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post #48151 of 64533
Agree with Pio. Which is why I won't consider myself ready to retire unless the nest egg puts me at 80-90% of current income, adjusted for inflation
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Agree with Pio. Which is why I won't consider myself ready to retire unless the nest egg puts me at 80-90% of current income, adjusted for inflation

You expect to draw 90% of your pre-retirement income for a decade or two? Good luck.
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could not handle 11.
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Am I the only one who is sick to death of hearing this?
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I will be spending six days next week trapped at a second-tier Vegas hotel taking my daughter to a dance competition/convention. I love my kid, obviously, and like seeing her dance with her friends/teammates (although I have now seen all the pieces she dances in umpteen times), but . . .
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You expect to draw 90% of your pre-retirement income for a decade or two? Good luck.
Yep. I'm not going to get cocky, but it's very possible even assuming modest rates of compound growth. But you do have to start early
post #48156 of 64533
I cannot stand friends who ask you to hang out all the fucking time and act like you killed their child when you say "no" more than once. They will often ask if I want to go somewhere like 3 hours away the day before they leave, or if I want to drive half an hour to hit the bars at like 7PM on a Friday night.

Honestly I'd almost prefer to have no friends at all. Less stress.
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I will be spending six days next week trapped at a second-tier Vegas hotel taking my daughter to a dance competition/convention. I love my kid, obviously, and like seeing her dance with her friends/teammates (although I have now seen all the pieces she dances in umpteen times), but . . .

oh my god. Are you a dance dad? Even if you aren't, this sounds all manners of awful. Dance moms are crazy.
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oh my god. Are you a dance dad? Even if you aren't, this sounds all manners of awful. Dance moms are crazy.



I am indeed a Dance Dad. For local stuff, it's not that bad. I get a ridiculous amount of props for showing up regularly and being involved, just because dads who show up regularly are the minority. And at least at the studio where my daughter dances, the moms - while perhaps not who I otherwise would choose to hang out with - are not nearly as bad as the ones on the reality shows. Some of them are actually perfectly nice people.

The out-of-town stuff is more of a drag, especially since my daughter is now old enough that men are (appropriately) excluded from the dressing rooms, so I am hanging around but largely useless because I can't really help with hair/make-up/costumes, etc. But it's still important to her for me to be accessible, so it's not like I can drop her off and then go spend the day reading and maintaining a nice buzz by the pool. It can feel pretty claustrophobic, and the feeling of entire days being completely pissed away drives me nuts. (Of course, they aren't really being pissed away - they are being spent showing up for my daughter, so big picture there's no more important or productive way to spend them. But small picture immediate-experiencewise, it's a lot of standing around in air-conditioned, flourescent-lit hotel ballrooms or hallways, hovering near electrical outlets so my phone battery doesn't crap out and leave me music-less halfway through the day, thinking about how much work and/or fun stuff I otherwise could be getting done. baldy[1].gif)
Edited by lawyerdad - 6/20/13 at 3:56pm
post #48159 of 64533
Well at least no one can doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion.
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i feel do demoralized. im going to end up a bum forever
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Well at least no one can doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion.

Never having seen Donnie Darko, I had to google that -- despite my general reluctance to use my work computer to google unfamiliar terms encountered on this forum . . .
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I've got about 4500 in my checking account right now and that fact is worrying me a little bit.
Really? I've got $280 and feel rich.
post #48163 of 64533
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Really? I've got $280 and feel rich.

Yeah I know. I realize that I sounded like a dick posting that but the fact is, working for myself makes me terrified of running out of money. 4k is usually my panic button moment.

I have like 10k in receivables but who knows when they will get here.
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I have a lot of money in savings (for my age) and zero debt. Still not happy thus far.

post #48165 of 64533
My checking is going to dip below $1K for the first time in months shortly. Moving expenses=ffffuuuu.gif

I was just at the co-op. "Massaged kale" for $15.99 pound. Are you shitting me?
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