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    My net worth is my home and its contents, my car, my investments and any cash. I live on my pensions which expire when I do.
    Gandhi: Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony .

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    Gandhi: Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardnr View Post
    Age: 50

    Income: 100000

    50*.1= 5 * 100000 = 500k asset target for this age at this current income.

    All fictitious
    So it tells you if you are on target for your age and income? So if you require a 50000 income, and you are 50. then is your target asset 250k?
    Then if you still require a 50,000 income, and you are 70, your target is 350k?

    Or is it your current income while working?

    And if you can only withdraw 4% a year on 250000, that is only 10k? And at 70. in same scenario, it is only 14k?

    Or is it all about how much they want you to save by a certain age to be on track?

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    Tybee - I was going to post a link to a retirement calculator on Vanguard's site that I used yesterday but I'm not able to access it now. I suspect too much traffic on the site is the issue. I'll post it for you when I can.

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    bae - 4500 sq. ft.... don't you get lost?

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    Thanks, Geila!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geila View Post
    bae - 4500 sq. ft.... don't you get lost?
    I do, really. I essentially now just live on the main floor, and use one of the downstairs floor rooms for watching movies. The upstairs floor is now the domain of the cat basically.

    So I'm down to 1500 sq ft or so, in reality. Still, so much cleaning and maintenance and expense for the unused space.

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    I count our home as part of our net worth because it is by definition, but I don't really consider it part of our investment portfolio, if that makes any sense.

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    It all makes sense! For some who think they might sell and downsize and use the money for investment nest egg, including it certainly makes sense. I think ours is so low value that it's simpler to disregard it under the theory that you have to live somewhere. Of course, technically, it is part of one's net worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tybee View Post
    So it tells you if you are on target for your age and income? So if you require a 50000 income, and you are 50. then is your target asset 250k?
    Then if you still require a 50,000 income, and you are 70, your target is 350k?

    Or is it your current income while working?

    And if you can only withdraw 4% a year on 250000, that is only 10k? And at 70. in same scenario, it is only 14k?

    Or is it all about how much they want you to save by a certain age to be on track?
    The intention then was to give you a target portfolio during employed income years. Because it is based on income and supposed expense levels, it should work to provide the needs after retirement? That was a long time ago and I don't have the details anymore.

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