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Old 08-30-2015, 12:23 PM   #1
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Howdy from Bee Cave TX

New to the forum here and this is my first post.

I'm 56 years old, happily married for 35 years, 3 kids and 3 grandkids - and thankful for good health.

I will be getting laid off in a couple of weeks after 38 years in the Oil business and the last 23 years at the same company . I am going to retire at this young age and look to use this forum for guidence and suggestions.
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Old 08-30-2015, 01:20 PM   #2
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Welcome to the gang dd from Bee Cave.

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Old 08-30-2015, 02:34 PM   #3
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Welcome neighbor! If you haven't seen them yet, there are two excellent resources here that might be useful to your planning:

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We'll do our best to answer your questions also - lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks hang out here!
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Old 08-30-2015, 02:39 PM   #4
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Welcome! I believe the great index Mutual Fund Company Dimensional Funds (DFA) has their headquarters very near you on Bee Cave Road.
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Old 08-30-2015, 03:37 PM   #5
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Welcome. You might become addicted to this forum like I have!
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Old 08-30-2015, 06:48 PM   #6
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Greetings dirt_dobber, regardless of how you enter retirement it can be a great time of life's journey, I wish you a happy and healthy one.


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Old 08-31-2015, 06:10 AM   #9
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Welcome! I believe the great index Mutual Fund Company Dimensional Funds (DFA) has their headquarters very near you on Bee Cave Road.
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Thanks, I will check them out.
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Old 08-31-2015, 11:45 AM   #12
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Welcome, from a neighbor on 71 and east of 35! I have a friend who is a bit worried that this could be his last week on the rig. He has been with Patterson Drilling as a tool pusher for 25+ years and many years before that with various companies. He acts like everything will be okay regardless, but I see a bit of apprehension. He survived the first boom and bust in the 80's and is very much the survivor type. Looks like you are on top of things as well...
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Old 08-31-2015, 04:06 PM   #13
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Welcome from another neighbor just south of Austin (yet still in Travis County), near Manchaca, TX!
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Old 08-31-2015, 05:58 PM   #14
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ah yes! Hwy.71 aka the "Willie Nelson Highway". If you are ever on this side of town lets gets some bbq.
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Old 08-31-2015, 08:50 PM   #15
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Welcome to the Forum. I hope you will enjoy your retirement and especially more time with grand kids.
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Old 09-01-2015, 08:04 AM   #16
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ah yes! Hwy.71 aka the "Willie Nelson Highway". If you are ever on this side of town lets gets some bbq.
Sounds good, but fair warning, now that I'm retired, I don't get out that way often!
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