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Forum: Life after FIRE 02-12-2009, 12:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,707
Posted By Shabber2
Way to go! That is a great accomplishment. Take...

Way to go! That is a great accomplishment. Take time to be proud of yourself.
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-10-2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,600
Posted By Shabber2
Bob, I too loved the book and merely adjusted...

Bob,
I too loved the book and merely adjusted your portfolio to have less REIT's because I have a large home giving me plenty of real estate exposure. One thing I keep thinking about and I must...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-23-2008, 08:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,261
Posted By Shabber2
Bucket List: Get a hole-in-one Visit More...

Bucket List:
Get a hole-in-one
Visit More National Parks
Follow an NFL team to all games home and away
Backpack Europe
Tailgate in Green Bay
Visit New Zealand
Visit Estonia
Work at a job I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-15-2008, 11:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,849
Posted By Shabber2
Sold majority at profits and they were mostly...

Sold majority at profits and they were mostly individual stocks from before I knew about asset allocation and diversification (MSFT, INTC, etc). My bond mix is:
Vanguard Interm-Term Treasury...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-15-2008, 10:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,849
Posted By Shabber2
Market Timers: This is your BUY signal

I hate myself for being nervous and pulling out my equities and going 90% bonds, but I am thinking this is timne to jump back in 60/40. Seems like we may see dow 10k, but that should be the extent of...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-24-2008, 11:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,628
Posted By Shabber2
Advice Needed: Best Fixed Income Investments in Taxed Account

Where would you put the $400K portion of your fixed income portfolio if it was in a in a taxable account?

These Vanguard bond funds: VFITX, VFISX, VIPSX seem like a nice mix but the taxes will...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-03-2008, 12:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,424
Posted By Shabber2
Help with Portfolio being taxed

Any advice for a slice and dice guy ready to ER in 2 years with the majority of the portfolio in a taxable account? Doesn't seem like there is much I can do. I gained the majority of my savings from...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-03-2008, 12:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,505
Posted By Shabber2
Listen to me I have lived in upstate NY, Ohio,...

Listen to me I have lived in upstate NY, Ohio, Florida, San Fran and now Seattle. Stay away from Portland and Seattle. THE WEATHER IS HORRIBLE! I am not exagerating. People that say otherwise either...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-05-2008, 06:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,311
Posted By Shabber2
This seems to make the most sense to me. And...

This seems to make the most sense to me. And while I am only 40, I still plan on FIRE'ing in 1-3 years with a mostly non-tax advantaged nestegg. Thanks everyone for your input.
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-05-2008, 03:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,311
Posted By Shabber2
Where do I take teh 4% withdraw from?

Simple question, but when I retire with my nest egg and it is in a nice asset allocated slice and dice potpori of index funds, where and when do I get my 4% withdrawl to live on?

Stop reinvesting...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-05-2008, 03:34 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 17,039
Posted By Shabber2
I struggle with this question a lot as well....

I struggle with this question a lot as well. Sure, it is on a lesser extent, but here is what I did. I figured out that each year I continue to work I am able to withdraw an extra $1,000 per year in...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-13-2008, 07:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,401
Posted By Shabber2
Exactly! So Joe investor looks at mutual fund...

Exactly! So Joe investor looks at mutual fund performance, but is not seeing the whole story. This seems crazy to me.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-12-2008, 11:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,401
Posted By Shabber2
Easier to read BONDS Bought Cost ...

Easier to read

BONDS Bought Cost BOUGHT on Value 03/12/08 Days Gain
Interm Bond VFITX $90,000 01/04/08 $11.44 $93,386.00 68 $3,386.00
Short Bond...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-12-2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,401
Posted By Shabber2
But my Bond Funds really are doing well...

Nothing I find ever seems to tell the real story about mutual fund gains. Example, this is some bond funds I moved into at the beginning of the year. It seems that charts, Google Finance, Yahoo...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-07-2008, 12:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,580
Posted By Shabber2
I was just in a big argument with my friend who...

I was just in a big argument with my friend who was pro universal healthcare. His point was free insurance for everyone seems like the "right" thing to do. My point was, you will pay for it somehow...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-06-2008, 01:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,580
Posted By Shabber2
Thanks Rockon, I will get this budget out for all...

Thanks Rockon, I will get this budget out for all to comment on this weekend. I have spent a ton of time on it, researching, soul searching, etc. to get a very realistic number. Oh, and with current...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-04-2008, 10:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,580
Posted By Shabber2
OK, so if I boil this down, since we are in great...

OK, so if I boil this down, since we are in great shape now, I am ok putting in 1k/month for healthcare insurance in my budget. And with my 4%SWR portfolio, it should keep up with inflation on that...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-03-2008, 11:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,580
Posted By Shabber2
Healthcare Costs: How much to budget?

Currently get 100% of Healthcare Insurance paid by my wifes employer, which is great. When I FIRE in 2 years, I will still be covered until she retires in 8 years. I am trying to budget what that...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-03-2008, 11:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,552
Posted By Shabber2
Yeah, I bought it Jan 4th through my Bank of...

Yeah, I bought it Jan 4th through my Bank of America investment account. Just didn't see the transactions on my history until today. Seems like a solid play so far. Safe and steady as I limp into my...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-03-2008, 10:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,753
Posted By Shabber2
My DW's Jetta was horrible. Lots of repairs we...

My DW's Jetta was horrible. Lots of repairs we finally traded it for a Lexus and it has been perfect. My Nissan is perfect as well. Guess it is Japanese vehicles for me the rest of the time.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-02-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,552
Posted By Shabber2
Got it thanks. Ofen wonder why performance stats...

Got it thanks. Ofen wonder why performance stats on these funds don't reflect these distributions being reinvested, when looking up their ticker symbols on Yahoo or Google. Seems important.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-02-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,552
Posted By Shabber2
Bond Funds: Do they distribute money during the year?

I own the Vanguard Inerm-Term US Treasury Fund (VFITX) and have a question. So it trades at $11.74 a share Friday and goes up and down, shouldn't the bonds and therefore the fund, be distributing...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-02-2008, 11:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,753
Posted By Shabber2
Thanks, I will check out Yahoo. So what number...

Thanks, I will check out Yahoo. So what number are you guys using in your budgets?

I am finally getting my total pretty close. Just need to work on Healthcare Costs and Vacations to finish up....
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-01-2008, 12:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,753
Posted By Shabber2
Retirement Budget: Car Expense

I am constantly tweaking what will be my retirement budget and am trying to get closer to a number I feel is realistic. One line I am unsure of is the Automobile Repair and Depreciation.

So, I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-01-2008, 10:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,522
Posted By Shabber2
Maybe the question should be: With your current...

Maybe the question should be: With your current investment portfolio and strategy, what is your expected return?
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