So far so good.
Six months into ER. So far my spending is at a 1.8% annual withdrawal rate and my portfolio has grown by 3%. The spending rate is just as I'd budgeted even with a couple of unplanned trips to the UK.
With all the uncertainty around the ACA I'm glad I decided to buy insurance from my previous employer as a deferred retiree. I pay $483/month for a cadillac health plan and dental insurance which has already paid for 50% of a crown that I needed. It also looks as if some proposed reductions to retiree health insurance won't go through now and when I turn 55 my premium should go down to $120/month.
OCCUPY ER, <=>
"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one." - Spock
Retired Mar 2014 at age 52
Target AA: 70% equity funds / 28% TIAA-Traditional/ 2% cash
Target WR: 0.0%,
Income from pension, rent, and eventually SS