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Forum: FIRE and Money 03-13-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,488
Posted By mexmeme
We have vonage and when the power is off or the...

We have vonage and when the power is off or the internet is down, one of our cell phones are set up to ring and we can answer that call. We have had vonage and no land line for nearly 7 years and...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-10-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,836
Posted By mexmeme
Want a bottom? I'll give you a bottom

We sold to cash yesterday, and today the DOW is up over 300 pts. Now I call that a bottom.
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-28-2008, 10:22 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,758
Posted By mexmeme
"Having lived there, perhaps you can enlighten...

"Having lived there, perhaps you can enlighten further "Mexmeme" quote

The house we rented was a 1 bedroom 1 1/2 bath casita on a larger estate on the lake. The house was typical Mexican...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-28-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,758
Posted By mexmeme
Why, pray tell, are you ready to return? ...

Why, pray tell, are you ready to return?

Maybe I should have stated that we are childless, and the Christmas season has always been a non event for us. We are sort of like many of our Jewish...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-28-2008, 06:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,758
Posted By mexmeme
There are a lot of us who have to live on very...

There are a lot of us who have to live on very little. Obviously no one in your sphere has this problem. After living in Mexico for 9 months 2 years ago, I am ready to return, as even in an area...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-26-2008, 02:38 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,758
Posted By mexmeme
Here is one example I found regarding U.S. CEO...

Here is one example I found regarding U.S. CEO pay VS foreign.

https://www.cab.latech.edu/~mkroll/510_papers/fall_05/Group6.pdf
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-18-2008, 07:06 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 11,984
Posted By mexmeme
Supposed to be many cars from the 50's in Cuba,...

Supposed to be many cars from the 50's in Cuba, but that was the heyday when GM and Ford WERE good.
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-18-2008, 05:51 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 11,984
Posted By mexmeme
2. Change union organizing rules to make it much...

2. Change union organizing rules to make it much easier for unions to organize Toyota/Honda plants and their suppliers.


Totally against this. Unions are one of our downfalls. Saying this, I...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-11-2008, 08:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,726
Posted By mexmeme
One of the main reasons I don't go to doctors...

One of the main reasons I don't go to doctors unless I feel sick. Now there are studies that seem to recommend Crestor for the majority of the population. I have never had to take daily meds,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-03-2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,013
Posted By mexmeme
I don't pay no friggin taxes.

I don't pay no friggin taxes.
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-28-2008, 01:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,638
Posted By mexmeme
We will never buy new again. Look for gently...

We will never buy new again. Look for gently used 2 or 3 yr old Honda or Toyota. Let the idle rich take that hard depreciation hit on their way out the dealer's lot.
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-25-2008, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,739
Posted By mexmeme
My 2 yr plan was finally up several months ago,...

My 2 yr plan was finally up several months ago, and since I only have a cell for emergencies--1 or 2 calls/month, no reason to upgrade my phone. On my second new battery, but otherwise nothing wrong...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-21-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,242
Posted By mexmeme
My father had to retire at 60 with heart trouble....

My father had to retire at 60 with heart trouble. He was frail for 10 years and had a terrible retirement with years of hospital stays. My mother was in a nursing home for 5 years and died with...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-20-2008, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,251
Posted By mexmeme
Agreed, very basic.

Agreed, very basic.
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-03-2008, 12:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,467
Posted By mexmeme
I've looked everywhere, but can't find the...

I've looked everywhere, but can't find the answer. What does "INTJ" mean. Thanks.
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-30-2008, 11:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,900
Posted By mexmeme
I have never had a problem downloading from a...

I have never had a problem downloading from a brokerage account. The only problem I have is that I can't download from our bank checking account--it only downloads to Money, but I will never use...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-12-2008, 05:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,146
Posted By mexmeme
I can't recommend Mexico, south of Guadalajara...

I can't recommend Mexico, south of Guadalajara more. The town is Ajijic and the summers are mild with wonderful thunderstorms at night with rain running down the mountain and right into Lake Chapala,...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-12-2008, 05:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,477
Posted By mexmeme
The only entertaining I do is making supper for...

The only entertaining I do is making supper for my husband. We are total introverts, and always have been. I have 3 friends with whom I golf occasionally and he has his brother with whom he "camps"...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-04-2008, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,183
Posted By mexmeme
In the early 80's we flew on a megacorp liner and...

In the early 80's we flew on a megacorp liner and it was set up about the same. When I got to sit in the jump seat behind the pilot, it too was thrilling. But when we landed on a strip near the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-04-2008, 12:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,674
Posted By mexmeme
Since this is an ER site, seems appropriate that...

Since this is an ER site, seems appropriate that most responders were less than 62. Doesn't compute to failure as I see it.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-04-2008, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,973
Posted By mexmeme
I took this to be a worst case scenario. In...

I took this to be a worst case scenario. In investing I do believe I should be more concerned with this than a "rosy" scenario. While reading this article, I am nodding my head, because it sounded...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-13-2008, 11:11 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,772
Posted By mexmeme
In retirement as in real estate the rule is...

In retirement as in real estate the rule is "Location, Location, Location." We live in Indiana and our town is the lowest I can find, but cheap is not pleasant. The town has a problem with their...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-09-2008, 05:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,844
Posted By mexmeme
We too had both a defined pension plan and a...

We too had both a defined pension plan and a 401-k, but when the company was sold, the pension plan halted right there, and that was the last defined plan we had. It was frozen at 46 yrs old, so...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-09-2008, 12:44 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,771
Posted By mexmeme
I find this thread to be quite informative, as I...

I find this thread to be quite informative, as I am now into what I consider the best of the managed funds, and some Vanguard indexes. But I am trying to decide whether to go all managed, all index,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-08-2008, 08:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,132
Posted By mexmeme
We bought our VG shares through E-trade. I am...

We bought our VG shares through E-trade. I am assuming Admiral shares are not available unless you buy them with Vanguard. We really don't want to have our accounts strung out again, since it took...
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