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Forum: Hi, I am... 11-12-2012, 04:54 PM
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Dreamer et al, I am very grateful for my federal...

Dreamer et al, I am very grateful for my federal pension. I'm also saving aggressively in TSP and Roth, but the pension is golden. I also have a small state pension and a 457(b). The state pension...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-12-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,792
Posted By GoodSense
I've done it with no consequences, and am about...

I've done it with no consequences, and am about to do it again. As far as I know there is no catch. I don't know if you could do it repeatedly though with the same company (expedia.com or a...
Forum: Hi, I am... 11-12-2012, 12:03 PM
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Views: 1,612
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My first marriage was at age 21. I hope I'm...

My first marriage was at age 21. I hope I'm smarter now but only time will tell. :) Anyway I enjoy my life tremendously now and wouldn't trade it for anything. As I read the "biggest regrets" thread,...
Forum: Hi, I am... 11-11-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
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Yes, that's me! I am very impressed by your...

Yes, that's me! I am very impressed by your memory. I can't even remember people I met last week!

The multiple languages...still a challenge but I'm getting by. :)

I've been reading the survey...
Forum: Hi, I am... 11-11-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
Posted By GoodSense
Update on GoodSense

Well it's been so long since I last posted here I figured I should start over again with introductions.

I am 34. Recently divorced. Thanks to the divorce, my nest egg has shrunk significantly....
Forum: Travel Information 12-18-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,668
Posted By GoodSense
That is hardcore! I went to Thunder Bay and...

That is hardcore! I went to Thunder Bay and Sleeping Giant in September one year, and even then it wasn't very warm. I better stop b*tching about the cold & snow here! :blush:
Forum: Travel Information 12-17-2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,668
Posted By GoodSense
I live in Minnesota and I don't know ANYONE who...

I live in Minnesota and I don't know ANYONE who got married in December. November maybe, occasionally March, but December??? It's impossible to look nice (hat hair, bulky shoes), and travel is...
Forum: Other topics 12-17-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,839
Posted By GoodSense
I was travelling Monday - Friday for about 6...

I was travelling Monday - Friday for about 6 months for a job. I never want to do it again. When there was a one week when I didn't travel, I looked in the fridge and realized I had nothing edible at...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-16-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,293
Posted By GoodSense
I was/am a really good student, and jump on any...

I was/am a really good student, and jump on any opportunity to take a class. However, perhaps like you, my concentration is only on face-to-face time. I found distant learning difficult because I...
Forum: Other topics 12-10-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,075
Posted By GoodSense
I am just starting a new career from scratch,...

I am just starting a new career from scratch, since I got a little disillusioned with my last career. In my last career, I felt that I had no room to grow. :banghead: Since I'm still in my early 30s,...
Forum: Young Dreamers 12-06-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,737
Posted By GoodSense
Congratulations! Nice progress!!

Congratulations! Nice progress!!
Forum: Other topics 12-04-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,331
Posted By GoodSense
I wear an under-wire bra all the time, and have...

I wear an under-wire bra all the time, and have taken more than 40 flights this year without any problem.

I usually arrive at the airport an hour ahead of the flight for domestic flights, unless...
Forum: Travel Information 12-04-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,902
Posted By GoodSense
I was there a few years ago and it was still a...

I was there a few years ago and it was still a pretty sleepy little island. I was surprised it wasn't more touristic since it was so close to Cancun.
Forum: Other topics 12-04-2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,990
Posted By GoodSense
Me too! That was very nice. In my last job I...

Me too! That was very nice.

In my last job I worked for a man who was always making inappropriate comments with sexual connotations. I stopped wearing clothes I felt pretty in, because I did not...
Forum: Other topics 12-04-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,990
Posted By GoodSense
I have had a lot of success since I first started...

I have had a lot of success since I first started this thread! I've made several trips to the local Goodwill, took one box of books sent to Half Price Books (and made $7), gave many...
Forum: Travel Information 12-04-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,902
Posted By GoodSense
Second everyone's suggestions, especially Tulum...

Second everyone's suggestions, especially Tulum and snorkeling in Cozumel. I also had a great time in Xel-ha and Xcaret.

If you like water and caves, snorkeling or diving in the Yucatan's many...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-02-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,574
Posted By GoodSense
I am about to join the federal government as a...

I am about to join the federal government as a civilian employee, and I have absolutely no objection to the wage freeze. Our nation is going through tough times. Many people are unemployed for long...
Forum: Other topics 11-27-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,280
Posted By GoodSense
If the situation was that way before the law for...

If the situation was that way before the law for a buffer zone is adopted, it's possible that the situation was grandfathered-in, meaning that new laws are not applicable.

However, if the new...
Forum: Other topics 11-27-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,939
Posted By GoodSense
I prefer A because I enjoy more traditional...

I prefer A because I enjoy more traditional music. B has more of a jazzy air at the end thanks to the sharp notes, but the rest of the melody seems more classical. If you are going for more jazz,...
Forum: Travel Information 11-25-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,508
Posted By GoodSense
I fly out of MSP. I usually check...

I fly out of MSP. I usually check worryfreevacations.com. and travelocity's vacation packages and last-minute deals. Besides the locations you mentioned, they sometimes have good deals for Jamaica...
Forum: Other topics 11-23-2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,990
Posted By GoodSense
Wow! Thank you all for your great suggestions!!...

Wow! Thank you all for your great suggestions!! There are several that I can implement right away, and some others that may take a while but could be eventually.

I haven't watched the shows about...
Forum: Other topics 11-23-2010, 12:51 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,990
Posted By GoodSense
Touche! I know I waste too much time online. It's...

Touche! I know I waste too much time online. It's just infinitely more fun than going through boxes in my basement!

P.S. Good idea on the professional clutter buster! I didn't even know they...
Forum: Other topics 11-23-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,990
Posted By GoodSense
I still have my film camera and lenses, too! It...

I still have my film camera and lenses, too! It didn't even cross my mind that I would probably never, ever use them again.

I also paint, and if I ever have kids, what to do with my paintings...
Forum: Other topics 11-22-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,990
Posted By GoodSense
How can I become an un-hoarder?

Confession: I have been a hoarder all my life. My mom is a hoarder, my grandma was a hoarder, and it runs in my genes. Earlier this year, I realized I was unable to throw away anything, I mean...
Forum: Other topics 11-20-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 16,146
Posted By GoodSense
Be very careful. You don't know what your Boss'...

Be very careful. You don't know what your Boss' boss' intentions are. You don't know which side he is on. There are things you might complain about that may actually be his directives. You never...
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