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Old 01-22-2014, 09:32 AM   #1
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ER is real now........

After so long having ER as a future goal all the little administrative things I'm doing to prepare bring home its reality.

The latest was cancelling my monthly automatic investment plan. I'm still reinvesting dividends and capital gains as I plan to live off a combination of cash, stable value fund and rental income for the first year, but I'm definitely in the spend down mode now.

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

Current AA: 75% Equity Funds / 15% Bonds / 5% Stable Value /2% Cash / 3% TIAA Traditional
Retired Mar 2014 at age 52, target WR: 0.0%,
Income from pension and rent
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:43 AM   #2
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Reading about people's journeys to ER is, for me, one of the joys of this board. Wish you much luck.

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Old 01-27-2014, 03:29 PM   #3
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Congratulations. I can imagine that there is a tug of war going on inside you right now .... joy and a bit of apprehension. Keep us posted as you "transition" to your new life. I hope to be behind you very soon !
"For the time being no discipline brings joy, but seems grievous and painful; but afterwards it yields a peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it." ~
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:52 PM   #4
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Congratulations! I think you will find that the early retirement life is great and the freedom is fantastic!
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:05 AM   #5
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Congratulations! Woo-Hoo!
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