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Old 06-07-2011, 09:38 AM   #21
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Let's see....coffee on the patio, walk the dog, putter in the garden and tee time at noon. Yes, it seems like I may have it made.

A bit of apprehension on occasion though is probably a good thing...helps keep one honest and the eye on the ball!!
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:39 AM   #22
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As several not-yet-ER'd folks posted here, despite not having it all "made" - I am totally tracking! Neither of us really dislikes our current employment; the light at the end of the employment tunnel is getting brighter by the minute (pulling the plug in 2020) - all in all we are having fun on this journey! So, we are "making it" now in order to really "have it all made" in a few years! Life is good!
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:13 AM   #23
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There have been many times in my life when I have thought "I've got it made", and today is certainly one of those days.
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:33 AM   #24
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I voted pretty sure I have it made. At 38, My DW and I have 250k in retirement, debt free but for the house and a smidge of SL (too low of rate to lump some pay it off- Don't tell Dave Ramsey)a low rate Mortgage set to be paid off at 53 if we don't payoff early, some college savings for our 2 kids and j*bs I love and she somewhat enjoys. So if all holds steady we should have a nice nest egg, paid off house, and my pension kicks in at 55. Happiness is living in the moment, but realizing the future looks pretty o.k. Now if I can just get my jaw to quit dropping everytime I see one of the new yellow w/ black stripe Camaro's drive by, I will be truly content with my lot in life.
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In admitted ignorance and with few exceptions that had nothing to do with finances, I try to look at the current time (whenever it is/was) as the best time of my life. So yeah, we have it made.
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:05 AM   #26
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I voted "shaky ground", though things are going reasonably well. I've hit a pretty good number on the portfolio, and appear to have reasonable job security for the next few weeks foreseeable future. Retiree HI, for now, is covered. If I can hang on for a few more, getting closer to early SS, I should be able to FIRE at a decent level. Shaky, because there's still a lot TBD, but it looks doable.
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:36 PM   #27
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Put together a plan in 2002. So far way ahead of plan.

Of course, I don't have to fly to the mainland for parents and children. But as long as the money is there, why not?
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:51 PM   #28
 
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I always say that retirment is the best job that I've ever had and I work for a great boss. For the first time in my life I am debt free. I live with my gf in her house that is mortgage free. For the first time in my life I can truthfully say I am happy. Slept until 11 this morning and had no guilt about it, ain't life grand?
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I don't plan to vote, IMO this kind of thing is bad juju.

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I don't plan to vote, IMO this kind of thing is bad juju.

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Thanks Ha , I was thinking the same thing .
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Old 06-07-2011, 03:22 PM   #31
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ER jan 1, 1993 age 49, now 67 almost 68. Sooo now have I 'done ER' and graduated into 'oldphartness' ? Or what.

We're supoossed to take this thread serious. Right?

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Old 06-07-2011, 04:28 PM   #32
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Yup, I have many things to be thankful for in life. Not what I planned in my starry-eyed 20's, but most certainly could be worse and I have learned to take things one day at a time and be grateful for the good things.
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Old 06-07-2011, 04:37 PM   #33
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Yes, I pretty much have it made and am enjoying retirement!!
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:27 PM   #34
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Have I got it made? Boy, have I got it made!!! I've been retired for 4 years & 2 months as of today, and everything is going fantastic!!! No schedules to keep, get up when I take notion, hit the pillows when I feel like it, go where I want when I want, play in the gardens, tinker in the workshop, or just sit and watch the birds or gaze at the clouds!

Life is GREAT!!!
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:29 PM   #35
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Yup, got it made. I'm not working, nor will I ever.
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:37 PM   #36
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We both quit w*rking in January 2008, and not a day goes by without both of us thanking our lucky stars we are retired and loving it. Yes--emphatically yes--we have it made!
(The economy imploded right after we retired, and I'm sure if we hadn't retired then, we would have been too scared to retire. I bet we would both still be at jobs we hate today. )
We don't live lavishly--and never did--but we planned the retirement finances pretty well, and are having as much fun now as when we met back in college. And no exams!
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Old 06-07-2011, 06:40 PM   #37
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I have it made. Work if and when I want, zip off to our vacation condo when I want, have a bunch of toys, great hobbies, good health and understanding wife.
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I got it made. I was just thinking this morning that I don't seem to have enough time to do some of the activities I got into specifically to keep me busy during retirement. I figured out why. I write all day, books, blogs, etc. I love it. I have a nice pension and I do what I want all day. Yeah, I got it made.

As for bad juju, after my winter if I can say I got it made, I must really have it made.
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Old 06-07-2011, 07:48 PM   #39
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Just got back from four days at Lake Coeur D'Alene in N. Idaho helping a friend install a fence on his lake front property. Weather was great, food was good, got lots done. Leaving on Sat for a week in Victoria, BC. Weather forecast is for low 60's and no rain.

both my kids have their careers going well.

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