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Forum: Life after FIRE 04-11-2005, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,449
Posted By grlcndream
Re: Property Values and Telecommuters

My experience has been that it's extremely hard to find an employer willing to let you telecommute.
Forum: Other topics 04-05-2005, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,504
Posted By grlcndream
Re: Great Gray Owl

He sure is pretty.
Forum: Young Dreamers 04-01-2005, 11:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,647
Posted By grlcndream
Re: Stupid #&%!!$% Job!!!

This is not at all out of the ordinary in corporate America these days. 2-3% is what we're getting now typically. I work for a large telecommunications company.
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-24-2005, 10:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,892
Posted By grlcndream
Re: Soooo ready at 31!!

ER@40 - thanks for your support!

I am 32 - and have a ways to go before I ER. I want to have at least $1 million before I do. It really all depends on when I retire though. I will need to run the...
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-18-2005, 09:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,892
Posted By grlcndream
Re: Soooo ready at 31!!

comixfan - That is how I felt for a long time. I was making good money, investing, buying houses, etc. BUT, I finally reached a point to where I was so burned out, it was negatively affecting my...
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-16-2005, 10:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,892
Posted By grlcndream
Re: Soooo ready at 31!!

HAAAA! That was great! Thanks for the support and making me smile :-)
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-10-2005, 11:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,892
Posted By grlcndream
Re: Soooo ready at 31!!

I wish I had one to share right now! :-)

Thanks for your response to my post.

A follow up:

I just found out that I am getting laid off with a nice severance package. April 15th is my last...
Forum: Hi, I am... 01-20-2005, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,627
Posted By grlcndream
Re: New Member

My severance will be 6 months salary plus bonus, vacation time, etc. I figure I can make that stretch one full year while getting started! I have one rental property, I want many more. I would love...
Forum: Hi, I am... 01-20-2005, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,627
Posted By grlcndream
Re: New Member

Amen to that :-) Thank you for posting - it was inspirational to me!
Forum: Hi, I am... 01-20-2005, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,627
Posted By grlcndream
Re: New Member

How are you liking it? That is my goal as well. I work for a Fortune 500 company now and it's my dream to quit and get my real estate license. I am looking at a potential lay off situation right now...
Forum: Other topics 01-17-2005, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,813
Posted By grlcndream
Re: The Cubes(tm)

OMG - that is my office environment. Seriously. Scary.
Forum: Young Dreamers 01-17-2005, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,136
Posted By grlcndream
Re: Where to Start

farmerEd - I like your philosophy here. Start with the oldest years first and work your way to the earliest you will need money for. That really makes sense to me.
Forum: Young Dreamers 01-10-2005, 09:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,161
Posted By grlcndream
Re: Housing: Rent vs. Buy

John - my point exactly. A property in which you are making an instant profit the day you sign the papers....might take some work, but well worth it.
Forum: Young Dreamers 01-10-2005, 07:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,161
Posted By grlcndream
Re: Housing: Rent vs. Buy

WOW - where are you located? Those prices are insane.

Any chance of finding a steal in the area? A fixer upper that, with a little TLC, can produce a nice return later on?
Forum: Young Dreamers 01-06-2005, 05:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,161
Posted By grlcndream
Re: Housing: Rent vs. Buy

I stay as far away from Disney and Kissimmee as humanly possible :-)

LOVE Bikeweek - what a riot. Going this year for sure!

Yes - Orlando is building up like crazy.....$300k - $1m condos going...
Forum: Young Dreamers 01-05-2005, 10:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,161
Posted By grlcndream
Re: Housing: Rent vs. Buy

Hi Nords. My owning has only gone back to 1999 (I'm 31). I think it's all about making smart decisions in smart locations. Owned a condo in Seattle that did well (mortgage was only $675 a month -...
Forum: Young Dreamers 01-04-2005, 11:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,161
Posted By grlcndream
Re: Housing: Rent vs. Buy

In my experience - always better to buy than rent. I'm on my 3rd property now, and I have made money on each. Renting just seems like throwing away money to me.

When I do spend money on the house,...
Forum: Hi, I am... 01-03-2005, 09:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,892
Posted By grlcndream
Re: Soooo ready at 31!!

Beachbumz - You are absolutely right...not fair to discriminate against all the other fine ales available to me :-) I will broaden my horizons!

John - you are too funny. I truly enjoy reading your...
Forum: Hi, I am... 01-03-2005, 05:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,892
Posted By grlcndream
Re: Soooo ready at 31!!

I love coming back into work with these replies - thanks to everyone!

I have taken away several things from the latest responses:

1 - Make sure I have thought everything out and have a good...
Forum: Hi, I am... 12-30-2004, 07:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,892
Posted By grlcndream
Re: Soooo ready at 31!!

IDunno - We are on the same page here. I truly feel that I would be more productive doing something I love to do, than something I have to do. Trouble with my situation, is that I do make good money...
Forum: Hi, I am... 12-30-2004, 06:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,892
Posted By grlcndream
Re: Soooo ready at 31!!

It's really amazing. I swear in the last few days I have started posting here and really put a plan into action on paper (did the FIREcalc this AM), my work just doesn't seem as bad! I realize that I...
Forum: Hi, I am... 12-30-2004, 05:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,892
Posted By grlcndream
Re: Soooo ready at 31!!

Hi Jack! I'm 31 now, and have a 5 year plan. I want to have at least 300k and own two more income producing properties by then. I think it's absolutely doable! I will check out your blog. We will get...
Forum: Hi, I am... 12-30-2004, 04:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,892
Posted By grlcndream
Re: Soooo ready at 31!!

LovesLife - I am in a situation where I have NO flexibility with my hours or days. I'm stuck. In fact, I have to be at work right at 8:00 every day (logged into a phone system) and can't leave until...
Forum: Hi, I am... 12-29-2004, 12:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,892
Posted By grlcndream
Forum: Hi, I am... 12-29-2004, 11:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,892
Posted By grlcndream
Re: Soooo ready at 31!!

retire@40 - thank you - that is the first step for me. I need to see hard numbers/figures and adapt accordingly. It's one thing to dream about it, and another to really take action and do it!
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