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Forum: Other topics 06-08-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 185
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Posted By beanctr88
Id rather be graduating from college with 3.6%...

Id rather be graduating from college with 3.6% unemployment than 10% plus that some cohorts of college graduates did. I would think an eager, hard working graduate would find getting that first...
Forum: Other topics 04-06-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,521
Posted By beanctr88
Native born Jacksonville guy here. Most years you...

Native born Jacksonville guy here. Most years you may need a sweater or light jacket for five or six weeks total, but not in a row, between Thanksgiving and the end of March. A heavy coat maybe on...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 10-04-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 20,256
Posted By beanctr88
I have not researched this stock at all but the...

I have not researched this stock at all but the volatility described and volume for a small stock sounds like a pump and dump scheme. Two of my coworkers got caught up in these. They made money on...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-16-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,140
Posted By beanctr88
We aren't retiring for quite a while yet, but are...

We aren't retiring for quite a while yet, but are already discussing whether to trade in the yard work for a condo that we can lock and leave when we travel. The hope would be that the condo would be...
Forum: Other topics 06-16-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 7,455
Posted By beanctr88
We do not pay for Prime and many things that we...

We do not pay for Prime and many things that we buy still arrive in two to three days, even when they say when ordering that it will take a week or more. We generally order things that are not time...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-11-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,850
Posted By beanctr88
I always wonder when threads like this come up...

I always wonder when threads like this come up why people feel like if the man retires first there will be problems, but rarely is that an issue if the wife retires first. My wife only recently...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-12-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2,220
Views: 765,552
Posted By beanctr88
We just hit half of our targeted investments for...

We just hit half of our targeted investments for pulling the rip cord last month. My planned retirement is late 2027. It won't be that early by this board's standards, but given the late start we had...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-02-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,999
Posted By beanctr88
I have considered going to law school so I could...

I have considered going to law school so I could spend time representing people that I feel are getting a raw deal and need representation. Also to keep state and local politicians and regulators...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-29-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,008
Posted By beanctr88
Jk

Jk
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-23-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,641
Posted By beanctr88
Yes to both. I think it is going to be a very...

Yes to both. I think it is going to be a very wild ride for at least the next year as it is hard to tell what Congress and our new President will actually do and reactions to proposals, whether...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-22-2016, 08:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,641
Posted By beanctr88
I think whatever happens will be dramatically...

I think whatever happens will be dramatically different than the experts predict. Ten year treasuries will either end up at 4.50% or above at the end of 2017 if the economy heats up due to promised...
Forum: Other topics 12-22-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,169
Posted By beanctr88
Thank you both for the videos you posted. They...

Thank you both for the videos you posted. They brought true joy to my week and, I am sure, countless others. Merry Christmas to everyone on ER.org and thanks for all each of you has shared. You have...
Forum: Forum Admin 10-24-2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,039
Posted By beanctr88
My concern with the update is that you no longer...

My concern with the update is that you no longer end up at the same place in a topic thread you were the last time you entered the site. Also, the updated app does not do a good job of tracking if...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-14-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,734
Posted By beanctr88
I filled out the forms for my twins knowing that...

I filled out the forms for my twins knowing that they would only qualify for loans, but none of the schools would consider them for scholarships of any kind without FAFSA first. My kids never saw the...
Forum: Other topics 10-05-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,095
Posted By beanctr88
Here in Jacksonville, Florida we have had two...

Here in Jacksonville, Florida we have had two straight days of rain from a Nor'easter. With Matthew on the way we aren't as worried about the wind as flooding in low lying areas and near the St....
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-30-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,803
Posted By beanctr88
I have been several times now since the weight...

I have been several times now since the weight gain and nothing readily apparent in the blood work. At least the rise has stopped and I'm down about eight pounds from the highest point.


Sent...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-30-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,803
Posted By beanctr88
Yes, I have pretty large calves and have always...

Yes, I have pretty large calves and have always been pretty inflexible both upper and lower body. Will get back on the treadmill, but try a much slower pace for a few weeks to see if it helps.

...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-30-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,803
Posted By beanctr88
I feel for the OP. I put on 25 pounds this winter...

I feel for the OP. I put on 25 pounds this winter in about two months and feel just awful. So I started trying to walk/jog with my daughter in the neighborhood and got terrible shin splints. No...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-23-2016, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,029
Posted By beanctr88
Try also Flagler Beach and Ormond Beach. ...

Try also Flagler Beach and Ormond Beach.


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Forum: FIRE and Money 06-25-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,546
Posted By beanctr88
Not sure what your role was in the VA system, but...

Not sure what your role was in the VA system, but with Jacksonville being such a big military city, there is a big VA presence here. If you were on the healthcare side, there are also four major...
Forum: Young Dreamers 05-15-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 62,334
Posted By beanctr88
48 y/old. CFO of a private company. One of two...

48 y/old. CFO of a private company. One of two non-family members in management. Hoping to retire by 60. That will give us a few years to top off the taxable investments after the kids graduate from...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-13-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,699
Posted By beanctr88
I also use Tower Hill in Northeast Florida. ...

I also use Tower Hill in Northeast Florida. Rates have been fairly steady for the 7 or 8 years I've used them. Coverage for everything I wanted. No claims, so I can't comment on that. My parents use...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-09-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,294
Posted By beanctr88
Add Oxford, Mississippi to the list of great...

Add Oxford, Mississippi to the list of great southern college towns. Plenty to do from an arts, literature and sports perspective. Great dining and shops. Low cost of living and plenty of places to...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-13-2016, 10:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,190
Posted By beanctr88
How much term can you get for $24 per month? If...

How much term can you get for $24 per month? If you are eight to ten years from retirement, what multiple of your income would you want to have in insurance to protect your spouse?

Or if you are...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-01-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,897
Posted By beanctr88
HFWR, you said you have been on the forum for...

HFWR, you said you have been on the forum for over a decade. This leads to a question. If my plan is right, I will be finished in about 10 years. How did you keep a good attitude watching so many on...
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