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Old 11-09-2006, 02:16 PM   #41
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Great post! Congratulations Sheryl!!!
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Old 11-09-2006, 02:30 PM   #42
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Are you there yet!!??
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Old 11-09-2006, 06:59 PM   #43
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Well, I was there last night - $181 over my goal. As for today's market results...


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Close enough!

Thanks for all the support and cheers!
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CONGRATULATIONS!! Now you can enjoy the rest of your last working year.
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So - no temptations to "pad" your nest [egg]?

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I don't remember where I congratulated you yet, but he goes anyway.............Congrats Sheryl..............YeeeeeeeHaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
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Old 11-10-2006, 09:13 AM   #48
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So - no temptations to "pad" your nest [egg]?
Well, in a way, yes. We are still planning to work one more year (at least) so we will pile up some extra nesting material. But probably spending it, too. For us the actual stopping working is harder than the collecting of the money. All the psychological implications, and "what if's" But we have a year to try to work through that.

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Old 11-12-2006, 08:25 PM   #49
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Sheryl,

If you don't mind me asking - what were the numbers you put into firecalc?

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Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooo have a great rest of your life!
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If you don't mind me asking - what were the numbers you put into firecalc?

Well, it's fairly complicated - different sums of money being added at different times for diferent reasons - house sales, inheritance, etc. And I guess I'm not willing to post my precice net worth here in public. But it works at 100% success, taking just under 4% of net, and counting on a little less than half of what SS says we would get if we worked 12 more years. Hope that helps.

Thanks everybody for the congrats!
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Congrats - but be safe - what inflation arte did you use? If its 3.0% try putting in another 0.25% in the inflation rate and see how that changes things. You can't be too careful.
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Old 11-13-2006, 11:28 AM   #53
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Setting aside Sheryl's personal financial #, this may be a good time for architects to retire as I think we are at a pause point in residentail construction. Not the 80s, developers (and their lenders) ought to be pulling back to see how the next year's inventory is absorbed.
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Nice job, Sheryl !!!

Best of luck and keep us posted !

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Congrats - but be safe - what inflation arte did you use? If its 3.0% try putting in another 0.25% in the inflation rate and see how that changes things. You can't be too careful.
Yes you can. You can be so careful that you spend more time working than is necessary.

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Congratulations! That is so exciting for you. Enjoy!
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Congrats!! Another success story!!
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... and counting on a little less than half of what SS says we would get if we worked 12 more years.
Don't you mean 12 more MONTHS?
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And I guess I'm not willing to post my precice net worth here in public.
I'll show you mine if you show me yours.
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Don't you mean 12 more MONTHS?
Sorry, Yeah, that's what I meant. The dangers of pre-coffee posting, I guess.
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