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Old 11-21-2007, 08:24 PM   #1
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Hi from cold Cleveland, home of the Browns!

and Indians and Cavaliers. I came across this website because someone on another website used the term FIRE Port and I went to google and it came up with Financially Independent Retire Early website, so here I am. I want to learn about that so please get me started. I am 73 and still working as a consultant but for only another couple years. Most of my investments are in stocks and mutual funds and just 3 individual bonds in an IRA. I want to begin to establish a fixed income portfolio and thought I might get some help here. We'll I have to help my wife get the turkey ready so I'll talk to you all later. Happy, Healthy, Wealthy Thaksgiving. we are truly very lucky and thankful.
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Old 11-21-2007, 08:28 PM   #2
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Hello and welcome.

Lot of interesting thread here, both on investing and getting the most of Social Security. I am sure there are some Browns fans here too.
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Old 11-21-2007, 09:45 PM   #3
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I am 73 and still working as a consultant but for only another couple years.
Just another couple of years, eh? So, if this is early, what would you consider a normal retirement date?
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Old 11-21-2007, 10:54 PM   #4
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I don't expect to live more than a couple years past 73 let alone work that long.
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Old 11-22-2007, 09:18 AM   #5
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I don't work that hard or for very long, so it's more of a hobby and I have plenty of time for biking, golf, hiking, vacations, etc. Even in a couple years, I'll still be working some. I recommend it to all. and , heck I've got a new body, 2 replacement hips, triple bypass, cataract surgery, so I'm a bit bionic. Yea, early for me is at least 75 cause I'll probobly live to 95+ from the genes of my mother and grandparents and great grandparents.

Now back to investing, where do I find FIRE Port info and how to use it?
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Old 11-22-2007, 09:21 AM   #6
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Welcome, oldman, and happy Thanksgiving.

Perhaps rather than FIRE Port you mean FIRECalc? There's a link at the bottom of this page. Directions included.

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I didn't say I was smart. How do I find your link? Thanks.

"There's a link at the bottom of this page. Directions included"
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Old 11-22-2007, 02:29 PM   #8
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There's a FIRECalc link at the bottom of each page But here's one, too:

FIRECalc

Best wishes!

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Welcome, oldman. There's a lot of good info on this board. Some of it you can skip...like whether to take SS at 62, 66 or 70. Good luck with your plans, and I look forward to hearing your opinions.

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