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Forum: Life after FIRE 11-09-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,904
Posted By WestLake
Setting the First Boundary Against Encroachment

razatazz is right. Don't answer the phone. I dropped voicemail as well. They have to text or email. I get a lot of messages via Facebook but I can always say I wasn't on there, didn't see it... my...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-12-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,812
Posted By WestLake
Well it was meant to make him think. I'm kinda...

Well it was meant to make him think. I'm kinda sneaky. Or was that reverse psychology?
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-12-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,120
Posted By WestLake
How long did it take?

I was fired at the end of March 2016. I had worked there for 29 years and it was a shock. What's worse is that I'm pretty sure I was a victim of discrimination (I'm gay) as a new "military" regime...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-12-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,812
Posted By WestLake
Why endure a nagging wife?

Why endure a nagging wife?
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-31-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 74,246
Posted By WestLake
3/31/16 age 58 Sent from my iPhone using...

3/31/16 age 58


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Forum: Hi, I am... 07-31-2016, 12:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,343
Posted By WestLake
Almost doubled in less than three years! Congrats...

Almost doubled in less than three years! Congrats


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Forum: Hi, I am... 07-31-2016, 12:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,414
Posted By WestLake
Kudos! Sent from my iPhone using Early...

Kudos!


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Forum: Hi, I am... 04-06-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,991
Posted By WestLake
Howdy 53 and hate my job.

Thanks, everyone, for the support.

Yes the $300K rental (single family) is now worth $400K and I'm finally getting better rent - $2300 month (but could maybe get $2500 or more if the tenant moves...
Forum: Hi, I am... 04-02-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,991
Posted By WestLake
UPDATE: I can't believe almost five years have...

UPDATE: I can't believe almost five years have passed since I posted this. Finally got a different boss last summer and thought things were better - until I was fired last week.

I'm in much...
Forum: Hi, I am... 02-10-2016, 11:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,988
Posted By WestLake
I have rental properties but also max out my 401K...

I have rental properties but also max out my 401K and Roth. You need every tool, in my opinion.


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Forum: Hi, I am... 12-26-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,649
Posted By WestLake
Well done! Sent from my iPhone using...

Well done!


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Forum: Hi, I am... 12-26-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,451
Posted By WestLake
I felt like I never had that much disposable...

I felt like I never had that much disposable income until I paid off the final two mortgages on my rentals at age 55 and 55 1/2. Will be 58 in March. It's a great feeling, I highly recommend.

...
Forum: Hi, I am... 12-23-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,707
Posted By WestLake
"This is escapism" Hell yeah! I can't wait...

"This is escapism"

Hell yeah! I can't wait to "escape".




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Forum: FIRE and Money 12-10-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 14,598
Posted By WestLake
That's me LOL

That's me LOL
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-10-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Posted By WestLake
Speaking of this - what is the optimum time of...

Speaking of this - what is the optimum time of the year to retire if you want to go the full 18 months of COBRA before the ACA? Do you have to coincide with the open enrollment period?
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-04-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,535
Posted By WestLake
I see plenty of places in small towns or on lakes...

I see plenty of places in small towns or on lakes in Texas or other parts of the South with incredibly cheap housing prices - many not very far from big cities and major hospitals systems, airports,...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-04-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 13,066
Posted By WestLake
Have you ever considered moving into the guest...

Have you ever considered moving into the guest house and renting the main house? I have a similar situation and I think that's what I'm going to do. I will pay the gas bill and the main house will...
Forum: Hi, I am... 12-02-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,415
Posted By WestLake
I have a friend at my company who actually got...

I have a friend at my company who actually got fired after 30 years. I'm not far behind him in seniority. I sometimes find myself jealous that the decision was made for him. Another feeling I...
Forum: Other topics 12-02-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,547
Posted By WestLake
I'm in Central Dallas and I lived the boom/bust...

I'm in Central Dallas and I lived the boom/bust of the 1980s. It's booming big time again, but it's different. I don't think it will bust with 10,000 moving here every week...or some such figure.....
Forum: Hi, I am... 11-18-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,607
Posted By WestLake
If you did OMY, how much could you save for a...

If you did OMY, how much could you save for a cash cushion?
I just told another poster 48 is kinda young. 59 1/2 is not as far as "early retirement". I'll be 58 next year so I know. I would jump...
Forum: Hi, I am... 11-18-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,410
Posted By WestLake
48 is still young. Having been to Europe many...

48 is still young. Having been to Europe many times (having house in Amalfi is sweet) I would put in the five more years and be more comfortable. There are many places to go and hang out over there,...
Forum: Hi, I am... 11-04-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,658
Posted By WestLake
Congrats! A drone no more! Sent from my...

Congrats! A drone no more!


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Forum: Hi, I am... 10-22-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,326
Posted By WestLake
I thought about 50, and 55 but didn't retire. Now...

I thought about 50, and 55 but didn't retire. Now at 57, I am in much better shape and finally out of the claws of the psycho boss. In two years, I'll have 30 years with this company. I made that my...
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-15-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,941
Posted By WestLake
Fantastic! I just turned 57 (28 years same...

Fantastic! I just turned 57 (28 years same company) and hope to follow in your footsteps.


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Forum: Hi, I am... 12-11-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,531
Posted By WestLake
Stay for a possible layoff check at big Oil?

Congrats. I'm in oil (consulting) with an a-hole boss and I am jealous! Boy Howdy (as we say in Texas).


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