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Subject:  Re: You need 135% of your salary in retirement? Date:  9/14/2011  7:25 PM
Author:  Goofyhoofy Number:  69584 of 78168

We are spending a little more in retirement than we did when working.

We travel a lot more because we have the time to. We go to more movies than before because afternoons are open and didn't used to be. We pay our own health insurance now, which is $1200 a month which used to be $200. And we have a $10,000 deductible *each*, which means that cat scans, MRIs, and the like come out of our personal pocket (and have.)

We buy more books, go to more plays, and I certainly spend more at Home Depot than I did when my only free time was weekends.

Other expenses have gone up, but modestly. Property taxes, groceries,