Hello All: *Have been lurking on here for months and have gathered some fantastic info. *Here is my situation: age 47,married with non working wife, two kids, age 15 and 13. I am bored and burnt out in my profession *I am canadian so my finances are in canadian dollars and they go something like this:
* * * * stocks 50%/ bonds 50% * *1.16 million
* * * * *RRSPs * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *382 K
The stocks are mostly large cap that pay small dividends and the bonds are all "real safe" but only pay 4-5% intrest. *I have no debt and spend 50-60k in living expenses per year. *I am by habit a saver and a DIYer. *I will have a government pension kick in at age 60 of aprox. $750. *I would like to keep the RRSP till age 69 at which time convert to an annuity so my question to all you succesfull ERs is how could I arrange my finances to meet living expenses?? *Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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First off, congratulations on your net worth at your age, and especially impressive with a one income family and two teen-agers.
If your home is paid for, at first glance, it appears with your net worth, you could probably get by with your income requirements. (If you were highly motivated).
If you were single, or had no family obligations, it would be much easier to green light it.
However, having gone through teen-agers myself, they are just reaching the stage where expenses will probably be much higher for you in the next 7 or 8 years.
You mentioned that you were bored, and burned out of your current occupation. Bored, is one thing but when you say burned out, does that mean stressed to the point of not being able to function properly, (sleepless nights, etc.). In other words, if your current job is seriously becoming a major health problem, you should not continue on that track.
Ideally, I would recommend that you hang in there for a few more years, and then re-evaluate at that time.
In any case, if you are bound and determined to "pull the pin" now, and wanted specific advice, you would need to supply a lot more information. (Home paid for?
Assets Pre-taxed? Not familiar with Canadian retirement.
You mentioned that you will receive $750 monthly at age 60. Is this the total you can count on?
You should be justifiably proud of your accomplishments at your still young age, and if you care to follow-up with more information, there are lots of well informed, and well intentioned posters on this board to help you out.