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Forum: Life after FIRE Yesterday, 11:01 AM
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Posted By enginerd
Well geez, now I feel stressed

Well geez, now I feel stressed
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-23-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By enginerd
What happens if you donít finish those work...

What happens if you donít finish those work projects in 30 days? Iím guessing there are no ramifications. Maybe thereís a little pride involved, but I guarantee in a couple of months you wonít have...
Forum: Hi, I am... 05-07-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,260
Posted By enginerd
27 year old DINK looking to FIRE by 50.

I was about your age when my "spreadsheet" came together. Sounds like you are following in my footsteps. I am 38 and about half way to that $5MM....I do believe I will be there before 50.

The...
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-20-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,242
Posted By enginerd
Your thread is very exciting, please keep going...

Your thread is very exciting, please keep going with the updates. I wish I could pull this type of adventure with the family, but by the time I have enough to ER, my oldest will be in high school. ...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-17-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,267
Posted By enginerd
The Home Depot plumbing guys are trained to...

The Home Depot plumbing guys are trained to suggest a return. If you ask them ďWhich one do I needĒ for parts and fittings. Their response many times is ďBuy one of each and return the ones you...
Forum: Other topics 03-11-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,596
Posted By enginerd
Iíll never forget the time our family missed the...

Iíll never forget the time our family missed the time change. I was about 7 or 8, although we were usually early, walking into church we all thought we were a couple minutes late. Quickly made our...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-11-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 16,032
Posted By enginerd
I feel as though Iím at the lower end of upper...

I feel as though Iím at the lower end of upper middle class. But if I think about it, Iím clearly in the upper half of the lower end of the upper middle class. An outside observer would quite...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-16-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,123
Posted By enginerd
I think this quote sums up where my mood is at. ...

I think this quote sums up where my mood is at. Just keep in mind that a 50% gain is erased by a 33% decline.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-30-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,461
Posted By enginerd
This happens sometimes at my Megacorp with new...

This happens sometimes at my Megacorp with new employees. They start half way thru a pay period and so the first check is already small. Then several of the benefit payments are pulled out as a...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-20-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,035
Posted By enginerd
Does #2 know he is getting a million dollar...

Does #2 know he is getting a million dollar inheritance? If so, anything you try do at this point will only cause strife with him.

I think your only way is to get your oldest brother on your side...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-05-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,705
Posted By enginerd
I'm guessing it was not truely a certified used...

I'm guessing it was not truely a certified used car. Form the Nissan website:

Only Nissans that meet our high standards qualify for Certified Pre-Owned status. They must be less than six years...
Forum: Travel Information 07-07-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,264
Posted By enginerd
Actually, for the free wi-fi you need the A-list...

Actually, for the free wi-fi you need the A-list Preferred level which is double the a-list requirements. 50 flights or 70k miles
Forum: Hi, I am... 06-11-2017, 04:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,135
Posted By enginerd
Please don't over do it. Someone might mistake...

Please don't over do it. Someone might mistake that for working.
Forum: Other topics 05-08-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,028
Posted By enginerd
Plumb Flushed

You might be past your time limit. I believe here in Illinois the time limit is 10 years.
Forum: Other topics 03-04-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,220
Posted By enginerd
If you go to the Bigfoot website, they have some...

If you go to the Bigfoot website, they have some test data for uplift. So, depending on the number of posts and the sizes, the design might be ok, or it could be a simple change such as an extra...
Forum: Other topics 03-03-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,220
Posted By enginerd
I am also amazed all the time at stuff that...

I am also amazed all the time at stuff that licensed architects and licensed engineers can completely overlook.
Forum: Other topics 03-03-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,220
Posted By enginerd
The posts cannot simply sit on the ground, I...

The posts cannot simply sit on the ground, I assume you will have some sort of post foundations or pier footings.

Couple of quick thoughts to ask your designer/architect:
Not sure how...
Forum: Other topics 02-08-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,955
Posted By enginerd
I'm on the board and in charge of the gates in my...

I'm on the board and in charge of the gates in my community. We've had to reset codes a few times and the major delivery guys find the new code in no time. Yes, a few new drivers have issues some...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-06-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,912
Posted By enginerd
To effectively evaluate your situation, we will...

To effectively evaluate your situation, we will need the time component. Such as current age and years until you begin withdrawal.
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-20-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,651
Posted By enginerd
Did you include this meme in your email?;D;D

Did you include this meme in your email?;D;D
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-19-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,369
Posted By enginerd
You should be ok provided that the IRAs are in...

You should be ok provided that the IRAs are in two separate accounts. Although my "should be" response is not 100% certain and busting a 72(t) plan can cost you heavily in penalties. You should...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-16-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,910
Posted By enginerd
Thanks for this thread, it got me thinking about...

Thanks for this thread, it got me thinking about where I am at in the life of my mortgage. I usually throw a little extra at the principal when I have some spare money laying around without putting...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-10-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,723
Views: 557,952
Posted By enginerd
NW hit $2M today. It's been almost 4 years (to...

NW hit $2M today. It's been almost 4 years (to the week) since I crossed the $1M mark and 8 years since hitting $500k. Hopefully we can keep this going and my NW doubles 2 more times in the next 8...
Forum: Hi, I am... 12-22-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,406
Posted By enginerd
I agree with what some others have said. If you...

I agree with what some others have said. If you are in the 25% tax bracket and will be retiring into the 15% bracket, then you should maximize your regular 401k/IRA before saving any ROTH or after...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-22-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,609
Posted By enginerd
Had all of mine replaced about 10 years ago. I...

Had all of mine replaced about 10 years ago. I have to admit, I did it mostly for cosmetic reasons. I was always emberrassed when I was younger of having so many fillings. So far I have had no...
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