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by Cleverusername
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Can we slow down then retire?
Replies: 25
Views: 3975

Re: Can we slow down then retire?

The more I do the math I realize:

1) one of us should collect ss early and one late
2) annuities give a dreadful return
3) one of us likely needs to keep working for health insurance reasons, which is a little depressing.
by Cleverusername
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Can we slow down then retire?
Replies: 25
Views: 3975

Re: Can we slow down then retire?

Is your total portfolio of $2.64M inclusive of home equity? What are your already earned social security benefit amounts (PIA)? Note this is different than estimate based on continued working. Is your annual spending $85K without including saving or taxes? These answers will fine-tune the situation...
by Cleverusername
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Can we slow down then retire?
Replies: 25
Views: 3975

Re: Can we slow down then retire?

Interesting regarding health care.

I am now wondering how many possible employers would consider a part timer and offering full health benefits as a perk? Is that out of the norm?
by Cleverusername
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Can we slow down then retire?
Replies: 25
Views: 3975

Re: Can we slow down then retire?

Hoping for additional feedback.
by Cleverusername
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Can we slow down then retire?
Replies: 25
Views: 3975

Can we slow down then retire?

Long time lurker and We have been waiting to post this as our financial situation has recently changed considerably. Due to somewhat unfortunate circumstances we have inherited about $300k that made our assets jump considerably and I now wonder if we can retire sooner than later. Our numbers are as ...
by Cleverusername
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I buy a paint sprayer?
Replies: 10
Views: 883

Re: Should I buy a paint sprayer?

When we painted our last house, we ended up buying a sprayer from Harbor Freight. With a coupon, the cost was about the same price as a rental. Used it to paint the outside of the house with no issues... then sold it for what we paid 2-weeks later. Unless your house is vacant (for interior painting...