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Old 07-14-2011, 07:18 PM   #1
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Greetings fellow dreamers and dream-fulfillers. I retire at the end of the year
I'll have @ $750k savings and a $54k pension. I've convinced myself that's going to be plenty. Sure hope I'm right.
I look forward to joining all y'all, and I look forward to reading about your adventures on these forums. Like the old beer commercial said, "You only go around once!"
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:25 PM   #2
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Hello Tree-dweller and welcome.

If your expenses are less than 84K a year and you have health care taken care of you should be good to go.

Run your #'s via Firecalc and see what it says.
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:36 PM   #3
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Yeah, I've run Firecalc, and it tells me I'm fine. Even though I know I've worked hard to get here, I also know I'm in a more fortunate situation than many these days. I just have to get over the hump and learn to enjoy it.
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:38 PM   #4
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:09 AM   #5
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Welcome Tree-Dweller. Be sure to tell us more about yourself in this forum.

I didn't hear you mention Social Security. At 58, that's at least 4 years ahead for you if you qualify for it. For many of us, it is our "insurance" policy in case we forgot something. For other's, it's our "play money". In any case, for most of us, it is going to be there and be a significant (if not huge) amount.

Best of luck. Be sure to visit often.
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Welcome to the site.

I added you to the role call for the Class of 2011.
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