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Forum: Young Dreamers Today, 05:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By mystang52
Nothing wrong with a 10 year target, but a lot...

Nothing wrong with a 10 year target, but a lot can happen during that time. Lifestyle desires may change, more than one kid may come along, etc. Regardless, you sure have a great financial base. ...
Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 12:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,673
Posted By mystang52
15%. I'm comfortable with that.

15%. I'm comfortable with that.
Forum: Young Dreamers Yesterday, 10:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,469
Posted By mystang52
Bravo!

Bravo!
Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 10:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,768
Posted By mystang52
I've given unsolicited financial advice 3 times. ...

I've given unsolicited financial advice 3 times. One to each of my kids after they got their first job after college.
The 3rd time was at a meeting with my staff at one employer. I don't...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement Yesterday, 10:37 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,606
Posted By mystang52
Best wishes!

Best wishes!
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 06:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 675
Posted By mystang52
Everyone has their experiences, good and bad. ...

Everyone has their experiences, good and bad. Here's mine, FWIW: we're happy with our LG washer and dryer, but they're only 3 years old or so.

Not as thrilled with our Whirlpool kitchen...
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 05:57 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,287
Posted By mystang52
"Your brake pads are a little low." "Your tire...

"Your brake pads are a little low." "Your tire tread is getting low." I seem to hear this every time I take my car in for regular scheduled maintenance. I guess both quotes are literally true, but...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-02-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By mystang52
I had a partial MCL tear in my right knee and...

I had a partial MCL tear in my right knee and after conservative treatment failed, got that PRP injection. It's been 8 years so I don't recall the recovery time exactly, but I believe I was back to...
Forum: Other topics 12-01-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,439
Posted By mystang52
OP here. Welcome to this great family, and to ER!...

OP here. Welcome to this great family, and to ER! Back on topic, since I first posted I have been able to get Stewart's Diet Root Beer (but not always). No Menard's in my neck of the woods. I keep...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-30-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 20,957
Posted By mystang52
This thread sure has taken a strange turn.

This thread sure has taken a strange turn.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 11-30-2020, 05:32 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,894
Posted By mystang52
OP: Purely anecdotal but maybe this will be some...

OP: Purely anecdotal but maybe this will be some comfort. I am immuno compromised and over the years I've had quite a few serious pulmonary issues. But I am also physically active with swimming,...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-28-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,421
Posted By mystang52
I answered honestly, and it said I'd make it to...

I answered honestly, and it said I'd make it to 94 (I doubt that). Just for fun I changed many of my answers: e.g., 30 pounds overweight, no exercise, high HDL. I guess the calculator tries to be...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-26-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 527
Posted By mystang52
I developed chronic issues with my shoulder that...

I developed chronic issues with my shoulder that was affecting my swimming regimen. Ultimately I had surgical debridement ("house cleaning") and it cured the issue. My shoulder problem was not...
Forum: Other topics 11-24-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,912
Posted By mystang52
I remember giving a strident response to this...

I remember giving a strident response to this topic on a previous thread quite a while back. I just do not see why there should be any forgiveness. Am I at least allowed to ask whose loans get...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-24-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,360
Posted By mystang52
Another anecdote that may support this suspicion....

Another anecdote that may support this suspicion. Friend of mine is a [retired] orthodontist. He's mentioned numerous stories of others in his field who can't retire because of their spending...
Forum: Other topics 11-23-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By mystang52
Yes, that was done after the picture had been...

Yes, that was done after the picture had been taken.
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-22-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,154
Posted By mystang52
I'm 68, DW 69. Still in our house from 35+ years...

I'm 68, DW 69. Still in our house from 35+ years ago. I enjoy the mix of our neighborhood. Heck, how 'bout the mix right next to me: 2 young families on either side of me, elderly single woman ...
Forum: Other topics 11-21-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By mystang52
Won't know for sure for a while. Mild temps...

Won't know for sure for a while. Mild temps today and forecasted for the next week or so. Later in week the nighttime temperature may be cold enough to check. I strongly suspect when I'm all...
Forum: Other topics 11-21-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By mystang52
"I love you, man"

This is such a great site. I can't thank everyone enough for your counsel on that "drafty" garage room wall. I'm attaching the before and after pictures (I'm not done yet, expect to finish...
Forum: Hi, I am... 11-19-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,016
Posted By mystang52
I had a rough idea of what I would do after ER. ...

I had a rough idea of what I would do after ER. But for a good year before I pulled the plug I worked on a list of activities to consider, pursue, actually do, etc. Consider making such a list. ...
Forum: Other topics 11-19-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 466
Posted By mystang52
Comprehensive, by definition, covers much more...

Comprehensive, by definition, covers much more than the windshield. It's not expensive, so for me it's well worth it for the peace of mind.
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-19-2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 20,957
Posted By mystang52
My Mom died young (48); Dad was 51 at the time. ...

My Mom died young (48); Dad was 51 at the time. He definitely did not have any financial assets. He was somewhat old-school, and the type needing someone to care for him in many ways. He was dating...
Forum: Other topics 11-19-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 492
Posted By mystang52
The small room above garage has ceiling vent, and...

The small room above garage has ceiling vent, and small vent on side wall exposed to outside. I surveyed the room again yesterday, and saw that where the northern-facing roof meets the wall at the...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-17-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,360
Posted By mystang52
As a counter-point, here's a list of 10 bad...

As a counter-point, here's a list of 10 bad things about being retired:

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Forum: Other topics 11-16-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 492
Posted By mystang52
Another Update with a question. I haven't done...

Another Update with a question. I haven't done anything yet, but I am going to do the foam board on top of the plywood wall. Here's the picture, again, of the smaller wall to the left. The roof...
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