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Old 03-31-2016, 08:17 PM   #21
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Old 04-01-2016, 06:22 AM   #22
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I've got 2 at home. 1 is a special needs child, so will need some type of assistance all his life, my youngest is a college student

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Old 04-01-2016, 08:25 AM   #23
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We were hoping to retire in 2 years but with 4 school-aged kids still at home (two of which will be headed to college in the next 2-3 years), we decided to continue w*rking for another 5 years. Better to be safe than sorry. We won't fund our kids entire education, but hope to help them with their Bachelor's degree.
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:50 AM   #24
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Still working, but my current plan will have me retiring when DD is heading into high school. DW may or may not be working at that point.

But, college $ are set aside. HS years should be relatively cheap. I won't need to buy DD a car. If she needs to go some place, she can use my car. It's not like I'll need it to go to work.
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Old 04-01-2016, 11:48 AM   #25
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My kids are currently 6 and 9, I plan to retire later this year.
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Old 04-01-2016, 11:51 AM   #26
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24 year old at home. Pays me rent. I'm good with it....
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Old 04-01-2016, 12:03 PM   #27
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retired 4.5 years ago. Have a 12 yo at home and 19 yo on payroll.
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Old 04-01-2016, 12:35 PM   #28
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RE'd July 2015 with 2 @ home. DD is a HS sr and headed to school next fall back east. DS is one year behind her.

DW and I made sure we had 2x (4 yrs private college) covered via UTMA and 529s before I bailed.

We will fund them 100% through undergrad (tuition, books, room and board, travel to/from home) .. but beer and Spring break $$ is on them .. as is grad school. Seems a fair trade for us.

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