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Old 10-30-2008, 07:18 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Want2retire View Post
There are lots of ways to spend money other than travel. ...Plus, as I grow older I will want to hire more help around my house.

and please don't wait, go ahead and get help around the house now. things left undone tend to get worse exponentially. how many of us know "older" (no definition) folks who left their homes go without repairs and upkeep? i can easily think of 5 examples right here where i live.

an example...I replaced my roof 2 years early and bought my beloved mid life crisis convertible before I FIREd. both paid in cash as a result of "saving too much". NOT!

those 2 big ticket items fit into a w*rking budget so much better than a FIREd budget.
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