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Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 07:55 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,373
Posted By kcowan
Do you mark to market?

Do you mark to market?
Forum: Travel Information 04-20-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,803
Posted By kcowan
Yes our condo is the same. And last March 2020,...

Yes our condo is the same. And last March 2020, all the grocery stores and Home Depot/Costco had shoe wash, masking, hand wash and temp testing in place and still do.

Now that we are fully...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-20-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 15,138
Posted By kcowan
I am surprised by the number of people who check...

I am surprised by the number of people who check out of an active life after 10 years of retirement. I suppose my Dad living to 95 has left me with high expectations.

We have been retired for 18...
Forum: Travel Information 04-20-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 26,420
Posted By kcowan
We have rebooked our European tour that was...

We have rebooked our European tour that was booked for 2020 for 2022.
Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Madrid, Douro River cruise to Porto then Lisbon.
Here is hoping. We skipped 2021 because we are...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-20-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,329
Posted By kcowan
And that was when there was much less to see!

And that was when there was much less to see!
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 04-19-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2,375
Views: 160,362
Posted By kcowan
Hemingway on PBS an interesting 3-part series. We...

Hemingway on PBS an interesting 3-part series. We learned some things we had not known. Enjoying Clarice too although the gaps in broadcasting are irritating.
Forum: Other topics 04-18-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,295
Posted By kcowan
The lawyers went after the ones who cashed in...

The lawyers went after the ones who cashed in early to recover the money. There was no place to hide!
Forum: Other topics 04-15-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,295
Posted By kcowan
For every Madoff, there are 1000 scammers who...

For every Madoff, there are 1000 scammers who steal people's money every day. They just operate under the radar.
Forum: Travel Information 04-11-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,803
Posted By kcowan
The flights into the PV airport are definitely on...

The flights into the PV airport are definitely on the upswing. Many people are coming as soon as they complete their vaccinations.
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-11-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,153
Posted By kcowan
We have been at it for 19 years with perhaps...

We have been at it for 19 years with perhaps another 19 to go. We have achieved a balance with more emphasis on blowing the dough. It has surprised some people but the charities and heirs keep quiet...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-09-2021, 04:42 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 28,853
Posted By kcowan
We just had our second Pfizer and this time it...

We just had our second Pfizer and this time it hit us with fever aches and lack of energy. I had to cancel my tri-weekly walk. Going again tomorrow.

We feel of sense of relief akin to when we paid...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 04-09-2021, 04:11 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,664
Posted By kcowan
We have an 80/20 mix. It was not always that way....

We have an 80/20 mix. It was not always that way. It got that way when we stopped rebalancing. So far it has worked.

Naturally we are heavily exposed to the vagaries of the S&P500. We liquidated a...
Forum: Travel Information 04-06-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 643
Posted By kcowan
We took a Med cruise from Venice to Barcelona in...

We took a Med cruise from Venice to Barcelona in 2005 and stayed there for 5 days. Lots of neat things to see. Of course Gaudi is world famous.

We stayed in a little hotel right on Las Ramblas. It...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 04-04-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,029
Posted By kcowan
Never owned an Apple computer until 2010. Bought...

Never owned an Apple computer until 2010. Bought their stock just after Jobs came back. Still hold half of it!

But I am on my second wife. Thought it would be costly but she ended up being worth...
Forum: Hi, I am... 04-03-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,385
Posted By kcowan
Also add my congrats to your humility in...

Also add my congrats to your humility in acknowledging the contribution that ER made to your success. Good luck in your ER.
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-03-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 15,138
Posted By kcowan
We have had an asset allocation of 80% equities...

We have had an asset allocation of 80% equities for the last 10 years. I have had the conversation with our heirs and they agree that a high allocation makes sense for them as beneficiaries.

With...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-03-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 15,138
Posted By kcowan
It really boils down to your current SWR and...

It really boils down to your current SWR and current inflation.

I see my two sons doing just fine and I am being extra generous with my 5 GCs.
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-03-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,833
Posted By kcowan
A good friend has parents who have lived in...

A good friend has parents who have lived in Mexico for 25 years of self-insurance (from Washington State). They self-insure and have been relatively healthy.

But now their kids are worried going...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 04-03-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,029
Posted By kcowan
I think we all have some sudda-wudda-cudda events...

I think we all have some sudda-wudda-cudda events that could have gone differently. One thing I know is that everyone thinks people are crazy if they hold too much of a stock!

FIL held only his...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-01-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,353
Posted By kcowan
My forecast for YE is S&P500=4100 made in early...

My forecast for YE is S&P500=4100 made in early January.

Because I am in my Blow That Dough phase, my portfolio value is meaningless. But I know if the s&p performs, so will my portfolio.
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-01-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 15,138
Posted By kcowan
When I graduated, I made a pact that I would work...

When I graduated, I made a pact that I would work for 30 years and retire for 30 years. I was planning based on time not money. OMY meant 31 and 29 etc. So even though I was making big bucks, I...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 03-30-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,842
Posted By kcowan
I use an old iPad for Kindle, Kobo, and ebooks...

I use an old iPad for Kindle, Kobo, and ebooks readers. When size is an issue, I use my iPhone. I have to manually adjust the light.
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-30-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,156
Posted By kcowan
We owned one for 25 years in PV MX and used it...

We owned one for 25 years in PV MX and used it every year after once trying to trade on RCI. It was 3 weeks oceanfront (1650 SQFT) and when we bought a condo, we sold the remaining 5 weeks for $4000....
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-30-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,833
Posted By kcowan
We have our Mexican green card (non-working) a...

We have our Mexican green card (non-working) a few years ago and last year stayed from November 10 to July 17th. We are Canadian so got permission to be absent for 2 years until Nov 10, 2021.

We...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 03-27-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2,375
Views: 160,362
Posted By kcowan
Just finished Who Killed Sara on Netflix. 6 part...

Just finished Who Killed Sara on Netflix. 6 part movie.

Also started Discovering Italy by Stanley Tucci on CNN streaming.
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