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Forum: Life after FIRE 05-20-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 15,950
Posted By Arif
My main hobbies are cars and reading. I still...

My main hobbies are cars and reading. I still have the first car I bought when I turned 16, a Datsun 280Z and it's going to be restored this summer. I also have a Nissan 300ZX twin turbo I finished...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-01-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,161
Posted By Arif
Currently I own a business brokerage that...

Currently I own a business brokerage that specializes in swimming pool companies. I love the freedom of being an entrepreneur and couldn't imagine working for someone else. That being said I think in...
Forum: Other topics 04-18-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,799
Posted By Arif
I've got a go pro Hero 3 and wondered if any of...

I've got a go pro Hero 3 and wondered if any of the drones mentioned allows you to mount a camera on it.
Forum: Young Dreamers 03-20-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,288
Posted By Arif
I did not know there was a such thing as a Roth...

I did not know there was a such thing as a Roth TSP. Time to change my wife's TSP account again.
Forum: Young Dreamers 03-12-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,649
Posted By Arif
Congrats! That's my goal this year and I can't...

Congrats! That's my goal this year and I can't wait!
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-05-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,079
Posted By Arif
Individual 401k

I'm looking at opening up an individual 401k and started doing some research on the Vangard website. I ran across this section and needed clarification:

Employer contributions Maximum employer...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-03-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,100
Posted By Arif
I remember reading the Millionaire Next Door...

I remember reading the Millionaire Next Door during OBC (officer basic course) and it really opened my eyes. So much so that I had my wife read it and convinced her to save/invest her income while we...
Forum: Other topics 02-28-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,810
Posted By Arif
Last year DW and I went to the Essence Fest in...

Last year DW and I went to the Essence Fest in New Orleans. It was a surprise for my wife and when I told she was more excited than when I asked her to marry me. :) The festival ran for three days...
Forum: Young Dreamers 02-26-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,459
Posted By Arif
Double Income No Kids! The first time I heard...

Double Income No Kids! The first time I heard that was from our realtor. There are tons of ways to save money with kids. First, don't buy a lot of new born clothes since they grow so fast that...
Forum: Young Dreamers 02-18-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,327
Posted By Arif
I work for myself and carve out a little time to...

I work for myself and carve out a little time to go driving on Wednesdays. There is an amazing stretch of road not too far from my house. I don't think about anything but the next turn coming up. It...
Forum: Young Dreamers 02-18-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,688
Posted By Arif
Greg V you are correct, we have 3 years to pay...

Greg V you are correct, we have 3 years to pay back her military service which gives us about 18 months to pay it back. We'll pay half this year and half next year while fully funding her TSP. Thanks...
Forum: Young Dreamers 02-16-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,688
Posted By Arif
Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I forgot to...

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I forgot to mention our goal is to be able to take care of both this year. However our priority is to pay off our home this year. I'm just trying to come up with...
Forum: Young Dreamers 02-15-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,688
Posted By Arif
TSP vs. military buyback

It's been awhile since I've been on this site. After reading a few posts now I remember why I enjoyed it so much. There are so many smart people here from all walks of life willing to provide their...
Forum: Young Dreamers 02-14-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 63,811
Posted By Arif
I started working with a painter when I was 13,...

I started working with a painter when I was 13, then once I became a "legal" worker I took orders at the border (Taco Bell). The manager wanted to promote me and I immediately got scared and thought...
Forum: Young Dreamers 09-11-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,988
Posted By Arif
Wow I forgot about this thread! Welcome...

Wow I forgot about this thread!
Welcome Smichener! I'll send you a pm shortly.
Forum: Young Dreamers 04-19-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,364
Posted By Arif
Need help building a sales team

I know this post might be a bit of a stretch for the "Young Dreamer" section. Mods please relocate if necessary.

I started a second company which provides functions similar to a business broker....
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-11-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,365
Posted By Arif
Thanks for tip Tinlizzy. We can wait a few more...

Thanks for tip Tinlizzy. We can wait a few more months for the washer since it's already 13 years old!

Looking back at the fiasco known as the Texas Rebate cluster!@@$. I think I would of had a...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-07-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,365
Posted By Arif
No dice. Big waste of time. Next!

No dice. Big waste of time. Next!
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-07-2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,365
Posted By Arif
Thanks for the tip Telly. I went to the Lowes...

Thanks for the tip Telly. I went to the Lowes website and found a front load washer for 25% off. That's about what I would save using the rebate. Now if I can get the recycle rebate for the old one...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-07-2010, 07:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,365
Posted By Arif
I got as far as a web page that said 1% of the...

I got as far as a web page that said 1% of the rebates were reserved but after that the site crashes. I wonder if traffic will die down later today but before the money is gone?

Go to go hit...
Forum: Other topics 04-07-2010, 05:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,715
Posted By Arif
What erks me are the airlines that don't tell you...

What erks me are the airlines that don't tell you they charge for bags until AFTER you buy the tickets. Airtran pulled that on us on our last flight but this time we're flying Southwest to avoid...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-01-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,365
Posted By Arif
I got same email and other than reading about it...

I got same email and other than reading about it here on the forum I haven't seen much in the way of advertising. Seems like Sears, Lowes and Home Depot would be all over this.
Forum: Young Dreamers 03-23-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,988
Posted By Arif
The great thing about owning a business is if you...

The great thing about owning a business is if you search inside your business you'll learn something new everyday. I bought a book called "Duct Tape Marketing" by John Jantsch and highly recommend...
Forum: Travel Information 03-19-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,909
Posted By Arif
Not only in travel is English the default...

Not only in travel is English the default language but when I was deployed to a NATO base the default language was English as well. Every foreign soldier spoke English fluently and I thought how...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-19-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,159
Posted By Arif
I also read somewhere that there are companies...

I also read somewhere that there are companies that will pay you for your life insurance policy. The payouts are based on age in relation to life expectancy. I am continually amazed at what can be...
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