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Forum: Life after FIRE 02-23-2014, 11:50 AM
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Posted By mugwump
I majored in Latin and Greek undergrad, then...

I majored in Latin and Greek undergrad, then switched fields. Also studied a lot of French and a little German. So once I was completely free from w*rk, I decided to get back into them. Our local...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-10-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 16,452
Posted By mugwump
I have a small one, about 10% of what I was...

I have a small one, about 10% of what I was earning when I retired. The cash flow was 8% annual return of the value if I cashed it in, with a 3% COLA. I decided that was a no-brainer. I'm expecting...
Forum: Other topics 07-14-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,860
Posted By mugwump
Boy, you folks make a person think! The crescent...

Boy, you folks make a person think! The crescent moon must be in the same place relative to the sun all day, so it must only be visible at sunrise and sunset because the sun doesn't shed so much...
Forum: Other topics 07-14-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,860
Posted By mugwump
Oh, that makes sense.

Oh, that makes sense.
Forum: Other topics 07-14-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,860
Posted By mugwump
Doh! Yes, I misswrote. The waxing moon is at...

Doh! Yes, I misswrote. The waxing moon is at sunset and the waning moon at sunrise. Thanks for catching that. Every time I get dogmatic, I make a stupid mistake like that unless I double-check.
Forum: Other topics 07-14-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,860
Posted By mugwump
Sorry, I need to clarify; The waning crescent...

Sorry, I need to clarify; The waning crescent moon always appears just above the setting sun at sunset; the waxing crescent moon (oxymoron there) should appear just above the rising sun at sunrise. ...
Forum: Other topics 07-14-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,860
Posted By mugwump
I think there are two kinds of crescent moons;...

I think there are two kinds of crescent moons; the first of the waxing new moon appears at sunset, and the last of the waning old moon appears at dawn. I can't vouch for the visibility of the...
Forum: Hi, I am... 01-10-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,299
Posted By mugwump
You may want to check out another blog called Mr....

You may want to check out another blog called Mr. Money Moustache, Mr. Money Mustache | Early Retirement through Badassity (https://www.mrmoneymustache.com/). It is oriented to saving and investing...
Forum: Other topics 12-11-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,254
Posted By mugwump
For just $100,000, I can handle all the paperwork...

For just $100,000, I can handle all the paperwork for you ;)
Forum: Hi, I am... 12-03-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,579
Posted By mugwump
Well, we saved only $60 on the insurance when we...

Well, we saved only $60 on the insurance when we canceled the car, because we had no collision on the car and we lost the 2nd car discount. Also, we had to increase the miles driven on our truck,...
Forum: Hi, I am... 12-03-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,579
Posted By mugwump
I've done some quick mental calculations: The...

I've done some quick mental calculations: The depreciation on the car was about $700 a year, plus average maybe $200 a year for repairs, and about $300 for registration and insurance. My husband did...
Forum: Hi, I am... 12-03-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,579
Posted By mugwump
I agree in principle cycling would be the way to...

I agree in principle cycling would be the way to go. But today there are 6 inches of snow on the ground, and I would have to cycle at least 10 miles. I'm afraid I'm a little too wimpy for that.
Forum: Hi, I am... 12-03-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,579
Posted By mugwump
Retired at 55, spending more money.

Hi, I retired three years ago at 55, and spent a few years doing part-time contract work. Now I'm really retired, and I find my new hobbies take more money, particularly travel costs, because...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-03-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,590
Posted By mugwump
You can buy a girlfriend ??? ;)

You can buy a girlfriend ??? ;)
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