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Forum: Other topics Today, 08:41 PM
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Posted By Franklin
+1

+1
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 09:55 PM
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Posted By Franklin
whoa i am there. Tell me more teacher Terry

whoa i am there. Tell me more teacher Terry
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-06-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,504
Posted By Franklin
I am in a big city in the west coast and nearly...

I am in a big city in the west coast and nearly all homes are sold fixed up or staged. For most folks the house is their biggest asset so it makes sense to market it aggressively, thus spending the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-06-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,504
Posted By Franklin
OP, ill share my current experience on this exact...

OP, ill share my current experience on this exact subject. My home is currently in escrow and scheduled to close in 2 weeks. My agent listed the house on the low end of estimates in hopes of a quick...
Forum: Other topics 05-30-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,254
Posted By Franklin
+1 purchased several (had white glove delivery)...

+1 purchased several
(had white glove delivery) no issues at all.
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-29-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,665
Posted By Franklin
+1. I played from pee-wee thru college. He will...

+1. I played from pee-wee thru college. He will learn allot about team and life from the sport. I have 2 boys and always let them make that decision for themselves (after my input).Their were times I...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-29-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,779
Posted By Franklin
Such good advice from everyone. I went thru this...

Such good advice from everyone. I went thru this over the past few years with a stroke broken brother and a 94 year old mom. Guilt, resentment, fear, etc are all common. Many days I wanted to just...
Forum: Hi, I am... 05-17-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,625
Posted By Franklin
What .... I would have thought u would have...

What .... I would have thought u would have jumped by now. Skywalker you are fine! Dive in
Forum: Other topics 05-13-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,596
Posted By Franklin
OK another interesting question....who is exactly...

OK another interesting question....who is exactly paying the bill when we import these goods. Seriously, does the manifest say (tariff charge 25%?). Lets assume the US buyers pays this.....so where...
Forum: Other topics 05-13-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,596
Posted By Franklin
Good point.

Good point.
Forum: Other topics 05-13-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,596
Posted By Franklin
Any examples of Tariff's beginning to hit home?

Besides hammering the stock market, has anyone seen first hand the effects of tariffs? Ive read a list of products that might be affected but have not seen how this effects the cost. Anyone with...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-07-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,792
Posted By Franklin
I suspect the frugality of this site would...

I suspect the frugality of this site would suggest cash only. But the decision has been clouded by the elimination of SALT etc. Leasing now makes more sense considering a cash purchase or loan...
Forum: Hi, I am... 05-04-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,625
Posted By Franklin
Welcome skywalker! I like how you have answered...

Welcome skywalker! I like how you have answered the necessary questions! I sit here in an airport lounge and smile because it’s a pleasure trip rather than biz. Regarding your numbers you are ready...
Forum: Other topics 04-23-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,592
Posted By Franklin
+1

+1
Forum: Other topics 04-20-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,185
Posted By Franklin
Well now if this is correct I must agree with the...

Well now if this is correct I must agree with the crowd. Your fellow members value your connection and are giving great opinions (even when it is hard to do).
Forum: Other topics 04-20-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,185
Posted By Franklin
+1 My first reaction was why would you do this....

+1
My first reaction was why would you do this. But you said it was on your bucket list so if you can handle the size and upkeep then go for it. If your son is moving into your house then it makes...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-16-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,397
Posted By Franklin
A big plus one. This happened to me with my...

A big plus one. This happened to me with my in-laws and I learned a big lesson. Alway get things in writing. For starters make sure you have the details to support any tax return issues. Then make...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-04-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,255
Posted By Franklin
yep I seem to have that one a few times a year....

yep I seem to have that one a few times a year. The work dream happens about 2 or 3 times in the past year. Not a bad dream just weird. I think we are normal.
Forum: Hi, I am... 04-01-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,352
Posted By Franklin
+1

+1
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-31-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,024
Posted By Franklin
OP here....OK update to all who took the time to...

OP here....OK update to all who took the time to respond. I appreciate your opinions as they did help me sort thru the work/retirement thing. Yes it was allot of money but after a year of being...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-21-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,399
Posted By Franklin
Oh crap! I live in LA and my house is way...

Oh crap! I live in LA and my house is way expensive (but paid off!). Now based on this method I gotta go back to work.....shoot me now.
Forum: Other topics 03-18-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,793
Posted By Franklin
Unfortunately I know one of these schools, a few...

Unfortunately I know one of these schools, a few of the higher (way higher ups). and some parents involved. This was not a surprise, never really talked about, and likely the tip of the iceberg. I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-10-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By Franklin
Thats one way possibly. Let's say its $1MM paid...

Thats one way possibly. Let's say its $1MM paid over 20 years. Ive assumed the $1MM is in my NW and I invest it over a group of funds. It goes up or down with the market and is adjusted to show the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-10-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By Franklin
Deferred Comp Firecalc question

Does anyone have experience adding deferred compensation into their retirement calculations? Given deferred comp is invested and then paid out over a series of years I've assumed it should be treated...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-23-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,702
Posted By Franklin
Excellent point. I just spoke to a doctor friend...

Excellent point. I just spoke to a doctor friend this morning. He is in great shape at 70 years old. He is in a small town and they call him Doc. He told me that he will retire in another 8 to 10...
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