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Anyway, that's where things stand. Even if we were to pay $200/hr, I was hoping the CFP would be able to look over everything in a few hours and say yes or no to retirement now. Maybe that's not reasonable.

When i retired 14 years ago, we didn't have too much assets. I didn't retire because I had everything all planned. I retired because I was 70 and all worn out. Had no pension or annuities. Had a small portfolio that was invested in a few mutual funds for years- Never made any money over the years. Illnesses along the way kept my income down and in some years I had to withdraw some money from my IRA to make ends meet.
Didn't have money to hire a financial planner, so I decided to try to do it myself.
I needed income and I needed to learn how to make money to pay my bills--both at the same time. I learned and so far all my bills are paid and my portfolio has increased many fold from my initial position on July 1 2003 when I retired

Good luck
b&w
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