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by Blues Lover
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Just About There...Maybe...
Replies: 7
Views: 1018

Re: Just About There...Maybe...

BRUTE wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:21 pm
welcome. good acronym use.
Thanks. Let's just hope these SINKs don't wind up being sunk in retirement.
by Blues Lover
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Just About There...Maybe...
Replies: 7
Views: 1018

Re: Just About There...Maybe...

Welcome and congratulations! Just enjoy your freedom from employment and engage in some great projects/hobbies/studies and soon some of it might generate small income streams. At least for me it has been like this. As you cannot predict the future anyway and you seem careful with your spendings, fo...
by Blues Lover
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Just About There...Maybe...
Replies: 7
Views: 1018

Re: Just About There...Maybe...

Hi. Welcome to the Forum. How did you find out about ERE? Thanks. I can't remember exactly how I found out about ERE. I've had this message board bookmarked for a while and only recently started to visit I've been obsessing over FIRE for a number of years now. I must have found ERE either through m...
by Blues Lover
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Blues Lover's Journal
Replies: 0
Views: 1602

Blues Lover's Journal

All calculations done do not included taxes. My concerns: Am I estimating post-retirement expenses accurately? What will taxes be? Almost 53x expenses in investable assets / 1.89% withdrawal rate (not including pension); 52% taxable, 48% tax sheltered Home paid off; value not included in NW. HCOL ar...
by Blues Lover
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Just About There...Maybe...
Replies: 7
Views: 1018

Just About There...Maybe...

Hi. My DW and I are a couple of DINKs in our 50s. I've been obsessing over FIRE for a number of years now and I think, maybe, we're almost there. What makes me hesitate is my insecurity about my ability to estimate post-retirement expenses. Sometimes my DW drives me nuts with what I think is her ove...