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Forum: Life after FIRE 01-01-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 34,493
Posted By ChrisTexas
Moving from Class of 2021 to the Class of 2022. I...

Moving from Class of 2021 to the Class of 2022. I have worked so much many extra hours and overtime in Public Health Emergency Response in 2020 that I see a future working from home 2-3 days a week...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-06-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 67,128
Posted By ChrisTexas
I enjoy my job but as I get closer to Dec 21...

I enjoy my job but as I get closer to Dec 21 FIRE, I really don't like going into the office 5 days a week (not every week as I do travel at least once a month) so I asked to work from home every...
Forum: Other topics 07-24-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,420
Posted By ChrisTexas
I have had USAA over 30 years but I have slowly...

I have had USAA over 30 years but I have slowly moved all services away from the company. They brag about how good they are and spend nonstop money to advertise. Car Insurance cost were outrageous...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-10-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 67,128
Posted By ChrisTexas
Congrats, exciting change in your life. 2 months...

Congrats, exciting change in your life. 2 months to go! Let us know how it is going in 6 months.
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-10-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 67,128
Posted By ChrisTexas
Awesome, glad to have you on board. I look at my...

Awesome, glad to have you on board. I look at my spreadsheet too often because I enjoy it. Same issue, I enjoy my job.
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-02-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 67,128
Posted By ChrisTexas
Excited that 2021 is only 3 years away. ...

Excited that 2021 is only 3 years away. Financial goal this year is to hit net worth of 900K. I retire in late 2021 with two pensions equal to 66K a year. I will turn 60 in 2010. I am taking SS at...
Forum: Hi, I am... 12-17-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,563
Posted By ChrisTexas
Why do you want to leave children money? This...

Why do you want to leave children money? This is not typical. You need insurance to provide for family while you are the source of there financial security. I would retire early to spend more...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-08-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,256
Posted By ChrisTexas
Everybody needs to get over their love affair...

Everybody needs to get over their love affair with ATT, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile. In general they are all great networks. Maybe your leave in the country and in this case your neighbors will...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-15-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 67,128
Posted By ChrisTexas
Good luck!

Good luck!
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-06-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 67,128
Posted By ChrisTexas
Hit a great milestone, sold our rental property...

Hit a great milestone, sold our rental property and paid off our primary house with the profit. So, we are now debt free. 4 years until Oct 2021 Retirement.
Forum: Hi, I am... 01-09-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,680
Posted By ChrisTexas
Without knowing any numbers few would agree to a...

Without knowing any numbers few would agree to a 8-10% withdrawal rate. Why can't you plan travel budget based on 4-6% withdrawal rate.? How much can you reduce your daily living cost before you...
Forum: Travel Information 12-28-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,748
Posted By ChrisTexas
I went to my airport for the appt, it took 15...

I went to my airport for the appt, it took 15 minutes and I was out of the airport.
Forum: Hi, I am... 12-28-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,984
Posted By ChrisTexas
Unless your whole life revolves around your job,...

Unless your whole life revolves around your job, you will be happy with the flexibility when you retire. You will be useful to others who need help through volunteering, church, etc. You will find...
Forum: Hi, I am... 12-19-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,365
Posted By ChrisTexas
I prefer buying a home warranty to take care of...

I prefer buying a home warranty to take care of the frantic calls. Not sure what the property manager at $75 to 10% of rental cost gets you for your money. If the A/C blows up my policy replaces it...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-30-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 67,128
Posted By ChrisTexas
December 2021 for me. I enjoy my job but I want...

December 2021 for me. I enjoy my job but I want to get away from the 40 hours in the office or on the road. I will fire with two pensions (67K a year) and hopefully IRA/401K around 600K. We have a...
Forum: Hi, I am... 05-25-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,430
Posted By ChrisTexas
SBP is too costly, I believe a healthy person...

SBP is too costly, I believe a healthy person will find a far superior Term life insurance policy for 30 years. I pay about $140 a month for 30 years of term, $600k. Far cheaper than the the SBP...
Forum: Hi, I am... 05-20-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,430
Posted By ChrisTexas
Retired Naval Officer

Will you leave your 401K, TSP, IRA untouched until at least 59 1/2? I assume there would be an extra 10% tax penalty if you withdrawal early. How much do you live on now? Would you only live on 70K...
Forum: Other topics 04-29-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,725
Posted By ChrisTexas
We bought used iPhones on Craiglist 2 years ago...

We bought used iPhones on Craiglist 2 years ago for about $200 each. We use Pageplus, $29 a month or less with discounts each, no taxes. 3000 text a month, 1200 minutes, 500 Mb of data on Verizon...
Forum: Hi, I am... 02-26-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,220
Posted By ChrisTexas
You are doing fantastic Work part time so that...

You are doing fantastic Work part time so that you do not go nuts. You are saving way too much for education (crazy). More available time with kids is the most important t issue. I am retiring in 6...
Forum: Other topics 09-10-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,156
Posted By ChrisTexas
We love page plus and in a few months they are...

We love page plus and in a few months they are adding 4G at no extra cost. As everyone jumps on the Iphone 6 bandwagon, if you need a smart phone pick up a used Iphone 5 on craigslist for $200 or...
Forum: Hi, I am... 06-10-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,676
Posted By ChrisTexas
I had the same ideas and dreams you had. Instead...

I had the same ideas and dreams you had. Instead of getting in the rat race, I found a state job in Texas that I enjoy. I make less then climbing some corporate ladder but I love my job investigating...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-04-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,620
Posted By ChrisTexas
If you look at the actual education children...

If you look at the actual education children receive in school when you take out playtime, social education, arts and crafts, assemblies, lunch etc I think we can devote the 3-4 hours a day of...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-03-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,620
Posted By ChrisTexas
Retiring with children

We are adopting late in life. We are adopting a 3 and 5 year old who we have fostered for 22 months. Of course we got a surprise last summer on our Alaska Cruise, my wife got pregnant and our baby...
Forum: Hi, I am... 04-11-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,213
Posted By ChrisTexas
Travel will retiring

Excellent progress. As far as Traveling, although we are older, are children are younger. After we retire in 7 years, we plan on a one or two semester trip to Europe (Ireland, France, Germany,...
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-27-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,686
Posted By ChrisTexas
I don't think the stress is worth the increase in...

I don't think the stress is worth the increase in net worth. You have an awesome amount saved up. You need to spend sometime to determine what you are passionate about and change to another job, full...
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