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Andy R

    Bio: Andy was working at a financial advisory firm managing the the technology department when he got so frustrated with w*rk he quit and moved to Argentina to focus on making a business out of his hobby. He spent 4 years traveling around the world working from his laptop building Social Knowledge, the company that owns this forum community. Andy's hobbies include sustainable living and green building, learning about new cultures, researching investment options, technology and search engine optimization. He's married and has a really cute little daughter.

    Location: Dallas, Tx
    Join Date: 01-31-2007 at 02:33 PM (Days: 2,829)
    Last Visit: 10-10-2014 at 10:27 AM
    Posts: 1,172 (Posts Per Day: 0.41)


    Bio: Gumby sells velvet Elvis pictures from the back of a van. The voices in his head provide most of his investment guidance, although there are occasionally heated arguments among them prior to a final decision. He claims to be married, but no one really believes it.

    Join Date: 04-14-2006 at 02:01 PM (Days: 3,121)
    Last Visit: Yesterday at 09:16 PM
    Posts: 7,650 (Posts Per Day: 2.45)

Janet H

    Bio: Janet is a working musician (which is similar to retirement) and enjoys traveling with her band across the pacific NW. A refugee from academia, she has learned to tend her retirement account diligently and tailor lifestyle to pocketbook. She is married and has one tuition sucking (but adorable) son.

    Location: Pacific NW
    Join Date: 02-05-2007 at 10:58 PM (Days: 2,823)
    Last Visit: Yesterday at 06:26 PM
    Posts: 4,365 (Posts Per Day: 1.55)

Support Admin

    Join Date: 11-13-2012 at 09:52 AM (Days: 716)
    Last Visit: 10-27-2014 at 05:10 AM
    Posts: 5 (Posts Per Day: 0.01)

Tech Admin

    Bio: tech admin is our forums tech guru. He spends his time keeping our board buffed up and running well and has distant dreams of retirement - very distant. Look for tech admin online at odd hours when most reasonable folks would prefer to be enjoying the sounds of crickets and sleeping on well stuffed mattresses.

    Join Date: 08-14-2007 at 09:37 PM (Days: 2,633)
    Last Visit: 10-14-2014 at 07:59 AM
    Posts: 70 (Posts Per Day: 0.03)
W2R W2R is offline


    Bio: W2R retired in 2009 at age 61 after a career as a senior oceanographer for the federal government. She and her companion, Frank, are not married and do not live together, but have been devoted to one another for well over a decade by now. They are Katrina survivors and have been through a lot together, but hopefully it is a new day and things are looking up.

    Location: New Orleans
    Join Date: 01-11-2007 at 06:49 PM (Days: 2,848)
    Last Visit: Yesterday at 08:20 PM
    Posts: 28,577 (Posts Per Day: 10.03)



    Bio: A Connecticut Yankee stuck in Texas is what happened to this guy. Formerly worked in engineering and management positions in “now Defunct” companies and then struck out on his own selling vacuum cleaners and Avon products door-to-door where he met Mrs. AJA. Through no skills of his own, he landed a job in consulting while in California and promptly lost that gig and moved to Texas to start a pig farm using his prior work experience as collateral. The Texas drought in 2012 ended the farming venture and he went back into consulting after reading a book about oil & gas. While his real skill is wasting money trying to keep old cars running, he still is sought after to participate in oil & gas engineering projects on a part time basis. Surprisingly, as an engineer and former salesman, he has reasonably good grasp of the English language and that has earned him countless accolades (but no money) while retired.

    Location: The Woodlands
    Join Date: 04-21-2011 at 10:17 PM (Days: 1,287)
    Last Visit: 10-28-2014 at 10:02 PM
    Posts: 1,975 (Posts Per Day: 1.53)


    Bio: Came to the USA from England. Married while still in college in 1976, 2 kids, both through college successfully and now left home and working. Paid off mortgage to become debt free the same year that first kid went to college and retired as planned as soon as was eligible, end of January 2010.

    Location: Traveling...
    Join Date: 07-10-2005 at 11:24 AM (Days: 3,399)
    Last Visit: Yesterday at 02:43 PM
    Posts: 15,234 (Posts Per Day: 4.48)


    Join Date: 12-26-2005 at 10:37 PM (Days: 3,229)
    Last Visit: Yesterday at 12:51 PM
    Posts: 7,948 (Posts Per Day: 2.46)

M Paquette

    Bio: Note: The avatar depicts George Washington atop his favorite riding dinosaur, "Blueskin". This is historically considered an oddity, because of the creature's obviously greenish hue.

    Join Date: 10-11-2007 at 11:28 AM (Days: 2,576)
    Last Visit: Yesterday at 11:26 PM
    Posts: 3,211 (Posts Per Day: 1.25)


    Join Date: 07-17-2010 at 10:23 PM (Days: 1,565)
    Last Visit: Yesterday at 06:28 PM
    Posts: 1,163 (Posts Per Day: 0.74)


    Bio: MichaelB is an avatar with a pseudonym searching for like minded beings. He left the asylum at the end of the last millennium. After kicking around some he fell in with this group and has since been on a quest to answer the ultimate question: is a 4% SWR really safe?

    Location: Just chillin' down by the river
    Join Date: 01-31-2008 at 01:56 PM (Days: 2,464)
    Last Visit: Yesterday at 05:52 PM
    Posts: 15,004 (Posts Per Day: 6.09)
Moderator Emeritus


    Bio: A former moderator, now the forum equivalent of a necktie - always hanging around but no one knows why....

    Location: Texas Hill Country
    Join Date: 06-30-2002 at 06:38 AM (Days: 4,505)
    Last Visit: Yesterday at 06:43 PM
    Posts: 33,911 (Posts Per Day: 7.53)


    Location: San Diego
    Join Date: 04-02-2012 at 09:48 AM (Days: 941)
    Last Visit: Yesterday at 09:04 PM
    Posts: 1,794 (Posts Per Day: 1.91)


    Bio: Former project manager & part owner of engineering/land surveying firm in the Chicago suburbs. Retired in April, 2014. Married with no children. Now spending endless hours playing in the yard, hiking, biking, boating, doing some woodworking, brewing beer, and attempting photography.

    Location: Somewhere between Chicago and Phoenix
    Join Date: 08-23-2007 at 01:22 AM (Days: 2,625)
    Last Visit: Yesterday at 08:39 PM
    Posts: 3,794 (Posts Per Day: 1.45)

Sarah in SC

    Bio: Lifelong Charleston resident, cheapskate, know-it-all, beer-drinking, hula-hooping fool.

    Location: Charleston, SC
    Join Date: 09-19-2005 at 10:13 AM (Days: 3,328)
    Last Visit: Yesterday at 09:43 PM
    Posts: 11,161 (Posts Per Day: 3.35)
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    Bio: After 29 years in law enforcement, the last eight in the then-new field of computer crime and computer forensics investigations, he bailed to West Virginia and found that being a lazy lout catches on quickly. He likes technology, especially photography, new tools, airplanes, motorcycles, boats, and anything else that goes fast.

    Location: Eastern WV Panhandle
    Join Date: 12-18-2007 at 03:16 PM (Days: 2,508)
    Last Visit: Yesterday at 04:27 PM
    Posts: 9,027 (Posts Per Day: 3.60)


    Bio: Corporate report jockey until RIFfed in April 2013 at age 47. Not sure if "retired" yet, but certainly taking a little time to taste it and see if I like it and we can afford it...

    Location: Texas
    Join Date: 10-12-2005 at 02:39 PM (Days: 3,305)
    Last Visit: Yesterday at 03:09 PM
    Posts: 14,566 (Posts Per Day: 4.41)


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