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Forum: Other topics 06-20-2008, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,268
Posted By TickTock
Any Gamers Here?

I saw a post in which W2R mentioned an old AD&D game.

Any other gamers here?

Ticktock, playing Hero System and Ticket To Ride. (Also, Euchre for the card players out there.)
Forum: Other topics 06-20-2008, 06:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,876
Posted By TickTock
You know, it's interesting. DW and I pretty...

You know, it's interesting.

DW and I pretty much have the lifestyle we want, and we're LBYM.

So, if tomorrow we won a lottery enough to fund a 4% SWR rate for our current spending, we'd take...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-20-2008, 05:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,620
Posted By TickTock
DW and I never really budgeted after we graduated...

DW and I never really budgeted after we graduated college... we're both LBYM types, (and DINKs) and have consistently saved. We pretty much live the lifestyle that we want to, and don't consider that...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-16-2008, 07:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,024
Posted By TickTock
When competence hurts instead of helps....

When competence hurts instead of helps....
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-15-2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,291
Posted By TickTock
I'm 40, DW is 41. Social Security - we...

I'm 40, DW is 41.

Social Security - we figure NOTHING. Anything we get is gravy.

Medicare - we figure NOTHING. Anything we get is gravy.

Taxes ---- well, that's the rub. I use a lower...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-15-2008, 07:22 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,024
Posted By TickTock
TickTock summary: * Forced ranking within...

TickTock summary:

* Forced ranking within a group is bad because it incentivizes you to hurt your peers instead of contributing to the group, and also incentivizes you to surround yourself with...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-09-2008, 06:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,644
Posted By TickTock
A guess from someone who has worked for a...

A guess from someone who has worked for a megacorp, but not in the medical field...

In the medical field, you get to see the good results you produce on a regular basis. Much more difficult to...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-27-2008, 04:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,211
Posted By TickTock
I'm guessing portfolio with mortage cost vs....

I'm guessing portfolio with mortage cost vs. smaller portfolio without mortgage cost.
Forum: Other topics 05-23-2008, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,634
Posted By TickTock
Item 1: Throw out agenda. ;D

Item 1: Throw out agenda. ;D
Forum: Other topics 05-23-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,960
Posted By TickTock
Bossy, demanding and impatient describes most...

Bossy, demanding and impatient describes most (though not all) of the senior management at our company - regardless of gender.
Forum: Other topics 05-23-2008, 06:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,013
Posted By TickTock
I find your ideas intriguing and wish to...

I find your ideas intriguing and wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

I find your ideas intriguing and wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

I find your ideas intriguing and wish to...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-20-2008, 07:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,854
Posted By TickTock
Cool. :coolsmiley: ********** ...

Cool. :coolsmiley:


**********

Hey, I just noticed you're in the Dayton area.

"Mr. Tanner was a cleaner, from a town in the Midwest..."
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-20-2008, 06:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,854
Posted By TickTock
Hey Khan, why the rolleyes? Canadian Railroad...

Hey Khan, why the rolleyes? Canadian Railroad Trilogy is a great ballad!
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-19-2008, 08:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,854
Posted By TickTock
Perchance Khan is a Gordon Lightfoot fan?

Perchance Khan is a Gordon Lightfoot fan?
Forum: Hi, I am... 05-15-2008, 08:02 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,722
Posted By TickTock
Book Recommendation: Your Money Or Your Life, by...

Book Recommendation: Your Money Or Your Life, by Dominguez and Robin.

Ignore the investment and inflation advice. But carefully consider the rest...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-13-2008, 07:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,530
Posted By TickTock
We Are The Annuity Of Borg! Your Assets Will Be...

We Are The Annuity Of Borg! Your Assets Will Be Assimilated!

Blam!Blam!Blam!Blam!Blam!Blam!Blam!
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-12-2008, 07:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,637
Posted By TickTock
It may be time to resurrect my old signature:...

It may be time to resurrect my old signature: "TickTock Rule Of Finance - heavily discount any promises of money/benefits to be paid to you in the future"

I think Youbet also has a good point -...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-12-2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,127
Posted By TickTock
Right. So missing meltdowns without beating the...

Right. So missing meltdowns without beating the market over the long term means missing the big upswings. Reduced return in exchange for reduced volatility. The question is, how much return are...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-10-2008, 06:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,361
Posted By TickTock
Eh, I get the same thing at w*rk, except it's, 'I...

Eh, I get the same thing at w*rk, except it's, 'I have an exception interrupting the emergency that has co-opted my top priority, but an item has come up for a person that I owe a favor to, and there...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-10-2008, 06:26 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,487
Posted By TickTock
Money magazine regularly recommends pulling...

Money magazine regularly recommends pulling equity out of the house and investing it in the market on their 'One Family's Finances' (or whatever the proper title is) column.

Bleh. My suggestion -...
Forum: Other topics 05-05-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,919
Posted By TickTock
Yes. Only paid employment counts. Anything else...

Yes. Only paid employment counts. Anything else is selfish...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-05-2008, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,278
Posted By TickTock
If you love your work, why not keep on doing it?

If you love your work, why not keep on doing it?
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-02-2008, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,687
Posted By TickTock
statsman, This is not an answer to the...

statsman,

This is not an answer to the question you asked, but let me throw it out anyway...

With somewhere around 2.5 million net worth, how about moving to a lower-cost area of the country,...
Forum: Hi, I am... 05-02-2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,824
Posted By TickTock
I think SteveR said it best: "The concept...

I think SteveR said it best:

"The concept of FIRE is really about doing what makes you happy and being able to chase your dreams without the millstone of a job around your neck."

Not...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-01-2008, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,170
Posted By TickTock
cyclone6, I'm leaving my current money in...

cyclone6,

I'm leaving my current money in Vanguard Prime, but my motivation may be different than yours.

The MM funds are my emergency fund, so the money has to be readily available. If you...
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