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Forum: Other topics 01-01-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,013
Posted By KMyer
My pet peeve is that it took me an hour to cancel...

My pet peeve is that it took me an hour to cancel our Dish TV service for our vacation property. Called Frontier Communications which is the company that has been billing us for the services for the...
Forum: Other topics 12-30-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 335,637
Posted By KMyer
I just finished reading Radical Sabbatical by...

I just finished reading Radical Sabbatical by Glen Tibaldeo and Laura Berger. Currently reading Escape from the Ordinary by Julie Bradley. Both books are helping me get in the mood for retirement in...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-30-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 36,388
Posted By KMyer
I will be retiring at the end of January on my...

I will be retiring at the end of January on my 58th birthday. I joined this class way back in 2014. Plan to take the motorhome to Florida for February and March, then embark on a multi-month...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-22-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 36,388
Posted By KMyer
Iím two days ahead of you. My app says 647 days...

Iím two days ahead of you. My app says 647 days left. Never broke it down by minutes yet.
Forum: Young Dreamers 01-13-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,615
Posted By KMyer
My dream is to retire when I turn 58 and reach...

My dream is to retire when I turn 58 and reach full retirement age at work, and then immediately jump in our motor home and head south where it is warm in the winter. I envision being in the motor...
Forum: Other topics 04-01-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 11,476
Posted By KMyer
Newspapers............I read a daily newspaper...

Newspapers............I read a daily newspaper for most of my adult life. Does anyone know of anyone under 35 years old that still reads a newspaper on a daily basis? I find that I read most of my...
Forum: Young Dreamers 02-01-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,826
Posted By KMyer
I took a two month paid sabbatical at age 51....

I took a two month paid sabbatical at age 51. Bought a motorhome and travelled all around the USA and Canada. Loved it.
Forum: Other topics 01-21-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,088
Posted By KMyer
You have asked the question that I have been...

You have asked the question that I have been asking myself before I started this thread. I have found that I have kept increasing my own personal minimum required net worth threshold to no longer be...
Forum: Other topics 01-20-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,088
Posted By KMyer
Changing "Classes"

I have always viewed myself as being part of the "working-class". It is probably because of my upbringing. Maybe that is why I have been able to save a relatively high percentage of my income over...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 01-11-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,432
Posted By KMyer
What history tells us about the future.

The following article made a lot of sense to me when I read it exactly five years ago before today. I decided to stay 100% invested in equities after I read the article.

Seeds of a New Boom for...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-07-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 864
Views: 92,670
Posted By KMyer
I was up 16.2% overall across all accounts. Up...

I was up 16.2% overall across all accounts. Up 9.5% for the $ invested in mutual funds via my 401(k) plan. The $ invested in individual stocks via my taxable accounts generated a return of 19.95%. ...
Forum: Travel Information 09-07-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,007
Posted By KMyer
We own a 34 foot diesel pusher motor home. We...

We own a 34 foot diesel pusher motor home. We have gone on a two month sabbatical rv trip all over the country as well as one week trips to Key West, New Orleans and Maine. We have also enjoyed...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 09-02-2016, 04:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,093
Posted By KMyer
I agree. I'm at +469% since I bought the stock...

I agree. I'm at +469% since I bought the stock in 2012. I keep wondering how long the good times can last in such an unpredictable industry. I will probably soon donate some of my shares to...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-03-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 689
Views: 76,524
Posted By KMyer
Down1% across all accounts. This negative return...

Down1% across all accounts. This negative return wasn't as bad as 2008 when my taxable accounts were down 65%. Hopefully 2016 is like 2009 from an investment return perspective.


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Forum: FIRE and Money 12-01-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 76,524
Posted By KMyer
Up 2.4% including dividends. I'm glad that I...

Up 2.4% including dividends. I'm glad that I didn't pay any investment advisory fees. I would have been pretty upset to have used half of my earnings to pay fees.
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-06-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 36,388
Posted By KMyer
Our class has been super quiet in 2015. Have any...

Our class has been super quiet in 2015. Have any of you thought about changing classes in light of the market treading water this year? I'm still happily in this class despite the investment...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-12-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,339
Posted By KMyer
I may have been too optimistic when I posted on...

I may have been too optimistic when I posted on this thread.

Will we be able to make up some lost ground in the last quarter and finish strong?


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Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 08-10-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,093
Posted By KMyer
I share your sentiment and opinion. Fortunately I...

I share your sentiment and opinion. Fortunately I luckily got in at $22 per share on almost a lark but the ride has been enjoyable so far. I wish I would have made a bigger investment in hindsight. ...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 08-10-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,445
Posted By KMyer
1,000 shares of Home Depot. Bought almost all of...

1,000 shares of Home Depot. Bought almost all of the shares during the last financial crisis.


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Forum: Hi, I am... 02-02-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,111
Posted By KMyer
We traveled from coast to coast and up into...

We traveled from coast to coast and up into Canada twice. Here's a list of some of the places we visited:

Cape Cod and Boston, MA
Lake George and Lake Placid, NY
Quebec City and Montreal...
Forum: Hi, I am... 02-01-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,111
Posted By KMyer
Congratulations! We took a two month RV trip...

Congratulations! We took a two month RV trip this past summer during my sabbatical. We had a great time and saw so much of the the USA and Canada. You will have a blast.
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-04-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,361
Posted By KMyer
9.5% overall return in 2014 on my taxable...

9.5% overall return in 2014 on my taxable accounts and 401(k) account. The 2014 return is less than 1/3 of the return I got in 2013. I got killed in 2014 on some energy sector investments in my...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-31-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,339
Posted By KMyer
I'm anxious to see Coach's prediction for 2015...

I'm anxious to see Coach's prediction for 2015 since he nailed his Dow prediction for 2013.

In the meantime....

Dow. 21,000
S&P. 2,300


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Forum: FIRE Related Public Policy 12-17-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,367
Posted By KMyer
I agree. The definition of insanity is to keep...

I agree. The definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing decade after decade after decade and expecting a different result. I also hope to travel to Cuba in the future.


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Forum: Life after FIRE 12-16-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 36,388
Posted By KMyer
I'll join the class of 2021 too. I'll become...

I'll join the class of 2021 too. I'll become fully vested in a deferred comp plan when I turn 58 in January of that year plus our youngest child will have just turned 21.

In the meantime, I plan...
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