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Forum: Other topics 01-09-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,790
Posted By BigBob
we have very limited width space in our 2 car...

we have very limited width space in our 2 car garage. Backing my truck in allows me to hug the wall and have more space for the drivers between the vehicles.
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-19-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,602
Posted By BigBob
I retired 3 years ago at 55 and have withdrawn...

I retired 3 years ago at 55 and have withdrawn from my 401k during that time. My company will not allow me to roll my Roth 401k to my Roth it a without moving everything out. Ymmv.
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 11-23-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,530
Posted By BigBob
These options look very favorable to me, with a...

These options look very favorable to me, with a second house. Question for those using video doorbells on a second house: do you pay for internet service or is there some Verizon/Sprint/AT&T...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-18-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,312
Posted By BigBob
This is what I did, and am withdrawing till 59.5...

This is what I did, and am withdrawing till 59.5 to tame my RMDs.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-06-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,951
Posted By BigBob
Yeah this was news to me as I was told by VG rep...

Yeah this was news to me as I was told by VG rep as I was finishing the transaction. Wondering if I could roll it off to a self directed ira and then exhaust it to avoid the fee. (Sneaky??😀)
I am...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-05-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,951
Posted By BigBob
My company just imposed a $50 w/d fee. It has...

My company just imposed a $50 w/d fee. It has been $0 for me for the past 2 years. Retired at 55.
Forum: Forum Admin 10-27-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,559
Posted By BigBob
[QUOTE=Tadpole;2130679]If you are using a...

[QUOTE=Tadpole;2130679]If you are using a computer browser have you turned to "off" the option: under "User CP" and then on left menu "Edit Options" and then toward the bottom of the page.[/QUOTE...
Forum: Other topics 02-04-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,056
Posted By BigBob
I typically cycle 3 days a week of 50 miles, with...

I typically cycle 3 days a week of 50 miles, with an occasional 70-100 thrown in. 2 days a week for an hour at the gym doing upper body and core. This system has kept me at my high school weight, yet...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-08-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2,483
Views: 241,790
Posted By BigBob
Oh, that's right it is Monday! Cycled 47 easy...

Oh, that's right it is Monday! Cycled 47 easy miles this morning after enjoying 77 miles yesterday. Retirement is awesome!:dance:
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-17-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 79,305
Posted By BigBob
Some observations three months in to retirement: ...

Some observations three months in to retirement:
. spend very little time at this forum, and used to live at this site.
. Honey do list may take a year or so to complete, but that's OK.
....
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-19-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,779
Posted By BigBob
We had good results and good experiences with...

We had good results and good experiences with Craigslist for higher value items. Gave a bunch of things to nephews that were moving into their first home - that was really satisfying. (kind of cute...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-17-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 79,305
Posted By BigBob
Minor tweak in August: January - Vireo -...

Minor tweak in August:
January
- Vireo - 1/8/2016, age 60
- robertf57 - 1/22/2016 58
- Ghandi - 1/14/2016 - age 49
- mamadogmamacat - 1/28/16 age 55
- Happily Retired - 1/30/16, age 59. My wife...
Forum: Other topics 08-17-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,359
Posted By BigBob
Total of 34 w*rk hours and counting that remain....

Total of 34 w*rk hours and counting that remain. Mailed in the signed documents yesterday. Cruising through the week on a nice glide path. Definitely have the shorttimer's disease, but I really don't...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-16-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2,428
Views: 858,553
Posted By BigBob
No, not retired Military; IT software development...

No, not retired Military; IT software development (and it has been getting more and more militaristic lately!) 1 week and 2 days till retirement for me!!
-- Not waiting any longer and getting...
Forum: Other topics 08-11-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5,819
Views: 1,056,756
Posted By BigBob
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Forum: Other topics 08-11-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,469
Posted By BigBob
I have not had any luck finding any streaming...

I have not had any luck finding any streaming services. What one(s) are you using?
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-09-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2,576
Views: 366,621
Posted By BigBob
Where did you go backpacking? Would you recommend...

Where did you go backpacking? Would you recommend this location?
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-08-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2,576
Views: 366,621
Posted By BigBob
Bicycled 46 miles as a recovery ride from...

Bicycled 46 miles as a recovery ride from yesterday's 66 mile endeavor. Life is good, and 2 weeks and 3 days to retirement!
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-05-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 864
Views: 92,062
Posted By BigBob
Including new contributions, up 10.9% with AA of...

Including new contributions, up 10.9% with AA of 70/27/3. New contributions have ended for the year, so hoping we can keep these gains.
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-03-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2,428
Views: 858,553
Posted By BigBob
Nice job at a very young age! I looked back to...

Nice job at a very young age! I looked back to see when I crossed that mark and see that I hit that in 2010 when I was about 50. I am currently at 1.6MM and retiring at 55 in 3 weeks. Aggressively...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-28-2016, 09:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,744
Posted By BigBob
jcretire77 - I had to laugh, as I just changed my...

jcretire77 - I had to laugh, as I just changed my password for the last time as well. I figured out that they allowed repetition after 3 new ones, so I cycled through from 1 to 4. Only 20 work days...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-28-2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 79,305
Posted By BigBob
My change got lost in the shuffle. Less than 1...

My change got lost in the shuffle. Less than 1 month to go!! Next paycheck will max out the 401k for the year. Announced retirement date to my team (much jealousy received, but mostly in good fun)...
Forum: Other topics 07-26-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,137
Posted By BigBob
Do you bike? Yes How often? 3-5 days per week ...

Do you bike? Yes
How often? 3-5 days per week
Road, path or trail... cross country? At least 3 days road biking, about 2 days per week MTB
Length of ride? Road - 45-50 miles per day, MTB 10-15...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-26-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,744
Posted By BigBob
Down to less than a month here. Absolutely, I am...

Down to less than a month here. Absolutely, I am getting senioritis. Compounding the problem is that I am working mostly on a really bad project that I am not really interested in. Days go faster...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-25-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,704
Posted By BigBob
Another consideration, albiet minor (after having...

Another consideration, albiet minor (after having been through this recently) against a mortgage is the abundance of fees when it comes time to buy/sell the house. Lenders require xxx, which costs...
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