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Forum: Young Dreamers 06-22-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 88,975
Posted By exnavynuke
Yeah, my investments are back down to about where...

Yeah, my investments are back down to about where I finished 2020 at now, so there's a strong likelihood that 2024 will not be enough time to get to where I'd like to be. I'll probably be pushing to...
Forum: Other topics 06-03-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,315
Posted By exnavynuke
I've been learning Spanish very slowly for about...

I've been learning Spanish very slowly for about 3 years. I had a 840 day streak on Duolingo, but many of those days were just "do a quick lesson to keep the streak alive" days. I have almost 500...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-26-2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 18,624
Posted By exnavynuke
I didn't get a chance to answer poll (it's...

I didn't get a chance to answer poll (it's closed) but I have VA disability, which is COLA adjusted, so pretty much the same thing.
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-23-2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,361
Posted By exnavynuke
I'm 45, planning on retiring before I'm 50. The...

I'm 45, planning on retiring before I'm 50. The optimistic goal was 2024, I'll likely be pushing that now, but maybe not. Either way, the initial withdrawal rate is "planned" to be ~6.4%, but that...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-23-2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,288
Posted By exnavynuke
In the military, this was a BIG thing. Less so...

In the military, this was a BIG thing. Less so once I went to the civilian world, but still "encouraged" for sure.

A friend started a brewery, it's called Mandatory Fun Beer Works in collaboration...
Forum: Other topics 05-02-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,434
Posted By exnavynuke
Yeah, I just want to reiterate that using online...

Yeah, I just want to reiterate that using online shipping sites like Parcelmonkey etc. can save you a LOT of money on shipping.

I recently sent a ~20lb package across the country (GA to CA). UPS...
Forum: Young Dreamers 04-05-2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 88,975
Posted By exnavynuke
Investments down about 5.6% since the start of...

Investments down about 5.6% since the start of the year. Not a great quarter, but hopefully things turn out better for the rest of the year.
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-16-2022, 07:37 AM
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Views: 139,575
Posted By exnavynuke
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Forum: Travel Information 03-03-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 58,654
Posted By exnavynuke
Mexico trip went very smoothly. Three of us went...

Mexico trip went very smoothly. Three of us went (friend, myself, and my sister). We had a lot of fun doing some easy dives with my sister the first few days (I just finished training her in January,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-03-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,255
Posted By exnavynuke
95% or better is my goal. My FIRE plans include...

95% or better is my goal. My FIRE plans include lots of "wiggle room" though.
For instance, my planned spending levels are equivalent to my current expenses despite knowing that I'll have paid off...
Forum: Young Dreamers 12-30-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 88,975
Posted By exnavynuke
End-of-year update Total goal: 85.6% complete ...

End-of-year update
Total goal: 85.6% complete
Total Investment goal: 75.4% complete
Yearly Investment Goal: 165.4% complete

Did much better with investments this year than planned, which has...
Forum: Travel Information 12-30-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 58,654
Posted By exnavynuke
I'm booked for Mexico in February. Staying in...

I'm booked for Mexico in February. Staying in Playa del Carmen for a week for scuba diving and relaxation.
Forum: Young Dreamers 06-20-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 88,975
Posted By exnavynuke
Mid-year update. 79.4% of the total goal, 66.x%...

Mid-year update.
79.4% of the total goal, 66.x% of the investment goal. I only planned to reach 67.6% of the investment goal by the end of the year and I'm already 84% of the way there, so here's to...
Forum: Other topics 06-02-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 979
Views: 77,254
Posted By exnavynuke
Yesterday I got to dive the Lowrance off of Fort...

Yesterday I got to dive the Lowrance off of Fort Lauderdale during my trimix class. Beautiful tech dive down to 200' then back up into the wreck to explore through it.
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Forum: Young Dreamers 04-16-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 51,786
Posted By exnavynuke
As for the original question, it's not going to...

As for the original question, it's not going to put you in the same style that a person could live when "being a millionaire" was first becoming something that more than a few elite aspired to, but...
Forum: Young Dreamers 04-16-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 51,786
Posted By exnavynuke
Depends on what you call a yacht. You can buy...

Depends on what you call a yacht. You can buy what is realistically called a sailing yacht for low-6 figures. A yacht akin to what JFK sailed will run you closer to a million though, which is still...
Forum: Young Dreamers 04-02-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 88,975
Posted By exnavynuke
Now 77.4% of overall goal, now up to covering...

Now 77.4% of overall goal, now up to covering 62.7% of the investment goal number.
Forum: Other topics 02-19-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,233
Posted By exnavynuke
At ~65 my mom stopped working due to disability....

At ~65 my mom stopped working due to disability. My dad kept working until he was 67 iirc. Both started working in their teens. Both with partial college education. Dad a white collar executive for...
Forum: Other topics 02-19-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 19,035
Posted By exnavynuke
Wow, I'm really surprised yours makes that much...

Wow, I'm really surprised yours makes that much noise. I have a 16kw Generac whole home generator and it sits right outside the master bedroom window. If the TV is on at a normal volume you won't...
Forum: Other topics 12-28-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,400
Posted By exnavynuke
Can't argue with Tom Hanks and Meryl, but I think...

Can't argue with Tom Hanks and Meryl, but I think Ed Norton could actually tie them for how well he's acted. Give him the same longevity in Hollywood and I wouldn't be surprised to see him...
Forum: Young Dreamers 12-02-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 88,975
Posted By exnavynuke
Currently 75% of total goal, 58.2% of investments...

Currently 75% of total goal, 58.2% of investments (original projection was 58.6% by year end, so I could realistically beat that by the end of the month depending on what the market does over the...
Forum: Travel Information 11-30-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,029
Posted By exnavynuke
I'm using a Canon G7X Mk II in a fantasea...

I'm using a Canon G7X Mk II in a fantasea housing, with a Sea & Sea YS-01 strobe. For macro, I've been using an Inon +6 macro lens. Post processing with photoshop and/or lightroom.

I'm adding a...
Forum: Travel Information 11-30-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,029
Posted By exnavynuke
Nope. Most sharks aren't actually dangerous for...

Nope. Most sharks aren't actually dangerous for scuba divers. We don't really resemble their food. IMO, the only ones I'd really worry about would be tigers and oceanic white tips, and those only if...
Forum: Travel Information 11-30-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,029
Posted By exnavynuke
Thanks :) It was a blast. So nice to be back in...

Thanks :) It was a blast. So nice to be back in warm waters with lots of life :D



Thanks. Yep, that's a lionsfish. You can click on each picture and the name of the main creature is in the file...
Forum: Travel Information 11-30-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,029
Posted By exnavynuke
I got to travel!! Here's some pics

Well, after 2 vacations getting cancelled due to Covid this year, I finally got out of the country this month. I went to the Bahamas for a week-long liveaboard dive trip with Blackbeard's Cruises,...
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