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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: 2,640)
    Last Visit: 03-11-2014 at 10:00 PM
    Posts: 1,165 (Posts Per Day: 0.44)


    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: 2,932)
    Last Visit: Today at 05:33 PM
    Posts: 7,238 (Posts Per Day: 2.47)

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: 2,635)
    Last Visit: Today at 03:07 PM
    Posts: 4,122 (Posts Per Day: 1.56)

Support Admin

    Join Date: 11-13-2012 at 09:52 AM (Days: 528)
    Last Visit: Yesterday at 08:06 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: 2,445)
    Last Visit: 04-02-2014 at 11:03 AM
    Posts: 70 (Posts Per Day: 0.03)
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    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: 2,660)
    Last Visit: Today at 05:53 PM
    Posts: 27,129 (Posts Per Day: 10.20)



    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. BEng in EE, initially specializing in Radar Engineering. Have worked in the chemical industry since 1979 mostly doing process control, but have also spent a number of years in IT. With the job, have lived in various locations in England, Scotland, Texas and Louisiana, and have also traveled quite extensively on business. 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. Have a non-COLA pension to cover the basics, and plan on drawing down investments to maintain our desired lifestyle. Investments are simple, utilizing index or low cost funds from Fidelity and Vanguard.

    Location: Houston
    Join Date: 07-10-2005 at 11:24 AM (Days: 3,211)
    Last Visit: Today at 06:01 PM
    Posts: 14,846 (Posts Per Day: 4.62)


    Bio: BWE ("Feever" to her friends) secretly drives the big rigs in her pretend life, following her less imaginative lower-level career in publishing and RE at 55. Her grown children, tired of hearing BWE ask "Do you see any other children behaving like you are?" have stayed out of the more recent arrests and altercations news columns. Her spouse really does call her the best wife ever, at least whenever she asks him to.

    Join Date: 09-17-2007 at 09:31 PM (Days: 2,411)
    Last Visit: Today at 10:56 AM
    Posts: 13,162 (Posts Per Day: 5.46)


    Join Date: 12-26-2005 at 10:37 PM (Days: 3,041)
    Last Visit: Today at 01:07 PM
    Posts: 7,648 (Posts Per Day: 2.51)

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: 2,387)
    Last Visit: 04-22-2014 at 04:55 PM
    Posts: 2,581 (Posts Per Day: 1.08)


    Bio: MichaelB is an avatar with a pseudonym searching for like minded beings. He left the working world behind 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: I'm not sure anymore
    Join Date: 01-31-2008 at 01:56 PM (Days: 2,275)
    Last Visit: Today at 04:55 PM
    Posts: 13,575 (Posts Per Day: 5.97)
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: 4,317)
    Last Visit: Today at 04:12 PM
    Posts: 32,318 (Posts Per Day: 7.49)


    Bio: Rich_by_the_Bay (formerly Rich_in_Tampa) retired in 2010 from doctoring, and is spending as much time as possible visiting kids, grandkids and friends. Though stunned by how much he is enjoying his leisure time, he manages to keep a few small professional projects on the side.

    Location: San Francisco
    Join Date: 02-19-2006 at 07:29 PM (Days: 2,986)
    Last Visit: Today at 05:49 PM
    Posts: 8,751 (Posts Per Day: 2.93)

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: 3,140)
    Last Visit: Yesterday at 08:49 AM
    Posts: 10,693 (Posts Per Day: 3.41)
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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 experimented with being a lazy lout for a while. This didn't work well, so he found a job. He likes technology, new tools, airplanes, motorcycles, boats, and anything else that goes fast and is inherently dangerous.

    Location: Eastern WV Panhandle
    Join Date: 12-18-2007 at 03:16 PM (Days: 2,319)
    Last Visit: Today at 04:38 PM
    Posts: 7,354 (Posts Per Day: 3.17)


    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: 3,116)
    Last Visit: Today at 04:49 PM
    Posts: 14,323 (Posts Per Day: 4.60)


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