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Forum: Health and Early Retirement 08-17-2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By moneymama
Great! Thanks everyone!

Great! Thanks everyone!
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 08-17-2016, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By moneymama
Health insurance premiums for early retired (Florida)

Good morning everyone!
My husband and I maybe retiring within 5 years to Florida. We are very concerned about paying health insurance premiums for the two of us and possibly one college-aged child....
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-17-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,794
Posted By moneymama
Do you remember your "countdown" to retirement?

Hi everyone
My husband and I finally have a specific countdown to our retirement.
We are 3 yrs and 6 months away.

Do you remember your countdown? How long was it when you started (5 yrs, 10...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-25-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 876
Posted By moneymama
Thank you!! Sent from my iPhone using...

Thank you!!


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Forum: Life after FIRE 07-25-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 876
Posted By moneymama
Health insurance question

Hi everyone!
If my husband and I retire in 5 years, and we are under 50, are there many options for health insurance? We would need a family plan for our college-aged daughters.

Any...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-21-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,058
Posted By moneymama
These are all great suggestions. The opportunity...

These are all great suggestions. The opportunity did not present itself yet.....there may be a business oppty in the next six months or so.

I really think we need to stay in Boston the next four...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-21-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,058
Posted By moneymama
The few times there are hs activities DH would...

The few times there are hs activities DH would need to be home for, I'm sure he will be here (schedule change).

It is refreshing to hear others making this situation work for them. I'm a teacher,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-21-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,058
Posted By moneymama
Travelling spouses (before retirement) question

Hi
Did anyone have a traveling spouse when working? My husband may have an oppty in Florida (where we eventually want to live/retire). I want to stay back in Boston for the 3-4 years while my...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-18-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,718
Posted By moneymama
Bamaman-- cashing out of Boston and buying in FL...

Bamaman-- cashing out of Boston and buying in FL is definitely the plan -- for the exact reasons you posted :)

Thank you -- love hearing it from someone else, it truly makes best sense for us.
...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-17-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,718
Posted By moneymama
Any snowbirds?

I am really learning a lot from all of you and the pros and cons on so many subjects related to FIRE.

Any snowbirds here? Do you feel it is worth the expense to have two homes etc.?

In a...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-15-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,555
Posted By moneymama
Bingy -- you are exactly right -- I don't think...

Bingy -- you are exactly right -- I don't think he can step away from the limelight career.

To him, it was a goal he always had. I don't think he can walk away. I'm a teacher, I tell him all the...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-15-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,555
Posted By moneymama
Thank you. We talk about it a lot, but maybe I...

Thank you. We talk about it a lot, but maybe I will need to have a serious talk again -- because I worry so much about him.

You're right, he is possibly waiting for FI, kids to graduate hs, then...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-15-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,555
Posted By moneymama
When planning for ER....tough spouse question

Here's a tough question....
My dh has been beyond stressed from work as an executive. However, it is extremely difficult for him to leave, change careers, etc.

Anyone ever have an issue with a...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-12-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 17,685
Posted By moneymama
do you love where you live? retirement location

hi!
I cannot believe the wealth of information I learn from this website. I always thought Florida was the plan for our retirement.....however, you all post amazing things about your location.
...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-11-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,151
Posted By moneymama
Anyone semi-retire or retire with just under $1mil for you and your spouse?

This is a strange question, but....
Has anyone here retire or semi-retire on just about 1 mil for you and your spouse? Early retirement, and I guess for a single person wealth at about $500k saved?...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-11-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,213
Posted By moneymama
Thank you all for your responses!!! They are so...

Thank you all for your responses!!! They are so interesting to read and very helpful.




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Forum: FIRE and Money 05-11-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,213
Posted By moneymama
selling home and simple living question

hi everyone
I am just curious.....anyone just sell their larger home, downsized and move to a less-expensive location?

Any regrets? How's it working?

Wondering if we can retire earlier by...
Forum: Other topics 03-04-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 717
Posted By moneymama
sandwich generation....guilt.....what to do?

Hi everyone,
I am in a tough position. I will try to make this easy to understand:
1. my mother (72) is ill with cancer. However, her main caretaker is her boyfriend, who lives with her....this is...
Forum: Other topics 02-25-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,883
Posted By moneymama
DGAS - Myers Briggs is perfect!!!! I was an ESFJ...

DGAS - Myers Briggs is perfect!!!! I was an ESFJ -- not anymore lol


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Forum: Other topics 02-25-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,883
Posted By moneymama
Thanks for your great responses! Anyone here work...

Thanks for your great responses! Anyone here work part-time or just an easier job....an easier job will feel like a vacation for us -- and of course doing anything in Florida will be a vacation for...
Forum: Other topics 02-25-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,883
Posted By moneymama
I'm sorry everyone!! I thought I posted this...

I'm sorry everyone!! I thought I posted this under "other" not politics -- I guess I really am relaxed lol

Thank you for responding anyway :)


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Forum: Other topics 02-25-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,883
Posted By moneymama
Haha thanks for the great responses! I'm...

Haha thanks for the great responses! I'm laughing, because as a high school teacher, teaching seniors (senior-I-tis) is setting in for my students....and I guess in a way......this is my type of...
Forum: Other topics 02-25-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,883
Posted By moneymama
Is it normal......?

Hi!
My husband and I are planning on semi-retiring in about 4.5 yrs. We plan to move to Florida, downsize and find less-demanding jobs (and fish, and go to the beach a lot) :)

My question...
Forum: Hi, I am... 01-31-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,426
Posted By moneymama
Thank you for the feedback!! We are so excited to...

Thank you for the feedback!! We are so excited to start the planning, and save like crazy!!!

Great forum to keep motivated :)
Forum: Hi, I am... 01-31-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,426
Posted By moneymama
43 year old, married w/ teens and can't stop thinking about our next adventure

Hello from FREEZING cold Massachusetts!!! We are about to get another foot of snow, so it is only normal for me to start thinking about Florida :)

I am a personal finance teacher, and computer...
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