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Forum: Other topics 09-28-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,455
Posted By scottmn4
The Mercedes I purchased a few months ago didn't...

The Mercedes I purchased a few months ago didn't have a spare either. It does have run flats which makes me feel a bit better. That being said, it has probably been 25 years since I had to use a...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 09-23-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,831
Posted By scottmn4
8 members of my extended family had Covid in the...

8 members of my extended family had Covid in the last 2-weeks and are just now coming off quarantine. Ages range from 10 to 71 and all had very mild cases overall...just a couple days of fever and...
Forum: Other topics 07-01-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,723
Posted By scottmn4
I was in the same situation over the last 2 weeks...

I was in the same situation over the last 2 weeks in that I wanted a "new to me" car, but was getting unreasonably low trade-in value even though my previous car was in better shape than most used...
Forum: Hi, I am... 07-01-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,843
Posted By scottmn4
I will join the 2030 Party! I am 46 and my DW is...

I will join the 2030 Party! I am 46 and my DW is 47 and we have 2 kids (19, just finished her first year of college and 10, going into 4th grade). 2030 should be good for FI and I may be able to RE...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-01-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,935
Posted By scottmn4
I have never owned a new car and probably won't. ...

I have never owned a new car and probably won't. I always buy 2-3 year old cars that have low mileage and are in great shape. At 2-3 years most cars can be bought for 50-60% of what they originally...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-27-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 29,916
Posted By scottmn4
My parents are both retired (ages 70 and 68) and...

My parents are both retired (ages 70 and 68) and both collected SS at age 62. They have around $340K in savings and are only needing to pull about $15K annually from their savings, on average, each...
Forum: Travel Information 10-22-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,161
Posted By scottmn4
There is additional charges for a 3rd or 4th...

There is additional charges for a 3rd or 4th person in the room. The rooms are very small to start with and having 4 people in a room will be very cramped. You could book a balcony room for you and...
Forum: Hi, I am... 10-08-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By scottmn4
Thanks for all the responses. I went ahead and...

Thanks for all the responses. I went ahead and sold the mutual funds I had in the account and will leave it in MM until all the funds are used.
Forum: Hi, I am... 10-04-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By scottmn4
Need Advice on Education Funds

Good afternoon all,


I have been lurking for a few months and this is my first post on the site. There is a wealth of information here and I look forward to reading more as I near FI in the next...
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