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Old 01-21-2011, 02:29 PM   #21
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My "Trigger" will probably be when my company tells me to travel to Mexico to assist in starting up our sparkling new, high-tech Research facility down there. I ain't taking a bullet for any one!!
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Old 01-21-2011, 02:30 PM   #22
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My "Trigger" will probably be when my company tells me to travel to Mexico to assist in starting up our sparkling new, high-tech Research facility down there. I ain't taking a bullet for any one!!
Ah, not death, just the threat of it....
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Oh boy.. i feel a "mexico is safe... / no it's not! .." thread hijack coming on..
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I don't want to hijack OP's thread. I posted a new thread for my concern, but if my health changed adversely, I would ER and adjust my spend numbers to be FI, even if it was earlier than planned.


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Depending on where in Mexico as some areas in USA are just as questionable. I understand your concerns tho. Be safe.

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Neuvo Laredo. Not good!!
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Years ago, I did some work in Mexico City. It was an experience to be driven to the office with escorts carrying m-16s and large firearms.

Not a fun assignment. Tell them you'll gladly telecommute



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Old 01-21-2011, 03:50 PM   #28
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My decision is already made. I'll work a couple more years as long as they don't ask me to risk my life. Otherwise,... I'll just decline, go home, and enjoy retirement.
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For me, it might be a mental issue, as I don't feel FI or serious RE situation even with 100% success from FIRECalc.
Like you, I wouldn't make a decision like that purely on the basis of output from FIRECalc, or any other model. I kept testing my situation every which way but Sunday until I realized that I really could afford to retire as soon as I qualified for lifetime medical. I just can't trust any one model with my life - - but kept at it until I realized that they all gave me a green light, and that my own Excel spreadsheet "what ifs" did as well. I do understand your point of view.
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