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Forum: Hi, I am... 04-07-2016, 04:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,663
Posted By JBmadera
Three years out of hi tech, now that I'm almost...

Three years out of hi tech, now that I'm almost 55 it seems like it would be impossible to get back in (ageism, imo, is alive and very real).

Good luck with your retirement!
Forum: Other topics 04-07-2016, 04:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By JBmadera
On the move.....

After a few years of spinning my wheels I finally pulled the trigger on a home in Green Valley, AZ. The ranch here is sold and closes next week so I am packing up and heading out this weekend.
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Forum: Life after FIRE 10-20-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,316
Posted By JBmadera
my worry over financial matters has not decreased...

my worry over financial matters has not decreased but it's my own fault - two big areas ended up being issues for us and were not things I had accounted for in the financial plan. First, I spend WAY...
Forum: Other topics 03-03-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,707
Posted By JBmadera
It's been a real rough adjustment for me. I've...

It's been a real rough adjustment for me. I've added stuff to do most days away from the house just so I get some space. Hopefully it will get better over time and actually it is a bit better than...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-12-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,841
Posted By JBmadera
Congrats on the move! I sure hope it works out...

Congrats on the move! I sure hope it works out for you and I would be very interested to hear how/why things either work or don't work (we have been "planning" a similar move for 2.5 years and we...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-03-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,944
Posted By JBmadera
what a neat post, thank you! similar basics...

what a neat post, thank you!

similar basics here (thankfully DD graduated from college in june), so if you figure out how to get more comfortable at home with DW please pass on suggestions. still...
Forum: Other topics 08-18-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 31,319
Posted By JBmadera
First half of my career: accountant, controller,...

First half of my career: accountant, controller, CFO.

Second half of my career: hi tech professional services, hi tech business development

And ya, too bad I cannot make money golfing.........
Forum: Young Dreamers 06-17-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,865
Posted By JBmadera
Thanks so much for posting, very relevant to many...

Thanks so much for posting, very relevant to many of us. In hindsight I wish I had a more "balanced" approach to life (stayed in a very high stress, extensive travel, high tech job because I was...
Forum: Other topics 05-16-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,140
Posted By JBmadera
Odd Couple Colombo Honeymooners House ...

Odd Couple
Colombo
Honeymooners
House
Castle
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-03-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 19,336
Posted By JBmadera
I think this is interesting, it's not that I made...

I think this is interesting, it's not that I made a bad career decision rather once I set my focus on FIRE I did become inflexible. In hindsight there needed to be more balance between getting the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-13-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,132
Posted By JBmadera
Congrats and best of luck with the move. We are...

Congrats and best of luck with the move. We are just now starting to tackle downsizing, really wish we had started sooner. DW and I are not quite aligned so I love when folks share their successful...
Forum: Other topics 04-09-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,901
Posted By JBmadera
Here in California the cost per year for a school...

Here in California the cost per year for a school in the UC system (all in - tuition, books, room and board, etc) is about $32k (say goodbye to $135k) and that's what we have set...
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-31-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,102
Posted By JBmadera
Sounds awesome, enjoy your time on the road!!

Sounds awesome, enjoy your time on the road!!
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-31-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,526
Posted By JBmadera
I always considered ISO's as "free" money and I...

I always considered ISO's as "free" money and I would exercise and sell as soon as they vested. I know that folks do it a number of different ways but I have friends/former colleagues that were...
Forum: Young Dreamers 03-31-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,183
Posted By JBmadera
Welcome. I would head over to bogleheads and get...

Welcome. I would head over to bogleheads and get some basic info regarding 401k/IRA model portfolios.

LYBM is certainly key. Good luck!
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-31-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,356
Posted By JBmadera
I love threads like this one, there is always...

I love threads like this one, there is always something new to add to our FIRE toolkit. DW cuts my hair with clippers, which I love but she hates....LOL

We are starting to sell stuff via...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-18-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,120
Posted By JBmadera
We have some regrets even though DW volunteers...

We have some regrets even though DW volunteers nearly full time at one of the outreach programs. Our church is very active in the mission field as well as local outreach to recovering addicts and...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-02-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,900
Posted By JBmadera
Yeah, I think you're right and I'm just feeling...

Yeah, I think you're right and I'm just feeling sorry for myself.

But at least I was focused on FIRE so that now I can really enjoy ER.....:)
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-02-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,900
Posted By JBmadera
Hey Mulligan - not sure if there is any...

Hey Mulligan - not sure if there is any cause/effect, surgeons and dr's say that there really shouldn't be, but this is the chain of events:
crashed in a several races, had a few surgeries...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-02-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,900
Posted By JBmadera
I was always quite smug when it came to meds....

I was always quite smug when it came to meds. Back then I was a fit, 49 yr old Cat II cyclist, no smoking, no drinking, 20 BMI, and no meds of any kind. Fast forward a couple of years and now the...
Forum: Other topics 03-01-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,125
Posted By JBmadera
at home cold weather - bathrobe at home warm...

at home cold weather - bathrobe
at home warm weather - undershirt and cut off hospital pants

in town cold weather - overalls and jacket
in town warm weather - short pants and white tee shirt.
...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-20-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,898
Posted By JBmadera
Here is a link to Bogleheads discussing Portfolio...

Here is a link to Bogleheads discussing Portfolio Solutions:

Bogleheads • View topic - Portfolio Solutions Investing? (http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=83487)

I'm looking at...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-19-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,215
Posted By JBmadera
That is fantastic! Congrats to your DW. We...

That is fantastic! Congrats to your DW.

We had a fairly rough adjustment period with us both being home. Some of it was probably due to the fact that I traveled quite a bit for work so the new...
Forum: Hi, I am... 02-19-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 698
Posted By JBmadera
welcome! enjoy your retirement.

welcome! enjoy your retirement.
Forum: Hi, I am... 02-18-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,505
Posted By JBmadera
Welcome! And butterflies, at least in my case,...

Welcome! And butterflies, at least in my case, are common. G/L on getting out this year.
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