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Old 08-08-2008, 04:33 PM   #1
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Hi, I just found this site. I am 67 years old and have been retired about 5 years. I live off SS, my portfolio, and a little part time work.
I am interested in others ideas of how to manage your money to keep up your lifestyle and not have to worry about running out early.
My current portfolio consists of 45% equities, 30% bonds, and 25% cash/CD's.
The cash CD portion would carry my living expenses for 5 years if necessary.

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Old 08-08-2008, 04:51 PM   #2
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halp, welcome aboard! I hope you'll find useful information here.

Have you experimented with FIRECalc -- a nifty calculator designed to help you see if your money will last? There's a link to it at the bottom of every page.


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Old 08-08-2008, 05:10 PM   #3
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Welcome Halp, you have come to the right place.
Yes, I have achieved work / life balance.
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Old 08-08-2008, 05:36 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum. Congrats on being retired; you already have a leg up on a lot of us. Hope you enjoy the banter and find the financial perspectives helpful.
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