Join Early Retirement Today
Showing results 1 to 25 of 106
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Unpaintedhuffhines
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-09-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,191
Posted By Unpaintedhuffhines
Pulling in outside help (attorney) is the nuclear...

Pulling in outside help (attorney) is the nuclear option, but it will get their attention. If you want to exit the company (and the industry), and make this your final hurrah, then go for it. If the...
Forum: Other topics 08-25-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 8,125
Posted By Unpaintedhuffhines
AMEN, brother!!! One of the promises I made to...

AMEN, brother!!! One of the promises I made to myself was I wanted to have enough money to never fly below business class internationally for the remainder of my life. Same goes for my bride. If...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-25-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,747
Posted By Unpaintedhuffhines
That was the best possible decision you could...

That was the best possible decision you could have made.

Now every day until the last one gets easier and easier.

Really happy for you.
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-22-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,747
Posted By Unpaintedhuffhines
OP, I feel your pain. Coming from a place of...

OP, I feel your pain. Coming from a place of nothing to now something, and to walk away from a steady paycheck...what are you, crazy?!?

My FIL is 86. He's a high up University Professor. He just...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-08-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,606
Posted By Unpaintedhuffhines
Exactly the issue I have. At our company, they...

Exactly the issue I have. At our company, they automatically all vest at 55 + 10 years of service or something like 25 years of service (maybe it's 30 or 35, no idea, since I won't be working when...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-08-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,053
Posted By Unpaintedhuffhines
Thanks for the reminder on i-ORP. I had forgotten...

Thanks for the reminder on i-ORP. I had forgotten about this one, as my go-to tool is firecalc. I fired up i-ORP (last used a couple of years ago), and I was pleasantly surprised when it defaulted to...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-02-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,022
Posted By Unpaintedhuffhines
Man, you sound like me, sort of. Have plenty of...

Man, you sound like me, sort of. Have plenty of $, but those RSU siren songs are tough to ignore, AND I get more every year.

You have the same golden handcuffs that I do - RSUs. For me, every...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-03-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,043
Posted By Unpaintedhuffhines
Worrying about outlasting your money is one of...

Worrying about outlasting your money is one of the reasons most here won't outlast their money. We've all done mathematical models like Firecalc, played with all the options, and are comfortable with...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-24-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,296
Posted By Unpaintedhuffhines
Amen to this. What I made in annual income is...

Amen to this. What I made in annual income is interesting, but not necessarily relevant to what I need in retirement. If I was living paycheck-to-paycheck, perhaps this is true. But if that were the...
Forum: Young Dreamers 04-07-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,657
Posted By Unpaintedhuffhines
I tested retirement about 3 years ago with a 9...

I tested retirement about 3 years ago with a 9 month sabbatical. It was awesome, but I did get bored, and the amount of money I could make in my field (high tech security software sales) is...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-07-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,492
Posted By Unpaintedhuffhines
Yeah, I guess I don't consider 6 friends on a...

Yeah, I guess I don't consider 6 friends on a sailboat "cruising," but I agree with you 100% that there is something for everyone on a boat. My problem is that what I'm looking for is a 60 foot yacht...
Forum: Other topics 04-06-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 967
Posted By Unpaintedhuffhines
Ditto. A cruise for me is living hell. Never...

Ditto. A cruise for me is living hell. Never again.
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-06-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,492
Posted By Unpaintedhuffhines
I cannot imagine staying in an inside cabin. Yes,...

I cannot imagine staying in an inside cabin. Yes, I get the fact that you aren't there much, but if I'd probably pay $500 to NOT go on a cruise and stay home versus staying in an inside cabin (no,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-10-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,773
Posted By Unpaintedhuffhines
I am genuinely amazed at people (and applaud...

I am genuinely amazed at people (and applaud them!) who can live on less than $2K/month. I am looking at retiring (again) in another year or two, and healthcare alone for us will be $1K - $2K/month...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-27-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 19,626
Posted By Unpaintedhuffhines
+1 Been in this situation before, but at the...

+1

Been in this situation before, but at the time, was nowhere near being able to retire. The problem is, you don't know how long it will take to find a job. Will you find one Tuesday or 16 weeks...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-10-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,403
Posted By Unpaintedhuffhines
Lol. For every prediction of a huge decline,...

Lol. For every prediction of a huge decline, there is an offsetting prediction of a huge gain. All by noted experts in their field. Agree, gives the talking heads something to chatter about.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-08-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,572
Posted By Unpaintedhuffhines
Agree with pb4uski - the bigger the company, the...

Agree with pb4uski - the bigger the company, the less likely any exception will be made. And if it is a mega (say, more than 20K employees), then I'd say your odds are pretty much zero. Same happened...
Forum: Other topics 06-03-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,809
Posted By Unpaintedhuffhines
I read these type of statistics all the time. On...

I read these type of statistics all the time. On one hand, it makes me uber proud of what I have accomplished in my life. On the other hand, it makes me sick to my stomach to think of those in that...
Forum: Other topics 06-02-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 849
Posted By Unpaintedhuffhines
...quick hijack (sorry)... about 25-30 years...

...quick hijack (sorry)...

about 25-30 years ago, Southwest Airlines was running a "$25 each way" promotion. Anywhere they flew! Heck of a deal. So, I, like thousands of my friends decided to take...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-21-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,366
Posted By Unpaintedhuffhines
Aren't you proud that you are in the position to...

Aren't you proud that you are in the position to ponder these two alternatives? Huge congratulations to you!

Given the relatively small financial impact, I would just do what your gut told you to...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-14-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,380
Posted By Unpaintedhuffhines
Amen, brother. Property taxes in Texas are one of...

Amen, brother. Property taxes in Texas are one of the most contentious items we have. Legislators are about to pass a bill now that would slash the average homeowners property taxes. By $200. No, not...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-12-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,380
Posted By Unpaintedhuffhines
When we realized our youngest was going to be out...

When we realized our youngest was going to be out of high school in three years, we bought a 1300 s.f. 2BR 3BA house close to downtown Austin (walking distance to about a dozen bars/restaurants, 1/3...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-12-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 17,953
Posted By Unpaintedhuffhines
1. Where are you living? (state) I live in...

1. Where are you living? (state)

I live in the middle of Texas (Austin)

2. Is there snow?

Yes! Every 2 or 3 years we get between 1/2" and 2". More likely for us to get ice.

3. why do you...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 05-10-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,618
Posted By Unpaintedhuffhines
Agree with Ian S! I think that it's prorated for...

Agree with Ian S! I think that it's prorated for the time she is on your insurance! Once she is off of your insurance, your base rate should go down, but the subsidy should change as well!
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-29-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 28,011
Posted By Unpaintedhuffhines
Agree with everyone else here - your company...

Agree with everyone else here - your company offers employment, but they can't force it on anyone, so stick to your guns. Offering to stay for double your pay is just going to pour salt in the wound,...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 106

 
Forum Jump

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:41 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.