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Forum: Life after FIRE 05-20-2018, 06:20 AM
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Posted By RachaelandtheGoose
Yep, those are brave, cool people. Sometimes with...

Yep, those are brave, cool people. Sometimes with very fresh perspectives. A sort of funny one from my own travels: My husband and I were on our honeymoon in the Puget Sound area and ended up...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-18-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By RachaelandtheGoose
I totally get that, but even so I think for a lot...

I totally get that, but even so I think for a lot of people there's never even an option. Even if the hours were about the same or even a little more, I think most people would take the trade off...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-18-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,203
Posted By RachaelandtheGoose
LOL! It's such a weird world. :laugh:

LOL! It's such a weird world. :laugh:
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-18-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,203
Posted By RachaelandtheGoose
It's more idle curiosity than anything. I would...

It's more idle curiosity than anything. I would be fascinated to know some of these people's stories, though. I'm sure each one would be different. But every time I walk past a shop with a sign like...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-17-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,203
Posted By RachaelandtheGoose
How do they...?!

I'm just musing here... but it seems like everywhere we go there are those few people who seem to have an impossible lifestyle. They have little shops that are only open 2 days a week. They have...
Forum: Young Dreamers 05-17-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,405
Posted By RachaelandtheGoose
Congratulations! That's such a great feeling!

Congratulations! That's such a great feeling!
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-02-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,806
Posted By RachaelandtheGoose
Aw... if you're tired of broken sidewalks, you're...

Aw... if you're tired of broken sidewalks, you're tired of life. LOL!

I'm sure it would get old after a while, but they are darn romantic, just like many of the other ways the city is beautiful...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-02-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,806
Posted By RachaelandtheGoose
W2R - I'm so jealous that you're retired in New...

W2R - I'm so jealous that you're retired in New Orleans! It is a gorgeous city with a thick, mysterious atmosphere. Very enchanting. My idea of the perfect life is living in the Garden District and...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-02-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,806
Posted By RachaelandtheGoose
You're right, I should elaborate a bit. Mostly...

You're right, I should elaborate a bit. Mostly I'm looking for the atmosphere of as many historic buildings as possible. I love old architecture, but I don't particularly care if the town is...
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-31-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,969
Posted By RachaelandtheGoose
Welcome and congrats! To celebrate, I have a...

Welcome and congrats! To celebrate, I have a special Dad Joke just for you:

What's a pirate's favorite letter?

You'd think it'd be "R", but it's the C.

LOL! :laugh:
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-31-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,806
Posted By RachaelandtheGoose
Thanks! I will definitely check you suggestions...

Thanks! I will definitely check you suggestions out and I hope your move goes well!
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-30-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,662
Posted By RachaelandtheGoose
Yep, I definitely worry most about health care....

Yep, I definitely worry most about health care. It's ironic. My health issues have given me the drive to retire early so I can stay home and rest when I need to, which isn't an option now. On the...
Forum: Young Dreamers 03-29-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,556
Posted By RachaelandtheGoose
I think it's one thing to know intellectually how...

I think it's one thing to know intellectually how lucky you are in the grand scheme of things and still find yourself miserable in a daily grind that leaves you restless and itchy. I totally get...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-29-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,806
Posted By RachaelandtheGoose
I think the weather would be less of an issue...

I think the weather would be less of an issue when retired because the main thing that stinks about it right now (we live in northern Illinois) is commuting in it. Otherwise I love snow, rain, the...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-29-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,806
Posted By RachaelandtheGoose
I hear that. We actually live in the far suburbs...

I hear that. We actually live in the far suburbs of Chicago now (born and raised). We're not looking in Illinois very heavily because, yeah, we want out. But I've seen some surprisingly affordable...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-29-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,806
Posted By RachaelandtheGoose
Man, I was really into St. Joe as a possibility...

Man, I was really into St. Joe as a possibility until I saw 1) the crime rate and 2) the ACA rates in that area. Do you have any first hand experience with the town? The architecture is truly...
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-29-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,662
Posted By RachaelandtheGoose
LOL! No need to warn me about the midwest. DH and...

LOL! No need to warn me about the midwest. DH and I have both lived here all our lives. While I agree the winters can be rough, we also do like the change of seasons, and of course not being too far...
Forum: Young Dreamers 03-28-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,898
Posted By RachaelandtheGoose
I'm right there with you. This sounds perfect to...

I'm right there with you. This sounds perfect to me. We want to find someplace new to put down roots and then let those roots grow. Hopefully a cool historic town with some nice natural beauty (state...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-28-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,285
Posted By RachaelandtheGoose
And thanks for the welcome! Glad to be here! :)

And thanks for the welcome! Glad to be here! :)
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-28-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,285
Posted By RachaelandtheGoose
I have to ask - What's it like being retired in...

I have to ask - What's it like being retired in New Orleans? Is it expensive? Is crime an issue? We've only visited and I LOVE it, although the crime rate (at least on paper) and the property values...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-28-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,806
Posted By RachaelandtheGoose
Affordable (and Safe!) Historic Towns

Anyone have recommendations for some great, LCOL historic towns? Prefer the Midwest, as it's close to family. Anyone know of any hidden gems? Current contenders:

Mineral Point, WI
Marshfield, WI...
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-28-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,662
Posted By RachaelandtheGoose
Running Away Together in T Minus 50 months ...

Hi Everyone! I'm Rachael. DH and I have been pursuing FI for about 2 years. 4 years to go. we've been following the big name FI bloggers for a while, but are finding that the hype is getting a bit...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-28-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,285
Posted By RachaelandtheGoose
WOW! You just described my perfect day! A rainy...

WOW! You just described my perfect day! A rainy day in New Orleans sounds like heaven. These are the sorts of days I'm dreaming of, still 4 years from FI. Wierdly, it's the bad weather days that make...
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