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Subject:  Re: Here's my deal and state of mind Date:  12/6/2012  11:18 AM
Author:  spl241 Number:  71090 of 78325

I want to thank ResNullius and Vermonter. Parts of their posts resonate with elements of our own retirements and prompted some memory-jogging.

To begin with, we are not "rich" as retirees go. That word is relative, depending on lifestyle, among other things. We have always been frugal. We're not millionaires, but still relatively comfortable in roughly the top 20% of net worth of people our ages (67 and 65). I retired in 2005 and she did in -07. Both of us were 59 when we left as career teachers with 65 1/2 yrs. between us.

Vermonter mentioned eating habits. We regularly