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post #6 of Old 10-29-2006
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We cruised for 6yrs,1994-2000,on a very seawothy boat costing under $75,000. Taking early retirement at age 52 and having no medical issues we were very fortunate. House was paid off and leased out. We were fully invested with our retirement funds and of course the 90's were great for the stock market. We lived on less then $10000 per yr. so we saved alot of $$$$. No utility bills,no commuting costs,no vichicle expenses, no big shopping sprees at the mall. We loved of our best life experiences..we miss the lifestyle...but we are back to a trailerable sailboat and enjoying life in the mnts. Good luck...Dave&Karen
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