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Forum: Other topics 08-21-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By richfei
No. Never had a problem with the Omoton case. It...

No. Never had a problem with the Omoton case. It just works. Very compact. It is a little finicky if you want to remove the shell and just use the bare kindle to read, but I don't often remove it. I...
Forum: Other topics 08-21-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By richfei
Another recommendation for the Omoton cover. Thin...

Another recommendation for the Omoton cover. Thin and light, offers good protection, folds back. Definitely nice to have that swipe feature that cathy mentioned. Well worth it.
Forum: Other topics 08-14-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,382
Posted By richfei
For backups and cloning I would buy one of these...

For backups and cloning I would buy one of these dual HDD docks and some external drives. Full clone takes 3 hours and individual file copying is very fast when using USB 3.0. It's a cheap option too...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-17-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,074
Posted By richfei
I'm curious, has anyone managed to get any deals...

I'm curious, has anyone managed to get any deals (current or past) for LEDs
CFLs are a dime a dozen, but I don't often see much for LEDs
I think some cities and states offer rebates, but I've never...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-08-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,159
Posted By richfei
New to this forum. Retired last year. Married. 44...

New to this forum. Retired last year. Married. 44 years old. Net worth 6 million+. 2 kids. House paid off. Invested heavily in tech stocks. No pension or stock options. But LBYM and early and...
Forum: Other topics 04-28-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,931
Posted By richfei
I bought a used Canon 1d over 10 years ago for...

I bought a used Canon 1d over 10 years ago for about $2000. It's a really bulky 4 megapixel camera and very much top rated in its day.
Canon EOS-1D Review: Digital Photography Review...
Forum: Other topics 03-27-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,477
Posted By richfei
Kenmore fridge and dishwasher, GE stove and...

Kenmore fridge and dishwasher, GE stove and microwave. Bought new 15 years ago when we moved in. Not a single problem. Computers on the other hand. Different story. But those are easy and cheap to...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-21-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 20,681
Posted By richfei
Married. Early 40s. 2 kids. Bay area Retired...

Married. Early 40s. 2 kids. Bay area
Retired this year
About 27K so far YTD
Doesn't include 7k property taxes or fed and state taxes
Firecalc 100% on 4% SWR with max 160k spend
Don't feel...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-03-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,725
Posted By richfei
Echoing audreyh1, FIREd and a few others 100%...

Echoing audreyh1, FIREd and a few others
100% in a few good stocks and LBYM enabled me to retire in my early 40s
Took on calculated risk in stocks I believed in when I was younger and it paid off...
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-28-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,347
Posted By richfei
farmerEd Yes it would be just me who is...

farmerEd
Yes it would be just me who is thinking of ER. She's ok with working for the next 5 years and for me to ER or do something else. She's not putting pressure on me to stay home with the kids....
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-27-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,347
Posted By richfei
43 with wife and 2 kids

I've enjoyed reading the forums so I thought I'd jump in now with my first post

Background
1) 43 year old guy, working in high COL area (California) with a high paying but unstable job that I...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-15-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 775
Posted By richfei
Is there typically room for negotiation

Really don't know too much about health insurance
At the moment my family and I are on my Kaiser group healthcare plan from work. Costs around $200 month with a $20 copay and I believe no...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-12-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,250
Posted By richfei
Paid off the house last week. Very happy about...

Paid off the house last week. Very happy about that. Have a very sizable net income. Both of us could FIRE at 43. Firecalc indicated no issue. But with young kids (10 and 5) I want the security of a...
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