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Forum: Other topics 09-06-2005, 07:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,423
Posted By Beachbumz
Re: Lowe's 10% Discount coupon

Thanks TH, I didn't know that! I don't really have a need to shop at Lowes these days, so I haven't used it, I just saw it on the net. That's a good idea about taking it to Home Depot though!!! Of...
Forum: Other topics 09-05-2005, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,423
Posted By Beachbumz
Re: Lowe's 10% Discount coupon

Here's a link to the Lowes coupon, you can just print it out, nothing to fill out:

https://bankofamerica.lowes.com/landing.asp?MailID=0050XYN3FPH86N1KMNNK

Hope this helps!

Beachbumz
Forum: Other topics 09-05-2005, 07:52 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,991
Posted By Beachbumz
Re: Run, unclemick! (unclemick checks in on page 8!!!)

Hi Unclemick!

It's great to hear you are ok!!! Good luck with your relocation.

Beachbumz
Forum: Young Dreamers 07-06-2005, 07:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,088
Posted By Beachbumz
Re: Vacation in Iraq! Retire Early!

My wife's old boss took the job as manager of Bagdad Intl for a year. Don't know what the salary was, but he retired from a six figure job to take it. He did his year, no problems, and then got a...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-06-2005, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,954
Posted By Beachbumz
Re: We are off to check out Northeast Florida next week.

We are usually there on the weekend and there is a lot of traffic, but it never has been much of a problem and theres always room in the restaurants.

Beachbumz 8)
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-06-2005, 07:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,902
Posted By Beachbumz
Re: Half year FIRE portfolio status

And you are going back to work!!! ???
Forum: Hi, I am... 07-06-2005, 07:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,962
Posted By Beachbumz
Re: Officially Un-ER'd This Morning

NO OFFENSE, but it seems to me that your biggest problem was not knowing how to not work. You have plenty of money and could easily readjust the portfolio in a couple of weeks.

As long as you are...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-05-2005, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,954
Posted By Beachbumz
Re: We are off to check out Northeast Florida next week.

I agree as far as a direct hit on the coast, but two of the hurricanes last year went right through St. Aug/Jax. Mostly just knocked out power (for several days for some) and a lot of rain.
...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-05-2005, 06:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,954
Posted By Beachbumz
Re: We are off to check out Northeast Florida next week.

It is a LOT more expensive on the west coast of Florida than the north/central east coast of Florida!!! It is hot right now in Jax, but no hotter than New York or North Carolina. It was 99 degrees in...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-26-2005, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,577
Posted By Beachbumz
Re: Real Estate

I don't know whether I would start now or not, but I know I wouldn't start now in the market I was in! I agree with Tryan, if it gives you the 'willies' then stay away.

Beachbumz 8)
Forum: Hi, I am... 06-24-2005, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,060
Posted By Beachbumz
Re: Hello there

Hi Shiney and welcome!
It's not that hard to get that 'retired' word out, it just takes some practice. ;D DW and I FIREd at 36, two years ago and it's been great. I can't imagine having to get up...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-22-2005, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,883
Posted By Beachbumz
Re: Warning: Some Retire Early

Not until he gets a cheaper apartment!

Beachbumz 8)
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-21-2005, 06:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,504
Posted By Beachbumz
Re: How did you ER

I don't think there's a correct answer in the poll for us either. "Sell appreciated house" seems to imply principal residence, which we did make some money from, not much. I guess, by definition,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-16-2005, 05:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,323
Posted By Beachbumz
Re: condo hotels

Just nature's way of cleaning up the old stuff. Hurricane codes are MUCH stronger in Florida since Andrew. We stayed through Jean, it was awesome. No damage to our building, but some old one's down...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-15-2005, 11:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,323
Posted By Beachbumz
Re: condo hotels

Hi Martha!

These condo hotels have become pretty popular in the Clearwater to St. Pete beach area of Florida. We put a deposit down on one at $777 sq ft at the buccaneer beach resort. There are 60...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-10-2005, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,456
Posted By Beachbumz
Re: Anyone ever done a 1031 exchange?

Hi Brewer!
A typical 1031 exchange is not hard at all. This is where they would sell the property. The proceeds go to a third party intermediary. They then have 45 days to NAME the property(s) they...
Forum: Other topics 06-05-2005, 09:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,394
Posted By Beachbumz
Re: Budgeting for and during ER

The biggest cut we made, was the second car. It's been over 2 yrs now, and only occassional minor inconveniences.

Dining out way down, DW likes to cook not that she has time
Clothing way down,...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-01-2005, 10:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,978
Posted By Beachbumz
Re: Renting You House to Go Abroad a Few Years?

We have rented our condo out several times while we traveled. The longest was 3 months and we have never had a problem. We are on the beach in Florida, so that makes it pretty easy to rent.
...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-30-2005, 09:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,160
Posted By Beachbumz
Re: Day Trading

I've seen some pretty long streaks of one color or the other on the wheel and this is one reason they have maximum betting limits posted. But the point is valid. If you're going to gamble, why not...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-28-2005, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,901
Posted By Beachbumz
Re: Accomodation in North East Florida Anyone?

Hi SWR!
You may want to check out La Terra in World Golf Village. This is a GREAT location. It's less than 5 miles from downtown St. Augustine and St. Augustine Beach. It's a brand new resort and...
Forum: Young Dreamers 05-28-2005, 09:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,826
Posted By Beachbumz
Re: Retiring before parents

Start a new thread and you will get some responses (at least one* ;) )

Beachbumz
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-26-2005, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,213
Posted By Beachbumz
Re: Dividends and options strategy

Hi Bum!
Wow, 250K that's pretty steep! :o
I agree that you should never write a put on a stock that you aren't willing to own. This is a mistake that I made back last year, that cost me dearly....
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-25-2005, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,042
Posted By Beachbumz
Re: Poll #3 Early Retirees and Stress

Stress is MUCH lower now. I had begun having anxiety attacks at work. I talked to the doctor about it and, of course, he wanted to give me a pill. >:(
I asked if he thought if I quit my job and...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-25-2005, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,045
Posted By Beachbumz
Re: Poll #2 Early Retirees and Your Health

Better! Working on much better. There's more time to exercise now, don't have to get up at 5:30 to go to the gym, but more traveling makes it more difficult to keep a good routine. Also, eating...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-24-2005, 07:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,703
Posted By Beachbumz
Re: JG & Real Estate people

NO! The rule is 24 months out of 5 years. IOW, you don't necessarily have to live in it 2 yrs straight, or sell it immediately after that (you could rent it for a couple of years if need be). It's...
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