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Old 07-05-2007, 01:54 PM   #21
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I will retire in 2-3 years with a paid off house.

When I retire, I will be living on 30% of my current gross income.

For the past four years I have lived on 20% of my current gross income. For comparison purposes, that 20% does not include money that I put towards principal and interest on my house during these four years. However it does include such things as house maintenance and upgrades, property tax, and insurance.

(Neither of those was adjust to a "pre-tax" amount. If they were, they'd be about 43% and 30%.)

Yes, I plan to have MORE to spend in retirement than I have for the past four years. I am doing some major, temporary belt-tightening as I approach "ER Day" in about 2-3 more years.

I didn't vote since I am not retired yet.

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Old 07-09-2007, 01:45 PM   #22
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30% more or less

No house payment

No car payment

No medical/dental/life
insurance premiums

Less eating out

No saving over 60% of
my income for retirement.

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