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Old 03-12-2014, 03:05 PM   #1
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I started posting to this forum to fill a void created by passing of my younger brother (best friend, and the only E-mail pal I had). Reading and posting on this forum helped me recover from the loss - thanks!

Along the way, I've learned a lot about RE and finally gained some confidence to plan for RE in 2015 (or 16 - OMY syndrome). Thanks again for those who posted here to share their knowledge.

I've also had a few not so proud moments. A few of my posts were deemed too political or insensitive (and removed, thankfully). I think I've got this "don't post political stuff" here down, finally.

500 posts later, I am still learning a lot from this forum and find threads that I can contribute ().

Long live!

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Old 03-12-2014, 04:05 PM   #2
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Thanks for your contributions, rob. Glad it has been a happy place for you. The good folks here gave me the courage to RE so I'm glad we've been able to do the same for you.

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Old 03-12-2014, 07:15 PM   #3
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I'm very sorry for your loss. Lose a brother, that's hard. My older brother passed in the '70s, I still can get sad today.

Glad you stuck around, you're helping others now.

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Old 03-12-2014, 08:29 PM   #4
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Losing a sibling has to be very tough, especially one who is your best friend. So sorry.

I like the title of this thread--you definitely have the dryer sheets thingie down pat and should breeze right through the ER process in a year or two!
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Old 03-13-2014, 05:27 AM   #5
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Sorry for your loss, OP.
Very conservative with investments. Not ER'd yet, 48 years old. Please do not take anything I write or imply as legal, financial or medical advice directed to you. Contact your own financial advisor, healthcare provider, or attorney for financial, medical and legal advice.
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