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Old 12-23-2014, 11:45 PM   #21
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Old 12-24-2014, 04:23 AM   #22
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i too can't believe how we got whacked with expenses this year right before retiring. it is like so uncanny how everything came up.

we made a wedding for my daughter , my dental implants got rejected through the years because i was prediebetic and just had 4 new implants put in, my wife needed 3200 in dental this month.

we needed all new estate paperwork and disclaimer trust that cost 5k. a death down in florida last week had my wife and kids paying a few thousand to scramble down there on a days notice.

now it is xmas for 10 people and we just paid our new long term care premium of 8k.

it is like i bet we went through about 100k in one year on just things not even on the drawing board last year.
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Old 12-24-2014, 04:26 AM   #23
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I have been close to my retirement point for some time, but I don't seem to be getting any closer, because I keep running into major expenses on my investment properties, which are managed remotely by agents. If everything went reasonably smoothly from now on, I could retire today, but I don't have the confidence that that will happen. I had psychologically paced myself to be finishing around now, and instead I don't know when it will happen. It is making me feel depressed. Has anyone had similar experiences?
Selling my properties would remove the uncertainty, but probably isn't a wise move right now all the same.
we owned quite a bit of real estate but made the decision 12 years to unwind it . no way did i want to be a landlord in retirement , especially dealing with the expenses that come up. i have a hard enough time with just the ones that come up from daily living that we didn't have on the drawing board.
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Old 12-24-2014, 02:50 PM   #24
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