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Forum: FIRE and Money 11-30-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 13,078
Posted By MatatuPuncher
My hat is off to you folks who were able to make...

My hat is off to you folks who were able to make a career of the military. I enlisted right out of high school and got out as soon as my three years was up. I was in the infantry and surrounded by...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-02-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,073
Posted By MatatuPuncher
I will retire in a few years at 47. Fully retire....

I will retire in a few years at 47. Fully retire. No hobby job, no rental house, no consulting on the side. Pension will easily cover a nice life. TSP is there as well if I want to go more luxurious.
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-26-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,802
Posted By MatatuPuncher
I am shocked at the number of people that would...

I am shocked at the number of people that would consider buying a rental car. The amount of abuse dished out to those things, omg.
Forum: Other topics 01-23-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,404
Posted By MatatuPuncher
I sure there is some humble-brag on Twitter...

I sure there is some humble-brag on Twitter tweeting about how they deleted their early-retirement.org account.
Forum: Other topics 12-17-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 22,325
Posted By MatatuPuncher
What a bunch of Perv's.

What a bunch of Perv's.
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-17-2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,431
Posted By MatatuPuncher
No kidding! That and a rash snap to judgement are...

No kidding! That and a rash snap to judgement are the problem with half the people on the internet.
Forum: Other topics 05-23-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 16,842
Posted By MatatuPuncher
From my 12 person team at my first real job out...

From my 12 person team at my first real job out of college: One guy tried to hire a hitman to kill his wife. Sentenced to 10 years. Another one was caught trying to smuggle 20 pounds of cocaine on...
Forum: Other topics 03-24-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,696
Posted By MatatuPuncher
I'll kick in a grand or two for my daughters...

I'll kick in a grand or two for my daughters wedding but other than that she's on her own if she chooses to waste money. My parents didn't even know I got married until a few hours later.

Me...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-12-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,229
Posted By MatatuPuncher
Sorry for the threadjack but I can't help it. Is...

Sorry for the threadjack but I can't help it. Is $5k for the roof for a garden shed or a house? My house is small and would be at least 20K.
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-07-2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,375
Posted By MatatuPuncher
How things have changed!

I'm relieved when someone just wants cash/check as a gift. It makes things a lot easier. Everyone is drowning in crap nowadays. People mostly want to spend money on a dinner out than get a hideous...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-26-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 22,293
Posted By MatatuPuncher
Sorry, no disrespect; I was PUI. Post deleted.

Sorry, no disrespect; I was PUI. Post deleted.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-22-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,637
Posted By MatatuPuncher
Never heard of him either. Probably some rich...

Never heard of him either. Probably some rich scumbag with deep pockets and lawyers.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-11-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,345
Posted By MatatuPuncher
Sorry, nothing else that I can add but lots of...

Sorry, nothing else that I can add but lots of info available with a Google search.

I think I unintentionally derailed this thread from its original intent. My apologies to the OP and I’ll sit...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-11-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,345
Posted By MatatuPuncher
Yep, I agree on the ethics issue. I think the...

Yep, I agree on the ethics issue. I think the main reason that this side hustle isn’t widely known is that most people with appropriate credit scores and long term credit accounts don’t really need...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-11-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,345
Posted By MatatuPuncher
First part of your question—yes that’s basically...

First part of your question—yes that’s basically how it works. Second part, no. People needing to increase their credit scores are only “piggybacking” on those whose credit is stellar and have well...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-11-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,345
Posted By MatatuPuncher
FTC provided a ruling about tradelines in 2015. ...

FTC provided a ruling about tradelines in 2015. The FRB also provided an opinion paper supporting its legality.

Both of these documents and others are easily available if you would spend a...
Forum: Travel Information 03-11-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,643
Posted By MatatuPuncher
Morro Bay, California. One of the last...

Morro Bay, California. One of the last unmolested beach towns in the southern half of the state.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-11-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,345
Posted By MatatuPuncher
Scams I haven't figured out yet

It's completely legal and called a "tradeline" in the industry. The person paying to be added to your account as an authorized user has no idea of your name, address, credit card number and no way...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-05-2018, 01:38 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 22,293
Posted By MatatuPuncher
I've heard of the "rehearsal dinner" concept but...

I've heard of the "rehearsal dinner" concept but have never been part of one. I've been to a bunch of weddings and only one had a rehearsal dinner. I'm from California so maybe it's a regional...
Forum: Travel Information 01-31-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,600
Posted By MatatuPuncher
This is a standard article about dumb people...

This is a standard article about dumb people being taken advantage of by slightly less dumb people. It happens all over the world. Venice is a nice place to visit for a few days in the low season...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-04-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,514
Posted By MatatuPuncher
We're well over 100K in the last nine years with...

We're well over 100K in the last nine years with Amazon.
Forum: Other topics 11-01-2017, 05:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,307
Posted By MatatuPuncher
It would be interesting to hear the side of the...

It would be interesting to hear the side of the GDCW. I bet she has a different story to tell.
Forum: Other topics 07-21-2017, 12:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,965
Posted By MatatuPuncher
So you worked full time from age 56 to 62 and...

So you worked full time from age 56 to 62 and your good buddy has so far worked three days/week from age 56 to 62? I think your buddy won :)
Forum: Travel Information 07-02-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,369
Posted By MatatuPuncher
Finally the dominoes are slowly starting to fall...

Finally the dominoes are slowly starting to fall on our ridiculous drug laws. I don't need the herb for any sort of medical issue; I just like to get high occasionally. Happy to see another state...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-22-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,813
Posted By MatatuPuncher
I'm late to this thread but just read it and it...

I'm late to this thread but just read it and it really struck a nerve. I have two freeloaders that won't see the light and are becoming professional leaches. The youngest one (6 year old) just...
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