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Forum: Life after FIRE 09-30-2005, 08:09 PM
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Posted By uncleharley
Rating Health Care

I am getting ready to retire and have chosen a few area's I might move to that would hopefully enhance my lifestyle during retirement. One item I am having a problem with is trying to gauge the...
Forum: Hi, I am... 08-07-2005, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,966
Posted By uncleharley
Re: phantom assets and 4% withdrawal rate

Using a 4% annual drawdown rate, a $1000.00 per month SS check is equal to $300,000.00 in net worth. Obviously it gives one a somewhat different perspective when deciding how much they need in fixed...
Forum: Hi, I am... 08-07-2005, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,966
Posted By uncleharley
Re: phantom assets and 4% withdrawal rate

I use the clculated value of social security and my promised pension when I did my asset allocation plan. I classified the SS and pension as bonds and found that it made a huge difference in how I...
Forum: Hi, I am... 08-07-2005, 03:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,849
Posted By uncleharley
Re: Hi, I'm uncleharley

Well, I've done a bit of searching and have found that South Dakota is an option for relocating to when I retire. More specifically, Lawrence County, S Dakota. Lawrence county is in the SW corner of...
Forum: Hi, I am... 07-18-2005, 06:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,849
Posted By uncleharley
Re: Hi, I'm uncleharley

So far all we have done is a lot of driving thru potential area's, trying to eliminate places we don't want. Next spring we will take a third trip with the intention of being more specific and more...
Forum: Hi, I am... 07-17-2005, 12:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,849
Posted By uncleharley
Re: Hi, I'm uncleharley

Hi Nords. Good to meet you again. Yeah, that T/A stuff seems to be working and should provide a nice supplement to my pension. I still need to be more disciplined in my execution, but, I've come a...
Forum: Hi, I am... 07-17-2005, 08:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,849
Posted By uncleharley
Re: Hi, I'm uncleharley

Arturo, Thank you for reknewing my interest in New Mexico. I checked out Silver City on the site that JP linked, but it looks a little hot. Bayard is not listed on the site, but since it is higher in...
Forum: Hi, I am... 07-16-2005, 08:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,849
Posted By uncleharley
Hi, I'm uncleharley

I am within one or two years of retirement and thought I should check in with some people that are in a similar situation. I am thinking of moving to another area when I retire with the idea of...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-30-2004, 06:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,234
Posted By uncleharley
Re: Geezer magnets for wealth & tax costs

I think you are close on the differences in real estate prices John. A person can still find those 1,000 sq ft sheds out in the boondocks for under $100,000.00 in Wisc. I still think Wisconsin is a...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-30-2004, 12:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,659
Posted By uncleharley
Re: 33%? That's my story.

I'm new here and just finished reading this thread. Since I am not retired yet, I find much of the thread very encouraging. One item that hasn't been mentioned is that it is probably easier to...
Forum: Hi, I am... 05-30-2004, 07:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,286
Posted By uncleharley
Good Morning

:D I'm an early retirement wannabe and new to this board. A poster by the name of Nords recommended this board as being filled with well adjusted, real, early retiree's. Since I am a mere wannabe...
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