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Old 02-11-2018, 12:57 AM   #1
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Getting ready to retire in a few years was just wondering what most people are living on what are you taking home you really.. $$$
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Old 02-11-2018, 04:30 AM   #2
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I think this should show you. Keep in mind, this is an above average group financially.

Poll:What was (is) your planned monthly spend rate?
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Old 02-11-2018, 04:57 AM   #4
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$2500 a month over my expenses. 2 annuities and social security. $400k in mutual funds that i don't expect to need.
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Old 02-11-2018, 06:14 AM   #6
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Spending about $5K per month. About $2K is pension; have to pull the difference from our squirrels nest until SS in 2019 or later.
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Old 02-11-2018, 06:41 AM   #7
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I think this should show you. Keep in mind, this is an above average group financially.

Poll:What was (is) your planned monthly spend rate?
That median looks like $6200/mo or $74k/yr to me.

Compare that to:

Household Median Income Mean Income
Aged 55-64: $62,802 $89,986
Aged 65-74: $47,432 $68,905
Aged 75+: $30,635 $45,989
Reference: https://www.newretirement.com/retire...t-income-2017/
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Old 02-11-2018, 06:43 AM   #8
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$0 Pension, $0 SS........ Yet. Only investment Income.
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Old 02-11-2018, 06:53 AM   #9
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My brother is retired on a $2400/mo pension and $1100 from rental income
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:46 AM   #10
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retired 3 years, SS likely 13 years away, no pension in sight. This is called "how to be thrifty
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:24 AM   #11
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Pension is 2 years and 10 months away. At that point, I will have a decision to make:

A. $1,350 a month for the rest of my life, or

B. $2,650 a month for two years and then $1,100 (at age 62) a month for the rest of my life. It's sort of a blended social security approach giving me equal amounts beginning at age 60.

Conservatively, I budget $2,500 - $3,000 in expenses per month.

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Old 02-11-2018, 10:41 AM   #12
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No pension, live on widow's SS benefits (will switch to my own at age 70) and rental income. I usually end up with a couple of hundred left over at the end of the month to put into an emergency fund, to handle stuff I don't routinely budget for.
Haven't had to touch any of my investments.
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Old 02-11-2018, 01:08 PM   #14
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I have two tiny-weeny pensions that add up to about $450/month. No COLA. They are nice. I don't turn down the money. But obviously not enough to live on.

Rental income is another income stream. It's also not enough to live on - but definitely a nice piece of our income.

DH gets SS. Similar in scale to the rental income

I'll get SS sometime in the next 6-14 years. (depending on when I claim). But for now - zippo.

The balance of our spending is withdrawn from our investments.
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Old 02-11-2018, 01:32 PM   #15
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My pension at 65 yrs old currently calculated to a whopping 303 per month.
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Old 02-11-2018, 01:49 PM   #16
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Worked my last 15 years at Insurance company to get pension of 938.00 per month joint/survivor.

I am thankful for it everyday.

SS for me and wife at 65 or 66 along with the pension will cover normal cost of living for us. Portfolio will be gravy for splurges and bucket list items.

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Old 02-11-2018, 01:53 PM   #17
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Just did taxes so this is accurate for 2017:

Pension 33,935 gross, 2404 month net
SSA will be annual 12k (divorce then when mine)
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:14 PM   #18
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Pension is $54K based on 33 years of service. The rest of my retirement income will come from SS and investments. All my income is taxable and I'm single so a good chunk will go to taxes - almost as much as when I worked.
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:27 PM   #19
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One pension + 1 Soc. Sec. = just over $50K. Rental income = $13K. Soc. Security #1 starts in a few months, and in 2020 we'll add one more Soc. Sec. of about $17K

The rental income is net of expenses but pre-tax. Other figures are gross, not net. Not really doing any distributions yet from investments. I am still earning an income which is not included above; spouse is retired.
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:53 PM   #20
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I have an active pension at current employer that would pay $1250/month non-COLA today. Should be $1500/month when I retire in 2020, more at age 70 in 2027 if I wait that long. I'll get max SS when I take it, I have 33 years at the cap so far. I can delay both SS and the pension for 8 years until age 70, which is probably what I'll do. The pension actually has more attractive terms for delaying than SS and the cash value is part of my estate until I annuitize.

Pension + SS is enough for basic living, but won't cover my planned spending. Gotta have some savings for the third leg of the "3 legged stool".
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