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My quality of life has definately improved. But I think I would like to limit my expenses in retirement a little more. Paying off my mortgage would be something I would feel very good about. I didn't want to keep working til I could pay cash for my retirement home. I couldn't save enough to keep up with the rising costs of where I wanted to spent my retirement. I am very happy with my new home. I think I could pay it off a lot sooner then 30 yrs. I would like to accomplish this by cutting my expenses in retirement.

Today, I rolled change. I came up with $40.00. Because of Hurricanne Charley, the $10.00 tea dance was cancelled. I now have $50.00 to add to my mortgage this month. If I can do this every month, I will be able to reduce my mortgage another 2400.00 in 4 yrs. I also plan to give up my exercise membership of $50.00 a month. So now I can reduce my mortgage a total of 4800.00. I am on my way.

I spent my day reading, swiming in the pool, and watching the beautiful sunset in the exact place where the 145 mph winds and darkness and heavy rains were. And I saved money too!
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