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Forum: Life after FIRE Yesterday, 12:11 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 67,079
Posted By retired1
Lucky you !! Congrats. Your parachute is ready...

Lucky you !! Congrats. Your parachute is ready for the FIRE take-off.
Forum: Young Dreamers 09-23-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,517
Posted By retired1
Congratulations !! Well done. Now enjoy the...

Congratulations !! Well done. Now enjoy the feeling of "true" home owner.
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-23-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 14,502
Posted By retired1
I felt the same way first time. I played with it...

I felt the same way first time. I played with it especially in areas where you enter age, social security amount, etc. I felt comfortable after changing the view into Table format and see the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-24-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 17,805
Posted By retired1
It's not you... many people are in the same boat...

It's not you... many people are in the same boat including me. It's a mental block. You've to trust yourself and jump off the cliff with FIRE parachute ready to open and support you. Giving up a...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-08-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 67,079
Posted By retired1
Original plan was 2023 (age 55). But all...

Original plan was 2023 (age 55). But all calculators indicate I'm FI. With w*rk becoming intolerable with daily meetings, tasks, deadlines, annoying co-workers, I've been anxious & stressed out. ...
Forum: Active Investing, Market Strategies & Alternative Assets 07-19-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,686
Posted By retired1
I also have positive experience with Blueprint...

I also have positive experience with Blueprint Income. I didn't know it's been acquired by MM. It'll be interesting how it changes BI offerings especially MYGA
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-13-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,581
Posted By retired1
+1

+1
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-05-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,438
Posted By retired1
Since I don't have pension from work, I am...

Since I don't have pension from work, I am putting some funds into Annuities to turn into an income stream after 60. More of a peace of mind than anything else.
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-22-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,094
Posted By retired1
Quick Answer: You have enough to retire. Quit if...

Quick Answer: You have enough to retire. Quit if you don't like your job :)
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-15-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 29,613
Posted By retired1
Had to choose between Pension with low salary vs....

Had to choose between Pension with low salary vs. no pension with higher salary. Chose latter and invested extra $ myself. So far so good.
Forum: Other topics 03-23-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 9,597
Posted By retired1
Yes. Walked into the building, got coffee,...

Yes. Walked into the building, got coffee, settled in cubicle, checking email when Director stops by to check if I have few min. "Yes, of course" I say. Little I knew I'd be walked into a room with...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-23-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,678
Posted By retired1
+1

+1
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-23-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,678
Posted By retired1
This sounds scary and unbelievable. Not sure...

This sounds scary and unbelievable. Not sure what actions to take but certainly shows the crookedness of insurance companies involved. Good luck. Keep us posted.
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-18-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,363
Posted By retired1
Remember Pascal ? That was my only Comp Sci...

Remember Pascal ? That was my only Comp Sci class. As EE major, CS programming class was always a bit scary :) Once employed, started learning C, UNIX Shell, Perl, HTML. Never got to Java but as...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-05-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,994
Posted By retired1
Yes it's never easy letting go a paycheck...

Yes it's never easy letting go a paycheck willingly. I'm in same boat. Ready but hanging on as long as I can. It does take some courage to jump off the w*rk cliff.
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-28-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,251
Posted By retired1
I've been using Desktop version. But new laptop...

I've been using Desktop version. But new laptop does not have any CD/DVD drive any longer :( I guess web based version will be this year for me.
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-25-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2,502
Views: 967,343
Posted By retired1
Congratulations. It's a good feeling to have no...

Congratulations. It's a good feeling to have no mortgage ! we did the same and knocked off mortgage last year. Feels great to have no debt.
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-25-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,125
Posted By retired1
No guilt at all. In fact it'll be a sign of...

No guilt at all. In fact it'll be a sign of encouragement for others to save and get out of rat race early.
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-25-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,033
Posted By retired1
Merry Xmas and Happy New Year

In 2020 many families have been financially (and personally) affected. We have to count our blessings. Diligent savings, frugal lifestyle, and having enough investments provide confidence & courage...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-11-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,280
Posted By retired1
+1

+1
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-11-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,654
Posted By retired1
$0 mortgage, $0 Debt (no car, credit card etc.),...

$0 mortgage, $0 Debt (no car, credit card etc.), 1 Yr savings, $5K/mo off investments.
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-22-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 25,027
Posted By retired1
Hmm... $30 million.. wow. Not me and I'd be...

Hmm... $30 million.. wow. Not me and I'd be surprised to see someone here with that kind of worth
Forum: Active Investing, Market Strategies & Alternative Assets 11-15-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,686
Posted By retired1
opened a small MYGA with blueprint under Americo...

opened a small MYGA with blueprint under Americo 5 yr term at 3.05%. Process took 2 weeks but rate was locked. Good experience so far. Plan to purchase few more
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-02-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,486
Posted By retired1
I try to keep about 9 months worth expenses in...

I try to keep about 9 months worth expenses in CD/Cash accounts.
Forum: Other topics 10-06-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 716
Views: 34,175
Posted By retired1
Another reminder how short our lives can be. ...

Another reminder how short our lives can be. Another reason to quit work (and enjoy life on own terms) as soon as FIRE milestone is reached !
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