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Forum: Life after FIRE Yesterday, 11:28 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,366
Posted By akck
Retired? Yes. At age 60. I started...

Retired? Yes.

At age 60.

I started thinking about retirement at age 45. Then, I figured I'd have to work until age 67, mainly because I had no idea of what was needed. As I got better...
Forum: Life after FIRE Yesterday, 11:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,569
Posted By akck
My final year was filled with a lot of "lasts"...

My final year was filled with a lot of "lasts" (last year end, last quarterly report, last month end, etc.), which made the time pass by quicker. But, I started at 5 years (when early pension...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-22-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,187
Posted By akck
WEP only affects the first bend point of the...

WEP only affects the first bend point of the benefit calculation and the missing year is a 5% reduction ( 85% instead of 90%). So if you were eligible now, it would reduce your benefit around...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-17-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 788
Views: 59,882
Posted By akck
This looks to be the last update with one...

This looks to be the last update with one addition to the list:

1. Ronstar - 04/02/2014
2. akck - 01/01/2014 - Age 60
3. Redbugdave - 01/10/2014 - Age 56
4. AnnieK - 07/30/2014- Age 55
5....
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-05-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,603
Posted By akck
Technically, January 1st was my first day of...

Technically, January 1st was my first day of retirement, so I did feel great that day.

But a year before my retirement, I worried about what if I'm wrong about finances. Fortunately, that only...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-01-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 788
Views: 59,882
Posted By akck
I lied. Here's the last update for 2014, at...

I lied. Here's the last update for 2014, at least in my time zone::

1. Ronstar - 04/02/2014
2. akck - 01/01/2014 - Age 60
3. Redbugdave - 01/10/2014 - Age 56
4. AnnieK - 07/30/2014- Age 55
5....
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-30-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 59,882
Posted By akck
This is likely the last update for 2014. Of...

This is likely the last update for 2014. Of course we accept all that stopped working in 2014, even though you're being paid into 2015:

1. Ronstar - 04/02/2014
2. akck - 01/01/2014 - Age 60
3....
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-22-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,952
Posted By akck
Well, I was wrong on this one. Here's a...

Well, I was wrong on this one. Here's a final-final postscript on this saga. But first, retiring when I did has been one of the smartest decisions I've made.

In another post, I mentioned that...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-22-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 59,882
Posted By akck
I decided to bite the bullet and do some list...

I decided to bite the bullet and do some list maintenance, removing those who are putting off retirement and those who actually retired in 2013:

1. Ronstar - 04/02/2014
2. akck - 01/01/2014 - Age...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-11-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 784
Views: 37,679
Posted By akck
Replaced a toilet yesterday. One thing with age...

Replaced a toilet yesterday. One thing with age is that we find it more comfortable to have higher toilets in the house. Seems it's easier on the knees when you don't have to squat as much or to...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-06-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 788
Views: 59,882
Posted By akck
Added two more class members: 1. HeatherB...

Added two more class members:

1. HeatherB - 2013
2. Retire2013 - 2013
3. Ronstar - 04/02/2014
4. akck - 01/01/2014 - Age 60
5. Redbugdave - 01/10/2014 - Age 56
6. AnnieK - 07/30/2014- Age...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-30-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 788
Views: 59,882
Posted By akck
Yes, that is correct. Also, H would be a...

Yes, that is correct. Also, H would be a member's husband.
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-27-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 788
Views: 59,882
Posted By akck
It's been a while since the last update: 1....

It's been a while since the last update:

1. HeatherB - 2013
2. Retire2013 - 2013
3. Ronstar - 04/02/2014
4. akck - 01/01/2014 - Age 60
5. Redbugdave - 01/10/2014 - Age 56
6. ...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-23-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 59,882
Posted By akck
New update: 1. HeatherB - 2013 2....

New update:

1. HeatherB - 2013
2. Retire2013 - 2013
3. Ronstar - 04/02/2014
4. akck - 01/01/2014 - Age 60
5. Redbugdave - 01/10/2014 - Age 56
6. AnnieK - 07/30/2014- Age 55
7. debster747 -...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-12-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 59,882
Posted By akck
Congrats! Way to go! Sent from my iPhone...

Congrats! Way to go!


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Forum: FIRE and Money 08-14-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,622
Posted By akck
I take a different approach by determining the...

I take a different approach by determining the smallest return that will allow my plan to survive. So far, anything above 1% will keep me going to age 95. I use an inflation factor of 3% and anything...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-13-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 784
Views: 37,679
Posted By akck
My son has an electrical switch by his front door...

My son has an electrical switch by his front door that tested live for power, but it didn't seem to do anything. Upon further inspection, one lead of the line was disconnected under the house. As...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-11-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,635
Posted By akck
Social Security Spousal Benefit restrictions?

This will be affected by GPO, as mentioned in another post. The result may mean she gets no spousal benefit, depending on the amount of her pension.



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Forum: Life after FIRE 08-09-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 788
Views: 59,882
Posted By akck
Another update and two added. welcome...

Another update and two added. welcome wishin&hopin and Milkman, who was added at #26 (bolded for now):

1. HeatherB - 2013
2. Retire2013 - 2013
3. Ronstar - 04/02/2014
4. akck - 01/01/2014 -...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-02-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 16,137
Posted By akck
Back Button Autofocus

I found this video about switching autofocus on your DSLR. It was on a link posted to a Facebook group.

How to use Nikon's AF-ON and back button autofocus | Nikon Rumors...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-01-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 59,882
Posted By akck
Just a couple of dates and an age updated: ...

Just a couple of dates and an age updated:

1. HeatherB - 2013
2. Retire2013 - 2013
3. Ronstar - 04/02/2014
4. akck - 01/01/2014 - Age 60
5. Redbugdave - 01/10/2014
6. AnnieK - 07/30/2014- Age...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-01-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,482
Posted By akck
That was the first thing I noticed too. That and...

That was the first thing I noticed too. That and of course SAHMs, shopping with the toddlers. Of course at 60, you'd consider me to be one of the old people. ;D
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-01-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 16,420
Views: 800,059
Posted By akck
We're having a few days of nice weather, so I...

We're having a few days of nice weather, so I power washed the deck in preparation to stain it tomorrow. The dogs won't be too happy as they'll have to either stay out in the fenced yard or be holed...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-22-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 59,882
Posted By akck
Another update with dates and ages added: 1....

Another update with dates and ages added:

1. HeatherB - 2013
2. Retire2013 - 2013
3. Ronstar - 04/02/2014
4. akck - 01/01/2014 - Age 60
5. Redbugdave - 01/10/2014
6. AnnieK - 07/30/2014- Age...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-13-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,739
Posted By akck
There was a prenuptial. It's been over 20 years,...

There was a prenuptial. It's been over 20 years, so who knows where it would stand.
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