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Old 01-12-2010, 09:45 AM   #21
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A good year for me is we all end the year in good health and spirits, with lots of shared time.

Financially, it would be nice if the portfolio grew to offset the withdrawals + COL. Still, Id rather see my children improve their financial well-being through saving and solid double digit investment returns.

My portfolio target for 2010 is 8% before withdrawal.

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Old 01-12-2010, 09:48 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Notmuchlonger View Post
Guess Ill semi quote myself from the last thread.

If Im breathing and make it through the year. Its a darn fine year.

I suppose for many of you thats a really low bar.
2007 was a good year...I FIRE'd and also kept breathing!!!

2008 was a good year...still FIRE'd and also kept breathing!!!

2009 was a good year...still FIRE'd and also kept breathing!!!

2010 is good year thus far....still FIRE'd and still breathing...hopin' to keep it up 'til 2011, then repeat again and again and again for many years to come!!!

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2009 was a lot better for us than 2008, when we felt a lot of financial uncertainty as DH ER'd a couple years earlier than planned. 2009 was okay for us financially--first full year of ER and portfolio kept pace with withdrawals, so that was a bonus in our planning. Only the health issues of a dear family member kept 2009 from being great, but she's doing well at the moment--yay! So onward to 2010.
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:10 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by MichaelB View Post
My portfolio target for 2010 is 8% before withdrawal.
For just a second there I thought you were confronted with having to withdraw 8% of your portfolio this year.

But whew... never mind.


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