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Forum: FIRE and Money 08-30-2005, 08:39 PM
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Posted By ER@40
Re: FIRE to Canada

Thanks nfs!
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-29-2005, 11:00 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,272
Posted By ER@40
Re: FIRE to Canada

Its too general in built up city areas, you get too many matches (allows for 5 or 6 zip digits only)
Need a Street level search.or ability to search by full zip: 12345-1234
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-28-2005, 10:18 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,272
Posted By ER@40
Re: FIRE to Canada

Anyone know of a US Property site where you can SEARCH based on a specific address, street name or full zip code?

Curious if MLS past price histories are available on the net, or is this...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-28-2005, 05:53 PM
Replies: 150
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Posted By ER@40
Re: FIRE to Canada

Thanks for the helpful suggestions, especially: Red_y & vic & nfs & Calgary_Girl.

1. Real Estate wise, any guesses on the premium for big city life, perhaps another US$50k-100k?

2. Costs of...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-26-2005, 09:09 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,272
Posted By ER@40
Re: FIRE to Canada

Will be applying from Europe, seems to take about a year from here.
The points system is very generous now, have a degree?, meet the age criteria?, and its reasonably straightforward or so I've been...
Forum: Young Dreamers 08-26-2005, 08:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,081
Posted By ER@40
Re: Career: how to get where I want to be?

A mix of Finance and IT?
Recommend Trading, particularly Interest Rate Derivatives.

A solid mix of IT and Finance, lots of ex engineer types (Nasa/JPL gurus)
MBA optional unless you can find a...
Forum: Young Dreamers 08-26-2005, 07:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,538
Posted By ER@40
Re: Ramblings of dreamer

Was in a similar boat Eric.
But decided to take a few years out and do something that I had intended only to do @ ER.
So now it'll take me a little longer (40ish). But I think it'll make me less...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-07-2005, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,766
Posted By ER@40
Re: Free Credit Reports Mandate From the Government

I can concur, have tried several times over a two week period, get the same error message using Netscape, FireFox or IE. (am overseas at the moment also). Very curious - you get redirected to this...
Forum: Young Dreamers 07-07-2005, 07:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,089
Posted By ER@40
Re: Vacation in Iraq! Retire Early!

On the other hand - fatalists might tell you that its all relative . . for instance all you had to be was some happy go lucky commuter in London this morning . . .merrily passing through Russell...
Forum: Other topics 07-06-2005, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,715
Posted By ER@40
Re: Getting rich in real estate

In Europe – definitely -- 400% appreciation in 10 years! But I listened to the 'experts', didn't I! . . . And Experts kept miscalling the peak . . . By the time I realized their opinions were just...
Forum: Young Dreamers 07-06-2005, 10:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,089
Posted By ER@40
Re: Vacation in Iraq! Retire Early!

HONKIE:
How did you set about locating work in those parts?
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-06-2005, 02:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,638
Posted By ER@40
Re: Treasury Bonds, help with basics...

Consider that while Bonds such as Treasuries can and often are purchased by individual consumers, their scale is geared more towards institutional investors like pension funds or foreign interests...
Forum: Young Dreamers 07-06-2005, 01:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,089
Posted By ER@40
Re: Vacation in Iraq! Retire Early!

Questions I would ask first :-
Will it drastically reduce your time to ER?
Or will the 250k be eaten away by taxes paid to uncle sam?
Do you already work in a major city on a possible WMD hit...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-28-2005, 11:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,320
Posted By ER@40
Re: Primary residence

Surprisingly, prior to 911 the US authorities did not have any single tracking system to prove residency, particularly with regards to outbound dates - out of the US.

It was up to the resident to...
Forum: Other topics 06-27-2005, 12:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,825
Posted By ER@40
Re: Spyware

Appear to have touched a nerve- not the intention – sorry!
I had edited an earlier message (Gratefuled above) indicating I took the FireFox route.

In a round about way, I was asking the question...
Forum: Other topics 06-26-2005, 09:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,825
Posted By ER@40
Re: Spyware

Even Microsoft see its about time that virus/spyware security (& updates) be included in the OS. There should be hardware locking of system files on a hard drive, similar to how the BIOS...
Forum: Other topics 06-26-2005, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,825
Posted By ER@40
Re: Spyware

Traditionally have been afraid to rely on Anti-spyware/anti-virus apps because they offer a false sense of security :-
1. Frequently too slow to prevent world wide virus/spyware outbreaks.
2....
Forum: Other topics 06-26-2005, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,825
Posted By ER@40
Re: Spyware

Congrats Gratefuled on being recently FIREd (literally).
Downloaded Firefox, so far its pretty good - and only a 4.x MB foot-print - nice!

FireFox is better built to work with 'Load Images'...
Forum: Other topics 06-26-2005, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,825
Posted By ER@40
Re: Spyware

Yep - suspect it was a 'buffer overrun' style attack that set in motion seed code to kick-off download of the actual Spyware. There was also a CAB file created with an activex - suspect this was a...
Forum: Other topics 06-24-2005, 09:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,825
Posted By ER@40
Re: Spyware

Have had many of those days. Thanks but please don't go to any great trouble.

Ideally I'd like to mimic the APPLY button on the Internet Options dialog, so that the immediate current session of...
Forum: Other topics 06-24-2005, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,825
Posted By ER@40
Spyware

Suckered with Spyware is recent days. Slickest PC takeover I've ever seen.
NO obvious email attachments, downloads, java applets, or new plugins were involved.

Suspect it was a rogue activeX...
Forum: Other topics 06-24-2005, 04:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,532
Posted By ER@40
Re: Marrying into Money

Food for thought. Thanks everybody.
At this rate I'll be married (and richly so) in no time.
Who says there's no leprechaun gold at the end of the rainbow . . .
Forum: Other topics 06-24-2005, 04:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,728
Posted By ER@40
Re: Pretty scary...chances of WMD attack as high as 70% within next 10 years

Good article. Although the experts seemed to contradict each other at times.

Are you a betting man Notth? Which City is most likely to be hit first in a WMD attack in your opinion?
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-24-2005, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,320
Posted By ER@40
Re: Primary residence

Interesting . .
However how would you envisage the letter(s) being worded to completely cover a ‘term of residence’ i.e. two years? Embassies may not always monitor the exact in and out dates of...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-23-2005, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,320
Posted By ER@40
Primary residence

Anyone ever get quizzed by uncle Sam about a past (overseas) primary-residence and have to produce receipts?
Would welcome suggestions for IRS record keeping to aid proof of primary residence plus...
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