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Old 12-01-2005, 12:38 PM   #41
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He he, I figured it out. Good article. Sounds like you made a plan and generally stuck to it.

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Old 12-01-2005, 12:38 PM   #42
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I think there's an error in the first line of the "corrected" text:

"At the age of 35, I decided to retire by the time I reached 50. *I there two years early." --

You might want to put the word "got" between "I" and "there".

Sorry to be a stickler...but the word "got" is in the original (unless you think the word "got" is grammatically incorrect, which it is, but you have to put *something" between the "I" and "there"...perhaps "arrived" instead of "got"?
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Old 12-01-2005, 12:40 PM   #43
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Darn lawyers
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Darn lawyers
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I think there's an error in the first line of the "corrected" text:

"At the age of 35, I decided to retire by the time I reached 50. I there two years early." --

You might want to put the word "got" between "I" and "there".

Sorry to be a stickler...but the word "got" is in the original (unless you think the word "got" is grammatically incorrect, which it is, but you have to put *something" between the "I" and "there"...perhaps "arrived" instead of "got"?
Thanks, how much do I owe you?

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I believe his minimum billing increment is 0.25 hrs, and at $275 that'll be $100 including the charges for incidentals (postage and photocopying).
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I believe his minimum billing increment is 0.25 hrs, and at $275 that'll be $100 including the charges for incidentals (postage and photocopying).
It took me longer than a .25, but for SWR, I'll give him a good discount.
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While you're at it, you should also remove the comma in the following sentence.

"It was actually when I first came out of college, that I got the idea to retire early."

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While you're at it, you should also remove the comma in the following sentence.

"It was actually when I first came out of college, that I got the idea to retire early."

No charge.
Actually, with the comma the sentence sounds a little bit risque.* Perhaps because college is when "it" will be the best you'll ever get?
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Thanks for posting the article.

Someone swiped the copy of Money Magazine from the library before I got to read it.
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Great article and congratulations on your early retirement. Your main key was to save as much as you did both pre and post tax. My husband and Ihave figured what we need to save after tax so we will cover about 10 years before the second pension kicks in. We are fortunate about the pensions, but we are also not overly dependent on them and know we need to be very frugal.

I think also that you did not deprive yourself because you picked something you really liked (cars) and splurged on that - that allowed you to enjoy and not think you were 'poor'.

Thanks for sharing - Bridget
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I have updated it with the correct info. There were some errors in the publication.
I'm blissfully ignorant but curious, SWR-- now that you've been through the media version of fact-"checking", to say nothing of wardrobe, would you bother to return an interviewer's phone call? Would you consider doing one of these again if Forbes or Kiplinger's call or if Money wants a followup?

I think some of the rest of you have been interviewed, too-- if you're not getting paid or flogging a worthy cause, is it worth the effort?
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Nice article SWR like the picture too

One more typo (looks like ER types are also proofreading sticklers, eh?)

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What the heck, here's another typo...

"At the time we figured we'd need at least $500,000 net worth to retire comfortable and live off the interest and investment returns."


s/b "to retire comfortably"
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What the heck, here's another typo...

"At the time we figured we'd need at least $500,000 net worth to retire comfortable and live off the interest and investment returns."


s/b "to retire comfortably"
Picky, picky, picky................

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I'm blissfully ignorant but curious, SWR-- now that you've been through the media version of fact-"checking", to say nothing of wardrobe, would you bother to return an interviewer's phone call?* Would you consider doing one of these again if Forbes or Kiplinger's call or if Money wants a followup?

I think some of the rest of you have been interviewed, too-- if you're not getting paid or flogging a worthy cause, is it worth the effort?
I've been through the drill on a couple of book releases.

Because there is an undetermined time constant associated with all publicity, it is difficult to tell what works and what doesn't. But in general, the more crap you do, the more the book sells. I could never tell whether the various newspaper reviews, magazine reviews, radio interviews and television interviews helped or hurt. But when I quit doing them, sales fell.

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Next month I think Money should spotlight Justin and his quest for $1 million of 0% APR credit.
It is a good story, but might spell the end of the
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Thanx for all the corrections folks. I am an engineer NOT a writer, but I want to get it up there in it's correct form.

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What month was it published? Is it online?
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