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Old 08-25-2008, 11:28 AM   #61
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1) 94k to start (indexed to inflation)
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3) Indialantic FL (225-250k) (thankfully our home did not get any water damage from Fay)

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Old 08-25-2008, 11:31 AM   #62
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1. We wish to have $75k/yr (2008 dollars) after tax to live on to support our lifestyle and desire to travel in retirement.

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2. We will stay put for a while on the NorCal Coast to live in a primary residence worth $760,000 (down for now).

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3. We will travel to different countries and rent furnished apartments for 2 - 3 months at a time.
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Old 08-25-2008, 12:16 PM   #63
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I mentioned not to write any discouraging comments because we've really thought about what we want in retirement and didn't want anyone trying to persuade otherwise.
Then why bother to ask the question if you already know the answer?

But, since you asked:


1. 75-100K
2. Pacific Northwest 500K
3. Desert Southwest 300K

Welcome to the forum. Some folks here specialize in discouraging comments.
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Old 08-25-2008, 12:20 PM   #64
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Short and simple....
What are your Lifestyle and Financial GOALS in order to reach FIRED (in today's dollar)?

1. I (We) wish to have $______/yr after tax to live on to support my (our) lifestyle in retirement.

AND

2. I (We) want to live in a primary residence worth __________, preferably in the city, town, of ____________.

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3. I (We) want to live in a secondary residence worth _________, preferably in the city, town of ____________.

To start, me (us) :

1. $75K - 100K/yr
2. $1M - 1.5M, Vancouver, BC Canada
3. $500K - 750K, Southern California (in the winter)

No discouraging comments please.....just want to hear your FIRE LIFESTYLE WISHES and GOALS.
1. 100K/Year
2. 500K, Toronto, Canada
3. 1M, Somewhere in Italy, primarily: Florence, Rome, or Milan
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Old 08-25-2008, 12:48 PM   #65
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-60K (hoping for more but that much is sure and retirement budget numbers are safe within that. Medical coverage remains after retirement)
-325K paid for house but there might come a day we move to a cheaper area (we are in the pacific northwest now)
-We will travel and rent. Can't see needing to get out of here more than a couple months a year.
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Old 08-25-2008, 12:52 PM   #66
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1. 36k
2. value doesn't matter, same house we have now, no mortgage worth maybe $450k
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Old 08-25-2008, 01:21 PM   #67
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3. travel/rent, see no need for second residence
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Old 08-25-2008, 02:24 PM   #68
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So this might be best described as "a mark-to-model budget?"

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I don't know exactly how to describe it. I started with the notion that I would FIRE after my kids were grown and gone. My youngest is six now and I'm 39, so 39+12 meant a target retirement of 51. I figured by then I'd have my mortgage and student loans paid off (If I didn't, I have an adjustment to my FIRE stash amount that is equal to my projected outstanding debt at that point). Look at the remainder of my expenses, they're about 15K, 2K of which is expenses related to a lawsuit with my ex which should be done by then (OK, there's some handwaving there...if it's not one thing, it's another...). I'm assuming no income/SS/Medicare taxes on that level of income.

The tricky part for my particular situation is that 13K @ 4% is only 325K, which I will most likely accumulate before age 51. I'll probably do some combination of working longer than it turns out I will have needed to and FIREing based on assumptions that my expenses will drop by a reasonable degree at a certain point (i.e., when the kids are grown and gone).

Sorry OP if this is too much of a threadjack -- mods feel free to move to a new thread.

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Old 08-25-2008, 02:35 PM   #69
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1) $36,000
2) Haven't given it much though; current home is $225,000, according to the county
3) n/a
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Old 09-20-2008, 02:04 PM   #70
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What are your Lifestyle and Financial GOALS in order to reach FIRED (in today's dollar)?
1. I wish to have at least $34,000/yr after tax to live on to support our (self and cats) lifestyle in retirement.

AND

2. I want to live in a primary residence that I built with my own two hands, probably from straw bales, preferably near the Washington or Oregon State ocean coast. I don't care what the house is considered to be worth by other people, because I plan to live in it for the rest of my life, but the total cost of construction has to be no more than what's left after I sell my current home and put $100K from the sale proceeds into my nest egg. The above budget includes property tax, homeowner's insurance and maintenance, but no mortgage payment.

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3. If I have a secondary residence, it might in Salt Lake City or nearby, because I enjoy genealogy, and could possibly make some extra income by renting it to some other person who also enjoys genealogy when I'm not using it .
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Old 09-20-2008, 02:25 PM   #71
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:53 PM   #72
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Old 09-21-2008, 09:36 AM   #73
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Didn't really have set financial goals for retirement, just make do with what we have. If it wasn't going to work, we wouldn't have retired. Reading some of the other's posts we have it pretty good.

$62k gross COLA'd pension, I went back to work a couple months ago for $53k gross, but it's contract and I can be let go for any reason any time so that's all "play money". DW plans to work after she finishes her degree - $20-$40k? We have medical coverage from my previous employer.

We have a paid-for house worth about $250k in today's market, and had planned to stay here. However, looking at FIL's health issues that may not be realistic. So we're gingerly considering one of those retirement communities where the gamut of assistance is available if needed. I don't really like the idea - loss of independence - but we have no kids to help us in our dotage like we're doing for FIL. To me, the scariest place in the world is a nursing home.

WV is nice, but I would like to be farther south. DW has close family ties nearby in MD that I could not ask her to give up.

Don't want a second home. One is enough work to keep up.

Both of us loathe big cities. We like day trips but not extended travel.
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Old 09-21-2008, 10:32 AM   #74
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1. $75K - $100K2. We'll either probably stay in our current home in Calgary, AB ($750K) or we'll downsize slightly.3. Won't buy a property but we'll definitely spend the winter months in a warmer location and rent a condo (aka become a snowbird ).
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:17 PM   #75
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:44 PM   #76
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$80 -$100k before taxes (and before SS kicks in)

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Old 09-21-2008, 08:26 PM   #77
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I want a minimum of 30K income for just me. I might wait longer to have more safety.
My boyfriend will get 3 pensions and SS but we don't share money.
I want a home that is worth about 350K South of Seattle or more if closer in.
No second home
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