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Forum: Life after FIRE 05-02-2015, 03:24 PM
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Posted By Grammymissy
We are near Tomar, home of the Convento de...

We are near Tomar, home of the Convento de Christo, Templer Knights history. Today was sunny and in the upper 70's. :).


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Forum: Life after FIRE 05-02-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 73,441
Posted By Grammymissy
We are US citizens who have retired to Portugal,...

We are US citizens who have retired to Portugal, and purchased a house recently. The retirement VISA that is applied for in the states gives you 4 months to settle in. Then residency permits are...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-09-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,833
Posted By Grammymissy
Nun, thank you for your response and your taking...

Nun, thank you for your response and your taking the time to explain some options for us. I will take some time and research the options you have noted. Much appreciated!
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-09-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,833
Posted By Grammymissy
Nun, currently the only income stream is the...

Nun, currently the only income stream is the pension, since I am 51 and husband is 56, husband wants to take his ss at 62, while I am waiting to 67 is current plan. Obtaining another income stream...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-08-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,833
Posted By Grammymissy
As brewer12345 points out, there are guarantees...

As brewer12345 points out, there are guarantees layered into variable annuities such as income stream for life and a death benefit of original investment, that are appealing.
And yes there is risk...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-08-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,833
Posted By Grammymissy
Jerome Len thank you for your comments, I would...

Jerome Len thank you for your comments, I would agree there are some knowledgeable people contributing to this board, and I will keep researching here. Also, thank you for the charitable annuities...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-07-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,833
Posted By Grammymissy
Erprecy, I did see your posts, and I wish you the...

Erprecy, I did see your posts, and I wish you the best in your decisions, whatever they may be. If following this boards recommendations and canceling your Annunity at a loss to you, is what you...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-07-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,833
Posted By Grammymissy
Koolau thank you for your response, we have still...

Koolau thank you for your response, we have still not made a decision on our finances. It is a vanguard variable Annuity that we are still considering. We do have other items we are researching. ...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-16-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,833
Posted By Grammymissy
Thank you John schanzer for your response, you...

Thank you John schanzer for your response, you are a risk taker admitting on this board that you purchased an annunity. I asked a question, of annuity buyers and for some reason I am attacked by a...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-16-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,833
Posted By Grammymissy
Thank you for all of your responses, it is...

Thank you for all of your responses, it is obvious to me that even if someone purchased a variable annuity, they would not admit on this website. And since my question was for someone who has...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-15-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,833
Posted By Grammymissy
I understand that the funds we have earmarked for...

I understand that the funds we have earmarked for a variable annuity could be invested elsewhere, perhaps just as easily. However since these funds are being set aside for the later years, for...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-15-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,833
Posted By Grammymissy
Variable Annuity, Has anyone purchased and why?

We are considering a variable annuity for a portion of our retirement income, and since we are going to travel quite a bit internationally we will not have time to manage our funds too closely. This...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-15-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,549
Posted By Grammymissy
No worries, did not realize that only certain...

No worries, did not realize that only certain questions can be asked, I won't bother you again.
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-15-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,549
Posted By Grammymissy
I am curious if there is anyone who has purchased...

I am curious if there is anyone who has purchased a variable annuity, and what was their reasons for purchase.
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