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Forum: FIRE and Money 12-23-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 210
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Posted By hesperus
+1 there's much more to this than just...

+1

there's much more to this than just purely economic forces
Forum: Other topics 12-11-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 15,329
Posted By hesperus
No

No
Forum: Other topics 12-10-2018, 08:11 PM
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Views: 15,329
Posted By hesperus
They will have a hard time keeping Fangio

They will have a hard time keeping Fangio
Forum: Other topics 12-10-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 15,329
Posted By hesperus
It's a testament to just how good the Bears D is...

It's a testament to just how good the Bears D is that even with 3 picks by trubiskey, they could beat the best team in football. If trubiskey wasn't out for two weeks and coming back from injury,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-08-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 21,339
Posted By hesperus
It's only a loss if you sell :) So good luck to...

It's only a loss if you sell :)
So good luck to you moving money in and out of markets
Forum: Other topics 12-06-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By hesperus
It happens. When I was speaking of value, I was...

It happens. When I was speaking of value, I was speaking strictly of the informational value that artifacts can provide when found in situ. The Italians, like us, probably field dozens of these...
Forum: Other topics 12-06-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By hesperus
Speaking as a former cultural resource...

Speaking as a former cultural resource specialist, once you remove an artifact from it's source, it loses most if not all of it's provenance, and thus much of it's informational value to the larger...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-06-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,724
Posted By hesperus
How's that market timing thang going for y'all?

How's that market timing thang going for y'all?
Forum: Other topics 12-04-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,391
Posted By hesperus
My perfect snow shovel is no longer a shovel: ...

My perfect snow shovel is no longer a shovel:

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Forum: Other topics 11-28-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,504
Posted By hesperus
+1

+1
Forum: Other topics 11-28-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By hesperus
FOX 'news'

FOX 'news'
Forum: Other topics 11-15-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,794
Posted By hesperus
Nikon D850 & Sony A7R2, and an iphone

Nikon D850 & Sony A7R2, and an iphone
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-13-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 14,770
Posted By hesperus
With a low eight figure portfolio (or high seven...

With a low eight figure portfolio (or high seven depending on the market), that's where we're at. But we don't pull 4% from the portfolio. More like 1%, at most. Yes, DW and I are living below our...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 11-13-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,251
Posted By hesperus
Have been with DirecTV Now since it's inception....

Have been with DirecTV Now since it's inception. Got the free AppleTV box along with the lifetime discount, and for some reason we get free HBO too. At first, we were very close to dropping it, lots...
Forum: Young Dreamers 11-13-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,577
Posted By hesperus
Should ask this question to those who retired at...

Should ask this question to those who retired at the beginning of the great recession. How they entered into retirement at a time like that could either put you at ease, or make you rethink your...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-05-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2,483
Views: 246,738
Posted By hesperus
So far so good - Let's hope it continues! God...

So far so good - Let's hope it continues!
God knows we need the water here :)
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-05-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2,483
Views: 246,738
Posted By hesperus
Saturday, Nov 3. Skiied about 17" of new powder...

Saturday, Nov 3. Skiied about 17" of new powder at Wolf Creek Ski area. Had to hike a bit to get to the freshies, but it was well worth it :-) One of the earlier powder days I've enjoyed.
29872...
Forum: Other topics 11-02-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,152
Posted By hesperus
It's not 'day light savings time' per se - it's...

It's not 'day light savings time' per se - it's the twice a year change that I can't stand. Pick a time and stick with it. Period.
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-17-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,277
Posted By hesperus
"The greatest gift you can give your children is...

"The greatest gift you can give your children is your time"
True. My dad worked his butt off, made a fortune, and left us an amazing legacy. But I would trade it all to have had more time with him.
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-16-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2,483
Views: 246,738
Posted By hesperus
cross country skiing today 29787

cross country skiing today

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Forum: FIRE and Money 10-16-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,628
Posted By hesperus
I have often teetered between decisions based...

I have often teetered between decisions based purely on tax implications or making the best decision for strictly investment purposes. Our allocation is in the range I'm comfortable with at 65%...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-09-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,408
Posted By hesperus
Or working at a specific job they hate just for...

Or working at a specific job they hate just for the health insurance. They might choose a different job (or company) if not for that.
That may be more common.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-06-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 19,104
Posted By hesperus
Thanks. It's probably because we have spent far...

Thanks. It's probably because we have spent far less than we we could have that we reached that milestone over the last 7-8 years. It would be incredibly difficult to spend 4%. We're not wanting for...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-06-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 19,104
Posted By hesperus
So far, this past year we took approx .95%, or...

So far, this past year we took approx .95%, or $92K from our portfolio. Primarily it comes to us in dividends (the ones that aren't reinvested), and bond interest. Frankly, it's hard to spend more....
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-05-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 19,519
Posted By hesperus
Ski trips & ski equipment. Camera bodies and...

Ski trips & ski equipment. Camera bodies and lenses. First Class (or business) for ALL air travel now.
So, to combine all those we are taking a two week ski trip to St Anton Austria (the cradle of...
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