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Forum: Life after FIRE 05-29-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,289
Posted By smalltownguy1
I have a lake cabin on a private lake in East...

I have a lake cabin on a private lake in East Texas-2.25 hours from dfw Airport and about the same to IAH itís a good base. As it was a ďweekenderĒ cabin it was made to be left alone while I travel.
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-03-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,191
Posted By smalltownguy1
Class of Nov 2015 military retirement and may...

Class of Nov 2015 military retirement and may 2016 civilian civil service job.
Mid 2016- Late 2018 was with my SO waiting for her retirement age and years of service to hit correctly.
New Years...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-18-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,185
Posted By smalltownguy1
I did ,after my divorce and returning from almost...

I did ,after my divorce and returning from almost 3 years deployed in Iraq ,in the summer of 2006.
I moved across the state to work with an army bubbly in the Texas department of criminal justice ...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-14-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,814
Posted By smalltownguy1
I have kept my professional license in full...

I have kept my professional license in full effect $555 in September ago for the year or 2 years. I keep up with my professional reading and 1-2 conferences a year. But I will not go back to 35+...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-07-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,742
Posted By smalltownguy1
Iím in Medellin now. For my second 2 week trip...

Iím in Medellin now. For my second 2 week trip since November.
I also lived about 4 months in San Jose CR last year and spent about five months in Manila Cebu and Palawan Philippines.
I had an...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-03-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,190
Posted By smalltownguy1
I have a Texas teachers retirement system...

I have a Texas teachers retirement system pension.
I bought 5 years of military time for 31k for 11.5% of my income. Payed back in 2.6 years. And I transferred it from a 401k .
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-29-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,099
Posted By smalltownguy1
Delay one tax year and run the numbers for Roth...

Delay one tax year and run the numbers for Roth conversion.
Then run the numbers for delaying 2 years and run the conversion again.
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-29-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,375
Posted By smalltownguy1
I have a Texas teachers retirement system...

I have a Texas teachers retirement system (TRS)pension, but I was a medical provider for a university. They have rules for going back to a Trs J@B, at my salary range I can work/earn $1150 a month...
Forum: Hi, I am... 06-22-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,527
Posted By smalltownguy1
My commissioning classmate is one day older than...

My commissioning classmate is one day older than me (49) and just had a baby with his new wife. His other kids are 22(twins) and 20.
He actually reversed his vasectomy while he was dating her.

I...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-17-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,085
Posted By smalltownguy1
27.5 in the military guard reserve and active...

27.5 in the military guard reserve and active duty mixed.age 17-45
Civilian age 16-45
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-17-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,592
Posted By smalltownguy1
That is the reason I retired. I was medically...

That is the reason I retired.
I was medically retired at age 45 from the military as well as my civil service state job due to lung issues from Iraq.
I lost about 30 lbs and stopped 3 blood...
Forum: Hi, I am... 01-08-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,527
Posted By smalltownguy1
+1

+1
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-18-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,745
Posted By smalltownguy1
I retired 3.5 years ago. I have a paid for,small...

I retired 3.5 years ago. I have a paid for,small cabin on a private lake in east Texas. It is home bass as I travel 2-3 weeks a month. I bought it 13 years ago and have only lived in it full time...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-18-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,436
Posted By smalltownguy1
Yes but I have 2 federal one state pensions and ss

Yes but I have 2 federal one state pensions and ss
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-18-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,213
Posted By smalltownguy1
I read “retire by 35 “ by Paul terhorst in high...

I read “retire by 35 “ by Paul terhorst in high school. My plan was 55 for a while.
I was in the reserves and then active duty. The plan then was 30 yrs(age 47).
Spent 3 years in Iraq 2003-2006...
Forum: Hi, I am... 11-15-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,634
Posted By smalltownguy1
Not a teacher-but retired in the Texas teacher...

Not a teacher-but retired in the Texas teacher retirement system. I was a medical provider for one of the university of Texas systems.
We are rule of 80, but I did a medical retirement due to...
Forum: Hi, I am... 11-12-2019, 03:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,262
Posted By smalltownguy1
Another retired retired guy here- main thing with...

Another retired retired guy here- main thing with .mil retirement is Tricare.
I would not be retired retired with out it
Forum: Hi, I am... 11-09-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,438
Posted By smalltownguy1
Post 9-11 gi bill plans for the kiddos? Single...

Post 9-11 gi bill plans for the kiddos?
Single retired O5 49y/o here
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-27-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,742
Posted By smalltownguy1
I am similar but I I had 2 careers military...

I am similar but I I had 2 careers military (reserves) 27 yrs and civilian,
My mil friends are life long and imho deeper and more supportive of all my faults.
My last job was in the same office...
Forum: Travel Information 12-30-2016, 01:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,413
Posted By smalltownguy1
I will extend hospitality from the Great State of...

I will extend hospitality from the Great State of Texas and from a sister Service retiree.
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-18-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 47,741
Posted By smalltownguy1
Are you retired? YES How old are you when...

Are you retired? YES

How old are you when you retire? 45

When do you want to retire? I first thought 50-55, it accelerated because of health issues and injuries from the military
Forum: Hi, I am... 12-09-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,280
Posted By smalltownguy1
27 YRS 6 MONTHS 27 Days combined Reserve-...

27 YRS 6 MONTHS 27 Days combined Reserve- national guard and active Duty
1988 Private E1 as a Junior in High School, I was a Staff Sergeant before I was Commissioned and retired as a Lieutenant...
Forum: Hi, I am... 12-08-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,280
Posted By smalltownguy1
hi I am..............a long time lurker...retired at 45 in may

Retired from Military in November 2015 and from State Civil Service at end of May 2016.
One military pension
one VA payment
one State retirement
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