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Old 03-29-2007, 12:35 PM   #661
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About 7-10 years from replacing my job (that's how I think of it - replace that income stream with one from my investments). Personal finance is a hobby of mine.

Married, no kids, 45 years old, work in corporate finance. The grind is wearing on me, I'm considering a career change to a more "fun" job for the last 3-4 years of my career.

I do have expensive hobbies in woodworking and hi-performance cars, but I can afford them and still live below my means (we save 32% of our income).

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Old 03-29-2007, 08:46 PM   #662
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Hello, been reading for awhile, Work in management for a large organization.

43 years old married two kids,12 son & 9 daughter. Same interests you guys are talking about, roof over the head will pay cash for kids college. Hope to FIRE at 55, looks doable from here.
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Welcome to the board, Dave & Darryl...
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Planning on hanging it up one year from today. I have concerns about health care and money in general but figure that if I wait until I'm sure, I'll be too old to enjoy it or be dead. Gozzie
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Hi all,
I'm one of the young dreamers -- I'm 28, my husband is 27. He's a computer programmer and I'm finishing up a PhD in a lucrative field, so hopefully early retirement is a realistic goal for us.
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I'm one of the young dreamers -- I'm 28, my husband is 27. He's a computer programmer and I'm finishing up a PhD in a lucrative field, so hopefully early retirement is a realistic goal for us.
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Old 04-02-2007, 08:44 AM   #667
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Almost 51, I am looking for ways to retire from my full-time job and seeking advice from others who are on a similar quest. On my blog, I am analyzing my situation and dreaming up strategies while sharing progress and information with others.

My goal is to have fun while working, not to work a lot so that I have fun doing other things, and to eventually finance old age. Another goal is to delay old age as long as possible!!
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Welcome to the board, Sheryl.

You've read Bob Clyatt's "Work Less, Live More"?
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I am 34, was just referred here from another board...

looking to retire in my 50's and on track (I THINK) for age 55 retirement. Interesting threads I've read thus far.
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I am 34, was just referred here from another board...
looking to retire in my 50's and on track (I THINK) for age 55 retirement. Interesting threads I've read thus far.
Welcome to the board, jIMOh. 20 years of compounding can do a lot for you...
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Hello all. Been here for about a year, but never seen before. I have learned lots because you all make it fun. I have about a year to FI, based on FireCalc and budget. Thanks for your help!
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Welcome jeepers!

Everyone who feels that FIRECalc has helped them get to ER is also welcome to visit this contribution link:

http://firecalc.com/results.php
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Thanks for the Welcome Nords! The link you provided returns this message, but I think I get your drift Message: "Sorry -- you cannot visit this page directly. Please visit firecalc.com and fill out your information to get results."
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Hi I am Glenn from Upstate NY. And joined here to find out how the heck I can retire early. Actually I love my work and as my wife says being a work-a-cholic not sure what I would do with to much free time besides drive her crazy. Oh by the way to all those in the south and west, we just got 6 inches of new snow here in NY. It is Spring right?
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Welcome to the board, Glenn.

I still remember my time in lovely Ballston Spa, NY, where my steering wheel froze & brittle-fractured in the sub-zero cold so low that only one car in the lot had a battery powerful enough to start the next morning...

I recommend the "Best of the Board" threads as the first place to start reading.
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Hi all,

I need some advice on variable annuities. My investment advisor is pushing me toward
this option. I'm 60 and will probably work until I'm 66. I've never been a fan of annuities but, he says the new ones are a better deal. Most of the money is in a self directed IRA ( tax advantage already taken care of). He's saying I should lock up a portion of my market gains (20%) now. The only advantage I can see is to protect a small portion of my money.

Any thought or experience out there?

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I need some advice on variable annuities....

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Gene, welcome to the forum.

Annuities, especially the variable variety, are a highly-charged topic (and investment device). I recommend you 1) use the search button to do a search on "annuities" and "variable annuities" and 2) fasten your seatbelt and hang on!

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ReWahoo,

Thanks for your reply. I've looked at various sites on the web. Most of them are negative concerning the V.A.s.

I don't seem to fit that narrow range of individuals that can "profit" from a V.A.

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I don't seem to fit that narrow range of individuals that can "profit" from a V.A.
It would appear that the individuals who fit that range are primarily those who sell the product.

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Hello All!

I'm just another lurker who has decided to join the fun!

Thanks to all of the regular posters for their opinions and expertise....this forum is now on my list of "places to visit" whenever I plop down in front of the computer and I look forward to joining in.........

Now that I've done a proper introduction....it's off to the board with MY worries
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