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Today 08:47 PM
Seclusion in FIRE?
Lack of any contact can turn us into Ted Kaczynski? I read blogs of a few RV full-timers, many are single men and women who travel in solitude, and live in the outdoors such as the national... (1,159 views, 31 replies)
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Today 08:36 PM
Info on Business Development Companies (BDC)
That is what scares me. Basically you are hoping they invest in companies that "pan out". I owned one for 6 months, collected a couple divi's and a very small cap gain and got out. I like to invest... (104 views, 4 replies)
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Today 08:35 PM
Largest cash gift
$100 each to nieces and nephews at Christmas. Sent from my SM-G900V using Early Retirement Forum mobile app (1,516 views, 39 replies)
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Today 08:30 PM
Preferred Stock Investing-The Good , The Bad and The In Between
Cap, the issue is investment grade. Anytime the lowest of the companies financial commitments (and preferreds are these, with the exception of the common stock divi which it doesn't have because... (4,195 views, 87 replies)
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Today 08:27 PM
"I lost $25K today"--Does it really feel like that?
bingybear, I apologize; that's what I get for trying to answer questions on the way out the door to w*rk... Yes, really all you can do is to start with the market value you know, today. For... (6,125 views, 153 replies)
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Today 08:10 PM
Having second thoughts....
+1 let me jump on the SWR < 1% bandwagon! at that level about 1/2 your dividend income can add to your equities holdings to be safe for market downturns. Or you could retire today, since you really... (1,323 views, 18 replies)
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Today 07:53 PM
Questions about I-ORP
I have made the CGI script a little smarter; namely it will recognize contributions to savings before retirement as assets and not give out these bogus error messages. Thanks for your quality... (4,582 views, 61 replies)
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Today 07:32 PM
Dietary Cholesterol Concerns Reversed After 40 Years
Well, there was a lot there, and I suppose some of it has some truth to it. But, do you have any credible sources for any of this? It reminded me of this post: ... (3,654 views, 64 replies)
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Today 07:27 PM
Education about Selling Puts
Just remember that the way we think/talk about those centimillionaires/billionaires is probably the way our struggling non-FI friends think/talk about *us*. (760 views, 43 replies)
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Today 07:13 PM
Yearly Mileage on FIRE?
Definitely higher, around 25,000 per year. A lot of travel and family issues to deal with. (409 views, 20 replies)
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Today 06:52 PM
To really foul things up...
So, you still send in your payments? My wife is the one taking care of bills in my household, and she has been using online payments forever. Utilities, credit cards, all charge cards, etc... I... (485 views, 9 replies)
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Today 06:45 PM
Fidelity 2% AMEX card going away?
Huh? I have no loyalty to any one credit card. If the Fido card is dropped, give me another 2% back, no fee card and I'm gone. (209 views, 4 replies)
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Today 06:43 PM
How About Just Sitting Tight (and Having a Cocktail)?
I did not sit tight. I bought. Not a lot, but a bit to be able to claim that I buy low. I guess no cocktail for me either. Fine. I only drink straight spirit anyway. Will pour myself a shot... (4,987 views, 106 replies)
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Today 05:57 PM
Share your FIRE Milestones
Bir48die: Congrats! I bet those beers tasted REAL good! (224,177 views, 985 replies)
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Today 05:40 PM
CD ladder question
You probably don't need to get too scientific about it. Online savings, fully FDIC insured are paying 1% or a tad more or less. 2 and 3 year CDs are 1.25%-1.65% so on a $100k CD the difference is... (280 views, 3 replies)
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Today 05:15 PM
Class of 2015
Retired in July 2015- age 58; Still can't get rid of work was always overrated for me. I am so glad and happy. (61,458 views, 573 replies)
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Today 04:55 PM
Staying in Barcelona for a week - Suggestions?
We were there in April, lots of good recommendations and we did most of them. I know it sounds dorky, but we did the hop on bus and it was really good. You can buy a one or two day ticket and get... (307 views, 16 replies)
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Today 04:50 PM
Anyone got any travel planned?
Heading back to Las Vegas in a few weeks now that schools are going back in session and the summer vacation season is over. About 3 days and 1400 miles each way. I may stop by the Grand Canyon again... (121,824 views, 2,217 replies)
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Today 04:46 PM
whatsapp for PC
It will not work in your case. Whatsapp provides a solution to allow you to type/read your messages on a PC using the Chrome browser. But - and its a big but - you must have your app running on a... (279 views, 10 replies)
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Today 04:38 PM
PTC tax torpedo
It wouldn't need to have such a fine point on it. You have a field called "Expected PTC". The user would type in what they expected to save on healthcare coverage if they keep their income under... (496 views, 12 replies)

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