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May I join you!

May 4th, 2006 at 04:20 am

Hello! I love your forum and I want to play, too! May I join you?

I'm single and in my late fifties. My goal is to retire in about a year and join my cousin in the Carolina's, where we will share a house and expenses.

BUT before I can do that, I have to build up my retirement savings more, pay down my debt more, and fix up my house to sell. All on a very slim income, and this month I am particularly cash-poor. Okay, I'm always cash-poor. I've been on the frugal bandwagon for about ten years, but I haven't really gotten ahead, so I need to seriously re-evaluate my habits.

Anyway, I thought that talking to (and listening to) you guys might help me on my way.

10 Responses to “May I join you!”

  1. somerlyn Says:

    Oh, we sound so much alike. Welcome. I am looking forward to retiring but it's oh so scary. I'm saving as fast as I can. I do have a senior in high school yet. My baby, one of four boys.

  2. Ima Saver Says:

    Welcome, glad you are here. I live near N. Carolina, in the north georgia mountains.

  3. contrary1 Says:

    I just gave my notice to retire..........and wow, what changes it started here in my life. I thought I was frugal too, but knowing the paychecks were stopping has given a new twist to frugal here.

    Looking forward to hearing of your progress as you head down the same path..

  4. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Welcome...you have joined a great group and are sure to enjoy the comraderie!

  5. flash Says:

    Having retired early (at 40), and not receiving that monthly check while still receiving the monthly bills...it definitely changes the view!


  6. LuckyRobin Says:

    Having this forum has made a huge difference for me. The support is amazing and it has really helped me to turn myself and my husband around. I hope you enjoy it here as much as I do.

  7. markio26 Says:

    welcome to the forum!!! very nice informative ppl. here.... we go to raleigh, nc.. for 4 months out of each year.. we want to eventually move there..

  8. PRICEPLUS Says:

    Welcome. You'll find folks around here are very nice and extremely helpful.
    The advice here and on the forums should provide you with a wealth of information on how to save.

    You can reach your goals if you persevere! Hopefuly the folks here can help you and offer support on your journey!Smile

  9. carol Says:

    Welcome. It's always nice to see a new member. You can do it.

  10. Carolina Bound Says:

    Hey, this is really late, but thanks to all of you for the welcome. I feel right at home!

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