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Forum: Life after FIRE Today, 07:10 AM
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I was curious on the reactions you have gotten...

I was curious on the reactions you have gotten from friends and family on telling them your FIRE plans. I will be 53 when I FIRE and I have 5 older brothers and only one is retired (but not by his...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-12-2021, 12:58 PM
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I have been hinting for months but I think they...

I have been hinting for months but I think they have not picked up on it clearly. I was more blunt yesterday with my boss and told him likely Q1 2022. I am not ready to give him my actual notice...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-19-2021, 09:21 AM
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I wish I had some advice. I find I have the same...

I wish I had some advice. I find I have the same problem - to the point that I am thinking of moving up my date a few months to my birthday. It is tough to stay fully engaged when talking about w*rk...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-15-2021, 06:48 AM
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Views: 34,490
Posted By Present Aside
First off, good luck on the mobilization. My SIL...

First off, good luck on the mobilization. My SIL just got back from Kuwait.

My understanding of the HSA is that you basically have to prorate the amount. If you have a HDHP for 6 months then you...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-14-2021, 03:54 PM
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Views: 34,490
Posted By Present Aside
That has to be a huge relief to finally have it...

That has to be a huge relief to finally have it out. I keep dropping hints but I think they think I am kidding.
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-13-2021, 02:41 PM
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Posted By Present Aside
Better than the alternative. That is how they...

Better than the alternative. That is how they found my late DW's pancreatic cancer.
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-09-2021, 06:38 AM
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Views: 34,490
Posted By Present Aside
I am sorry to hear this too. Try not to focus on...

I am sorry to hear this too. Try not to focus on what it could be and just deal with what you do know. I speak from experience. I am sure you will have many opportunities for fun in the future but...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-04-2021, 05:42 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 34,490
Posted By Present Aside
At my w*rk it depends. I am in HR and I have seen...

At my w*rk it depends. I am in HR and I have seen all of the data for my place. We have 13 different unions plus a large non-represented group and it varies. In some cases they are not permitted to...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-03-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 34,490
Posted By Present Aside
That makes sense!

That makes sense!
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-02-2021, 06:28 AM
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Views: 34,490
Posted By Present Aside
Out of curiosity, why would you take the one day...

Out of curiosity, why would you take the one day a week off before you leave? I know a lot of people do that but I have always wondered why. I know people at my work do it to extend to the start of...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-29-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,055
Posted By Present Aside
I bought a used 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio this...

I bought a used 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio this January. By June I could sell it for $1000 more than I paid for the car, taxes, registration, gas, oil change, insurance, wiper blades, you name it. And I...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-19-2021, 05:32 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 34,490
Posted By Present Aside
That is the downside for sure. I don’t have any...

That is the downside for sure. I don’t have any medical issues and I am single. I would only use recommend using them sparingly (for less than a year). I wouldn’t use it or recommend it for a family...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-18-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 34,490
Posted By Present Aside
Don't forget that there is a limit on HSA...

Don't forget that there is a limit on HSA contributions based upon how long you are on a HDHP. https://www.irs.gov/publications/p969#en_US_2020_publink1000204046

So after you leave, you will need...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-06-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 34,490
Posted By Present Aside
I always wonder when people think there was...

I always wonder when people think there was "loyalty". Was it in the 90s? 80s? 70s? Before? I grew up in the Detroit area and I can assure you by the time I was 11 in 1980, I knew that lifetime...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-13-2021, 06:41 AM
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Views: 413
Posted By Present Aside
I have thought of doing the same thing and have...

I have thought of doing the same thing and have looked at https://www.furnishedfinder.com/housing/ for places
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-24-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 34,490
Posted By Present Aside
I think for many the omy is more emotional than...

I think for many the omy is more emotional than financial. We may rationalize it with a financial angle but it is hard to give up one's career when one is at the peak of the earning years.

I am...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-22-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 34,490
Posted By Present Aside
I know the feeling. I recently realized that I am...

I know the feeling. I recently realized that I am living the OMY syndrome and this is the one year. Still committed to 2022 anyhow.
Forum: Hi, I am... 05-12-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,290
Posted By Present Aside
I would take a look at healthsherpa and see where...

I would take a look at healthsherpa and see where you end up based upon your situation. At my company as an active employee the out of pocket max is $4000 which is a few thousand less that an ACA...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-11-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 34,490
Posted By Present Aside
:laugh: No harm in counting.

:laugh: No harm in counting.
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-29-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 34,490
Posted By Present Aside
Planning on April 1, 2022 - I will be 53. Our...

Planning on April 1, 2022 - I will be 53. Our bonus is paid out at the end of February so I had originally planned for March 15th but I like the thought of April Fool's day. Unfortunately for my...
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