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Forum: FIRE and Money 07-17-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,790
Posted By ER Eddie
Hi, Kook. I'm 2 years into retirement, and I...

Hi, Kook. I'm 2 years into retirement, and I know what you mean. It took me about 5 years to completely pull the trigger. I had a lot of the same struggles that you did -- a lifelong pattern of...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-16-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,867
Posted By ER Eddie
Nice. Thanks for the summary update. I like to...

Nice. Thanks for the summary update. I like to read people's condensed reflections on retirement.

Sounds like things are going well for you. I'm 2 years in, and I can say the same (although...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-16-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,398
Posted By ER Eddie
I didn't have distant network connections the way...

I didn't have distant network connections the way you did; they were all local. After I retired, I maintained contact with my best friend at the company. We continue to get together semi-regularly...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-16-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,558
Posted By ER Eddie
Had a friend who drank heavily, died of colon...

Had a friend who drank heavily, died of colon cancer.

The trouble with these studies, though, as audrey alluded to, is that we have a bunch of uncontrolled confounding variables. For example,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-16-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 22,635
Posted By ER Eddie
I don't want to hike Kilamanjaro now, much less...

I don't want to hike Kilamanjaro now, much less when I'm 70. My desires for physical activity are fairly simple -- walking, biking, low-intensity hiking. I fully expect to be doing those things...
Forum: Other topics 07-14-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,279
Posted By ER Eddie
Can't vote, because the poll options are too...

Can't vote, because the poll options are too extreme. I'd guess that for most of us, we don't fall into an all-or-nothing, love-it or hate-it situation, but it's more in a grey area.

I liked my...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-13-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 22,635
Posted By ER Eddie
That's great, man, good to hear. I'm 59 and not...

That's great, man, good to hear. I'm 59 and not half that active. Good for you.

I think generalizations based on age are dangerous to our psyches. There is good research showing that if...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-11-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 22,635
Posted By ER Eddie
I haven't read the book either -- it better hurry...

I haven't read the book either -- it better hurry up and get here; I've only got 6 weeks before I can't do anything besides play shuffleboard -- but I get that impression too. Economically, he's in...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-11-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 22,635
Posted By ER Eddie
The author is 52. He's a hedge fund manager,...

The author is 52. He's a hedge fund manager, film producer, and poker player. He's got a bazillion dollars.

I wouldn't consider him expert on anything -- certainly not on what it's like to be...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-11-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 22,635
Posted By ER Eddie
Damn, I've only got 6 weeks to live it up.

Damn, I've only got 6 weeks to live it up.
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-10-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 22,635
Posted By ER Eddie
I ordered the book, even though I said I knew it...

I ordered the book, even though I said I knew it all already. It won't hurt to hear it again, from someone else, from different angles, in different words. It's an important idea.

I found the...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-08-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 14,418
Posted By ER Eddie
Yeah, I find it kind of baffling. I retired two...

Yeah, I find it kind of baffling. I retired two years ago, and my portfolio has grown considerably since then, despite my withdrawals. I never made six figures in my career, but I'm making a lot...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-08-2021, 05:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,721
Posted By ER Eddie
It's good to have an appreciation for the...

It's good to have an appreciation for the ridiculous.
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-07-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,384
Posted By ER Eddie
Yeah, I realized that about an hour after...

Yeah, I realized that about an hour after posting...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-07-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,384
Posted By ER Eddie
I don't know what "BTD" is. Never heard that...

I don't know what "BTD" is. Never heard that before.

I don't fall into the standard "go go, slow go" pattern of retirement. I'm two years into retirement, and I enjoy a slow pace. My life...
Forum: Other topics 07-06-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,487
Posted By ER Eddie
Zero.

Zero.
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-05-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 22,635
Posted By ER Eddie
Yes. I see how a reminder of these basic truths...

Yes. I see how a reminder of these basic truths can be helpful. It's easy to get into habits that dull your sense of life. Reading the thread has served that purpose for me -- it's jump-started my...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-04-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 22,635
Posted By ER Eddie
Interesting discussion. I think I'll pass on the...

Interesting discussion. I think I'll pass on the book. I've read the amazon reviews and the comments here, and I don't see him saying anything I don't already know. Yes, we're all going to die, and...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-03-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,729
Posted By ER Eddie
The world will end in 2023! Prepare yourselves! ...

The world will end in 2023! Prepare yourselves! Repent!

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Forum: FIRE and Money 07-03-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,983
Posted By ER Eddie
Thanks for the feedback, folks. I was thinking...

Thanks for the feedback, folks. I was thinking about resurrecting the "should I move?" question once again (all previous answers have been negative), but it seems like now would not be a good time. ...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-03-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,787
Posted By ER Eddie
Friendliness of a community is a "must" for any...

Friendliness of a community is a "must" for any place I live. So I get where you're coming from, OP. Very important criteria. (OP, I'm not responding to the "social and polite" question, but...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-01-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,983
Posted By ER Eddie
What's Going on with the Real Estate Market?

Real estate prices have really shot up in my city over the past year, and from what I've heard, this is happening all over the place. A few questions:

1. What's going on? Why are prices jumping...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-28-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,368
Posted By ER Eddie
Like others, I planned much more travel than I've...

Like others, I planned much more travel than I've actually undertaken. For the most part, I have ended up as a homebody. That sounds dull, but it's not. I find it satisfying and don't feel the...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-27-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,656
Posted By ER Eddie
My experience with colonoscopy was bad, so I'm...

My experience with colonoscopy was bad, so I'm going the stool-sample route now.

Briefly, what happened to me: colonoscopy revealed a benign fat mass too large to "snip," and I was recommended...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-26-2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,855
Posted By ER Eddie
If she were a good friend of mine, I would talk...

If she were a good friend of mine, I would talk to her directly about it. I had to do that in a work setting once. Not fun.

But since you describe her as an acquaintance, not a close friend,...
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