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Forum: Life after FIRE 10-10-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,118
Posted By FIREd_2015
I took several years off after I quit my FT...

I took several years off after I quit my FT career but eventually got bored and wanted some intellectual stimulation and change. I've had a part time gig for several years now and started a second...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-05-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,093
Posted By FIREd_2015
I should clarify/add that my numbers are strictly...

I should clarify/add that my numbers are strictly from earned income and does not include income from sale of residence, rental income, interest income and income from stock trades. The sum of...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-04-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,093
Posted By FIREd_2015
Average - $75k (during FT working career, not...

Average - $75k (during FT working career, not incl. PT years)
Median - $64k (during FT working career, not incl. PT years)
Exceeded FICA limit - 15 times
Total lifetime wages to date ~ $1.8m...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-26-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,566
Posted By FIREd_2015
I went with pension (COLA) and no survivor...

I went with pension (COLA) and no survivor benefits. The lump sum option was less than 10% of my total retirement assets. I wanted some longevity insurance plus as I get older I can see my interest...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-09-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,758
Posted By FIREd_2015
Average total expenses over the past 5 yrs...

Average total expenses over the past 5 yrs $4500-5000/month

Mortgage: $0
HOA: $200 (Planned Unit Development)
Property Tax: $580
Home Owner Insurance: $109
Electric & Gas: $75
Car...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-14-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,789
Posted By FIREd_2015
Progress! Mailed my paper return in mid-April....

Progress! Mailed my paper return in mid-April. IRS website finally says my return is being processed.
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-30-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,337
Posted By FIREd_2015
Maybe not quite in the same league but Facebook...

Maybe not quite in the same league but Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg bought his four neighbors out in Palo Alto. Apparently there was a hold out and the reports are that he paid $14.5 million for a...
Forum: Travel Information 07-12-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,899
Posted By FIREd_2015
It depends on what kind of scenery you want. If...

It depends on what kind of scenery you want. If it's a nice day you can get a panoramic view of the city by driving to the top of Mt Tamalpais. From there you can see San Francisco and the greater...
Forum: Travel Information 07-02-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,929
Posted By FIREd_2015
AAA towing Premier Membership ($119/yr) includes...

AAA towing Premier Membership ($119/yr) includes Emergency medical transportation coverage up to $25,000.

List of other benefits (200 mi towing, fuel delivery, and various discounts):
...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-20-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,473
Posted By FIREd_2015
I think what you're looking for is Apo A1 and Apo...

I think what you're looking for is Apo A1 and Apo B. I had this done years ago as part of a research study. The description that came with my study results said:

Apo A1 is a major apoprotein...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-17-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 31,976
Posted By FIREd_2015
Just finished reading the book. Had a lot of good...

Just finished reading the book. Had a lot of good points. The book reinforces my thinking of buying an immediate annuity to hedge against longevity risk. My current plan is to take about 5-10% of my...
Forum: Travel Information 06-14-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,380
Posted By FIREd_2015
In addition to what's already mentioned. ...

In addition to what's already mentioned.

Grand Canyon Horseshoe Bend - used to be free access but the city of Page paved the parking lot and now charge $10 for parking

Ooh Aah Point Grand...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-05-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 31,976
Posted By FIREd_2015
Thanks for the lead. I put in a hold request at...

Thanks for the lead. I put in a hold request at our local library.
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 06-05-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,360
Posted By FIREd_2015
I have an outdated In-Car Subaru (Tom-Tom) map...

I have an outdated In-Car Subaru (Tom-Tom) map that I still use quite often. It wasn't worth paying for the upgrade but the big advantage of in car NAV systems is it knows which way your car is...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-03-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 83,787
Posted By FIREd_2015
For California folks - Poppy Bank Money...

For California folks -

Poppy Bank Money Market APY 1% - guaranteed for six months from date of opening. Minimum daily balance - $10k. Electronic Statements must be activated to avoid $5 paper...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-27-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,124
Posted By FIREd_2015
Why So Many People Intend to Die With Money in the Bank

Article in Bloomberg must have interviewed some people on this forum. Time to go out and spend some money.

"...There’s a school of thought that you should spend down all your assets in retirement...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-03-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By FIREd_2015
Fidelity rep wasn't very helpful. He said the...

Fidelity rep wasn't very helpful. He said the A-team doesn't work on weekends and to try calling back on Monday. :facepalm:
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-03-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By FIREd_2015
Transfer latest EIP Funds to Fidelity

I received my latest EIP funds in the form of a ATM/Visa card instead of a check this time. I tried to do an ACH transfer into my Fidelity Individual account using the account number and routing info...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-12-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,806
Posted By FIREd_2015
I got my antibody test last year from Labcorp for...

I got my antibody test last year from Labcorp for $10. It looks like it's still available.

"...You have the option to request the IgG test through Labcorp.com. While the test itself has no...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-12-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,224
Posted By FIREd_2015
I just had an MRI last week and the facility...

I just had an MRI last week and the facility provided me with a non-wire MRI safe surgical mask when I arrived.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-11-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,400
Posted By FIREd_2015
You didn't say if your exit package includes...

You didn't say if your exit package includes health insurance or not or if you're going on ACA. My understanding is there is a provision in the new stimulus bill that just passed that says if you're...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-10-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 13,828
Posted By FIREd_2015
Looks like I'm in the minority bucket - not...

Looks like I'm in the minority bucket - not vaccinated and not in a big hurry. I don't believe I'm in the high risk group (good health, good Vit D, non-A blood type) plus there may be an effective...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-03-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,237
Posted By FIREd_2015
55-60% of net worth in real estate (primary + 1...

55-60% of net worth in real estate (primary + 1 rental)
Forum: Young Dreamers 02-24-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 18,423
Posted By FIREd_2015
No regrets because everything worked out but in...

No regrets because everything worked out but in hindsight if I had know how Social Security was calculated I might have stayed in the work force a few more years to max out my SS payment.
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 02-07-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By FIREd_2015
Nyne Boost - $25 @ Big 5 when it goes on sale....

Nyne Boost - $25 @ Big 5 when it goes on sale. You'll need to subscribe to their e-coupons. I've seen it advertised for $25 3 or 4 times since December.

Nyne Punch on sale now till 2/15 for $49.99...
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