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Forum: FIRE and Money 08-09-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 18,009
Posted By farmerEd
Yes and no, if you remove the cap on...

Yes and no, if you remove the cap on contributions, do you also remove the cap on payments you can collect? Would we then have very rich folks getting $50,000/month SS checks when they retire? I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-31-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,166
Posted By farmerEd
You may want to even play up the 'in order to...

You may want to even play up the 'in order to help you out we can give you a 4 month extension...' to make it seem like you are doing them a favor. Its what you want anyway, but might make it seem...
Forum: Travel Information 07-30-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,261
Posted By farmerEd
I have a secret desire to climb Everest, and...

I have a secret desire to climb Everest, and since I know I never will, a trek to the basecamp would probably satisfy about 90% of that desire with just 10% of the risk.

However, I currently have...
Forum: Other topics 07-30-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,085
Posted By farmerEd
Are you sure you are not just saying that because...

Are you sure you are not just saying that because of this thread: https://www.early-retirement.org/forums/f28/are-there-any-couples-jointly-participating-on-the-er-forum-67709.html#post1343456
...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-30-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 48,439
Posted By farmerEd
That's downright scary, simple math means you are...

That's downright scary, simple math means you are paying somewhere around $25,000/year in property taxes - that's 4 time as much as what I pay for a 5BD house on almost 200 acres (in a rural part of...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-25-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 48,439
Posted By farmerEd
Because I have no mortgage, and modest tastes,...

Because I have no mortgage, and modest tastes, wife and I could live very comfortably on that amount of money once the kids are out of college.
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-22-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,519
Posted By farmerEd
>>It's not just the size of the estate. It is to...

>>It's not just the size of the estate. It is to avoid probate. A probated estate can easily stretch out WELL over a year.

Wish this was true; my wife's parents both died three years ago - they...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-19-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 12,086
Posted By farmerEd
They confiscate a bit more of it everyday, they...

They confiscate a bit more of it everyday, they just raise taxes.
Forum: Other topics 07-19-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,239
Posted By farmerEd
Its silly to think the complexity is something...

Its silly to think the complexity is something that can't be solved by a huge company like Amazon. Amazon is a huge company, with enormous resources and a major tech company to boot (maybe you all...
Forum: Young Dreamers 07-19-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,361
Posted By farmerEd
You shouldn't be preparing for unemployment, with...

You shouldn't be preparing for unemployment, with two years notice, you should be figuring out what you need to do to walk into another (hopefully well paying) job with little or no lapse. Two years...
Forum: Other topics 07-17-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,415
Posted By farmerEd
I must have missed the part of the article where...

I must have missed the part of the article where they blamed you...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-14-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,067
Posted By farmerEd
Had not hear about that Probably after...

Had not hear about that


Probably after him because of his good looks....
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-14-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,067
Posted By farmerEd
How to blow $70 million

I never get tired of reading these riches to rags stories...


Jennifer Sultan, millionaire tech pioneer, arrested for selling drugs and guns | Mail Online...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 07-13-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,116
Posted By farmerEd
I mostly agree with that statement, but don't...

I mostly agree with that statement, but don't forget the success of the Xbox, which generally has been considered a very successful product for Microsoft, and is clearly a retail consumer product.
Forum: Other topics 07-11-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,292
Posted By farmerEd
I bought my Honda from here: Yamaha & Honda...

I bought my Honda from here: Yamaha & Honda Generators, Power Equipment, and Toro Zero-Turns WiseSales.com (https://www.wisesales.com)

Quite a bit cheaper than the local shops, they have the EU3000...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 07-10-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,116
Posted By farmerEd
Don't count Microsoft out yet, they still have an...

Don't count Microsoft out yet, they still have an enormous market share and control an enormous amount of technology that runs the world. To be sure, not a hi-growth stock anymore, but thinking of...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-10-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,263
Posted By farmerEd
I am firmly in the camp of no mortgage is a good...

I am firmly in the camp of no mortgage is a good thing. Paid mine off 10 years ago when I er'ed and have never regretted it - and can't understand why anyone would want to do otherwise, but there are...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-08-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,117
Posted By farmerEd
The heat never bothers me at all, hotter the...

The heat never bothers me at all, hotter the better. That's assuming of course that I am not being forced to do outside chores in the heat. If I can keep still when its brutally hot out, it makes a...
Forum: Other topics 07-02-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,812
Posted By farmerEd
I went middle of the road, 32G, and haven't come...

I went middle of the road, 32G, and haven't come close to 'filling' it. If you plan on taking lots and lots of video, maybe you want the 64G, but if not the 32 is more than enough for most folks.
...
Forum: Other topics 07-02-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,292
Posted By farmerEd
Very true, and I was worried about that but now...

Very true, and I was worried about that but now both wife and I have established a new routine of vacuumming out our cars once a month, I drag out the generator instead of an extension cord. We get...
Forum: Other topics 07-02-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,292
Posted By farmerEd
After loosing power for almost a week in a big...

After loosing power for almost a week in a big icestorm about 4 years ago, and then for another 4 days last summer when Hurricane Irene came through, I broke down and bought one of these:...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-02-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,229
Posted By farmerEd
Basically it works like this, if you are poor,...

Basically it works like this, if you are poor, you get the plan for free or next to free, if you are near poor, you can get some help with the premiums, and if you are not 'poor' (can't meet income...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-22-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,697
Posted By farmerEd
About once a month, I also voted zero.

About once a month, I also voted zero.
Forum: Travel Information 05-12-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,798
Posted By farmerEd
I was in Portland in February, stayed at at...

I was in Portland in February, stayed at at $69/night Ramada, and slept like a baby, and there was coffee and food (free) available downstairs 24 hours a day. (which was good because with the time...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-06-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,675
Posted By farmerEd
$50K is the magic number for me, but that is also...

$50K is the magic number for me, but that is also assuming no debt payments. Our family of 6 can 'get by' on that amount without huge sacrifices, but without a lot of expensive trips needless-to-say....
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