Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
long time reader, first post
Old 12-09-2006, 06:55 AM   #1
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 53
long time reader, first post

I have been reading here for quite a while, thought I would start posting.
early 50's, one foot out the door of work, just putting some finishing touches on the money. My employer has been very accomodating to me and has allowed me to go part time the past few years. Health bennies through SO who has two years to go to take them into retirement. We should have no problem maintaining our current standard of living, and have extra for nice trips etc. as we worked longer than we really had to but I did not want to go back to work once we stopped. I might stay part time until SO quits, or quit sooner depending on how flexible employer remains.

Kids are gone, no debt so we will be making lots of decisions the next few years. Fine tuning our money management skills, whether to stay in our house or move close or far away. We don't seem to be able to make any decisions on where to go so might just stay here where our friends are. I don't anticipate we will have any problems filling out time productively.

I have gained a great deal of knowledge by reading the posts here. It has given me a lot to think about. Thanks to all who post.

__________________

__________________
savedapile is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Re: long time reader, first post
Old 12-09-2006, 07:08 AM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
Martha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: minnesota
Posts: 13,211
Re: long time reader, first post

Welcome out of lurking!


Quote:
Originally Posted by savedapile
whether to stay in our house or move close or far away. We don't seem to be able to make any decisions on where to go so might just stay here where our friends are.
Timely issues as there are threads talking about that now. What part of the country do you live in? We are finding it harder and harder to spend winters in Minnesota but summers here can't be beat.
__________________

__________________
.


No more lawyer stuff, no more political stuff, so no more CYA

Martha is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: long time reader, first post
Old 12-09-2006, 03:19 PM   #3
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 53
Re: long time reader, first post

Martha, I am in upstate NY near Lake Ontario. It is actually much like Minnesota. You are a little colder and we get more snow. We love the seasons but driving in the snow can be tough. I was in Minnesota for business recently, your gas is much cheaper but near Minneapolis your housing is a little higher. Spring, summer and fall are beautiful here.

The threads on moving interest us. Here we have some like minded friends, like to live below their means and are not in the "my hummer is bigger than your hummer" mode. Being debt free was very important to all of us. I am not sure if I am willing to swap what we have for better weather. I also have a sibling who moved to his dream location only to sell in a few years and go back home. I really am not interested in taking a financial hit like that. We are a few hours from the beautiful Adirondacks.

Travel is one of our passions, we try to go away two weeks in the spring- so far England, Australia, Italy, Mexico and next year we are going to Holland for the tulips. We also take a domestic trip in the fall, often out west to tour the beautiful National parks. That is why I worked longer once we reached FI, so that those things would be possible.
__________________
savedapile is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: long time reader, first post
Old 12-10-2006, 07:43 AM   #4
Moderator Emeritus
Martha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: minnesota
Posts: 13,211
Re: long time reader, first post

Interesting that the Mpls house prices are higher. I have been watching them come down as we are somewhat interested in buying in St. Paul. With the Ford plant closing in St. Paul I think the prices will continue to drop for a while.

I am jealous of your Holland trip. I would love to see the fields of tulips. Post pictures if you can.
__________________
.


No more lawyer stuff, no more political stuff, so no more CYA

Martha is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: long time reader, first post
Old 12-15-2006, 06:45 PM   #5
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
mickeyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: South Texas~29N/98W
Posts: 5,652
Re: long time reader, first post

Quote:
I have been reading here for quite a while, thought I would start posting
.

I thought I felt you reading over my shoulder...welcome here.

Sounds like you are doing many of the things that are necessary to jump into ER. Keep it up!

Everybody got to be somewhere.
__________________
Part-Owner of Texas

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. Groucho Marx

In dire need of: faster horses, younger woman, older whiskey, more money.
mickeyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Poster, Long time reader. have a 401k, in between jobs, question!!! Jbird Hi, I am... 8 02-03-2007 10:17 AM
Long time, No See laurence Other topics 24 01-23-2007 09:07 PM
Lurking a long time counting Hi, I am... 10 01-06-2007 07:57 PM
Another ER candidate gets it, and this time she really means it! Nords Other topics 19 06-27-2006 09:54 AM
how much income do u need to have a full time MAID? Enuff2Eat Life after FIRE 52 11-17-2005 10:43 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:08 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.