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Author: LuckyDog2002 Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 794815  
Subject: Re: Where's the early retirement board? Date: 1/27/2013 5:12 PM
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Hi, CC,

As it happens, I started getting serious about retirement around the time I joined the Fool in 1998. I was finally able to retire in mid-2007 at age 48 (interesting timing with respect to the Great Recession I might add). Though I've read a lot of "open Fool" blogs and edited commentary over the years, you're right, I haven't commented much. Recently, I signed up for a couple of the subscription services (including MF Options) and am finding the advice and much of the discussion interesting and thoughtful (and invariably civil).

I'd be happy to share my experiences but don't know that too many would be interested. I'm certainly not interested into being lambasted by people who haven't a clue about my political or social views.

Take it easy, Trey


I'm not CC, but I'm the one that made that comment.

You could tell us how you retired in mid 07. Was it luck? Was it a forced retirement? How do you manage your money/investments now? How much do you live on? Family considerations?

I've never done the Options thing, once I learned that you could lose your shirt in a hurry if you don't pay close, daily attention. I don't want to lose my shirt at all.

You got jumped because people from PA board and elsewhere, come here and post the same thing, trying to get a rise out of the board regulars, it's a ruse.

So, if you are truly interested you can hang around and share what and how you manage your retirement.

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