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Forum: Health and Early Retirement 05-06-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 988
Posted By v5200
Multi State Coverage and Pre Existing Conditions

Here's my dilemma: I am currently on an employer plan (not Cobra, since I still consult with my company), which is a HMO. I wanted to get a private policy via BCBS (the current insurer) to get access...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-17-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,882
Posted By v5200
Thanks all, sounds like a few of you have noticed...

Thanks all, sounds like a few of you have noticed the same thing... I'm an avid cyclist and meet a lot of folks though that activity which is great, most of who are older than me (and in fantastic...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-16-2012, 12:45 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,882
Posted By v5200
Meeting people around the same age?

Hi Folks, I wanted to toss a question out to the group... I'm 47, single, and have been retired for about a year now. I also established a second residence on the west coast for better weather and...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-22-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,969
Posted By v5200
Hi, out of curiosity, what did you like about...

Hi, out of curiosity, what did you like about Denver over Boulder?
Forum: Other topics 01-13-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,651
Posted By v5200
Congrats! What a great accomplishment...!

Congrats! What a great accomplishment...!
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-10-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,079
Posted By v5200
Thanks LOL... you bring up an interesting point....

Thanks LOL... you bring up an interesting point. I felt the balance was fairly diversified, but as instruments such as MLPs and Hedge/PE funds are concerned, as it was explained to me they do offer a...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-09-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,079
Posted By v5200
Nords, yes, I'm very interested in learning more...

Nords, yes, I'm very interested in learning more about angel investing... it actually is on the top of my list!
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-09-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,079
Posted By v5200
Wow, thanks everyone! Midpack- it sounds like...

Wow, thanks everyone! Midpack- it sounds like you've felt the same way... even though it's all good news, money and finances are just something that are difficult to discuss with even close friends-...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-08-2011, 04:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,079
Posted By v5200
I did it!!

Well it's hard for me to believe, but it's finally happened... last month I sold a majority stake of my business to a Private Equity firm. This has been months and months in the making, and anyone...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-01-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,351
Posted By v5200
Is your business "sellable"? Meaning someone...

Is your business "sellable"? Meaning someone other than yourself could buy it and grow it, or at least replicate what you do? Sounds like it is... there are some good books about valuing a business...
Forum: Other topics 07-01-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,386
Posted By v5200
I ported my old home phone to vonage, just to...

I ported my old home phone to vonage, just to keep the number. I don't have a phone hooked up to it, instead all calls go to vm with a auto voice to text translation, then i get an email. Works well...
Forum: Other topics 06-22-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,480
Posted By v5200
I bought an online business in 2002, and it has...

I bought an online business in 2002, and it has grown to several million dollars in annual revenue. I paid $20k for it, the best investment of my life! I'm hoping to sell it this year, and FIRE! That...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-29-2008, 07:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,599
Posted By v5200
Sounds like we need a poll...

Sounds like we need a poll...
Forum: Hi, I am... 09-14-2008, 04:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,689
Posted By v5200
Thanks for the replies, a lot to think about!...

Thanks for the replies, a lot to think about! Socca, you raise some good questions, I like to challenge myself physically (I'm an avid cyclist, and love to hike), and I'm sure I'd look for some sort...
Forum: Hi, I am... 09-13-2008, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,689
Posted By v5200
For the record, as I learn more about the true...

For the record, as I learn more about the true meaning of "Perpetual Travel" I suppose that's not really what I was thinking about (the true definition seems to involve giving up your US citizenship,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-13-2008, 06:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,434
Posted By v5200
I heard about this recently, it's called earth...

I heard about this recently, it's called earth class mail:

The Ultimate PO Box, Post Office Box and Mail Forwarding Service | Earth Class Mail (https://www.earthclassmail.com/)
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-13-2008, 06:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,463
Posted By v5200
This actually sounds like a very pragmatic...

This actually sounds like a very pragmatic definition of "rich" to me too... so does it sound right that if 1.5% of US huseholds make 250k+ per year, then the definition of "rich" is roughly 6.2...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-13-2008, 05:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,770
Posted By v5200
I know I need to rebalance, but here's a snapshot...

I know I need to rebalance, but here's a snapshot form this AM:

Domestic Stocks 45.72% ($846,451.62)
Foreign Stocks 13.22% ($244,773.72)
Bonds 6.32% ($117,087.80)
Short-term 32.12%...
Forum: Hi, I am... 09-12-2008, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,689
Posted By v5200
44, Business Owner, Hoping to Sell in 2009

Hi All-

What a great forum! I've given so much thought to my "next phase", it was a delight to find a group of like-minded folks. Here's the quick low-down:

∑I've just turned 44, and Iím the...
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