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Forum: FIRE and Money 12-30-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,417
Posted By Beryl
@DFW_M5, I'm glad to hear about this because I...

@DFW_M5, I'm glad to hear about this because I want to pay cash for my new house and own it outright. I don't mind having a lien on the old one. It is a psychological "debt-free" thing. If I rent...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-30-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,417
Posted By Beryl
Purchasing New Home After FIRE

Wait a minute! :D When I say I'd let the agent do everything, I don't mean that I'm hands off. I mean that I move first and let my agent hire repair/staging people and manage it as a rental, if...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-30-2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,417
Posted By Beryl
So helpful. Thank you very much!

So helpful. Thank you very much!
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-29-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,417
Posted By Beryl
Nice. Clipped to Evernote!!! The calculation...

Nice. Clipped to Evernote!!! The calculation makes me appear quite credit worthy.


I'm looking to buy first because I hate being in my home when selling. I like to move and let my agent take...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-29-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,312
Posted By Beryl
Interesting thread since I just decided to move...

Interesting thread since I just decided to move to the Houston area and prefer South Houston to be closer to more of my relatives. I wasn't planning to move all of the way to the coast but I am going...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-29-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,417
Posted By Beryl
Purchasing New Home After FIRE

Planning to sell and buy a new home out of state YE2014. (Mom passed away and I need to move closer to other family.)

My current home is paid off and in a seller's market. My new home should...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-18-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 46,762
Posted By Beryl
2.5 years here and no regrets. Lost over 80...

2.5 years here and no regrets. Lost over 80 pounds and feeling great!
Forum: Other topics 07-01-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,945
Posted By Beryl
Ditto. I've had to refurbish them occasionally --...

Ditto. I've had to refurbish them occasionally -- replace various parts and to a THOROUGH cleaning but once that is done, they work very well

The thing I like most is that they force me to...
Forum: Other topics 06-24-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,839
Posted By Beryl
I think having the time to take the classes is a...

I think having the time to take the classes is a factor. Some people are w*rking or too tired from it to take classes, IMO.
Forum: Other topics 06-12-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,287
Posted By Beryl
My parents died "young" (78 & 86) but their...

My parents died "young" (78 & 86) but their parents & grandparents lived to 100 and beyond. My 97 year old uncle just lost his second wife (only 88 ) and he is looking to remarry. :D He is spry and...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-12-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,600
Posted By Beryl
Yeppy. I lost mine when I converted my 401K. The...

Yeppy. I lost mine when I converted my 401K. The very next day after making that mistake, I tried in vain to reverse it.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-10-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,274
Posted By Beryl
I had the same understanding since the IRS...

I had the same understanding since the IRS already knows most of the income of everyone else. Don't many charities disclose donor information? I figured that the IRS already knew about MegaCorps's...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-09-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,274
Posted By Beryl
Interesting. Mom, an ordained minister,...

Interesting.

Mom, an ordained minister, tithed to her death in April and I'm not positive about Dad but churches and other charitable organization spoke of his generosity at his funeral 12 years...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-08-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,938
Posted By Beryl
That is what my Uncle says. He has watched his...

That is what my Uncle says. He has watched his California property value wildly fluctuate for 40 years. Since he owns it outright and doesn't plan to move, he doesn't care. I love my house but I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-08-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,274
Posted By Beryl
I should let this go because it is off-topic but...

I should let this go because it is off-topic but I've never allowed my words to be twisted - unchecked- and don't intend to start now.

Read my post again - I said donating time AND money is...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-07-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,938
Posted By Beryl
Agreed. It is especially sad when the 70 year old...

Agreed. It is especially sad when the 70 year old woman never had children!

Fortunately, there are a few states where you get a tax reduction at 65 but there are a lot of conditions which make too...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-07-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,274
Posted By Beryl
You attacked me personally -- twice (calling me...

You attacked me personally -- twice (calling me "holier-than-thou” and judgmental). That, IMO is very different from expressing an opinion or judgment about an issue or a fictitious individual...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-07-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,274
Posted By Beryl
True.

True.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-07-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,440
Posted By Beryl
Nice portal site.

Nice portal site.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-07-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,274
Posted By Beryl
And you can't help making personal attacks, can...

And you can't help making personal attacks, can you?

At least we agree on something. Peace out!
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-06-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,274
Posted By Beryl
My bad. I must have misunderstood when you stated...

My bad. I must have misunderstood when you stated this.

Too bad I rubbed you the wrong way but like I previously stated, I never attacked anyone PERSONALLY.

At the risk of Porky coming out,...
Forum: Other topics 06-06-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,437
Posted By Beryl
I thought the same until I read that Michael...

I thought the same until I read that Michael Jordan is a boomer! True, they've expanded the boom to cover a LOT of people!
Forum: Other topics 06-06-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 10,709
Posted By Beryl
I had the 7kw Generac unit mentioned in this 2011...

I had the 7kw Generac unit mentioned in this 2011 post and happy I did. After spending a considerable amount of time shopping, it ran me about $3800 (unit- $2300, installation- $1500). It resides...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-06-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,274
Posted By Beryl
You've never heard of "tithing?" That explains...

You've never heard of "tithing?" That explains it. It is well known among Judeo-Christians but practiced by many others.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tithe

Please do not congratulate me. ...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-06-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,274
Posted By Beryl
Since you shared... Some people don't want...

Since you shared...

Some people don't want tax dollars to be used to help unfortunate people and expect charities to handle it. It concerns me when people who donate little (comparatively...
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