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Forum: FIRE and Money 10-30-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,033
Posted By enginerd
This happens sometimes at my Megacorp with new...

This happens sometimes at my Megacorp with new employees. They start half way thru a pay period and so the first check is already small. Then several of the benefit payments are pulled out as a...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-20-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,424
Posted By enginerd
Does #2 know he is getting a million dollar...

Does #2 know he is getting a million dollar inheritance? If so, anything you try do at this point will only cause strife with him.

I think your only way is to get your oldest brother on your side...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-05-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,184
Posted By enginerd
I'm guessing it was not truely a certified used...

I'm guessing it was not truely a certified used car. Form the Nissan website:

Only Nissans that meet our high standards qualify for Certified Pre-Owned status. They must be less than six years...
Forum: Travel Information 07-07-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,132
Posted By enginerd
Actually, for the free wi-fi you need the A-list...

Actually, for the free wi-fi you need the A-list Preferred level which is double the a-list requirements. 50 flights or 70k miles
Forum: Hi, I am... 06-11-2017, 05:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,951
Posted By enginerd
Please don't over do it. Someone might mistake...

Please don't over do it. Someone might mistake that for working.
Forum: Other topics 05-08-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,863
Posted By enginerd
Plumb Flushed

You might be past your time limit. I believe here in Illinois the time limit is 10 years.
Forum: Other topics 03-04-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,123
Posted By enginerd
If you go to the Bigfoot website, they have some...

If you go to the Bigfoot website, they have some test data for uplift. So, depending on the number of posts and the sizes, the design might be ok, or it could be a simple change such as an extra...
Forum: Other topics 03-03-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,123
Posted By enginerd
I am also amazed all the time at stuff that...

I am also amazed all the time at stuff that licensed architects and licensed engineers can completely overlook.
Forum: Other topics 03-03-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,123
Posted By enginerd
The posts cannot simply sit on the ground, I...

The posts cannot simply sit on the ground, I assume you will have some sort of post foundations or pier footings.

Couple of quick thoughts to ask your designer/architect:
Not sure how...
Forum: Other topics 02-08-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,799
Posted By enginerd
I'm on the board and in charge of the gates in my...

I'm on the board and in charge of the gates in my community. We've had to reset codes a few times and the major delivery guys find the new code in no time. Yes, a few new drivers have issues some...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-06-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,806
Posted By enginerd
To effectively evaluate your situation, we will...

To effectively evaluate your situation, we will need the time component. Such as current age and years until you begin withdrawal.
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-20-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,600
Posted By enginerd
Did you include this meme in your email?;D;D

Did you include this meme in your email?;D;D
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-19-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,211
Posted By enginerd
You should be ok provided that the IRAs are in...

You should be ok provided that the IRAs are in two separate accounts. Although my "should be" response is not 100% certain and busting a 72(t) plan can cost you heavily in penalties. You should...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-16-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,735
Posted By enginerd
Thanks for this thread, it got me thinking about...

Thanks for this thread, it got me thinking about where I am at in the life of my mortgage. I usually throw a little extra at the principal when I have some spare money laying around without putting...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-10-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,617
Views: 512,503
Posted By enginerd
NW hit $2M today. It's been almost 4 years (to...

NW hit $2M today. It's been almost 4 years (to the week) since I crossed the $1M mark and 8 years since hitting $500k. Hopefully we can keep this going and my NW doubles 2 more times in the next 8...
Forum: Hi, I am... 12-22-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,313
Posted By enginerd
I agree with what some others have said. If you...

I agree with what some others have said. If you are in the 25% tax bracket and will be retiring into the 15% bracket, then you should maximize your regular 401k/IRA before saving any ROTH or after...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-22-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,465
Posted By enginerd
Had all of mine replaced about 10 years ago. I...

Had all of mine replaced about 10 years ago. I have to admit, I did it mostly for cosmetic reasons. I was always emberrassed when I was younger of having so many fillings. So far I have had no...
Forum: Hi, I am... 10-31-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,592
Posted By enginerd
As stated above by rodi, make sure that your...

As stated above by rodi, make sure that your "spending" in firecalc includes federal and state taxes.

Since I am far enough away from retirement, I just of back into my spending in a way similar...
Forum: Other topics 10-17-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,678
Posted By enginerd
I have Samsung and LG smart TVs, but I end up...

I have Samsung and LG smart TVs, but I end up using the Amazon Firestick as my primary "smart" device. I've tried the chromecast and roku, but the Firestick works best for me.

The original...
Forum: Young Dreamers 10-13-2016, 10:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,448
Posted By enginerd
Thanks for those two links. That was exactly...

Thanks for those two links. That was exactly what I was looking for. I think I am close with my current plan. Maybe a little shy of their estimate, but I am still far enough out I can reevaluate...
Forum: Young Dreamers 10-12-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,448
Posted By enginerd
Most of my money will be 72t SEPP withdrawals...

Most of my money will be 72t SEPP withdrawals from a regular IRA/401k which counts as ordinary income. As my daughters will be just entering their teen years when I plan to retire, I dont expect my...
Forum: Young Dreamers 10-12-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,448
Posted By enginerd
College costs in 2030

My current plan is to retire in about 8 years when my two DD's will be in high school. At least for planning purposes, we want to fully pay for their college educations without having to worry about...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-05-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,867
Posted By enginerd
I'm glad to see Amazon just banned this practice.

I'm glad to see Amazon just banned this practice.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-04-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,658
Posted By enginerd
In my megacorp, the fleet gets cycled out around...

In my megacorp, the fleet gets cycled out around 150,000 miles. Some earlier if they have a history of problems, some later if they have high mileage for the age. These are almost all GM products,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-30-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,110
Posted By enginerd
I agree, with the internet these days I find it...

I agree, with the internet these days I find it hard to imigine a need to stockpile parts. I've had the same $20 part on my 12 yo dishwasher break 3 times, I'm actually hoping something more...
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