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Forum: FIRE and Money 09-11-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,525
Posted By TomH
Let me help clarify some things. First I...

Let me help clarify some things.

First I invest in bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.
Bitcoin is one of over 1900 cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin is the first cryptocurrency developed in 2009 to avoid...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-07-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,102
Posted By TomH
Most of the audience of about 30 people had never...

Most of the audience of about 30 people had never invested in real estate but about 5-8 had.

The first few hours the speaker just presented some ideas before getting into real estate.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-07-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,102
Posted By TomH
No worries. I have been an investor for...

No worries.

I have been an investor for the last 10 years or so and always looking to learn more. That's why I attended the class.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-07-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,102
Posted By TomH
The military makes up less than 1% of the...

The military makes up less than 1% of the population and those who retire are a small fraction of that.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-07-2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,102
Posted By TomH
Is it true, only 8% Retire at age 65?

I took a real estate class in December and one of the first slides brought up was a statistics showing the number of people at 65.

When I looked at it, I estimate only 8% can really retire.
...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-07-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,284
Posted By TomH
Interesting discussion. Why don't you find...

Interesting discussion. Why don't you find something you like to do rather than something for the income? It seems like you have done well financially and you should be able to find a stress free...
Forum: Other topics 02-15-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 240,886
Posted By TomH
I just finished reading Good Leaders Ask Great...

I just finished reading Good Leaders Ask Great Questions by John Maxwell.
Forum: Hi, I am... 02-15-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,425
Posted By TomH
Here's a curve ball for you... What if...

Here's a curve ball for you...


What if you get married?
What if you have kids?
Forum: Young Dreamers 02-15-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 58,047
Posted By TomH
I'm active duty Army and plan to retire next...

I'm active duty Army and plan to retire next year.


I was fortunate to have someone tell me to invest when I joined the Army. Since then I've invested in stocks, mutual funds, real estate,...
Forum: Young Dreamers 02-15-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,914
Posted By TomH
I skimmed most of the comments but can tell you...

I skimmed most of the comments but can tell you that you need to invest in Vanguard's S&P 500.


Why?
-Less than 4% of funds have beaten the S&P 500
-The one's that do, you need big money to...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-15-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,388
Posted By TomH
Don't fall in love with the property. Look up...

Don't fall in love with the property.
Look up the numbers, mortgage, taxes, loan, PMI, insurance, and association fee.
Will you get fixed or adjustable loan?
Do the numbers make sense for you? ...
Forum: Hi, I am... 02-09-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,722
Posted By TomH
Are you considering costs for your child's...

Are you considering costs for your child's college education? College costs are crazy right now. This may delay your goal on when you plan to retire since your child still have 9 more years to go...
Forum: Hi, I am... 02-09-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,610
Posted By TomH
The set up fees seems kind of high. I always...

The set up fees seems kind of high. I always look for who offers the best value. I just moved my IRA to Provident. A self directed IRA gives you more flexibility with what you want to do with your...
Forum: Hi, I am... 02-09-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,640
Posted By TomH
I just saw the post. Looking at a fund for a few...

I just saw the post. Looking at a fund for a few years does not guarantee it's future success. Stick with a Vanguard S&P 500 to match the market. Most fund do NOT beat the market. Stick to this...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 02-09-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,632
Posted By TomH
Good discussion. I trade and have been doing...

Good discussion. I trade and have been doing well since the big crash. I learned a lot after the crash and have been getting 40% to 100% returns. I recently sold LinkedIn after it doubled. It's...
Forum: Hi, I am... 02-09-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,610
Posted By TomH
You are doing great and on the road to retirement...

You are doing great and on the road to retirement without having to worry about building your nest egg. I, too, am in the military and fortunately started investing due to my NCO telling me to start...
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