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Forum: FIRE and Money 02-20-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,522
Posted By SunsetSail
For a small reduction in TI you could have her...

For a small reduction in TI you could have her hire the kids to 'help' with work. The limit would depend on what else you have set up for them and kiddie tax concerns. The payment to the kids could...
Forum: Young Dreamers 02-11-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 20,880
Posted By SunsetSail
I'm looking at 2015 for Semi-ER or ER, but 2028...

I'm looking at 2015 for Semi-ER or ER, but 2028 will be when both my wife and I hang it up. 2028 is when my youngest will turn 18 and my wife wants to work until then (at least for now). We will be...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-08-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,650
Posted By SunsetSail
In some states this move will tie employers'...

In some states this move will tie employers' hands in timing of layoffs due to the potential cost of defending lawsuits regardless of whether they have merit. My company pays out 401(k)...
Forum: Young Dreamers 02-04-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,660
Posted By SunsetSail
We have two kids - 6 and 3 (almost 4). DW...

We have two kids - 6 and 3 (almost 4). DW stopped working after the birth of our second child. Our quality of life dramatically improved. She kept in close contact with her former colleagues for...
Forum: Young Dreamers 01-25-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,701
Posted By SunsetSail
She is full time. I am not familiar with a 7...

She is full time. I am not familiar with a 7 year max for DB plans. I believe there is a 7 year max for graded vesting and a 5 year max cliff for DC plans. It is a state government, so maybe there...
Forum: Young Dreamers 01-25-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,701
Posted By SunsetSail
I will turn 40 this year with a relatively low...

I will turn 40 this year with a relatively low stress, reasonable-hour high paying job. I'm fighting serious burnout now. DW just started a work from home gov't job that provides medical for life...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-10-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,034
Posted By SunsetSail
I haven't been in your situation, but your...

I haven't been in your situation, but your dilemma strikes a cord with me. It is certainly a 'first world problem', but one that is important to your happiness so you shouldn't feel bad for...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-18-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,705
Posted By SunsetSail
I had severe pollen allergies along with the...

I had severe pollen allergies along with the symptoms you described for years. I tried medication and immunotherapy. The immunotherapy helped after a couple years, but it still wasn't great. I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-14-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,525
Posted By SunsetSail
After the first child, we went the MIL route. It...

After the first child, we went the MIL route. It was free, but didn't work out at all - DW and I used over 4 weeks vacation each so MIL could have days off.

DW gave up a $150K salary to stay...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-14-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,205
Posted By SunsetSail
Find some attorneys that specialize in estate...

Find some attorneys that specialize in estate planning in your area. Go to your state's bar associate website and look them up. Basic trusts are pretty simple so as long as they have been...
Forum: Other topics 09-14-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,753
Posted By SunsetSail
Indiana (https://www.in.gov/dor/4439.htm) ...

Indiana (https://www.in.gov/dor/4439.htm)

North Carolina...
Forum: Other topics 09-13-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,753
Posted By SunsetSail
MichaelB is correct. However, some states...

MichaelB is correct. However, some states provide guidance that is policy based - not statutory. Indiana provides a policy and North Carolina has specific statutes. If you have a large liquidity...
Forum: Other topics 08-12-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,712
Posted By SunsetSail
2 parts tequila (100% agave silver) 1 part...

2 parts tequila (100% agave silver)
1 part Cointreau or Grand Mariner
2 parts lemon-lime mix
(equal parts fresh lemon juice, fresh lime juice and simple syrup (sugar dissolved in water)
The...
Forum: Other topics 07-29-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,919
Posted By SunsetSail
I'll second all those who suggest drinking water...

I'll second all those who suggest drinking water while imbibing more interesting beverages. However, I would highly advise against drinking a sports drink as the sugars they contain typically...
Forum: Other topics 07-20-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,344
Posted By SunsetSail
You can modify the the ingredients to cut the...

You can modify the the ingredients to cut the other carbs, but you would have to grind them up:

Cocoa and Coconut Snacks | Mark's Daily Apple...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-20-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,269
Posted By SunsetSail
Ha- To answer your question specifically - yes....

Ha-
To answer your question specifically - yes. I've read various theories proposing that the proper fuel for a body is fat, not carbs and a certain level of ketosis is genetically normal. I don't...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-14-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,722
Posted By SunsetSail
My own careful planning and analysis provided me...

My own careful planning and analysis provided me with the exact same result (to the penny!) that your calculator provided. Amazing!
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-08-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 14,273
Posted By SunsetSail
If you haven't seen this thread...

If you haven't seen this thread (https://www.early-retirement.org/forums/f38/gary-taubes-newest-book-53894.html) check it out - it is about weight loss but the method is to eliminate glycemic load on...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-28-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,487
Posted By SunsetSail
The Texas sales tax rate is average for high...

The Texas sales tax rate is average for high population states, but I agree with your point overall. Especially because the Texas sales tax base is larger than most other states due to the level of...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-23-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,355
Posted By SunsetSail
I just watched Sin Nombre last night and it held...

I just watched Sin Nombre last night and it held my attention quite well. It was available through Netflix as an instant play.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-20-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,477
Posted By SunsetSail
No. Flat in real terms although less than 10...

No. Flat in real terms although less than 10 years until I'm out - I assume salary increases commensurate with general inflation. I will probably get one more promotion before FIRE, but I don't...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-09-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 60,995
Posted By SunsetSail
I'm still working but it will be anywhere from 14...

I'm still working but it will be anywhere from 14 to 20 years. More likely closer to 20.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-06-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,722
Posted By SunsetSail
The other thing I've done which seems to help...

The other thing I've done which seems to help with my back/legs/neck is wear shoes that have a zero percent drop from heel to toe. I also walk in these shoes ...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-02-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,722
Posted By SunsetSail
The methods described in Esther Gokhale's book...

The methods described in Esther Gokhale's book (https://egwellness.com/8-steps-pain-free-back) have increased by flexibility much more than any traditional stretching routine. After a month or so I...
Forum: Other topics 06-01-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,028
Posted By SunsetSail
Is a random grocery store in IN, MI, or WI closer...

Is a random grocery store in IN, MI, or WI closer or an easier drive? The food items you mentioned are exempt from sales tax in those states. IL and HI are two of the few states that impose...
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