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by Notme
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: I sold all my Apple shares today.
Replies: 40
Views: 6803

Re: I sold all my Apple shares today.

I have one S&P 500 stock that I can't bring myself to sell off, because they've been keeping me alive as a freelancer for 35 + years. However, after a major layoff in 2013 that affected a lot of people I knew, I sold half of my holdings and bought Apple. Needless to say I feel fine about that decisi...
by Notme
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: At what age did you begin adding bonds?
Replies: 138
Views: 7363

Re: At what age did you begin adding bonds?

Also 62. I went to 25% bonds at the end of 2016. I had to have the stomach to ride out some steep drops without selling for a couple of decades. Now that I am almost 66 I am close to 30% bonds but trying to get comfortable with the idea of getting to 40% or more. I only really started reading this b...
by Notme
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Planning for (Semi)Retirement
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: Planning for (Semi)Retirement

Thank you for your quick response. I will be receiving $28800 per year from SS, so that plus 29,000 should be pretty comfortable. I would plan to spend around $50,000 a year, but would like to pay down my home equity loan, buy a car when I have to, and fix up my condo when I can. My FA is alarmed ab...
by Notme
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Planning for (Semi)Retirement
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Planning for (Semi)Retirement

I will reach full retirement age soon and will begin collecting social security in two months. I am still doing freelance work, but my income is much lower and less reliable than it used to be. I have no savings outside of my retirement accounts, but my investments and short term savings in those ad...