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Forum: Life after FIRE 11-28-2020, 04:55 PM
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Posted By kevdude
I don't mean to hijack the thread, but we're...

I don't mean to hijack the thread, but we're thinking about coming down to the Palm Springs area next month for a couple of weeks (most likely Palm Desert), and just wondering if much is open right...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-17-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 659
Views: 67,682
Posted By kevdude
Just finishing up remodeling our kitchen (new...

Just finishing up remodeling our kitchen (new counter tops, appliances, refacing cabinets). Over the summer we replaced our furnace with a heat pump/furnace combo. And just bought a Tesla Model Y. ...
Forum: Other topics 11-17-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,767
Posted By kevdude
I spend a fair amount of time on Bogleheads.

I spend a fair amount of time on Bogleheads.
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 11-17-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 7,565
Posted By kevdude
I bought $20k worth a few years ago at a...

I bought $20k worth a few years ago at a pre-split price of ~ $135 and sold about two years later with a gain of about 70% and put the proceeds in Wells Fargo. D'oh! I wasn't a big fan of the huge...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-31-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 56,537
Posted By kevdude
With the run up in Apple today, we are up...

With the run up in Apple today, we are up slightly since the market high in Feb.
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 07-30-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,367
Posted By kevdude
+1. The CC'ing drives me nuts as it constantly...

+1. The CC'ing drives me nuts as it constantly distracts me. The rest of my family (DW, DS, DD) love using it though. If I happen to miss/misunderstand some dialogue, I will rewind the show and...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-26-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 15,120
Posted By kevdude
How do you feel now? (4 Months later)

Everything we had in equities stayed in equities. We had a fair amount still sitting in cash from a property sale last November, so I bought more equities at the end of February, the last week of...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-21-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,344
Posted By kevdude
Yes, this is me/us. We started investing in...

Yes, this is me/us. We started investing in residential real estate in 2003 and it makes up about 2/3rds of our investable assets, after selling costs and potential tax hit. We had as many as 34...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-18-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,186
Posted By kevdude
berkeley - what types of properties are you...

berkeley - what types of properties are you invested in and what types of returns are you getting? I'm thinking about going this route in the near future.
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-18-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,312
Posted By kevdude
Calmloki, I'm curious what you decided to do...

Calmloki, I'm curious what you decided to do here.

Lately I've started looking at DST's and I think they could be decent investments, after all. It seems the sponsors probably do much better,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-18-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,186
Posted By kevdude
We have 20 tenants (residential) and all have...

We have 20 tenants (residential) and all have paid to date, so no cash flow issues. We feel very fortunate as this is our primary source of income.
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 07-05-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 64,636
Posted By kevdude
I guess I should've reworded my post. I know...

I guess I should've reworded my post. I know it's way too early to tell if it was a good idea or not. I was just wondering what people's thoughts were, such as your potential for FOMO and if that...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 07-05-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 64,636
Posted By kevdude
I'm curious if those that went to cash or sold a...

I'm curious if those that went to cash or sold a good portion of their stock positions earlier in the year are happy with their decision. And of those that did if they started buying back in.

I...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-05-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,181
Posted By kevdude
Like others, I also don't get the Internet...

Like others, I also don't get the Internet Retirement Police. I presume they are all related to (or may be) Mrs. Kravitz.

We own and manage rental property - 20 doors after selling a fourplex...
Forum: Other topics 07-05-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 13,409
Posted By kevdude
Just came across this thread. Love seeing and...

Just came across this thread. Love seeing and reading about the cars. We currently have:
2019 X5 i4.0
2017 Lexus RX350
2010 Lexus HS 250h

The RX 350 is on a lease (our first one) and is up in...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-20-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,312
Posted By kevdude
We sold a fourplex last year that we owned since...

We sold a fourplex last year that we owned since 2002 and had about a $550k gain prior to depreciation recapture (Seattle area) and decided to just pay the tax. Well, will pay it in a couple of...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-27-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 56,537
Posted By kevdude
Only down 3%, but nervous. It seems like a lot...

Only down 3%, but nervous. It seems like a lot of layoffs are forthcoming. Expected, but none the less...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-21-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,509
Posted By kevdude
I really don't have an AA plan as the majority...

I really don't have an AA plan as the majority (~67%) of our investable assets are in investment properties. I did move approximately 8% of our liquid assets (including retirement accounts) from...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-19-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By kevdude
As I recall, the loan/mortgage constant was used...

As I recall, the loan/mortgage constant was used to determine your payment - it is based on the interest rate and loan term. Take the loan amount * the loan constant = your payment. It is a bit...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 05-17-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 64,636
Posted By kevdude
This is exactly what happened to the many banks...

This is exactly what happened to the many banks that went under during the GR in Washington state and I assume throughout the US.
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-03-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 17,415
Posted By kevdude
Down 17% on cash and marketable securities, which...

Down 17% on cash and marketable securities, which make up about 1/3 of our assets. Rest is investment properties (residential), which Im sure are down, but I have no idea how much.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-11-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,378
Posted By kevdude
Bought ~$5000 in Boeing (BA) stock today just...

Bought ~$5000 in Boeing (BA) stock today just before the close. This is my first foray into Boeing, so we'll see what happens. Will most likely add to it in the near term as well.
Forum: Other topics 12-12-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,755
Posted By kevdude
I always sleep on the right side of the bed (as...

I always sleep on the right side of the bed (as looking at the bed from the foot of the bed). I used to always sleep on the left side, but we moved about 6 years into our marriage, and from then on...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-09-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,650
Posted By kevdude
My father died when he was 54 and my wife's...

My father died when he was 54 and my wife's father died when he was 51. That was enough incentive to make sure I got out early (wife had was a SAHM since our youngest was 1). We decided we had...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-15-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 30,944
Posted By kevdude
I manage all of our investments, including our...

I manage all of our investments, including our rentals, which are about 2.5x the value of our marketable securities/cash. We've started selling some of the rental properties and once we're totally...
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