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Forum: FIRE and Money 04-27-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,310
Posted By tryan
Drop the price 5% every couple weeks. Eventually...

Drop the price 5% every couple weeks. Eventually you'll hit someones number. There are people using this chaos as an opportunity. (I am looking at 3 properties this week).

If losses get too...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-12-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,675
Posted By tryan
Yes SS is in my plan. There would be blood...

Yes SS is in my plan.

There would be blood in the streets if the gov cut or tampered with promised payments to retirees. Easier to just print the cash and let the economy take a hit in the form...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-06-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,143
Posted By tryan
Got to know a customer who made a GS15 salary...

Got to know a customer who made a GS15 salary (six figure) and was still working well into his late 70's. His pension would EASILY carry his living expenses.

BUT he was on wife number 5 and...
Forum: Other topics 11-12-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,535
Posted By tryan
2005 I fire'd after a contract shutdown. We had...

2005 I fire'd after a contract shutdown. We had a gathering that was dubbed "the last supper". I was a dept head and was expected to speak. Here's what I said:

"There are 3 types of people in a...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-12-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,889
Posted By tryan
I don't understand all the fuss ... put it up...

I don't understand all the fuss ... put it up once and leave it up year round.... lol
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-12-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By tryan
another slant on calmloki ... Have kid #1 make...

another slant on calmloki ... Have kid #1 make payments for 1/2 the property value to kid #2.

Each years payments would be below the gift limits ... no taxes.
Forum: Other topics 10-07-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 22,202
Posted By tryan
These two love birds need to cease all contact so...

These two love birds need to cease all contact so they can move forward with their lives and stop revisiting the "fling" ..... All good things come to an end.
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-19-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,387
Posted By tryan
I am 14 years into the own-it vs. rent it...

I am 14 years into the own-it vs. rent it decision. We snow ski and love water so I build on the small lake in ski country. The kids were 5 and 7 now 19 and 21 .... some of thier best memories come...
Forum: Other topics 04-05-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,778
Posted By tryan
YouTube it with a gopro ... and make some $$ from...

YouTube it with a gopro ... and make some $$ from the hits :)
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 01-16-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 263,555
Posted By tryan
So I had a New Years resolution to cut the cord...

So I had a New Years resolution to cut the cord .... so Dec was a test run. So I purchased channels for the roku in conjunction with Netflix. Then I hit the 350 gig limit on my internet .... "HUH? I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-04-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,285
Posted By tryan
Just dropped 4k into a 2005 Subaru Outback. Did...

Just dropped 4k into a 2005 Subaru Outback. Did it because I trust the mechanic (NOT a dealership mechanic) and knew replacing it would cost ALOT more than 4k. And buying used I would just be...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-08-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,108
Posted By tryan
My cell was on it ... the other 3 numbers we have...

My cell was on it ... the other 3 numbers we have were not. Reminds me of the airline price fixing scam in the early 90's. Spent a hour documenting all the biz travel for a class action suit ......
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-19-2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,595
Posted By tryan
@ Beathfree - How did you get an umbrella...

@ Beathfree -

How did you get an umbrella policy with 11 units ... everytime I apply they say 6 is the cap.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-20-2016, 05:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,353
Posted By tryan
Definitely saving on insurance (homeowners, life...

Definitely saving on insurance (homeowners, life and car). Then there's the cheap car loan thing.

I have my rental applicants email a screen-shot of the credit karma score. When they...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-03-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,970
Posted By tryan
.... heard colleges now offer "Pole Dancing" as a...

.... heard colleges now offer "Pole Dancing" as a credited class.

A friends sister married a trust fund kid worth 2-3M. He decided - after never having w@rked - to open Dominos Pizza near the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-03-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,970
Posted By tryan
A friend was unhappy with the tuition bill he...

A friend was unhappy with the tuition bill he could from his son's private college. Proposed the following to his wife:

I'll give our son 250k to open a franchise of his choice. He can work the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-03-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,511
Posted By tryan
Thanx for sharing! Mine is non-COLA. Hadn't...

Thanx for sharing!

Mine is non-COLA. Hadn't thought about being dead before being able to collect (probably human nature at work...).

Pretty much ruled out the lower paying annuity options...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-03-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,511
Posted By tryan
Pension Payout Offer in hand

So my former mega-corp was bought out. Now the parent company wants to clean up some of the pension obligations they inherited. If I do nothing I am "promised" $850/mo starting at age 65 (11 years...
Forum: Other topics 11-01-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,179
Posted By tryan
When my kids were young we would go thru 50-60. ...

When my kids were young we would go thru 50-60. We would walk with the kids (leaving abowl at the door) and the neighbors handed out adult beverages for the adults.

.... then the neighborhood...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-29-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,475
Posted By tryan
Forgot to mention we can "work" as many...

Forgot to mention we can "work" as many days/nights as we want. "personel use" is limited to 2 weeks if we claim 100% rental.

It's a nice place to "work" ... ;)
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-29-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,475
Posted By tryan
Sittinginthesun - Our numbers are similar...

Sittinginthesun -

Our numbers are similar except I can only gross ~49k/yr. I have "dual" seasons - skiing and lake front.

Curious how you hit 70k: Are you located such that renting...
Forum: Other topics 10-01-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,272
Posted By tryan
I haven't paid for a long distance call in nearly...

I haven't paid for a long distance call in nearly 5 years ... omma.

Yes I am better off.
Forum: Other topics 08-04-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,889
Posted By tryan
Mega corp had a 3 tiered recognition program: a...

Mega corp had a 3 tiered recognition program: a framed certificate, a framed certificate and $200, a framed certificate and a grand. Never. never, saw anyone get the grand .... in hindsite it was...
Forum: Other topics 07-31-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,304
Posted By tryan
Don't bother with the Behr Deckover. Used it at...

Don't bother with the Behr Deckover. Used it at the lake .... married the color and now it peels up in SHEETS .... every year. What a waste of time. Forget I followed the instructions to a tee.
...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-31-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,109
Posted By tryan
... the mileage restriction is the killer. A...

... the mileage restriction is the killer. A leased vehicle would be sitting in my driveway by Nov. I would need a junker to drive at the end of the year.
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