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Forum: Hi, I am... 06-29-2014, 08:20 AM
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Posted By heyduke
the hardest part of early retiring is simple...

the hardest part of early retiring is simple taking that leap of faith... having been ER for a bit over 3 years on much less than you claim I can only tell you it is the best thing we could have...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-02-2013, 07:33 AM
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Posted By heyduke
moved the RV from Carrabelle Fl to Jacksonville...

moved the RV from Carrabelle Fl to Jacksonville Fl... life is grand...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-02-2013, 07:24 AM
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Views: 55,096
Posted By heyduke
nearly 2 years and 8 months we both retired early...

nearly 2 years and 8 months we both retired early at age 55, sold our house and all our crap and hit the road in our RV, our biggest concern with no pensions was money (as with most others) - well...
Forum: Travel Information 07-03-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,432
Posted By heyduke
We spent 365 nights in our RV last year and the...

We spent 365 nights in our RV last year and the year before as we are full timers in ours, sold the house and all the belongings except what is in our motorhome and like others here we stay about 75%...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-01-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,510
Posted By heyduke
I fit into this category... I ER'ed in march...

I fit into this category...

I ER'ed in march 2011 at the age of 55 with about 800K. Neither my wife nor I have a pension, but will have SS.

- Started saving hard in my late 40's putting 20...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-01-2013, 06:29 PM
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Posted By heyduke
wow been a while since i posted here but today i...

wow been a while since i posted here but today i didn't do anything... why? because I can... still traveling in an RV all over this land and have been doing so since i retired march 2011... in...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-28-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 55,096
Posted By heyduke
all I can you all of you is that after our stop...

all I can you all of you is that after our stop at the Mayo clinic to get our bloodwork done I wondered whose bloodwork numbers I got... all our numbers are way down... you think it could have been...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-23-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 55,096
Posted By heyduke
being one of the early ones on the list only...

being one of the early ones on the list only means I got to enjoy being retired a bit longer than others... still enjoying it one day at a time
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-26-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 14,322
Posted By heyduke
i have always wanted to retire by the time i was...

i have always wanted to retire by the time i was 55 but my revelation didn't happen until I spent 45 days in Antarctica in 1999-2000... with lots of time to think I made some changes:

1. started...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-14-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 55,096
Posted By heyduke
hope to see you on the road aswe have been full...

hope to see you on the road aswe have been full timing in our rv 7 months now... no regrets
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-20-2011, 04:28 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 55,096
Posted By heyduke
well we have been retired 6 months plus and have...

well we have been retired 6 months plus and have been on the road full time in our motorhome and have been loving every minute of it (except when I turn on the TV to watch CNBC) so for those of you...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-15-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,609
Posted By heyduke
welcome to the world of early retirement... lots...

welcome to the world of early retirement... lots of penalties exist when you retire early - after all I can't even be a senior until I am older so no discounts for me...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-15-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19,090
Views: 1,738,303
Posted By heyduke
today I sat on my new $6.50 beach chair (on close...

today I sat on my new $6.50 beach chair (on close out) with my toes sitting in the cold Atlantic waters on Cape Cod...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-12-2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,954
Posted By heyduke
if that is a gas model that is too many miles on...

if that is a gas model that is too many miles on it in my opinion I would look elsewhere.
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-12-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 55,096
Posted By heyduke
yes indeed life is good, we have been sitting...

yes indeed life is good, we have been sitting down in the lower Florida Keys for the past month in our RV and will be heading to Melbourne on Friday for a bit before heading to the northeast and we...
Forum: Travel Information 06-16-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4,221
Views: 375,141
Posted By heyduke
The wife and I drove our motorhome to the Keys...

The wife and I drove our motorhome to the Keys where we will live for a few months...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-05-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 55,096
Posted By heyduke
okay I have been retired for three months and I...

okay I have been retired for three months and I have taken to it rather well :) - living in a motorhome, traveling and now headed to the florida keys for the summer...

ahhh life is grand!
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-27-2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 55,096
Posted By heyduke
to those who have made it congrats - to those...

to those who have made it congrats - to those waiting to join us it will happen faster than you think...
Forum: Other topics 05-27-2011, 05:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,616
Posted By heyduke
yep he was my favorite talking head on CNBC... RIP

yep he was my favorite talking head on CNBC... RIP
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-01-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,692
Posted By heyduke
87 for both of us...

87 for both of us...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-26-2011, 06:06 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 55,096
Posted By heyduke
i too will chime in on how our post retirement is...

i too will chime in on how our post retirement is so far....

Simply Mahhhhvelllousss.....
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-13-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 19,090
Views: 1,738,303
Posted By heyduke
my first post on this topic as a retiree... went...

my first post on this topic as a retiree... went fishing yesterday... ; )
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-22-2011, 04:41 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 55,096
Posted By heyduke
still make me happy to come to this place and see...

still make me happy to come to this place and see my green name with the goodbye smiley.... life is grand
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-07-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 55,096
Posted By heyduke
there is still time...:coolsmiley:

there is still time...:coolsmiley:
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-07-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 55,096
Posted By heyduke
have to admit I like the green...

have to admit I like the green...
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