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Old 06-23-2005, 06:22 PM   #361
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I will be on the retirement payroll Aug 1/05. At this point I am not sure if I am happy or sad.

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Old 06-23-2005, 06:37 PM   #362
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I will be on the retirement payroll Aug 1/05. At this point I am not sure if I am happy or sad.
That's a heck of a sad (or happy) way to introduce yourself. Starwarrior, the retirement doctor(s) are in. Please lie down on the couch and tell us about it...

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Old 06-24-2005, 07:52 PM   #363
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I will be on the retirement payroll Aug 1/05. At this point I am not sure if I am happy or sad.
You're probably in shock.
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Old 06-25-2005, 02:40 PM   #364
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After working for a lot of years, you may no longer be able to recognize the emotion sometimes called "happy".

You're happy.
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Old 06-26-2005, 06:10 PM   #365
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Well, I have been lurking for a few months. I am a retired municipal civil servant and retired after 27 years 4 months and 10 days at age 46. The misses retired from teaching a year later. That was nearly 16 years ago so if you do the math that brings me out to age 62 and the beginning of SS. Having a tough time deciding if I want to invest the SS or use some of it to pay down my mortgage.

Really enjoy reading all the posts and learning new ideas. Keep up the good work and thanks for all the informative postings.

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Old 07-01-2005, 01:26 PM   #366
 
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There's a retirement payroll? Where do I sign up?
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Old 07-05-2005, 09:15 PM   #367
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hola, ok i dont speak spannish vary good.but looks like ill have the time to learn more.just like the rest of you.im close,but still have about a year to go.i just signed up today.hope to get to know others better.i have lots of questions.i hope some one can help with some good advice.until later,bye everyone
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Old 07-10-2005, 01:51 PM   #368
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Hey everyone

I am planning on retiring next May at age 64. Was planning on retiring in January but some work situations came up and was asked to stay on for a while longer.

Have some tax questions on SS and earned income when not at the full retirement age. Will post in an appropriate category.

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I have been posting here a little while but have been familiar with this site for awhile.

I am a 32-year-old environmental engineer from Wisconsin. I am planning on a possible early retirement at 40-45 depending on what comes up and if I get married (maybe retire sooner if married.* )I am an active saver and investor and LBYM. The LBYM was taught growing up in a cash strapped family (learned how to garden and find interesting reuses for dryer sheets Even though we had very little "cash resources", I had a good education. I guess that the LBYM was just taught from childhood and consider "wasting resources" to be very foolish.

My optimum is to be finacial independent in my 40s so that I can work part time in something that interests me or just buy some run down properties and remodel for fun.

I invest in index funds when mutual funds are nec. and use several dividend reinvestment plans. in my taxable investments. I suspect that my investing is 20-25% of my income (and think dollar cost averaging is the way to go and buy a little more on dips in my drips. I have learned to be a good contrarian.

I will easily have my house paid off in the 40-45 range. I read the millionaire next door and find this describes me.
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What part of Wisconsin? My wife's family is around Tomah and Wasa (sp?).
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Old 07-11-2005, 11:17 PM   #371
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We went foreign. Make money on long-term currency fluctuations. No house though. I watch all you guys with your 20% per year rising house values and turn green. Oh well. Someday we'll come back then plop our fortune on a house, then start all over.

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Old 07-12-2005, 01:43 AM   #372
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Please start a NEW thread (not in this thread) when introducing yourself - ensures we all meet you!
Dory; why not freeze this thread so new posters get their day in the sun with a NEW thread each?
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Old 07-13-2005, 04:45 PM   #373
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Hi everybody , my name is Arturo , I was kinda forced into an early retirement by a construction accident at age 47. Sorry , no huge settlement here. I'm 58 now. I lived in Mexico for several years until Mexico became sooo expensive. (thanks NAFTA)My wife ,Maria Elena and I live in southwestern New Mexico now, not far from Silver City. At almost 6000ft elevation the weather is almost perfect and the cost of living is quite reasonable. Just happened upon your site and was real impressed by it . Hope to contribute something over time.
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What part of Wisconsin? My wife's family is around Tomah and Wasa (sp?).

I am in rice lake area, about 2 hours east of twin cities (st. paul /minn.)
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What part of Wisconsin? My wife's family is around Tomah and Wasa (sp?).

I am in rice lake area, about 2 hours east of twin cities (st. paul /minn.)
Maddy, is that Rick Lake along highway 53? Know the area well and have relatives in Ladysmith.
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yep, rice lake is near ladysmith and along 53
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yep, rice lake is near ladysmith and along 53
I just got back from Hayward and I used to live on the Wisc/UP border
in my former life. Great country if you can handle the winters and the bugs.
I know I would enjoy making that area our warm weather abode but DW
likes it here, so....................

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Rice Lake, Wisconsin is a great place for LBYMs. If you don't buy a lake home, real estate is pretty inexpensive. Great area for outdoor sports.

John, did you haul the new boat up to Hayward for fishing?

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Yes, housing is reasonable. I wouldnt touch a lake property with the prices and the taxes. I have a hobby farm and the taxes arent too bad. The Twin Cities folks are driving up prices though, but it has been moderate growth compared to some of these other crazy places.
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Hello.
I am currently working in iraq as a security contractor. I am 26 years old and able to save 8,000 a month. The only expense i have is a piece of property in new hampshire. I would be able to live off from anywhere to 800-1000 a month. What kind of investments should i start off with?
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