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Old 07-08-2015, 09:58 PM   #1
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Wow, it's already been a year Donna? Where does the time go?
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Wow, it's already been a year Donna? Where does the time go?
My mother has told me that as I age.. life becomes like a roll of toilet paper. The closer you get to the end, the faster it goes!

I'm so very glad I followed Alf's advice, don't wait until retirement until you get the ETI build you want. Buy it as soon as you can and enjoy every single moment... then RETIRE. Great advice.

Going out in Ten Forward in a week... already looking forward to it! AND, I'm still 2 years, 5 months and 20 days from retirement
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Going out in Ten Forward in a week... already looking forward to it! AND, I'm still 2 years, 5 months and 20 days from retirement
But who's counting?
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Old 07-09-2015, 09:09 AM   #4
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I'm so very glad I followed Alf's advice, don't wait until retirement until you get the ETI build you want. Buy it as soon as you can and enjoy every single moment... then RETIRE. Great advice.

Going out in Ten Forward in a week... already looking forward to it! AND, I'm still 2 years, 5 months and 20 days from retirement
I'm glad you took Alf's advice, too - although it's working out well for us to have "waited" to realize that moving up to a 21 ft. is the thing to do. For us. Retired 5 months, 9 days ago. Two months, 5 days 'til our Escape is ready.
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Old 07-09-2015, 09:40 AM   #5
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I wish I had a definite time line for retirement. I'll go when I am sure the bucket is full enough.

Hopefully not too far out , shooting for 60 at the most. I'll begin retiring part time soon though.
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Old 07-09-2015, 12:56 PM   #6
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I wish I had a definite time line for retirement. I'll go when I am sure the bucket is full enough.

Hopefully not too far out , shooting for 60 at the most. I'll begin retiring part time soon though.
Sorry, Jim, but here's some cold water into your bucket to think about:
Once you retire, you're on fixed income, AND, you have more free time to spend money. So, plan the size of your bucket well.

(This kind of thinking has caused me to keep on past 65, but next year: I'm out of here.)
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So, plan the size of your bucket well.
This for me (and I imagine many others) is my biggest dilemma. How big, and just how full, does this bucket need be? I fear I may be worrying about it too much though.
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Well, let's see.
This month ( couple days ) daughter is getting married ( $10,000 to me ). Went in to Moore's to buy a pair of slacks for wedding and ended up spending $335. Hosting BBQ for wedding party ( $$ I don't want to know ). RAV4 required new rotors and pads about $1,200, property taxes came due, even with dental plan, I dropped $1,100 on teeth. Spent $400 on trailer tires and bearing repack etc. $350 for license and insurance.
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Well, let's see.
This month ( couple days ) daughter is getting married ( $10,000 to me ). Went in to Moore's to buy a pair of slacks for wedding and ended up spending $335. Hosting BBQ for wedding party ( $$ I don't want to know ). RAV4 required new rotors and pads about $1,200, property taxes came due, even with dental plan, I dropped $1,100 on teeth. Spent $400 on trailer tires and bearing repack etc. $350 for license and insurance.
ouch! Yeah, those things too.
That's why I'm still in the driveway on Saturdays. Last Sat.,
changed rear shocks on the tow; did the front brakes 2 months ago. It's just harder to straighten up after bending over so much, that's all.


Edit: oops, hi-jacked the thread. Sorry about that.
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Old 07-09-2015, 06:16 PM   #10
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This for me (and I imagine many others) is my biggest dilemma. How big, and just how full, does this bucket need be? I fear I may be worrying about it too much though.
Yup. I worry about this too... a lot.

Do you guys have a Canadian version of Social Security? I'll be working until I'm 70.5 (12 more years), when my SS income maxes out. But in the meantime, I can work from the road as long as I have internet... so we'll be traveling 2 to 4 months each winter/spring.
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