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Old 10-15-2008, 05:32 PM   #1
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52 and just took an early retirement from teaching in NYC. I said it was just too much money to live on the Island. Long Island anymore. Moved to Wilmington NC and have a pension of about 35 thousand dollars with good medical for both meand the wife. She gets a small pension in the range of 3 thousand dollars this december from a job she had for over 20 years. Anyway we paid cash for a real nice house and well kinda look around at all the mess in the markets and say wow, I think we are ok. Have some money in an online MM bank at 3+ % and owe money to not a soul. Kids are grown and doing well. I do some freelance work on the side and will make I guess another 15 to 20 thousand a year.

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Welcome and congratulations. DH would move to Wilmington in an instant--nice town, nice pace of life, nice standard of living! Sounds like you are in great shape.
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Welcome ! I keep trying to convince my wife to live modestly so we can retire early, and I'll keep trying next year !
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Old 10-17-2008, 10:22 AM   #6
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Welcome to the form YR and welcome to North Carolina. I'm an adopted Tar Heel living with my familyin Winston-Salem. My eldest daugher is in college in Wilmington and loves the town. Lot's of beauty, history and character there, especially in the downtown area. DW and I may RE there in the future, as we love it too!
Hope y'all are happy there and enjoy.
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