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Forum: FIRE and Money 10-07-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,014
Posted By philly17
Savings Withdrawl Rate (SWR) Calculation Question

Question on how the SWR is calculated when people say their might be 4% or 3 % etc.

If I have a $4.5M nest egg (assume all in taxable accounts)

If I earn 2% interest =. $90K/year

Assume 20%...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 09-21-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,516
Posted By philly17
Forbes Article - 9% Dividend Portfolio w/ Closed End Funds?

Has anyone seen this Forbes article suggesting the following portfolio for a 9% yield with a portfolio of five CEF's?
Thoughts?

Must be tremendous risk associated to get that type of yield.

...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-16-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2,502
Views: 880,569
Posted By philly17
Reached My Goal Year Early ... but can't pull the trigger

I had set a goal 5 years ago to get to $5M Net Worth ($500K House paid off and $4.5M in IRA and Non IRA money) when I was 55 years old.

After a very roller coaster of a 2020 I have reached the the...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-24-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,190
Posted By philly17
Do you work part time in retirement?

So my view is I'm retired when I no longer have to work for $'s and no longer have to manage a career or resume.
My vision is I'll still do some part time work to provide some structure and...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-10-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,712
Posted By philly17
I got the message guys :) . I was thinking it was...

I got the message guys :) . I was thinking it was more around content similar to a site like this around all topics related around retirement not just daily stock tips. I find more reading of good...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-10-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,712
Posted By philly17
I have not subscribed. Potentially will but was...

I have not subscribed. Potentially will but was looking for any feedback from others that may have already.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-10-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,712
Posted By philly17
The Street.com - Retirement Daily Service

Hi,
Was wondering if anyone subscribes ($100/yr) to the Retirement Daily on TheStreet.com website.
Interested in any feedback anyone has with respect to the value and usefulness of content offered....
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-17-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,337
Posted By philly17
Thank you for that clarification on SS benefits...

Thank you for that clarification on SS benefits for my wife. I had just read it was 50% didn't realize for the FRA benefit. Much appreciated.
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-16-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,337
Posted By philly17
For HC would either pay out of pocket or my wife...

For HC would either pay out of pocket or my wife might get some low stress job that offers HC.
I didn't highlight that I have college fully funded in separate account that I don't factor into my net...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-16-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,337
Posted By philly17
It is in variety of stocks (70%) and cash (30%) ....

It is in variety of stocks (70%) and cash (30%) . The higher cash position is in process of being redeployed. I currently generate about $80K+ in dividend income as I own some dividend based stocks...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-16-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,337
Posted By philly17
Yes, I would take the $250K income.

Yes, I would take the $250K income.
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-16-2019, 01:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,337
Posted By philly17
Reality vs Fear

I enjoy reading everyone's post as I struggle to not stress about finances as the I am overly conservative and have constant fear to not mess it up. Mathematically I think we are fine but mentally I...
Forum: Hi, I am... 07-17-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,230
Posted By philly17
No doubt I can't retire yet and maybe my goal is...

No doubt I can't retire yet and maybe my goal is not necessarily full retirement even in future. Retirement to me is not having to do a job/career to maximize income to maintain lifestyle and take...
Forum: Hi, I am... 07-17-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,230
Posted By philly17
So the $2M of retirement and non retirement funds...

So the $2M of retirement and non retirement funds are invested in a diverse portfolio of stocks and mutual funds. I have about 10% in cash but remaining is moderately conservative with many dividend...
Forum: Hi, I am... 07-16-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,230
Posted By philly17
New to site, my overview

Hi, I am 48 years old and new to this site and spend a lot of time focused on personal finance.

An overview of my financial situation is following.

Overall net worth is $3M broken down by...
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