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Old 12-23-2013, 10:32 AM   #21
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Its not about the money (you can't take it with you) its about the life experience that is priceless...
I agree that you can't take it with you. The big challenge with entering the retirement years is that we need to ensure that we don't run out of $ before we run out of days. Spending wisely will enable us to enjoy those golden years without blowing it all on a good time.
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Old 12-23-2013, 10:39 AM   #22
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I agree with have to be wise with our limit funds in retirement as we don't want to run short. I am just trying not to stress too much about taking advantage of what I've worked all my life for, a enjoyable retirement...
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Old 12-23-2013, 11:16 AM   #23
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Here's my pad. Not in the woods here. Just a few plants needed digging out. Once the area was flattened and the gravel delivered it took a day to spread it around. That was fun.
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Old 12-23-2013, 11:20 AM   #24
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I agree that you can't take it with you. The big challenge with entering the retirement years is that we need to ensure that we don't run out of $ before we run out of days. Spending wisely will enable us to enjoy those golden years without blowing it all on a good time.
I think this is the challenge for many of us. So tough to predict how long the money has to hold out, to know just how much we need.
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:04 PM   #25
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I told my daughter that I had solved that issue of retirement planning... saving and spending wisely so you don't run out of money before you run out of days. She was intrigued and wanted to know my solution... Simple, I said. I plan to borrow off of my children and leave the debt to the estate. She was not impressed.
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My wife and I built a pad for our trailer in our back yard ourselves and installed a 12 foot wide gate to the lane and a 30 amp power supply for very little money. The photo shows Ladybug on her pad on December 20, the day of a small snowfall.
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:11 PM   #27
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yea, its like having to predict the future, there is just no way to know for certain how long we'll be here.
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:32 PM   #28
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With my retirement date approaching days ahead, I find myself thinking about how much is enough. I do know this, you need to be happy with what you have unless your wealthy. That includes relocation, houses, vehicles, and toys. It's better to be careful than rely on anyone to provide your existence. I plan to enjoy this next phase of my life but not be foolish with what I have worked hard for towards retirement.

If your purchasing a RV for the first time, you better get ready for a lot of hidden cost. Maintenance, sales tax & annual registration, accessories, storage, modifications, camp site fees, fuel, and TV cost just to mention a few.

I like having my RV at my residence. It makes trip preparations much easier and handy dealing with maintenance issues. Sometimes I just go out there and set to ponder and plan for the next great adventure.
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:34 PM   #29
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Hi: Catchlight... With that much fire wood you should have hired a pilot as well as the cutter and split-er. Alf
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:42 PM   #30
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A trailer is definitely cheaper than a vacation home.
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