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Old 07-22-2019, 01:26 AM   #1
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Old 07-22-2019, 06:53 AM   #5
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Hi Em and welcome. You'll learn much here, laugh and find friends. Get comfy and start reading. Looking forward to your posts.
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Old 07-22-2019, 07:45 AM   #6
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Hi EM,

Welcome to the group. I am getting close myself, and I have learned a lot from this group. I learned about financial calculators (firecalc the fastest, easiest one), Social Security, some home woodworking and cooking projects, and some funny jokes.

It is a nice group and you will find lots of friends here.

Best wishes for your upcoming retirement!
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Old 07-22-2019, 01:52 PM   #7
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Welcome to the group! Have you created a 'retirement plan'? Figured out how much your annual spending requirements will be? SS income projections?
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Old 07-22-2019, 02:03 PM   #9
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Welcome. 2025 right around the corner...
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Old 07-22-2019, 02:13 PM   #10
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Looks like you planted a stake in the ground. Good Luck and welcome! Excellent forum of people and advice.
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Old 07-22-2019, 10:40 PM   #11
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Old 07-22-2019, 10:46 PM   #14
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Hi Em and welcome. You'll learn much here, laugh and find friends. Get comfy and start reading. Looking forward to your posts.
Yes, I guess I need new friends. I'm the only one in my circle thinking about early retirement. I plan to live a simple life. Maybe live in the Philippines with my mom's relatives.
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Old 07-22-2019, 10:53 PM   #15
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Hi EM,

Welcome to the group. I am getting close myself, and I have learned a lot from this group. I learned about financial calculators (firecalc the fastest, easiest one), Social Security, some home woodworking and cooking projects, and some funny jokes.

It is a nice group and you will find lots of friends here.

Best wishes for your upcoming retirement!
Thanks! Will make sure to have friends here. I have a lot to learn.
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Old 07-22-2019, 10:54 PM   #16
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Welcome to the group! Have you created a 'retirement plan'? Figured out how much your annual spending requirements will be? SS income projections?
Been thinking about this. I'm planning to live a very simple life after retirement. Just need to save more now.
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Thanks! Yes it is. That's why I'm keeping tabs of everything and saving money the last couple of years. I'm a single mom so I need to plan my boy's education first.
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Yup, I'm determined to do this. Thanks!
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Are you planning on F.I.R.E.ing in the Bay area, or to a more affordable region ? I wish you health, and good luck in whatever you choose.
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