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Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 07:17 PM
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Posted By griffithee
Never thought to approach the escrow company....

Never thought to approach the escrow company. Interesting. Thanks for the data points. Cheers
Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 998
Posted By griffithee
Calmloki, I am fascinated by hard money lending....

Calmloki, I am fascinated by hard money lending. I would like to pull out rentals and just do notes or hard money lending. Any recommendations for a place to start. I'm in the greater Houston area....
Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 04:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,865
Posted By griffithee
I wonder if Nassim Taleb buys a ticket. This...

I wonder if Nassim Taleb buys a ticket. This could be considered a Very Very Black Swan event.
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy Yesterday, 12:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,305
Posted By griffithee
I absolutely agree with you that sometime in the...

I absolutely agree with you that sometime in the future there will be a huge crash. Probably absolutely devastating to the economy, peoples lives, quality of life. Problem is, I dont know when. I...
Forum: Life after FIRE Yesterday, 12:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 746
Posted By griffithee
Most definitely interested in AI. I think deep...

Most definitely interested in AI. I think deep learning is where I am leaning.

I have no intention of doing it for a J.O.B...

I just like the field and find it absolutely fascinating. I like...
Forum: Life after FIRE Yesterday, 12:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 746
Posted By griffithee
I got a BS in Computer Science. Mostly because GI...

I got a BS in Computer Science. Mostly because GI bill was paying me to go to school (fatten the stache) and because I have always wanted to learn to program.

Granted, I could have learned to...
Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 12:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,772
Posted By griffithee
I am reminded of the state farm commercial. ...

I am reminded of the state farm commercial.

https://youtu.be/34CHqptjj9E
Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 09:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,772
Posted By griffithee
This is kind of where we are. Our pensions are...

This is kind of where we are. Our pensions are comfortable enough to allow us to invest 50% of them. So we are using SIRE to get more FIRE!!!
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-16-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,654
Posted By griffithee
When you are ready to travel, give me a call. I...

When you are ready to travel, give me a call. I will house sit for you for free. I will even do your windows!!! Mahalo.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-13-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 13,742
Posted By griffithee
Just have them made for you!!! That was a splurge...

Just have them made for you!!! That was a splurge for me several years ago. Not sure why but I had two tuxes, an overcoat, 25 dress shirts, 10 ties, and seven suits custom tailored in Bahrain. Not...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-11-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,963
Posted By griffithee
I used to just like to watch everyday to see...

I used to just like to watch everyday to see whatever new hairdo Maria Bartiromo was wearing. She was always my favorite female anchor!!! Still is real purdy!!!
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-11-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,846
Posted By griffithee
Eva is purdy!!!!

Eva is purdy!!!!
Forum: Other topics 10-10-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 861
Posted By griffithee
I drop two or three vacuum sealed steaks into the...

I drop two or three vacuum sealed steaks into the sous vide bin in the morning at 130 degrees F. Around 1300, I either sear them in a cast iron or broil them on high for some color. If I do...
Forum: Other topics 10-10-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 861
Posted By griffithee
Steak or hamburger and coffee with heavy cream....

Steak or hamburger and coffee with heavy cream. For lunch, Steak or hamburger. For dinner, I switch it up, hamburger or steak. I'm crazy like that.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-09-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 13,742
Posted By griffithee
A buddy of mine bought the Levante. And it is...

A buddy of mine bought the Levante. And it is nice but not as much as my Ghibli mostly because he got more of a base line model and ours has some options that we have learned to not live without. DW...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-09-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 13,742
Posted By griffithee
Good point. DW made me buy the house before we...

Good point. DW made me buy the house before we got the Mozzy. But the Mozzy is the only other girl I'm in love with besides DW.
Forum: FIRECalc support 10-09-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,911
Posted By griffithee
We feel the same way. Half of our pensions/ VA...

We feel the same way. Half of our pensions/ VA compensation covers our comfortable lifestyle and is COLA adjusted. The other half goes into savings bucket.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-09-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,996
Posted By griffithee
We live off our Military pensions (X2) and our VA...

We live off our Military pensions (X2) and our VA comps (X2). I have been retired/unemployed for 5 years and DW for 3. We also have some rental income so SS is not part of our plan and will be just...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-06-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 13,738
Posted By griffithee
It sounds as if your family are saying your were...

It sounds as if your family are saying your were lucky because they are comparing their own position in life to yours. They might see themselves as being just as capable as you are but refuse to...
Forum: Other topics 10-06-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 734
Posted By griffithee
I had a 1968 36' Columbia sloop I bought the year...

I had a 1968 36' Columbia sloop I bought the year I retired. I gutted the inside and pulled out all the teak and took down all the hardware topside. After patching holes and rebedding hardware, I...
Forum: Young Dreamers 10-06-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 816
Posted By griffithee
We left Hawaii after we retired because of the...

We left Hawaii after we retired because of the HCOL. Miss the climate and the views but not the prices or traffic. Moved to Houston area and are successfully living off our pensions and VA comps....
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-05-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 13,742
Posted By griffithee
I dont know Robbie. I bought the Masarati and...

I dont know Robbie. I bought the Masarati and fell in love. The most comfortable car I have ever owned. (And the fastest)
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-05-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,153
Posted By griffithee
a couple of days ago, Bob (@imoldernu) posted a...

a couple of days ago, Bob (@imoldernu) posted a link to a blog written by Charles Hugh Smith (oftwominds.com). I read the article that he linked to and then got sucked down the rabbit. Smith has a...
Forum: Other topics 09-25-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,394
Posted By griffithee
If it flies, floats, or fornicates, you are...

If it flies, floats, or fornicates, you are better off renting it.
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-23-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,812
Posted By griffithee
I've been thinking about this the past couple of...

I've been thinking about this the past couple of days. Our neighbors daughter is a senior in high school and having some issues with calculus. I spent four hours with her getting her up to speed in...
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