Made My Wife Happy by Estimating 1 Year Earlier
Most recently our departure estimates were at my age 60.5. That's 3.5 years from now.
Whenever I talked about that with my wife, she was a little cold. Not too enthusiastic. I could not figure out why.
Yesterday I did another ESPlanner model, this time with us departing at my 59.5. Since these looked favorable, I told her, and yesterday I got a hug before she left for work. That's not her normal morning behavior....
Now I know how to make my wife happy - join the ranks of the newly retired as soon as we can.
It's because of all the advice and guidance from this group and from bogleheads forum that we'll be able to retire with confidence. So thank you all for everything you've done for us!!
The only remaining thing is if we go in 2017 whether I'll need to change my screen name to IThought2019.....Or some other iteration.