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Old 06-08-2015, 10:52 AM   #41
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Congrats! Glad you worked through the fear. Proud of you!

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Old 06-08-2015, 10:59 AM   #42
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My initial reaction was to say that I am okay with the money. But in the back of my mind, I guess there is still some degree of fear. Our spending has remained fairly constant from year to year.

When you look at the budget, you will not see a line item for medical max out-of-pocket. It is not there because it did not seem reasonable to me to budget for spending the max every year. So instead we have a pot of money set aside ($300K). Also, the "housing item replacement" amount is calculated based on the expected life for all the major/minor systems/appliances in the home and then I figured the annual amount needed to be set aside to fund their ongoing replacement costs. Taxes are based on the assumption that 1/2 of the money used is non-taxable. Once the car dies, we will be a one vehicle family.

We have an austerity version of the budget which brings the total down to $45K. We also have no qualms about taking part time work if we want something that we have not budgeted for.


Insurance - Truck $1,000.00
Insurance - Car $600.00
Auto Registration $325.00
Fuel (4$ / gal, 6K @ 15mpg) $1,600.00
Service $1,800.00
Replacement $1,800.00 Truck Only
Total $7,125.00

Club Dues $800.00
Insurance - Motor Boat $300.00
Insurance - Sailboat $300.00
Maintenance - Dock $500.00
Maintenance - Sail $500.00
Maintenance - Motorboat $250.00
Total $2,650.00

Insurance $1,040.00
Umbrella Insurance $800.00
Property Tax $5,000.00
Home Annual Maintenace $1,230.00
Home Item Replacement $3,800.00
Home Updates $1,200.00
Total $13,070.00

Dining $1,200.00
Groceries $7,200.00
Total $8,400.00

Gas & Electric $2,400.00
Internet $480.00
Cell Phone $200.00
Termites $240.00
Water $240.00
Total $3,560.00

Personal Spending
His $4,800.00
Hers $4,800.00
Ours $4,800.00
Vacation $4,800.00
Total $19,200.00

Pet $4,000.00
Total $4,000.00

Grand Total w/o Healthcare $58,005.00

Health Insurance
Health Insurance $10,000.00

Before Taxes Grand Total $68,005.00

Est Fed Tax @ 5 Percent $3,400.25

Est State Tax @ 3 Percent $2,142.16

OVERALL TOTAL $73,547.41 (less than 3% of portfolio)

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Old 06-08-2015, 03:09 PM   #43
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Congratulations for making the decision and doing it! Given your less than 3% withdrawal, I think most here would say you are presumably good shape.
I used to have a handle on life....... but it broke!

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Old 06-08-2015, 04:22 PM   #44
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Congratulations! As your expense equal less than 3% of your PF, and you're willing to take on part-time work if things change, you're in good shape.
"He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough."
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Old 06-08-2015, 04:51 PM   #45
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Congratulations!! Now start that 35-day countdown - make that 34, it's after 5pm!
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Old 06-08-2015, 04:53 PM   #46
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It looks like you will be fine. More than fine!

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Old 06-08-2015, 05:05 PM   #47
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It looks like you will be fine. More than fine!
+1 especially since you don't have SS included. What you been waiting for?
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Old 06-09-2015, 11:25 PM   #48
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I gave notice 2 weeks ago. It finally came down to me asking myself what my roadblocks were. I had 2. Once I was upfront with myself I was able to move forward. As for anxiety, I think that would be in line for FIRE. I'm looking at a future that I didn't spend years dreaming of, but I spent years financially preparing for. It's definite change of mindset & at times mind boggling!

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