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  1. New Member Introductions
    I've been doing stuff for 10-15 years. When I started, I had a wife, 2 kids, and parents. Lots of people. My parents have since passed (I am old now too), My oldest son (24) lives in Texas, My youngest (19) is thinking of moving there and living with him and I am getting divorced... Well, as I...
  2. Financial Forum
    What annual return percent do you use? What percent inflation? What standard deviations? What stock / bond / international distribution do you use for those numbers? Do you change the numbers as you get closer to retirement and go more conservative? I'm in the process of doing long term...
  3. Off Topic Lounge
    http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/jul/29/baby-boomers-feeding-america-aarp-food-insecurity-health "The study, released last week by Feeding America – a nonprofit network of food banks – with funding from the AARP Foundation, a lobbying group for older adults, found that roughly 8...
  4. Financial Forum
    Pending retirement for my wife My wife works for one of the alphabet Federal agencies. Federal employees have a goofy retirement system. She just learned that she will qualify for 'early' retirement at the end of next month. This early pension is based on how many years she has been with...
  5. Financial Forum
    This hasn't been made into law, but more lining up the ducks as underfunded public pension plans show financial cracks... http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-114hres41ih/pdf/BILLS-114hres41ih.pdf
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    premise; one of us hits Powerball and invests the $ into buying land and starting a town for SB members. where? Kansas? Oregon? Texas? what businesses? grocery, cafe, gun store/range. electronics/radio shop. auto repair. could we import conservatives to run the schools? would the local...
  7. Urban Survival
    preparing your BOL/retirement land, prior to actually moving there? I'm winding down on paying off my mortgage, and once that is done my next big purchase will be a BOL/retirement land. I live in a suburb, and unless something drastically changes in my life, I estimate that it may be around 15...
  8. Financial Forum
    http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/article_1054f87a-33e5-11e0-bcc7-001cc4c03286.html state farm cuts medical benefits. those facing retirement soon, look for changes in your plans, too.( not just State farm!) this is the wave of the future... are you prepared for this?? Part of the...
  9. Financial Forum
    Are you planning for life, a BOL or for retirement? There are some great things to keep in mind. Kiplinger has some great information to help you think through the process. They look at high and low tax states, best place to retire, highest and lowest sales tax, stateses that don't tax social...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have friends of mine that have used up their entire retirement saving plans - Canadian term (Not sure what you call them in the US) Anyway, they believe that when everything collapses, there WON'T be an investment structure left, so for this reason, they cleaned out their pension/ retirement...
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