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Old 12-28-2007, 09:13 AM   #1
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Thank-you !!! so much information here !!!

i found this forum about 3 months ago, and have been browsing some of the threads here. and i must say... there's so much help here.. from the simple living network, to a book called 'the adventurers guide to early retirement.', to the FIRE calculators.

i'm 49 and my wife is 47, and i have been thinking seriously about ER. we have about 500K saved, and our house is paid for. our two boys are 1 and 3 years away from university. my wife is supportive, and says she will continue to work part time (she's been working 15-20 hrs a week since the boys were born.) I plan on working 3 days a week next year, then calling it quits within the year. i want to spend more time watching the boys grow up instead of sitting in my car 3 hours a day.

we plan on living the simple lifestyle, but still visit the orient (we have relatives in SE Asia). so i hope we've saved enough with a simple lifestyle. there's so much i want to do when i ER !!!!

everyone is so supportive here, sharing their stories, and giving advice... i just want to say thanks !!


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Old 12-28-2007, 10:39 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome

Glad you are enjoying the resources. I guess the first thing to ask is if you looked at Zoey's thread since she is retiring with the same amount of money in Hawaii. I guess a lot of it is how much you expect your expenses to be.

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Old 12-28-2007, 12:17 PM   #3
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i want to spend more time watching the boys grow up instead of sitting in my car 3 hours a day.

Cost of utilities---$100 a month. Cost of groceries---$150 a month. Cost of gas---$175 a month.

Watching your boys grow up? Priceless!!
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