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Forum: FIRE and Money 12-04-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,395
Posted By boont
Calif. Population

In 2019 Calif. lost 653,000 people and gained 480,000 people with a net loss of 173,000. A piddling number in a population of about 40 million residents.

I have compared many other states and...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-25-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,395
Posted By boont
California

I live in California, which everyone thinks is so expensive. Well, check the numbers. We have proposition #13. I am paying very low taxes compared to the current valuation of my house (actually...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 07-10-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,208
Posted By boont
Country House

I live near San Francisco and worked for years in entertainment industry. It was pretty intense at times so I sought out a get-away. Took awhile but I found a country property about 2.5 hours north...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-05-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,626
Posted By boont
Last Wednesday I got a notice from the IRS saying...

Last Wednesday I got a notice from the IRS saying I owed them $1203.00 and I had 15 days to pay. On Friday I got another IRS notice saying I owed $0.

I called them and was connected to an agent in...
Forum: Other topics 08-02-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,697
Posted By boont
Diving into Movies

I quit a perfectly good job to work for a relatively new movie company. Turned out well because the movie was, "Star Wars".

The scariest part was, after 20yrs, I wrote a book about it. Tough to...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-01-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3,481
Views: 463,973
Posted By boont
Matching Monitor Image to Printer Output

I have been struggling to make the images I see in Photoshop on my Samsung monitor closely match the photo prints from my Canon Pixma 100 printer.

I spent the last several days working with a...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-14-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3,481
Views: 463,973
Posted By boont
Sam's Anchor Cafe Tiburon, California

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Forum: Other topics 01-04-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,248
Posted By boont
Old VHS

I wouldn't be too quick to throw out all those VHS tapes. When the rights to the music on some of these films ran out studios never sent them to DVD because re-reacquiring those rights was too...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-26-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,091
Posted By boont
ReFi

Closed a Penfed 30yr fixed about three weeks ago at 3.375. Took a long time start to finish, about 90 days from first inquiry.

The good: best rate I could find on a second home, all done through...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-25-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,873
Posted By boont
Penfed

Closed a Penfed 30yr fixed about three weeks ago at 3.375. Took a long time start to finish, about 90 days from first inquiry.

The good: best rate I could find on a second home, all done through...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-27-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,050
Posted By boont
The pictures of boyhood trains do bring back...

The pictures of boyhood trains do bring back memories don't they?
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-27-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,050
Posted By boont
Collecting Electric Trains

One of my hobbies is collecting old electric trains. Most of these are either Lionel, American Flyer, or Ives from the 1920's and 1930's.

Recently I have started a web page with lots of photos....
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-24-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 33,714
Posted By boont
Thanks

Thanks to Wahoo.

Well I guess all those guys driving around with their tailgates down are losing mileage. This is what I thought from what I have read.

Warning, don't ever tell these guys about...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-24-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 33,714
Posted By boont
Tail gates

Here's one I hope someone can confirm or at least add info to. Some time ago I read an article by an automotive engineer who said that it actually reduces your gas mileage on a pick-up truck to drive...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-17-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,872
Posted By boont
Back when I was working, I started stuffing $100...

Back when I was working, I started stuffing $100 dollar bills in a file at home. After awhile it got to maybe $9,000. It was kind of cool to have cash I didn't need. Then I sold a major collectible...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-15-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,273
Posted By boont
Answer

"It is NOT owner occupied. Was this your situation as well? What interest ratehttps://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/mag-glass_10x10.gif (https://www.early-retirement.org/forums/#) were you able to...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-14-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,273
Posted By boont
Harp 2

Just completed a Refi using the Harp 2 program. It took four months but was successful. Saved about $300 a month on a rental property that is under water.

If you are wondering if this can be done,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-18-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,218
Posted By boont
Capital

To call the greatest capitalist of our time a socialist, now that is funny.
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-18-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,218
Posted By boont
How they don't pay.

"Some of us are investment managers who earn billions from our daily labors but are allowed to classify our income as "carried interest", thereby getting a bargain 15 percent tax rate. Others own...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-17-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,853
Posted By boont
Statements

Based on FUEGO's statements I would think that a slightly closer look at his world would yield far more shady things than so far revealed.

The funny thing is, that the cops and the IRS are looking...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-17-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,730
Posted By boont
I have a house in San Francisco and another one...

I have a house in San Francisco and another one in the wine country, about two and a half hours north of the City. I also have some other residential properties in Sacramento.

I enjoy the...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-21-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,320
Posted By boont
Twenty Somethings

Any one else ever get the 20-something, "condescending attitude"? I thought this went away after my friend Tom finally confronted his daughter's boyfriend with, "Son, do you know what I do for a...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-21-2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,535
Posted By boont
Glass of Water

How many of you have a glass of water by your bed? Mine is there now, but wasn't there when I was in my thirties.

So. what's the deal?

Are we drying out or what?

boont
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-12-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,057
Posted By boont
I guess the thing that bothers me is, how do I...

I guess the thing that bothers me is, how do I know, for sure, that the people that I am about to payoff, actually hold the loan.

They have produced no documents, they have no records, I don't...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-12-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,057
Posted By boont
Yes, I have the paperwork, they don't. They were...

Yes, I have the paperwork, they don't. They were in such a frenzy to scoop up money they lost all business logic.

Since the loan was sold off, the question becomes, who is entitled to the...
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