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View Poll Results: As a % of your ER nestegg, what would it take to get you back to work for 5 years?
10% (or less) of my portfolio, per year 2 4.08%
25% of my portfolio, per year 4 8.16%
50% of my portfolio, per year 2 4.08%
100% of my portfolio, per year 1 2.04%
200% (or more) of my portfolio, per year 3 6.12%
No way, won't happen, fuggitaboutit 15 30.61%
I'm still working -- n/a 22 44.90%
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Old 05-23-2005, 06:10 PM   #21
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Re: How much?
Old 05-23-2005, 08:52 PM   #22
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Old 05-24-2005, 04:44 PM   #23
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Got laid off over 1 month ago and maybe it's a little to early to voice an opinion but I was unable to even contemplate the idea of working 5 more years.
Even though I haven't done much with my free time so far, it feels great doing nothing away from work.

Got laid off at the end of 2003 ... I realized, if not now, when?

I would NEVER, NEVER, NEVER go back to work.

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That's how I got started in ER - layed off at 49, Jan 1993.
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That's how I got started in ER - layed off at 49, Jan 1993.
Best thing that ever happened to me... laid off in 2003 at 44. Shocking at first ... now happily ER'd.

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Another thing that is remarkable ...

How LITTLE I'm paying in income taxes, now that I don't have income, just dividends and interest.

I thought I would have to budget about $10,000 for taxes - it's more like $500.

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Another thing that is remarkable ...

How LITTLE I'm paying in income taxes, now that I don't have income, just dividends and interest.

I thought I would have to budget about $10,000 for taxes - it's more like $500.

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