Originally Posted by firsttimer
I think Alaska55 asked a fair question...about did he have enough to retire in Thailand. I personally would like to ask what is the consensus on this issue? Aside from the irrational behavior...
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I think the consensus on this would be that between the $2,190 SS at 67 plus the $300 pension, the OP is very close to the $2,500 per month budget he is looking for. However, lots of things can happen that could drive anticipated expenses up far beyond $2,500 over the remainder of your life. Members on this forum tend to be conservative, and would want to know that they have a significant buffer above and beyond their budgeted expenses. I would suggest that in this case the buffer is too low for most of us to feel comfortable.
If continued part time work is an option, that might be a good compromise here.