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Old 02-18-2015, 09:38 AM   #61
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Some additional follow up -

As indicated in Reply #29, my husband and I agreed to bump our Jan 1 portfolio WR from 2.5% to 3% effective immediately. I found I had a very hard time sleeping the first few nights afterward, instead waking up repeatedly in a panic about the thought of spending more than we do currently. But, by about day three, I started to relax and actually embrace the idea of loosening up some of the reins we've been holding so tightly.

Now, about a week into this, we've moved ahead and booked a 60-day world segment cruise for 2016. We also researched some Caribbean all-inclusives, and have told our family to reserve time this summer for an all expenses paid trip courtesy of Mom and Dad. We've also decided to sign up for a charity walk later this year, and will simply donate the required funds to the charity, rather than attempting any sort of fundraising.

I think this may possibly be the only site currently in existence where a topic such as this could be understood and rationally discussed.
There you go!

Ignore my previous suggestion. Next time I'll read the whole thread before responding.
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Not obnoxious, just fragmented.
I'd say exhausting.

But I'm just jealous.
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I hope you'll come back to post about what a wonderful time you're having on the cruise!
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Old 02-19-2015, 09:26 PM   #64
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Some additional follow up -

As indicated in Reply #29, my husband and I agreed to bump our Jan 1 portfolio WR from 2.5% to 3% effective immediately. I found I had a very hard time sleeping the first few nights afterward, instead waking up repeatedly in a panic about the thought of spending more than we do currently. But, by about day three, I started to relax and actually embrace the idea of loosening up some of the reins we've been holding so tightly.

Now, about a week into this, we've moved ahead and booked a 60-day world segment cruise for 2016. We also researched some Caribbean all-inclusives, and have told our family to reserve time this summer for an all expenses paid trip courtesy of Mom and Dad. We've also decided to sign up for a charity walk later this year, and will simply donate the required funds to the charity, rather than attempting any sort of fundraising.

I think this may possibly be the only site currently in existence where a topic such as this could be understood and rationally discussed.
Well done, ElizabethT!
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