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Old 08-07-2018, 06:28 PM   #1
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I stumbled on this site a month or two ago as I've gotten pretty serious about retirement and making it happen sooner rather than later. I've liked what I've seen and read so far. There is a lot more catch-up reading to do and a few questions to ask though. I do want to thank the creators and maintainers of this site for making it happen and also thank the people that contribute. It has helped my thinking quite a bit in a short period of time.

My scenario is that I'm 48 and looking to pull the trigger on retiring (possibly semi-retiring) at 55-58. My slight downside is that I didn't get a real adult job until 35. I'll be posting details in the young thread and hopefully get some input

That being said, I've always been a saver, something that my dear parents instilled in me whether they knew it or not. Thanks Mom and Dad!


Cheers to all!

Oh, on a final note, you folks are the most prodigious users of acronyms that I have ever seen!
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Old 08-07-2018, 06:33 PM   #2
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Oh, on a final note, you folks are the most prodigious users of acronyms that I have ever seen!
Yep.

If you haven't already found it, this might help: * Acronyms and Slang Frequently Used on the Forum *
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:12 PM   #3
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i guess time is precious here , and extra keystrokes take time ,

saving is a good idea another good idea is investing wisely ( which isn't as easy as it sounds )

good luck ( and fortune ) on your adventure
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:26 PM   #5
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Welcome, and best of luck with your goal!

I've been inspired by folks saving 50% of their income. That would stack up fast! I'm a slacker at about 28% (working p/t, age 65).
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FWIW feel free to ask about SS, FRA, SWR, your DW/DH, CC's, ETFs, AA, FA, NH's, ACA and how it all relates to your planned FI and eventual RE.

Sorry, just kidding around.
Seriously, there's a ton of info here and good, knowledgeable people who give willingly.
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:04 PM   #7
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You can do it if you make it a goal and act accordingly!
Right on.

I'm about 60 miles to the right of you. I was born in East Portland and travel there once a week. To me, it's sad to see what the city has become. It has some great stuff, like some great food, but the protesting and homeless issues have seriously taken a hit on a great city. I couldn't live there anymore.

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Yep.

If you haven't already found it, this might help: * Acronyms and Slang Frequently Used on the Forum *
Oh I was using it frequently and still have regular sessions with it. At the rate of my comprehension and retention I ought to be semi-literate in about a decade or so....
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Welcome!
FWIW feel free to ask about SS, FRA, SWR, your DW/DH, CC's, ETFs, AA, FA, NH's, ACA and how it all relates to your planned FI and eventual RE.

Sorry, just kidding around.
Seriously, there's a ton of info here and good, knowledgeable people who give willingly.

Yep, got a good belly laugh out of that. Thanks!
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Oh I was using it frequently and still have regular sessions with it. At the rate of my comprehension and retention I ought to be semi-literate in about a decade or so....

so does that mean the list ( of acronyms ) will grow quicker than you can learn them ??

yes that is very possible
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so does that mean the list ( of acronyms ) will grow quicker than you can learn them ??

yes that is very possible
This is very likely! I'm slow but stubborn.
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Oh, on a final note, you folks are the most prodigious users of acronyms that I have ever seen!
You obviouslyl never worked in the DoD or served in the military!
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You obviouslyl never worked in the DoD or served in the military!

Right! Coming into the military, I thought how the hell... but I think all those military forms and acronyms just prepped me for this Forum in reality.


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My slight downside is that I didn't get a real adult job until 35.
Let me guess. Physician?


"Starting" at 35 is not a downside. Not saving when you have the opportunity to do so, at any age, is the real problem.
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You obviouslyl never worked in the DoD or served in the military!
Actually, 6 years in the Marine Corps. Acronyms for everything!

A running joke was that there had to be some Major or LtCol stuck in some windowless office whose sole job was to create acronyms.
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Let me guess. Physician?


"Starting" at 35 is not a downside. Not saving when you have the opportunity to do so, at any age, is the real problem.
Pretty darn close there.

I completely agree with the starting statement.

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Actually, 6 years in the Marine Corps. Acronyms for everything!

A running joke was that there had to be some Major or LtCol stuck in some windowless office whose sole job was to create acronyms.
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