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Forum: Hi, I am... 02-10-2021, 09:07 AM
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Views: 869
Posted By SpinDoctorTX
Congrats from the class of 2016! I tried to...

Congrats from the class of 2016!

I tried to wait for a package as an employee of a spin-off co., but didn't trust my options for early retirement carrying over with me. I left immediately after...
Forum: Other topics 02-08-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,452
Posted By SpinDoctorTX
Exactly! In 1997 I was given the remainders of...

Exactly! In 1997 I was given the remainders of two Director's jobs with a rather modest bump in pay. My outgoing manager advised me that we'd all be gotten rid of eventually, but we'd get a package...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-04-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 9,652
Posted By SpinDoctorTX
As my stepson often says, "The house always knows...

As my stepson often says, "The house always knows when you come into extra money". :laugh:
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 01-30-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,768
Posted By SpinDoctorTX
While I'd prefer to stay out of it as much as...

While I'd prefer to stay out of it as much as possible, I too would be tempted to tell him to run some scenarios to find out just how broke they would be- and quite soon I'd wager. Any devastating...
Forum: Other topics 01-25-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,694
Posted By SpinDoctorTX
I tested Northern, even though we left Chicago...

I tested Northern, even though we left Chicago for Calif. in 1970. Then moved to Houston in 1975.

According to DH, I kept my Chicago attitude as well. :laugh: Since I've mostly lived in TX, I use...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-24-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,967
Posted By SpinDoctorTX
Once your cons outweigh the pros, it's likely...

Once your cons outweigh the pros, it's likely time to move on. At will hire/fire policies do not protect employees, and neither HR nor the EEOC are your friend. You'll need a smoking gun & witnesses...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 01-22-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 941
Posted By SpinDoctorTX
I only have stepsons, and my deal with DH is that...

I only have stepsons, and my deal with DH is that if he goes 1st (he's 13 yrs older), I'll still leave half of whatever is left to them. If I check out first, he'll leave half to my Mom/ siblings.
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Forum: Other topics 01-22-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 655
Views: 38,003
Posted By SpinDoctorTX
We just finished watching the inauguration...

We just finished watching the inauguration special hosted by Tom Hanks (on Youtube streaming channel). It'll be in my regular rotation of live music vids, as the performances/ production were...
Forum: Other topics 01-20-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 13,399
Posted By SpinDoctorTX
That is great! All hail The Queen!

That is great! All hail The Queen!
Forum: Other topics 01-19-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 13,399
Posted By SpinDoctorTX
Living alone is great. Pre- and in-between...

Living alone is great. Pre- and in-between marriages, I lived alone for a total of 10 years. I loved it!

Although cohabitating can be really enjoyable, (including the last year if you are happy),...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-16-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,577
Posted By SpinDoctorTX
SO normal! Like many in here, I fretted for a bit...

SO normal! Like many in here, I fretted for a bit even though I had over planned if anything. Since I have no kids I kept LTC ins. previously bought through mega corp, taken with retirement pkg and...
Forum: Other topics 01-11-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 13,715
Posted By SpinDoctorTX
Teacher Terry, I'm so sorry that this happened to...

Teacher Terry, I'm so sorry that this happened to you. My first marriage ended in a similar fashion. I was 40 and worked for a lunatic just then- which was super fun. Time does heal... I'd expect the...
Forum: Other topics 01-11-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,399
Posted By SpinDoctorTX
I did at least have a window- not that I had time...

I did at least have a window- not that I had time to look through it. :laugh: My mega-corp had personal development plan that we had to submit yearly- it was so silly. The last few years, as I...
Forum: Other topics 01-10-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,555
Posted By SpinDoctorTX
Great post! I use iheartradio commercial free ,...

Great post! I use iheartradio commercial free , Itunes for playlists. Locally, it is Houston Public Media (NPR) & KPFT (pacifica). I also play old ACL episodes- a lot. There is a wonderful streaming...
Forum: Other topics 01-05-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,874
Posted By SpinDoctorTX
My happiest decades were/are my 40s, 50s & now...

My happiest decades were/are my 40s, 50s & now I'm 60. I lucked out by meeting my second DH at 40yo., and life has been all good since then.
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-05-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 9,652
Posted By SpinDoctorTX
Same for us. We've donated all of my 1200- most...

Same for us. We've donated all of my 1200- most to the food bank, but to a handful of others (human trafficking organizations, women's abuse centers. DH helped out some family members (always a...
Forum: Other topics 01-03-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,024
Posted By SpinDoctorTX
Some people shouldn't drink, including me, so I...

Some people shouldn't drink, including me, so I gave it up 10 years ago. Apparently I turn into a lunatic at some point when drinking. Once I retired and could (no more random tests), I did take up...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-28-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,671
Posted By SpinDoctorTX
DH accused me of being a mind reader this year. I...

DH accused me of being a mind reader this year. I mostly got snacks & candy- which was perfect since I buy anything that I want already. I gave DH a western belt with conchos w/ a Texas belt buckle...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-26-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,279
Posted By SpinDoctorTX
Great post! I'm so happy that you DW is pulling...

Great post! I'm so happy that you DW is pulling through, Closet_Gamer. Your story is inspiring, and has lifted my spirits as we spent Christmas alone with our cat rather than gathering with the...
Forum: Other topics 12-19-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,830
Posted By SpinDoctorTX
I have an emerald in my engagement ring, and it...

I have an emerald in my engagement ring, and it has lasted longer than any of my other stones (I am super clumsy and have cracked onyx, opals, aquamarines, etc...). It came with a small flaw in the...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-19-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,705
Posted By SpinDoctorTX
Happier doesn't even begin to describe how...

Happier doesn't even begin to describe how wonderful my life is since retiring Nov. 2016. :dance:

The ability to design my own day as I please is priceless. It helped that I already had hobbies...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-13-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,671
Posted By SpinDoctorTX
Great thread!

DH & I both have a hard time guessing what the other wants, since the answer is mostly We don't need a thing. We exchange fun gifts & maybe 2 or 2 or of them is really good. I have two good gifts...
Forum: Hi, I am... 12-02-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,877
Posted By SpinDoctorTX
Speak for yourself, oh ye of little faith!...

Speak for yourself, oh ye of little faith! :laugh: I'm a 4th wife & DH is my #2. We are still very happy after 18 yrs.
Forum: Travel Information 12-01-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,484
Posted By SpinDoctorTX
Your photos are amazing! Just, WOW!

Your photos are amazing! Just, WOW!
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-01-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,434
Posted By SpinDoctorTX
We've kept in touch with a few of our old...

We've kept in touch with a few of our old colleagues. Some turned into real friends over time, & others not so much. Sometimes, all you really had in common was work. I get together with 4 former...
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