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Forum: FIRE and Money 11-24-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By nash031
- Yes, it does assign categories and "learns". My...

- Yes, it does assign categories and "learns". My experience with Mint is old, but the tracking seemed about the same to me.

- I use it exclusively for my overall dashboard for investments and...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-16-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,103
Posted By nash031
I was close to this milestone with the recent...

I was close to this milestone with the recent run-up combined with some well-timed money put into the market during the COVID crash earlier this year... but then we decided to open a small business...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-16-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,497
Posted By nash031
And therein lies the problem! My wife and I are...

And therein lies the problem! My wife and I are fortunate enough that we have things in our professional lives we want to accomplish and those will carry us well beyond 4% (we're there) and probably...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-16-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,497
Posted By nash031
I think 4.5% is probably safe, but am using 3.5%...

I think 4.5% is probably safe, but am using 3.5% as my target.
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-16-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,497
Posted By nash031
I liked a lot of what he wrote early on, but...

I liked a lot of what he wrote early on, but stopped lending his blog credence when he just made up rules that suited things he wanted to buy. He changed his mind on how much he recommended spending...
Forum: Young Dreamers 06-03-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,817
Posted By nash031
For sure. I mean, now I've got experience with...

For sure. I mean, now I've got experience with the rug being jerked out anyway, so... :)
This contract employs a very specific skillset for which there are few available people, so even if the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-03-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 15,936
Posted By nash031
As I understand it, this is not true for most....

As I understand it, this is not true for most. Only true if you are part of the inactive reserve. If you're on the regular retired list, you're not. Usually if you have more than 30 years from your...
Forum: Young Dreamers 06-03-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,817
Posted By nash031
Just a quick update here: A lucrative...

Just a quick update here:

A lucrative contracting position literally fell into my lap late last week, and I accepted the offer this morning. It's an hourly position, meaning I'm capped at...
Forum: Young Dreamers 05-28-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,817
Posted By nash031
Thanks! I actually have one up already and itís...

Thanks! I actually have one up already and itís part of the long term plan. Wheels are in motion for another contracting position which would allow me to build my business on the side with less...
Forum: Young Dreamers 05-27-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,817
Posted By nash031
Eh... I don't want to w*rk like people typically...

Eh... I don't want to w*rk like people typically do... but my own business is appealing. So long as DW gets called back from her furlough, my days of w*rking for "The Man" - in uniform or out! - are...
Forum: Young Dreamers 05-27-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,817
Posted By nash031
Part of the "starting my own business" would be...

Part of the "starting my own business" would be to do what I enjoy: coaching athletes (and being one myself). I don't think it would amount to as much work as contracting in terms of hours spent at...
Forum: Hi, I am... 05-20-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,270
Posted By nash031
It's an ever moving target for us as well. I...

It's an ever moving target for us as well. I retired in January, but was employed in December (double dipped for a month!), and was recently RIFed from that job. Now "retired/unemployed" and kicking...
Forum: Young Dreamers 05-17-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,817
Posted By nash031
DW and I ran the monthly budget numbers again and...

DW and I ran the monthly budget numbers again and we have identified where we can trim if need be.

I hear you. Part of the limitation for me is I have all this time... but I don't. With a 3.5yo...
Forum: Young Dreamers 05-15-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,817
Posted By nash031
I haven't... I'm not sure what I would want to do...

I haven't... I'm not sure what I would want to do for consulting more than coaching athletes.

I was contacted by a contractor on Tuesday via LinkedIn, but the job wouldn't be a great fit so I...
Forum: Young Dreamers 05-13-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,817
Posted By nash031
Iíll check it out. Last I had checked, I couldnít...

Iíll check it out. Last I had checked, I couldnít refi yet. We refiíd in August of 2019 to 3.375%, so I need to look into that. Iíd take an extra couple hundred a month and faster equity!
Forum: Young Dreamers 05-12-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,817
Posted By nash031
Thank you! Any recommendations to start?

Thank you!

Any recommendations to start?
Forum: Young Dreamers 05-12-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,817
Posted By nash031
Thanks! We're not quite fully FI, but we're...

Thanks! We're not quite fully FI, but we're really, really close. Wife is also furloughed and we can absorb her job loss for a long, long time if it doesn't come back. We're pretty much break even...
Forum: Young Dreamers 05-11-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,817
Posted By nash031
RIFed due to COVID-19, the slate is wiped clean

Hi all,

The quick and dirty: 43, wife 39, two kids 3.5 and 15-mos. I recently retired from the Navy after 20 years, and took a lucrative leadership job 10 minutes from my house. That job was...
Forum: Other topics 05-04-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 779
Posted By nash031
One of our dogs was nearly impossible to crate...

One of our dogs was nearly impossible to crate train. Treats, enticements, nothing... I made a lot of mistakes then that scared her of it. Ultimately, we fostered an older shelter dog that was crate...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-03-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,422
Posted By nash031
Might be the case for me. This has given me...

Might be the case for me. This has given me confidence we will be good with lower income, so I may quit the bridge job and go semi-ER and start chasing dreams while making not very much,
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-25-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 17,368
Posted By nash031
We went pretty high end to Fiji and Australia for...

We went pretty high end to Fiji and Australia for 2 weeks for about $15k total. I think we couldíve gotten to $10k/week by flying first class I suppose. But that was a honeymoon and we werenít...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-27-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,746
Posted By nash031
Long (and stolen from another forum but edited...

Long (and stolen from another forum but edited for my additions/content) post, but this was the process I recently followed purchasing a 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring, ended up getting it at about...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-22-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 15,936
Posted By nash031
This is a tough decision for a lot of us. It...

This is a tough decision for a lot of us. It never was for me. I was still "due course" and almost certain to select for O6 in Jan 2020, but being home for family (wife and two young daughters) as...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-22-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,869
Posted By nash031
Without a lot of the other info some have...

Without a lot of the other info some have mentioned here (age, family) it's tough to judge. That said, the above is true... to a point.

In my case, IF I were to fully retire tomorrow (which is a...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-22-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 15,936
Posted By nash031
Here! Well, technically I'm on terminal leave...

Here! Well, technically I'm on terminal leave retiring officially 1 Jan 2020 after 20 years.


Yes, I will start a new career on December 2nd ("double dipping" for a month). I do not need to do...
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