RV lifestyle
  • etc.
Yes...I do believe we have something in common....

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Old 09-04-2010, 10:05 PM   #4
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We look forward to hearing about your preparations and transition over the next few years.
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For a minute there I thought this thread would be a "juicy" personal Ad!

Sounds like you are on your way at a Great Early Age & Welcome!
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