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Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 04-26-2017, 07:32 AM
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Views: 2,530
Posted By hsmom4
We did the same thing this week. Moved the kids...

We did the same thing this week. Moved the kids 529s from stocks to bonds/money market accounts. SMH. The market volatility had me worried, but sadly, I'm not sleeping any better, watching stocks go...
Forum: Hi, I am... 05-10-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,696
Posted By hsmom4
We have 4 kids at home and are an one-income...

We have 4 kids at home and are an one-income household. We're hoping to retire in the next 5 years. My husband will leave the military next year and pursue another job. He's looking for something not...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 05-10-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,171
Posted By hsmom4
I feel for you. I've had back pain since I turned...

I feel for you. I've had back pain since I turned 40 (7 years ago) due to herniated and bulging disks and degenerative disk disease. Nothing works for me either. We have 4 kids and I do my best to be...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-25-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,410
Posted By hsmom4
Sorry that happened to you OP...how scary! ...

Sorry that happened to you OP...how scary!

I definitely think getting additional life insurance now is a good idea. We're a military family and purchased life insurance in our mid-30's. Our only...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-01-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,007
Posted By hsmom4
We were hoping to retire in 2 years but with 4...

We were hoping to retire in 2 years but with 4 school-aged kids still at home (two of which will be headed to college in the next 2-3 years), we decided to continue w*rking for another 5 years....
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-01-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,097
Posted By hsmom4
I tried reading it a few months ago...it was a...

I tried reading it a few months ago...it was a bore and seemed to be very self-promoting (no surprise for Tony). Most of the information he spoke about can be found in shorter (more concise)...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 12-10-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,564
Posted By hsmom4
I could have written you post. We bought a fairly...

I could have written you post. We bought a fairly large amount of Precious Metals in 2011 (USAGX) and lost over 50% of it's value over the last 4 years. We held onto that fund and kept thinking it...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-22-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,856
Posted By hsmom4
We just hit $100K in our TSP fund. It feels good...

We just hit $100K in our TSP fund. It feels good to see it there. We do have more money in Roth IRAs, but for some reason seeing the TSP made it more real. Congrats to you!
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-19-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,289
Posted By hsmom4
Thanks so much for sharing that with me...

Thanks so much for sharing that with me wrigley...there is definitely a lot to consider in the renting game. You've given me a lot more to think about and I'm glad you had such a positive experience.
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-19-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,289
Posted By hsmom4
I would love to hear about your experience? Did...

I would love to hear about your experience? Did you have any problems? Was it a good financial decision? We know renting it out would put us in a better financial situation (we're already looking...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-19-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,289
Posted By hsmom4
We're a military family and in the process of...

We're a military family and in the process of moving (PCS'ing) to another state. Stories like this make me realize that property management is not for us, so we're trying our best to sell our house....
Forum: Young Dreamers 09-17-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,841
Posted By hsmom4
Congrats! You should definitely be proud of your...

Congrats! You should definitely be proud of your milestones.
Forum: Hi, I am... 09-17-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,349
Posted By hsmom4
Welcome Erik. Enjoy the forum!

Welcome Erik. Enjoy the forum!
Forum: Hi, I am... 09-15-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,747
Posted By hsmom4
Definitely keep it as an option and I would...

Definitely keep it as an option and I would suggest you look at it sooner, rather than later. As Nords mentioned above, many military families miss out on this great saving vehicle. If we could go...
Forum: Hi, I am... 09-15-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,747
Posted By hsmom4
Welcome to the forum. We're a military family...

Welcome to the forum. We're a military family too and you're a lot further that we were at your age. We didn't really start saving until we were in our early 30's (long story on that one). My only...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-01-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 15,622
Posted By hsmom4
We're not obsessed, but it's definitely a subject...

We're not obsessed, but it's definitely a subject that comes up very frequently in our household. We still have a good 5 years to go and we may have to extend that time, depending on our finances.
Forum: Hi, I am... 07-29-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By hsmom4
Welcome to the board Chris. You sound like...

Welcome to the board Chris. You sound like you're well on your way and a lot further along than I was at your age. Your parents sound very wise and hopefully my kids will say the same thing about...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-20-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,222
Posted By hsmom4
Thanks for sharing the link!

Thanks for sharing the link!
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-27-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,497
Posted By hsmom4
Yes, it seems like old traditions die hard, even...

Yes, it seems like old traditions die hard, even when you're raised in Canada. Personally, I would have rather gotten a nice set of flatware, an espresso machine, CASH, etc...:)
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-27-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,497
Posted By hsmom4
I already have more gold than I know what to do...

I already have more gold than I know what to do with. In our culture it's common to give 24K gold when you get married. The problem is, I hate yellow gold (prefer white gold or platinum). So it...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-27-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,497
Posted By hsmom4
Thank you for the additional advice and links. ...

Thank you for the additional advice and links. We're still discussing the best strategy, but leaning towards holding until the end of the year and see what happens. I don't think DH and I are on...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-26-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,497
Posted By hsmom4
Thank you for the different perspectives on this...

Thank you for the different perspectives on this fund. I've never been a big fan of volatility, but we are relatively new to the mutual funds arena and learning through trial and error, what works...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-26-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,497
Posted By hsmom4
What to do with Precious Metals

This is my first post and I would appreciate any advice I can get from seasoned investors. We would like to retire early and hope to do so in about 7 years, when my DH retires from the military. We...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-29-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,025
Posted By hsmom4
Very nice ride OP. The major splurge for us,...

Very nice ride OP. The major splurge for us, will be a cruise for our family (six of us). It's something we haven't been willing to do in the retirement/college saving years, but we definitely plan...
Forum: Other topics 05-21-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,245
Posted By hsmom4
As the wife of an Army man and former marine, I...

As the wife of an Army man and former marine, I would try my hardest to discourage my DS or DD from joining the service. It's a brutally hard life and not just for the person who joins. If he...
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