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Forum: FIRE and Money 11-19-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 86
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Vanguard Wellesley 60% (current income, from...

Vanguard Wellesley 60% (current income, from dividends only)
Vanguard Target Retirement 2015 18% (long term growth)
Dodge & Cox Balanced 6% (long term growth)
TIAA-CREF Guaranteed Retirement...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-29-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,410
I'm down 6%!! Six percent!!! I'd throw...

I'm down 6%!!

Six percent!!!

I'd throw myself out my window, but I live on the ground floor. ;D

Naw, haven't changed a thing. I'm more concerned about my monthly income ... will the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-13-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,408
I'm glad I'm retired now, and stuck at home. I...

I'm glad I'm retired now, and stuck at home. I had a courier job deemed essential, where I was picking up medical specimens from clinics and hospitals. Were I still working, and given my health...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-13-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 14,799
I've got about $50 in my checking account ......

I've got about $50 in my checking account ... enough to get me through the next couple of days!! :)
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-15-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,405
As long as my monthly dividends don't drop much,...

As long as my monthly dividends don't drop much, I've got at least a beach towel around my midsection. :D

Income from my multi-asset fund is everything. I'm not close to being a millionaire, but...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-13-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,203
Very helpful, thanks. Anybody else? ....

Very helpful, thanks.

Anybody else? ....
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-13-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,203
Yup, AMJVX down about 20%. VWINX down about 8%...

Yup, AMJVX down about 20%. VWINX down about 8% ... crikey!

Were one to switch, should one wait 'til the AMJVX shares have recovered, or switch now to the better-performing VWINX? ...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-12-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,203
Thanks for that (I'd read it, was looking for...

Thanks for that (I'd read it, was looking for other viewpoints.) I almost went for VPGDX, but went with AMJVX instead when I retired last year. So far, so good.

NOW I gotta Google Tanstaafl ... ...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-12-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,203
Okay, funny but doesn't address my question.

Okay, funny but doesn't address my question.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-12-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,203
I wonder how the current turmoil will affect...

I wonder how the current turmoil will affect "managed payout"-type funds.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-12-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,901
The market is signalling much more than a...

The market is signalling much more than a recession.

A whole lot more chickens coming home to roost, including the virus, climate change, trillion-dollar deficits, etc. ... it is different this...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-23-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,007
Comfortable with 3.5-4%; but in fact only drawing...

Comfortable with 3.5-4%; but in fact only drawing about 2.6%. Living off dividends and income from my rock'n'roll gigs. :)
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 12-23-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,198
A pause in the ongoing HALO drop that is the...

A pause in the ongoing HALO drop that is the T____p Bubble deflating.
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-22-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 15,904
VTI down only 18%. It's a 'correction'. I'm...

VTI down only 18%. It's a 'correction'. I'm blowing my trumpet loudly from the sidelines as it heads down, though! (Hoping to buy VPGDX and AMJVX on a serious discount, and collect some phat...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-29-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,311
I just 'retired' this month. :) Nowhere near a...

I just 'retired' this month. :) Nowhere near a millionaire. Retired 'early', too (65. 66 is 'full retirement', right ...? :D)

Market is not even down 10%.

I'd say if your s.s. and dividend...
Forum: Hi, I am... 07-02-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,008
It's nice to know there's someone else on here...

It's nice to know there's someone else on here who's not (I am only guessing!) a millionaire. I'm hoping to retire myself later this year, when I turn 65 (Medicare is everything in my scenario!)
Forum: Hi, I am... 07-02-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,629
You are rich. Congratulations! FWIW, I...

You are rich.

Congratulations!

FWIW, I am hoping to retire later this year on about 6% of what you have. Feel better ...?
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-14-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,902
At the end of the day ... 10/1/18, hopefully ......

At the end of the day ... 10/1/18, hopefully ... I'm going VWIAX.
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-26-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,791
I'm going with 4%, so as to have some enjoyment...

I'm going with 4%, so as to have some enjoyment in retirement. But if my portfolio drops 20% in a really rotten market, I'll still take 4% of my then-current portfolio (i.e., cut back on travel,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-15-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 25,890
I sure hope I can get by under $2,500 because...

I sure hope I can get by under $2,500 because that's the likely upper limit of what I'll be able to collect from SS, a rather small pension, and safe(? I hope) withdrawals from my low-six-figure...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-14-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,927
The living frugally part of the book was good,...

The living frugally part of the book was good, along with the bits about giving back to community (it's been decades since reading, unsure how well I remember the text.) The investing only in...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-12-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 21,679
Thanks for your response! I'm pretty much...

Thanks for your response!

I'm pretty much with you, actually; travel in particular has plummeted in appeal for me the last year or so. I'm a homebody; maybe a Sunday drive out to some small...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-12-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 21,679
I see myself as occupying a fairly singular...

I see myself as occupying a fairly singular "class", at least compared to most of you. Once I quit my job, I'll be in the category of (hopefully) 'comfortable poverty'. :) This is because I'll not...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-11-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 21,679
Cool, I'm moving to Sausalito!

Cool, I'm moving to Sausalito!
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-11-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 21,679
Easily treatable with bran cereal, followed by...

Easily treatable with bran cereal, followed by hot coffee.
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