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Old 07-31-2015, 08:04 AM   #21
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i already had money in vanguards total bond fund which was my only holding at vanguard so i kept it .

i do prefer the fidelity one . performance is better. when i had a larger position in total bond i had both . but it was easier to keep what was in vanguard since it was only 10% now of the portfolio .

if it was more i would have worked it out so i used the fidelity one more .
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It's time for you to roll over and go back to bed. You don't have any set schedule as a retiree--the nicest thing about retirement.

And don't worry about your investment portfolio--or anything that's out of your control. It'll all work out well in the long run if you're in a diversified group of assets.

I'm getting ready to go out on the lake on my Waverunner for an hour or two. The weather's great today and the lake's like glass.
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we are photographers so we are headed out to one of the beautiful botanical gardens in long island
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Many hearty congrats. I've enjoyed your posts on this site and other related boards. They have challenged me to rethink my assumptions more than you know and made me a better investor. Thanks for your tireless efforts and sharing. Enjoy your retirement.
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Congrats on being officially retired. Turn off that alarm clock, so you can sleep in to catch up on the lost sleep due to awake at 2:00 am time.
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Congrats! My first two months (I am just ending my second month of FIRE) were part giddy, stress, disbelief, and every other emotion you can imagine.
And if the market tanks you will figure out what to do. I believe the resilient and resourceful tend to be the ones who can FIRE, so don't worry.
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Outstanding! REAL life and time starts now....and ER time goes fast/way faster it seems, enjoy it!
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as of last night i am now officially a retiree. i am unemployed for the first time.

now i get to stop waking up at 2:00 am and thinking about all the stresses of work and shift over to stressing about whether markets will have a deep long downturn right at my start.

you can't win ha ha ha
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congrats! Life 2.0 is beginning....only reason I'm up this early (4:50am) is to wait for coffee to brew, grab a cup and my fishing rod and go catch some white bass....
Love Love LOVE this. I'm 17 YEARS from FIRE, 46% from FI... I can honestly say, this sounds like an idea early morning.
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