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Forum: Hi, I am... 09-25-2009, 12:11 PM
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Posted By walleye
Would DW consider a Spyder? You could probably...

Would DW consider a Spyder? You could probably get a used semi-automatic (no clutch, button shift), almost new for $12K on eBay if you're patient. Non motorcycle riders generally feel comfortable on...
Forum: Hi, I am... 09-24-2009, 01:03 PM
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Views: 2,105
Posted By walleye
Welcome and congrats! As Freebird alluded to,...

Welcome and congrats!
As Freebird alluded to, you may want to read "The Joy of Not Working" by Ernie Zelinski. I just read it. It deals specifically with how to adjust to the new time and options...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-08-2009, 01:10 PM
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Posted By walleye
Amen to that. My wife is a special ed...

Amen to that.

My wife is a special ed teacher for high school students, some with behavior problems. I'd have lasted one week in her job before I throttled one of the punks she has to deal with....
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-08-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By walleye
Thanks Martha. As suggested, I'd better see if...

Thanks Martha. As suggested, I'd better see if financing will be a show stopper or not.

If not, I'm coming to the realization that I don't mind sweat equity and maintenance work to make it happen...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-08-2009, 10:14 AM
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Views: 2,942
Posted By walleye
I think that guy has it figured out. Think of the...

I think that guy has it figured out. Think of the level of income he will be phasing into over time!

Funny thing about me. I don't think I'd be any happier with 10K/month as 5K/month. However,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-08-2009, 10:08 AM
Replies: 31
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Posted By walleye
Skynyrd is one of those bands I'd wished I'd been...

Skynyrd is one of those bands I'd wished I'd been able to see live, before the plane crash. I had tickets to Led Zeppelin when the tour was canceled due to John Bonham's death:(

Ya know, that...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-04-2009, 01:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,942
Posted By walleye
I like that idea & think I will incorporate it...

I like that idea & think I will incorporate it into my college planning, thanks. Since my boys are 4 years apart, it may be 8 years of the same place, or 2 different properties, depending on where...
Forum: Hi, I am... 09-04-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,062
Posted By walleye
Do you really deal in yahts? I admit to being a...

Do you really deal in yahts? I admit to being a gullible guy.

I like your choices, Ottawa and Ft Myers. I could get used to that. We spend the schoolyear in Virginia and summers mostly in New...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-04-2009, 11:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,942
Posted By walleye
RunningBum. Wintergreen's beautiful. We love to...

RunningBum. Wintergreen's beautiful. We love to camp Sherando Lake up there too. I used to run cross country - is that the type of running you do? When I'm back in shape, I'll be interested in...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-04-2009, 09:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,942
Posted By walleye
Thanks to all for your input. I am leaning toward...

Thanks to all for your input. I am leaning toward "the hassles will outweigh the effort and return".

I guess I'm interested in leveraging my ability to borrow (preapproved recently for a $500K...
Forum: Hi, I am... 09-04-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,062
Posted By walleye
Hi Milton. You are right. Those of us that decide...

Hi Milton. You are right. Those of us that decide on an early, gradual retirement are unique relative to the general population - but not at all unique in the ER community (I have come to...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-03-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,942
Posted By walleye
In college 4 of us rented half a duplex from a...

In college 4 of us rented half a duplex from a guy. We were pretty much perfect tenants, even though we liked to party. I think this skews my thinking.

Numbers:
- Put $36K down/sweat equity to...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-03-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,942
Posted By walleye
RunningBum - Don't you love our Blue Ridge...

RunningBum - Don't you love our Blue Ridge Mountains? Excellent feedback for me about JMU - do you mind sharing the name of the places for ~$400 (same rent per room as I was planning).

Freebird -...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-03-2009, 12:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,942
Posted By walleye
bbbamI - thanks! I will check that out, sorry I...

bbbamI - thanks! I will check that out, sorry I didn't find it before posting.

Notmuchlonger - I agree that renting to college students seems scary. Something I didn't mention is that this very...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-03-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,942
Posted By walleye
Found the link, The Grove apartments. "Dorm...

Found the link, The Grove apartments. "Dorm price, apartment quality."
Dorm-style apartments toss up college living - News...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-03-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,942
Posted By walleye
Stream of income in 15 years, via "dorms"

I like the idea of creating streams of income, to reduce reliance on this crazy stock market. Obviously, pensions and annuities come to mind. So does real estate. I wonder if you kind people would...
Forum: Young Dreamers 09-03-2009, 08:53 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,012
Posted By walleye
wildcat, I paid 8.99 for my last codpiece.

wildcat,
I paid 8.99 for my last codpiece.
Forum: Hi, I am... 09-02-2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,062
Posted By walleye
Leonidas, That's the perfect picture for what I...

Leonidas,
That's the perfect picture for what I described. I loved that movie. I'm going to modify the picture to paste my big ole head on it and send to my siblings...
Forum: Hi, I am... 09-02-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,062
Posted By walleye
Hi Milton. After reading more of this forum and...

Hi Milton.
After reading more of this forum and others, I see that I'm not as unique as I thought.
My thinking was that most people attain early retirement by having a huge nest egg, while I...
Forum: Young Dreamers 08-31-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,012
Posted By walleye
Thanks REWahoo. I'm trying to learn how to post...

Thanks REWahoo. I'm trying to learn how to post "correctly" and eliminate annoying newbie habits.
Forum: Young Dreamers 08-31-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,012
Posted By walleye
Is there a more approprate thread to post quotes?...

Is there a more approprate thread to post quotes? I guess my favorites have to do with prioritizing time and money. One more and I'll quit.



Found at Amazon.com: Your Money or Your Life: 9...
Forum: Young Dreamers 08-31-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,012
Posted By walleye
Ziggy, I like your "quote" (is there a name for...

Ziggy, I like your "quote" (is there a name for the quote someone places below his/her post?).

Here are some I've liked so far:
"Hey, for every ten dollars, that's another hour that I have to be...
Forum: Young Dreamers 08-31-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,012
Posted By walleye
Interesting post haha. Part of the fun of people...

Interesting post haha. Part of the fun of people watching is being the one watched, and wondering or hearing what people perceive you as.

Myself I'm looking forward to changing up my appearance....
Forum: Young Dreamers 08-31-2009, 12:44 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,012
Posted By walleye
I think we benefit on clothing costs in two ways:...

I think we benefit on clothing costs in two ways:
- Our boys don't mind wearing Walmart clothes right now. As they get older and care about it more, we will indulge in more expensive stuff, within...
Forum: Hi, I am... 08-31-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,062
Posted By walleye
Thanks for the welcome Freebird. I've appreciated...

Thanks for the welcome Freebird. I've appreciated your point of view on other posts.

I enjoy frugality in that I hate waste and I hate Conspicuous Consumption, so I guess it's joy to do the...
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