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Old 08-28-2014, 07:46 PM   #15
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My grandma is 98 and still in good health. My number is about like Airrogant's. 2 LARGE. Even if I retired at 65--to have enough money to live well for 35-40 years? That's a lot of dough.
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Old 08-28-2014, 10:55 PM   #16
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When to retire is such a personal decision.
For me, it was in my mid 50's. I am happy I did.
My wife, she retired once in 2009 with a great pension , but missed work, so she is now working on her second retirement.
you will know when it is right for you.
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:08 PM   #17
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I just came across this thread and wanted to mention a few web sites that have made a significant difference for us regarding early retirement. The two web sites below, along with Air Forums, are part of the Social Knowledge online communities.

Financial Independence Retire Early Calculator - FireCalc

Early Retirement Forums

Mr. Money Mustache was mentioned in this thread previously and is also a very good web site on the subject of finances. 've learned quite a bit following MMM. Be aware the web site uses foul language - if you can get past the language you'll likely find lots of useful information there.
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:32 PM   #18
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Retiring is like getting married when it comes to money. You never have enough but if you wait until you do you won't.

Some how we tend to make it work
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Old 03-21-2015, 09:47 PM   #19
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Retiring is like getting married when it comes to money. You never have enough but if you wait until you do you won't. Some how we tend to make it work

My retirement happened unexpectedly at the age of 49 when my wife had a serious illness that resulted in her having a stroke. My choice at the time was work 10 hours a day to pay someone to care for my wife so I could work 10 hours a day to pay someone to take care of my wife. I took a leap of faith and quit working and stayed home with my wife to care for her, luckily she had been a teacher and was able to retire on a disability pension that includes health care for her and me.. Between the small pension, and social security disability, and some help from family at times we have managed to maintain a level of comfort that allows us to be happy. Airstreaming has given us our freedom back, and allowed my wife to overcome her physical limitations and enjoy a better life than ever imagined. Of course hamburger plays a big part LOL

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Very nice to read that, Reganzo. Cheers!
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Old 03-24-2015, 11:33 AM   #21
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Very nice to read that, Reganzo. Cheers!
Thanks Slowmover, I wanted to share our experience hoping that it might inspire others in similar situations, and to let people know they are not alone....

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Old 03-24-2015, 04:48 PM   #22
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I am glad it is workingout and looking forward to meeting you on the road
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Old 03-24-2015, 05:09 PM   #23
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$10,000,000?

I'd go with a cool $10 million to walk away and feel comfortable doing so. I will be 45 this year, there are still a lot of unknowns... Plus, well, I kinda like my job... The benefits aren't bad either. My wife and I currently save the bulk of our income, so who knows - it may even happen. But again - there are so many unknowns - maybe I would never be comfortable until a bit older.
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Finish up paying back debts, sell my house...I'm done. Hope to have my dream fulfilled in a year maybe two. I'm SO close just need to hold the course.
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If I had a Million put away, we could live comfortably for the rest of our lives, I'm pretty sure of that. Unfortunately I don't plan on winning the lottery, so my focus is more on freeing myself of the daily grind and figuring out how to make money while having the flexibility of being on the road. I'm jealous of folks who have pensions. Unfortunately we will never see any such thing, so there is no 'retirement' for us unless we make it happen, and as far as I'm concerned, the sooner the better. After all, none of us know how much time we have to play with!

If we ever get that figured out I'll have to give up my immobile hobbies (classic cars and aquariums), and then we can spend some time traveling. Not sure I'd ever want to give up 'home base' though. We need to get more long trips in and see how we feel about it.
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