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Forum: Other topics 07-04-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 813
Posted By Errollyn
70% podcasts. 15% SiriusXM...mostly Symphony...

70% podcasts.

15% SiriusXM...mostly Symphony Hall and The Bridge. I used to be a die-hard Howard Stern listener until it literally turned into a puppet show.

10% purchased music.

5%...
Forum: Young Dreamers 07-03-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 68,010
Posted By Errollyn
I updated our net worth a couple weeks ago....

I updated our net worth a couple weeks ago. Investable assets are about $300K less than this shows when I strip out the house and other property. I have 10 different retirement scenarios that I...
Forum: Hi, I am... 07-03-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 52,130
Posted By Errollyn
EDIT: I thought this was the "Race to 2024"...

EDIT: I thought this was the "Race to 2024" thread, so forgive me for posting here. I'll delete my post and move it to that thread.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-26-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By Errollyn
My dad has been using (abusing?) Afrin for...

My dad has been using (abusing?) Afrin for decades. He takes the stuff multiple times every day. Watching him constantly snorting it for as long as I can remember has led me to my own rule that I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-24-2021, 05:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,119
Posted By Errollyn
A few years ago I'd have recommended Everbank....

A few years ago I'd have recommended Everbank. But TIAA bought them and ruined their online banking platform, which has to be really good if you're doing online banking. So I'm currently in the...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-28-2021, 04:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,464
Posted By Errollyn
Didn't see them mentioned, so I'll throw two more...

Didn't see them mentioned, so I'll throw two more into the mix. Ford will introduce the Maverick soon, and Hyundai already announced the Santa Cruz. These mark the return of small pickups to the US...
Forum: Other topics 04-08-2021, 04:35 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,578
Posted By Errollyn
It was raining pretty hard last night, so I...

It was raining pretty hard last night, so I opened the Sound Meter app on my phone...it showed sustained 60-65 decibels during the downpour. I like the noise of rain hitting the roof. One of my dogs,...
Forum: Other topics 04-07-2021, 04:47 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,578
Posted By Errollyn
We've got a metal roof on our cabin (which also...

We've got a metal roof on our cabin (which also happens to be our home). Looks great. It does make extra noises that you don't get with shingles, if that's a problem for you. First, the roof will...
Forum: Other topics 04-04-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,074
Posted By Errollyn
Just for comparison, we had a 30 x 30 ft pole...

Just for comparison, we had a 30 x 30 ft pole barn garage built in 2018 (in the US Midwest). Two vinyl windows, one man door, no insulation, and metal siding and roof. This is what I spent:

Site...
Forum: Other topics 03-16-2021, 04:46 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 35,789
Posted By Errollyn
The Avett Brothers, "I Wish I Was" "I wish I...

The Avett Brothers, "I Wish I Was"

"I wish I was a sweater, wrapped around your hips..."

One of the best love songs of the last decade, IMO.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nkmof2Kto8...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-07-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,931
Posted By Errollyn
Your numbers look great to me, congrats. I do...

Your numbers look great to me, congrats. I do have a couple questions. I'm assuming you're a Fed based on your hefty TSP balance. Are you getting that pension right away, or is it being deferred...
Forum: Other topics 03-03-2021, 05:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,773
Posted By Errollyn
This School Smart sharpener is what sits on my...

This School Smart sharpener is what sits on my desk. Sharpens perfectly every time, and because you put the pencil in vertically you don't have to use your other hand to hold it in place. $28 on...
Forum: Other topics 02-28-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,968
Posted By Errollyn
I used to buy and sell a lot on eBay 20 years...

I used to buy and sell a lot on eBay 20 years ago. I think it was Meg Whitman that came in and tried to turn eBay into a direct competitor to Amazon. The site went from being a true auction...
Forum: Hi, I am... 02-22-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,574
Posted By Errollyn
Congrats on the workplace success of both you and...

Congrats on the workplace success of both you and your wife, JD.

I'll just add this to the discussion about expenses. It's really hard to truly understand how much you're spending and where you're...
Forum: Hi, I am... 02-20-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 782
Posted By Errollyn
Hoping to Retire in 2024

Hi there. I'm hoping to jump ship from my long-time career in about 2024. I've got some work to do before then, but here are some of my fundamentals...

Married with no kids.
46 yrs old.
NW at...
Forum: Young Dreamers 02-20-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 68,010
Posted By Errollyn
Wow, our situations are surprisingly similar....

Wow, our situations are surprisingly similar. Here are some comments about your points...

1. For health care, I actually used the ACA premium in my 2020 expense records instead of what I'm paying...
Forum: Young Dreamers 02-20-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 68,010
Posted By Errollyn
Great point about the 4% perhaps being too high...

Great point about the 4% perhaps being too high to safely fund retirement. It's definitely something I've considered, and a lower rate may be in order.

I didn't want to get too into the weeds for...
Forum: Young Dreamers 02-20-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 68,010
Posted By Errollyn
Thanks for the welcome. With regard to house size...

Thanks for the welcome. With regard to house size and location...without being too much off a bore, we did build our "perfect" house here in in Missouri a few years ago (and paid for it as we built...
Forum: Young Dreamers 02-20-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 68,010
Posted By Errollyn
Hopping on the 2024 train. Married with...

Hopping on the 2024 train.


Married with no kids.
46 yrs old.
NW at the start of 2021 was $1.36 mil.
Zero debt, including my home.
House contributes $230,000 to NW, with the rest being...
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