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Forum: Other topics Today, 04:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 724
Posted By FIREd
I covered my popcorn ceiling with a stretched...

I covered my popcorn ceiling with a stretched ceiling. Beautiful, perfect finish and no mess.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-06-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,199
Posted By FIREd
I have no kids, and only one niece who is a...

I have no kids, and only one niece who is a spendthrift and who will already inherit a tidy sum from her grandparents via her mother. So I have no qualms about fully enjoying my money. I still plan...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 05-28-2021, 01:21 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,595
Posted By FIREd
For a long time I didn't like using the trackpad...

For a long time I didn't like using the trackpad on my laptop and I preferred to use an external mouse. But since I switched to a MacBook Pro, I use the trackpad exclusively.
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 05-28-2021, 01:17 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,126
Posted By FIREd
I don't use the NAV system in my Audi. It works...

I don't use the NAV system in my Audi. It works fine, but I prefer to use Google maps or Waze on my phone.
Forum: Other topics 05-28-2021, 01:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 970
Posted By FIREd
I (along with the rest of my family) grow a lot...

I (along with the rest of my family) grow a lot of potatoes. We grow two kinds: some that we eat fresh throughout the summer, and some that we store over the winter. We just finished eating the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-26-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,828
Posted By FIREd
50% Rents and 50% withdrawals from financial...

50% Rents and 50% withdrawals from financial investments.
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-17-2021, 04:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,368
Posted By FIREd
I have no heirs, so the goal is to spend as much...

I have no heirs, so the goal is to spend as much of it as possible.
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-09-2021, 05:29 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,137
Posted By FIREd
Five or six years ago, I started yearning for a...

Five or six years ago, I started yearning for a nice watch. But I just couldn't justify the price tag for a brand new fancy watch. So I ended up buying a used Omega Seamaster in almost like new...
Forum: Other topics 05-06-2021, 01:06 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,765
Posted By FIREd
If the loss is due to a market downturn, I'd...

If the loss is due to a market downturn, I'd probably do nothing and hope for an eventual market recovery. I have enough in stable value investments to see me through even a prolonged downturn.
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Forum: FIRE and Money 05-05-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,344
Posted By FIREd
No I don't save for big ticket items any longer....

No I don't save for big ticket items any longer. My regular withdrawal rate is quite a bit below what FIREcalc allows so I don't worry about it.
Forum: Other topics 05-05-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,671
Posted By FIREd
Cold - local dry salami, with butter and...

Cold - local dry salami, with butter and cornichons in a crunchy baguette
Hot - Paninis and croque monsieur.
Forum: Other topics 05-03-2021, 03:16 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 23,008
Posted By FIREd
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-29-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 16,844
Posted By FIREd
I'm fully FIREd at age 46 and I know that my...

I'm fully FIREd at age 46 and I know that my parents don't get it. So what. As long as they don't pay my bills, they have no say in the matter.
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-29-2021, 03:25 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,869
Posted By FIREd
About 65% - commercial, residential, and farmland.

About 65% - commercial, residential, and farmland.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-27-2021, 02:06 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,532
Posted By FIREd
Home tests have been approved recently and are...

Home tests have been approved recently and are now available for purchase in France. I tested myself yesterday because I had a stuffed nose and itchy throat. I bought a pack of 5 from the pharmacy....
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-12-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,745
Posted By FIREd
My NW is up ~200% since I quit work ~11 years ago.

My NW is up ~200% since I quit work ~11 years ago.
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 04-08-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 706
Posted By FIREd
For disclosure, I've been using a paper clip for...

For disclosure, I've been using a paper clip for years without any issue. YMMV.
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 04-08-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 706
Posted By FIREd
You may have to clean the charging port on the...

You may have to clean the charging port on the iPhone. Mine fills up with lint because I carry my phone in my pocket. I simply unfold a paper clip and scrape the inside of the charging port with the...
Forum: Other topics 04-07-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,917
Posted By FIREd
It happened to me too, though I choked on bread...

It happened to me too, though I choked on bread while eating breakfast instead of a pill. I was married at the time, though my wife had already left for work and I was home alone. Being married and...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-07-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,166
Posted By FIREd
My father became a homesteader when he retired....

My father became a homesteader when he retired. Now that he's getting older, I enjoy giving him a hand every once in a while. He has a vegetable garden and a productive orchard and berry garden (he's...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-07-2021, 01:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,415
Posted By FIREd
I currently live on the border between France and...

I currently live on the border between France and Switzerland. With the border being wide open (especially for border residents), I get the best of both countries. The cost of living in France is...
Forum: Other topics 04-07-2021, 01:08 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,917
Posted By FIREd
My mother lives alone and I talk to her nearly...

My mother lives alone and I talk to her nearly everyday. But she doesn’t always answer the phone and I can’t get worried every time she doesn’t. She doesn’t hear the phone ringing without her hearing...
Forum: Other topics 04-06-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,217
Posted By FIREd
I try my best to be inexistant as far as Google...

I try my best to be inexistant as far as Google is concerned. But a few published papers I authored 20 years ago still pop up.
Forum: Other topics 04-06-2021, 12:04 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 23,008
Posted By FIREd
TT, it looks like you’re seeing the light at the...

TT, it looks like you’re seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. You’ll feel so relieved, I’m sure, once you move into your new condo.
Forum: Other topics 04-02-2021, 04:13 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,917
Posted By FIREd
I’m single and I think it’d take 1-2 days. I’m in...

I’m single and I think it’d take 1-2 days. I’m in frequent contact with family and if I didn’t reply to calls or text messages promptly, they’d start to worry. It has happened before.
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