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Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 09-22-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,128
Posted By rocketjockey
You can barely buy anything new below $20K these...

You can barely buy anything new below $20K these days. Only the very stripper, bottom of the line models get below that number.
Forum: Hi, I am... 09-04-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,945
Posted By rocketjockey
Agree that "They" and "Many" are full of it. ...

Agree that "They" and "Many" are full of it. Check out actual by presidency here

https://www.macrotrends.net/2614/sp500-performance-by-president-from-election-date
Forum: Hi, I am... 08-31-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 923
Posted By rocketjockey
If/when we evac from California, would likely...

If/when we evac from California, would likely move to Las Vegas to cut taxes/costs and be within driving distance of DW family in SoCal. Still far more expensive than Huntsville though. Although I...
Forum: Hi, I am... 08-31-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 923
Posted By rocketjockey
This cartoon was right in the front of my mind...

This cartoon was right in the front of my mind when I wrote this, my favorite as well. And my 2nd favorite website after this one..
I call it Rich?Broke? or Dead?...
Forum: Hi, I am... 08-31-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 923
Posted By rocketjockey
Reply

1) IF needed would be a 72(t) - But between DW 403(b) and post tax have around $900K accessible now.

2) From a combo of that $900K - I know might not make it all the way for me, but wife is 9...
Forum: Hi, I am... 08-31-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 923
Posted By rocketjockey
Go for Launch?

Been around, posted a bit, but finally formally introducing myself.

As the username implies, aerospace engineer (orbital rockets) by trade. The usual salary slave dilemma of most of the money in...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 08-21-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,434
Posted By rocketjockey
Pismo is a smoke covered ashtray right now....

Pismo is a smoke covered ashtray right now. Hopefully the wind shifts by the time you get here. Air quality at danger levels the last few days. Rotten to be outside.
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-02-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 227,095
Posted By rocketjockey
Yeah, I didn't post. It was easier.

Yeah, I didn't post. It was easier.
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-02-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 227,095
Posted By rocketjockey
Not all of California. My course in San Luis...

Not all of California. My course in San Luis Obispo county is still open. They went all in on protection early. Pulled the rakes, ballwashers, etc off the course. One person per cart. Sanitize...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-09-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,382
Posted By rocketjockey
$15K in VTI here today....Catch that falling...

$15K in VTI here today....Catch that falling knife Baby
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-15-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 16,877
Posted By rocketjockey
95% of all statistics are made up. Including...

95% of all statistics are made up. Including mine.
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-15-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 16,877
Posted By rocketjockey
For every truck towing a boat or horse trailer I...

For every truck towing a boat or horse trailer I see on the road, I see 500 spotless clean pavement princess pick-ups in the parking lot at Costco or Wal-Mart. For people doing real heavy duty...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 11-20-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,085
Posted By rocketjockey
Not really, NASA/gov types don't last long around...

Not really, NASA/gov types don't last long around SpaceX culture. Of course there are always exceptions to the rule, but in general, mostly under 30 years old from top schools.
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 11-20-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,085
Posted By rocketjockey
They have significantly lowered the price of...

They have significantly lowered the price of orbital launch, and yes, a lot of the money comes from gov contracts. Exactly like Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Raytheon, etc make most of...
Forum: Travel Information 06-10-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 16,301
Posted By rocketjockey
At least in my neck of the woods, I blame the...

At least in my neck of the woods, I blame the staggering increase of tourists on the financial prosperity of China. Hundreds of millions of middle-class Chinese have been unleashed onto the world...
Forum: Young Dreamers 05-05-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,857
Posted By rocketjockey
This was a leading cause of my leaving a certain...

This was a leading cause of my leaving a certain extremely well known rocket company fronted by an eccentric billionaire work-a-holic. I was 20 years senior to the majority of the other engineers,...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-18-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,361
Posted By rocketjockey
But the food, man, the food!!!! :dance::dance:...

But the food, man, the food!!!! :dance::dance: And I have learned enough Vietnamese to know when they are talking about me and keep them honest!! And throwing a few Viet phrases out once in awhile...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-18-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,361
Posted By rocketjockey
Close, but jumbled the details a bit The...

Close, but jumbled the details a bit

The Sriracha sauce is still made by a company owned by a Vietnamese war refugee. The company name (Huy Fong) is the name of the Chinese ship that brought him...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 03-12-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,961
Posted By rocketjockey
Ditto all this. 18 years at Boeing for me. I've...

Ditto all this. 18 years at Boeing for me. I've moved money out of the Boeing Stock fund many times but it just keeps running up. Been having this same question for awhile now as well. How long...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-22-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 16,015
Posted By rocketjockey
Me too, put about 25% of my "dry powder/wait for...

Me too, put about 25% of my "dry powder/wait for the inevitable downswing to buy" money to work on VTI.

And then it went down some more....;) Insert falling knife jokes here...
Forum: Other topics 10-08-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 78,136
Posted By rocketjockey
Me too, former SpaceX payload lead. So REALLY my...

Me too, former SpaceX payload lead. So REALLY my stompin grounds for this one....
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-07-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,375
Posted By rocketjockey
This is an American problem. My wife and large...

This is an American problem. My wife and large in-law clan were/are Vietnamese war refugees in '75 and still maintain the customs of the old country to some extent. Vietnamese give money for...
Forum: Other topics 05-02-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,837
Posted By rocketjockey
Central Coast California Grilled Artichoke...

Central Coast California

Grilled Artichoke starter
Santa Maria BBQ with a nice Cab from Paso Robles.

Santa Maria Barbecue (https://www.visitcalifornia.com/attraction/santa-maria-barbecue)
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-26-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,483
Posted By rocketjockey
I do, all my $ in Vanguard 500 Index Fund Admiral...

I do, all my $ in Vanguard 500 Index Fund Admiral Shares. I have a Payflex investment account linked to the Payflex account and sweep everything above the $1K minimum into VFIAX.
Forum: Other topics 02-15-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 78,136
Posted By rocketjockey
So when the primary spacecraft launches...

So when the primary spacecraft launches successfully, which greater than 95% do, what do you do with the very expensive spare you built?
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