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Old 01-10-2008, 01:06 PM   #41
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In 5 years.....

First, I hope my boyfriend and I are still in good health.
Second, I hope we didn't spend so much money if we got married.
Third, I hope I won't be sitting at the same job and/or making the same income.
Fourth, we're thinking of buying a house together next year so I hope we made good decision on my current house and his current house.
Finally.....
If we have kid(s), then I hope we can put away at least 20% of our income toward retirement accounts yearly.
If no kid then I hope we made good progress toward our 12 years saving plan, so we can have an option to quit our full-time job.
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Old 01-26-2008, 12:02 AM   #42
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In five years I'll be free of the government noose. Writing full time and living somewhere outside of North America. Dreams live on.

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Old 01-26-2008, 11:36 AM   #43
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In five years I will be seating at home relaxing, doing what ever I want to do and listening to Mr. David Allen Coe & to some good old Country & Western music.




Oh I forgot I retired 2 years ago and I am already doing that. Maybe in 5 years I will go back to the Middle East to visit.

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Old 01-27-2008, 02:15 PM   #44
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Hopefully living in Europe somewhere, France, working and saving, hoping the dollar will re-bound. At least out of the desert.
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-Try to get in the foreign service (as a side note, anyone here ever done this?)
I wasn't in the FS per se but I did a stint where I travelled to embassies around the world, working with folks in the FS, so I know a little about the job. If you have technical (computer) or an engineering background it should be pretty straight forward. Be prepared to be sent where ever they need you. The State Department has some real "garden spots".

Good luck.
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Old 02-01-2008, 02:11 PM   #46
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Oh I forgot I retired 2 years ago and I am already doing that. Maybe in 5 years I will go back to the Middle East to visit.

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I thought you didn't like the Middle East?? :confused::confused:
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Old 02-01-2008, 03:32 PM   #47
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Depends where you go in the middle east: Dubai, Oman, and Lebanon are all amazing places that I highly recommend everyone visit.
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Old 02-01-2008, 04:21 PM   #48
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I thought you didn't like the Middle East?? :confused::confused:
No, I think it's the United States he doesn't like.
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Old 02-01-2008, 05:29 PM   #49
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5 years - age, old enough, living hopefully back in Europe, either working only-part-time or finishing up a ~3 yr stint with another employer from the current one, finishing up my last year as a Reservist (if I get picked up for O-6, if not, I'll be retired from the Reserves in 2009), and contemplating ER. Husband will either be retired from the military or applying for it.
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Old 02-01-2008, 05:40 PM   #50
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I don't read or post very often amymore. Nothing negative about the
board. (Don't use internet for visiting any boards).

If i'm on the right side of the grass, in 5 years time, I plan on giving away
one third of my assets to the 5 posters on this board that have been the kindest to me, and given me the most attention.

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Old 02-01-2008, 05:41 PM   #51
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I don't read or post very often amymore. Nothing negative about the
board. (Don't use internet for visiting any boards).

If i'm on the right side of the grass, in 5 years time, I plan on giving away
one third of my assets to the 5 posters on this board that have been the kindest to me, and given me the most attention.

Best wishes, Jarhead
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Old 02-01-2008, 06:57 PM   #52
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By the end of 2012, I will be 34. Five years is the timeframe I'm giving myself for my current j*b. By then I will have been with the same agency for 12 years, and it will be time to explore something new, maybe a new career, maybe just a different city. (Pension reform at the local government level now makes it less attractive to stay there for a long time, unlike it was before the early 1990s) We will probably move to a warmer location. I may take a year off w*rk to travel, probably to Central and South America. Hopefully I will speak enough Spanish by then to feel comfortable.

So fun to think about this! I just have to say I'm so glad to have found this board. Before I discovered the concept of ER, I saw no end to this tunnel called work and just felt depressed every time I thought about future plans. Now, if we save diligently, a 15- to 20-year timeframe (as opposed to 40 years!!) is very manageable!
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Old 02-02-2008, 11:27 AM   #54
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In 5 years ...

To me, five years is a pretty short amount of time to do anything with -- which means, I suspect I'll still be in the workforce doing something much like what I am doing now, but still consistently socking it away and sticking to a plan of an early retirement.

I was reading musings on personal finance and my plan is very similar to his, just stick hard and fast to my saving and investment and retire young at age 40.
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Old 02-02-2008, 10:19 PM   #55
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5 years - out of corporate America doing my own thing(s). Probably making less than I do now... possibly making a lot lot more. Guess it depends how much effort I actually put into my business endeavors.
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Old 02-03-2008, 09:00 AM   #56
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:11 PM   #57
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I really wish I'd gone into the Marines instead of the Air Force 31 years ago! OooRah!!!
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Old 02-11-2008, 11:14 AM   #58
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In 5 years:
  1. I'll be 49, wife 42.
  2. Be done paying 5 years of our 15 year mortgage.
  3. Our 4 kids (7, 7, 3, & 4) will be in school full-time.
  4. Have no debt outside of our primary mortgage.
  5. More productive in investment properties by that time.
  6. Will be saving 15% (or more hopefully) of our single income.
  7. Finished doing some desired house repairs at in-laws.
  8. 5 years closer to being FIREd (planning for 55-60).
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Old 02-11-2008, 01:05 PM   #59
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Rewhool, HFWR, MartyB:

Declaring the polls closed at this point. (3-way split.

HFWR, and MartyB: Don't quit your day jobs just yet.

ReWahoo: We're both in somewhat the same category here. ( "I yam whatI yam".

You guys keep an eye on me, and not allow me to do something really stupid in the next few years.
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:54 AM   #60
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I will be 48 and either retired for 2 years or 2 years away. Its either 46 or 50.
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