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I've spent the last year trying to figure out if I can retire. The financial planners all say "no problem". Of course, they have an agenda. The online calculators all say I can never retire. My company just offered me a nice severance package. I figured the only way to find out is to do it. I'll be 62 in a couple of months so we won't starve. Kids are out of college and the house is almost paid off. I'm excited about the future.
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Old 05-04-2007, 05:50 AM   #2
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The online calculators all say I can never retire.
Including FIRECalc?

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Welcome to the board, Choices.

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The online calculators all say I can never retire. My company just offered me a nice severance package. I figured the only way to find out is to do it.
Well, that seems like a pretty pessimistic outlook. What's the difference between what you have and what FIRECalc would want to see?
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My guess without knowing anything about you, is that you can afford to retire. The question would be will you enjoy it? That is a choice that you have to make. Hopefully you will love it!
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