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Subject:  Late Start but still want to retire early! Date:  3/24/2004  7:17 AM
Author:  1HappyCamper Number:  158872 of 744230

Due to many events and circumstances in my life, I find that I am now 51 with barely a start on my retirement planning. I am trying to design a strategy that will allow me to retire in 10 years or less and would like to here any thoughts and suggestions on ways to do so.

I am fairly new to investing and would welcome any thoughts or tips on how others, who started late, have are successfully building for their retirement.

I am making around $90k+/year but at this time I have only $8,000 in my 401k. I just increased monthly additions to about $900/month. $1500 in savings and am paying down my credit card balance of $15k by about $1000 per month.

Any advice will be welcome.
Thanks
Jim



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