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Subject: Re: Others with un-retirement? Your ratio? Date: 10/30/2007 3:25 PM
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"Now I'm starting to think about liquidating investments and spending the money. I'm not really sure on what, but seems like we really ought to reward ourselves (or something). "

It sounds like the money is burning a hole in your pocket.

Don't fritter away money on 'stuff' or 'things' until you figure out what you really want to do.

You are still 'young' and have another 30-40 years possibly.

I don't see any bonds or inflation hedges in your portfolio - TIPS or Ibonds or gold. You might be rather lopsided in diversity.

Why go out and buy a big fancy car if you aren't going to feel comfortable in it a few years later, if it really isn't you?

the more 'things' you have, the more hassles you have maintaining them ....

I could 'afford' lots of things. I just really don't want them.

Spending money because you need to 'reward yourself' is nothing put Madison Avenue hype..."you deserve it" type justification for binge spending.

t.
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