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February 10th, 2018 at 03:02 pm

-Mini Lofty Savings Goal Part II is 30% funded.

-Our quarterly property taxes are due on Monday to the tune of $1800 Frown.

- Headed to FL on Wednesday; real estate market seems to be a seller's market as it is here in New Jersey. I am going to check things out but in a perfect world, we would like to pay for a house using cash. It seems like we are short of that $60K. Let see what happens; the purpose of this trip is to feel the market and we are not buying anything yet. In the event that a move is not possible; here is the plan...

This month, we are running a bare bones budget (mortgage, property taxes, HO insurance and household bills). We want to see if I can leave my job and live on much less than my current salary. I really need out as it is taking a toll on my health. I am prepared to do what it takes to feel better about where I spend eight hours of my day.
Let's see what happens.

My Seasonal Affective Disorder has been better this year so far. I just had a few days when it was very difficult to function. I am eagerly awaiting for Spring to come. Looking forward to the Florida sunshine.

4 Responses to “Update”

  1. snafu Says:

    While I don't question your desire to moe to Florida, I mention both New Mexico and Texas have more days of sunshine and lower figures for skin cancer. What criteria creates your ideal location as a retiree? Do you enjoy reading all those articles that tout the top ten cities for retirees by the various studies.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Have a good trip to FL!

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Good idea on bare bones to see if you can leave your job. Hope it works out for you. We tried doing that before I retired to see if we would have problems living on our pensions and we could do it. Hope things work out for you.

  4. Wife of the Deacon Says:


    Safe travels and best wishes for a successful trip! Smile

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