Join Early Retirement Today
View Poll Results: Select the % that is closest to your situation
>110% 3 4.62%
100% 8 12.31%
90% 2 3.08%
80% 4 6.15%
70% 5 7.69%
60% 7 10.77%
50% 9 13.85%
40% 15 23.08%
30% 7 10.77%
20% 4 6.15%
10% 1 1.54%
Voters: 65. You may not vote on this poll

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-05-2007, 01:54 PM   #21
W2R's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 34,866
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.

"You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore." - - - C. Columbus
W2R is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-09-2007, 01:45 PM   #22
Full time employment: Posting here.
Helena's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 570
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.

Helena is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
500 search phrases for 2006 dory36 Other topics 2 01-16-2007 07:00 AM
Diversifying My Retirement Funds and Confused Rob Other topics 1 10-31-2005 09:59 AM
How people find us... asian carp?? dory36 Forum Admin 4 05-27-2005 12:07 PM
My favorite ER related links Brat Other topics 7 02-25-2005 08:53 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:48 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.