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Forum: Other topics 07-09-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,015
Posted By Marathoner
Happened to stop by today and see this message. ...

Happened to stop by today and see this message. I know you were one of the posters who was so helpful for me when I was going through my divorce. I'm so sorry to see that you're going through one...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-23-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,352
Posted By Marathoner
I'm at less than 1%; mostly because my car is a...

I'm at less than 1%; mostly because my car is a beater. I'll probably have to buy something else in the next few years, but I'm holding off as long as I can!
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-20-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,240
Posted By Marathoner
I have done a lot of reading of happiness...

I have done a lot of reading of happiness research over the years. I know there are some who will dismiss this as pseudo-science, and I concede that it's difficult to measure, but approximately 50%...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-19-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By Marathoner
We have to meet standards in 3 of 5 criteria (I...

We have to meet standards in 3 of 5 criteria (I think BMI, cholesterol, blood pressure, others like that) for a substantial discount. You can either have your doctor fill it out or get your finger...
Forum: Other topics 02-19-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,394
Posted By Marathoner
It's nice to see so many people happy with the...

It's nice to see so many people happy with the choices they made!

Education-wise, I wouldn't change a thing. CPAs can pretty much always find a self-supporting job, and while the work isn't what...
Forum: Other topics 02-14-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 35,806
Posted By Marathoner
Thanks for all of the continued support. I'll...

Thanks for all of the continued support. I'll definitely be a more regular visitor, even though early retirement is still years off.

You are just the best!
Forum: Other topics 02-13-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 35,806
Posted By Marathoner
Hello! I just received a PM from a very nice...

Hello! I just received a PM from a very nice member asking me for an update. Not sure if anyone else is interested, but since everyone was so great in helping me through the worst period of my...
Forum: Other topics 05-24-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,749
Posted By Marathoner
I got divorced a little over a year ago, at the...

I got divorced a little over a year ago, at the age of 33.

I hope to find love again. Not sure if that includes marriage or not, but I rather hope it does. However, if it does, I am keeping my...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-27-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,579
Posted By Marathoner
Like you, I've always been a saver. I've worked...

Like you, I've always been a saver. I've worked since I was 12 -- newspaper route, camp counselor while that young -- and while I never saved a set amount, I hardly spent any money; certainly not...
Forum: Young Dreamers 04-27-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,312
Posted By Marathoner
Well, you know what side I'm coming at this from,...

Well, you know what side I'm coming at this from, but again, I think that since you can afford it, you have to look at quality of life and what would make you happy. Where do you want to live?
...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-26-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,098
Posted By Marathoner
Congratulations! What a perfect time of year to...

Congratulations! What a perfect time of year to have your freedom begin!
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-26-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,017
Posted By Marathoner
I'm still working, but since many small...

I'm still working, but since many small nonprofits look for people with my skills, I am the Treasurer for a nature nonprofit. I'd rather do more fun volunteering, which I do with the parrot rescue...
Forum: Young Dreamers 04-26-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,312
Posted By Marathoner
My situation has differences, but it's similar...

My situation has differences, but it's similar enough that I'm commenting :) I was married and living in the suburbs. After my divorce, I moved to the city (renting) and am currently in the process...
Forum: Other topics 03-29-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,670
Posted By Marathoner
Glad to hear she's recovering well. I completely...

Glad to hear she's recovering well. I completely understand her reluctance to ride again. Keep us updated!
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-10-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,446
Posted By Marathoner
I'd have to vote for almost all of the buttons! ...

I'd have to vote for almost all of the buttons! I live about 2.4 miles away, and there is a wonderful bike path I can take the entire way.

However, since my fall in January due to glare ice, I...
Forum: Other topics 02-27-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,320
Posted By Marathoner
Lsbcal beat me to it -- exercise

Lsbcal beat me to it -- exercise
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-26-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,564
Posted By Marathoner
My XH got me to pay for his medical school and...

My XH got me to pay for his medical school and cover all his expenses through school, residency, and fellowship (had to pay me back part of his tuition.) I made over 85% of our income during the 11...
Forum: Other topics 02-26-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,293
Posted By Marathoner
As a fellow cyclist, thanks for sending the...

As a fellow cyclist, thanks for sending the letter.
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-07-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,365
Posted By Marathoner
The only two companies I've worked for matched...

The only two companies I've worked for matched once per year. The first one was back in 2002.

These are both well-respected financial services companies that have always had hundreds of...
Forum: Other topics 02-05-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 916
Posted By Marathoner
Very, very funny, but with a sad ending. Wish...

Very, very funny, but with a sad ending. Wish they would have ended it two seconds earlier!
Forum: Other topics 02-05-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,069
Posted By Marathoner
It's really only my hands that get cold. I wear...

It's really only my hands that get cold. I wear ski gloves, but at about 5 degrees, they don't help much. Shockingly, the rest of my body stays quite warm due to layers and exertion. I do wear the...
Forum: Other topics 02-01-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By Marathoner
I've taken a lot of courses from itunes U and the...

I've taken a lot of courses from itunes U and the open courses from Stanford and MIT, and I also listen to a lot from the Teaching Company (which are not free, but are available from major libraries...
Forum: Other topics 02-01-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By Marathoner
While I am far from being FI at this point, I...

While I am far from being FI at this point, I completely agree with Mulligan.

I know that for me, right now, an additional $4k/year would not have any impact on my life since I am already living...
Forum: Other topics 02-01-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,069
Posted By Marathoner
Thought I would update this. I was able to ride...

Thought I would update this. I was able to ride my bike every day to work through the end of December. I made sure to drive my car at least twice a week, as recommended here, and everything was...
Forum: Other topics 12-27-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 35,806
Posted By Marathoner
East Texas -- thanks for asking! It's now...

East Texas -- thanks for asking!

It's now been over a year since I posted here and received some of the best advice of my life. It's really amazing to me how much my life has changed in the past...
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