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Forum: Other topics 03-04-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 878
Posted By Sasset
Awesome! I have been getting the question on...

Awesome! I have been getting the question on what I do all day and people asking me to volunteer for this and that. I think I will remember this before I answer next time.
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-19-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,534
Posted By Sasset
Net worth has definitely increased since...

Net worth has definitely increased since retirement!!
Forum: Hi, I am... 01-19-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,772
Posted By Sasset
Looks like you are good to go

Looks like you are good to go
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-19-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,541
Posted By Sasset
I don't get how DACA is part of the budget. DACA...

I don't get how DACA is part of the budget. DACA has until March 5th. The budget is now.
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-18-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,830
Posted By Sasset
I was at 100% using FIRECALC as well as other...

I was at 100% using FIRECALC as well as other calculators. With the current increase to the portfolio is says I could spend more. I won't spend more for now as I see that as a "cushion" if there is...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-17-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 25,092
Posted By Sasset
So we don't have to work and can hang out here...

So we don't have to work and can hang out here sharing our frugal stories!!
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-17-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 25,092
Posted By Sasset
I thought I was frugal with heat - 69 during the...

I thought I was frugal with heat - 69 during the day and 66 at night, but some here are more so. Ha ha.
I do many of the same things others have noted: purposefully make large pots of soups and...
Forum: Hi, I am... 01-06-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,844
Posted By Sasset
Looks like you are heading the right direction. ...

Looks like you are heading the right direction. Good job!
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 01-06-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 18,615
Posted By Sasset
After I retired last year I did change my AA fro...

After I retired last year I did change my AA fro 75% stocks to 60%. I sometimes thinks about how much I would have gained this past year if I had left it alone, but I can live with it.

I have...
Forum: Other topics 01-06-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,699
Posted By Sasset
What I don't understand is from what I hear is...

What I don't understand is from what I hear is that things like venue, flowers, photos, etc go up in price as soon as they find out it is for a wedding!

I have been to simple weddings where the...
Forum: Other topics 01-06-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By Sasset
Jolly, I am sure you will love. A so so day in...

Jolly, I am sure you will love. A so so day in retirement is still better than a good day at w*rk.
Forum: Other topics 01-06-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,051
Posted By Sasset
I moved to the Midwest after being gone for more...

I moved to the Midwest after being gone for more than 35 years. Have gotten in touch with some of my old high school classmates, but they do talk kids and grandkids which I don't have. So far they...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-06-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,805
Posted By Sasset
I am glad you wrote this. I guess I could mow my...

I am glad you wrote this. I guess I could mow my own lawn. I am cleaning my own house for now when I used to have a housecleaner when I w*rked. Like you said "baby steps"
Forum: Other topics 01-06-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By Sasset
It sucked not taking all the vacation days in the...

It sucked not taking all the vacation days in the previous years, but it was great when I retired last year and got 7 weeks additional pay for unused vacation. Yeah!
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-06-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,097
Posted By Sasset
I am trying to figure out the withdrawal plan as...

I am trying to figure out the withdrawal plan as well, so this has been very interesting. Good info! I don't need to withdraw this year, but need to figure it out for the future. I may do a roth...
Forum: Other topics 01-06-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,080
Posted By Sasset
This is a good reminder to look at replacing HWH...

This is a good reminder to look at replacing HWH earlier. I had the last 2 HWH leak at exactly 10 years when I was trying to sell each house!. The house I bought with my downsize is 6 years old. ...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-06-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,805
Posted By Sasset
Similar situation here. This is the first year...

Similar situation here. This is the first year of FIRE and downsized to the Midwest, so the number I planned for is $50K with all the fun stuff. I could cut cable, entertainment, and travel and...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-10-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 67,100
Posted By Sasset
They forgot to do my exit interview, too. I...

They forgot to do my exit interview, too. I didn't bring if up - lmao.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-10-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,711
Posted By Sasset
Congrats! I am around 3 months retired myself...

Congrats! I am around 3 months retired myself and seeing the same health improvements.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-01-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 19,809
Posted By Sasset
I contacted one estate / auction company and they...

I contacted one estate / auction company and they wanted 50%, so I was looking for alternatives. I guess I will try some other estate companies and see if that is really the normal rate around here.
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-31-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 19,809
Posted By Sasset
I was wondering if anyone has ever used OFFERUP...

I was wondering if anyone has ever used OFFERUP to sell unwanted items? How did it work for you if did? I have furniture to get rid of before I downsize.
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-22-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,932
Posted By Sasset
I hope I can get out the planner mode once I sell...

I hope I can get out the planner mode once I sell my house and move. (Other than for travel.) Planning has been my life even down to Planner being in my previous work title. Now that I have FIRED I...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-22-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,755
Posted By Sasset
I am just over 2 months FIRE'd and I am feeling...

I am just over 2 months FIRE'd and I am feeling much of the same. Don't miss work at all. My only stress now is around selling my house, but that is better than work. I am losing weight, sleeping...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-05-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,005
Posted By Sasset
Told everyone at my college graduation party that...

Told everyone at my college graduation party that I was retiring at 55. They laughed. I didn't quite make it as I did OMY, but I retired at 56!
Forum: Other topics 05-04-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,810
Posted By Sasset
Usually I make things that can provide leftovers...

Usually I make things that can provide leftovers once or twice a week, so that takes about an hour each time. The rest of the week takes little time.

Currently I am only buying fresh food for...
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