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Forum: Other topics 05-31-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,704
Posted By GSMAN
My son in law and daughter wanted to move closer...

My son in law and daughter wanted to move closer to us once they started having kids. My wife and I were glad they were moving out of the city and out to the suburbs. They found a house they liked...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 05-27-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,260
Posted By GSMAN
I'm up ten pounds. Mainly due to boredom!

I'm up ten pounds. Mainly due to boredom!
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-17-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,052
Posted By GSMAN
Somewhat less happy for the following reasons: ...

Somewhat less happy for the following reasons:

Concerts Cancelled: Earth Wind and Fire, Chicago, Doobie Brothers
Travel Cancelled/Postponed: Disney Cruise with the Kids and Grandchildren
Over...
Forum: Young Dreamers 02-06-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 21,244
Posted By GSMAN
I always knew I was different from my co-workers,...

I always knew I was different from my co-workers, friends and family when it came to ER. For many reasons they didn't think ER was doable. Some are big spenders, others have no hobbies, others just...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-19-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,141
Posted By GSMAN
I just completed my first year of ER. My...

I just completed my first year of ER. My expenses were slightly higher than planned but was within 5%. Got rid of one of my boats and bought another one which was not planned but I am pleased with...
Forum: Other topics 10-20-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,889
Posted By GSMAN
1) Start saving early for retirement. 2) Make...

1) Start saving early for retirement.
2) Make maxing out your savings a priority.
3) Live way below your means so you can save.
4) Spend time educating yourself on how to invest your money. Pretty...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-09-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,756
Posted By GSMAN
I eat alot of "unhealthy" stuff but I have to say...

I eat alot of "unhealthy" stuff but I have to say barbacoa and tripa tacos are probably the most unhealthy food I eat.
Forum: Other topics 10-03-2017, 05:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,695
Posted By GSMAN
Mondays are the best Jerry! The best!

Sunday evening now has a complete different meaning to us since we retired. We look forward to Mondays and can't wait till the "weekend" is over.
Forum: Travel Information 08-20-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,861
Posted By GSMAN
In addition to the mandatory tipping, we usually...

In addition to the mandatory tipping, we usually tip around 60 bucks at the end of the cruise to our dining room waiter and 60 bucks to our cabin attendant as well. These folks work extremely hard...
Forum: Other topics 07-09-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 120
Poll: Poll:Guns
Views: 7,158
Posted By GSMAN
I always keep one in my truck. I also carry when...

I always keep one in my truck. I also carry when I remember to put one in my pocket. I used to be an avid deer hunter but only hunt a couple of times a year now. We bird hunt every year down on...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-02-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,766
Posted By GSMAN
I retired in January of this year so I am fairly...

I retired in January of this year so I am fairly new to this lifestyle. I can tell you that I am never bored and I am "living the dream" according to GSMAN! I wake up in the morning and decide if I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-13-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,507
Posted By GSMAN
I usually get up at 5:30 or so every morning. By...

I usually get up at 5:30 or so every morning. By early afternoon, after I have done all my running around, I like to take about an hour nap then get up and piddle around some more. I just retired in...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-03-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,415
Posted By GSMAN
We are both 56 and retired. We are living on...

We are both 56 and retired. We are living on pensions, which cover 50% of our expenses and drawing from our taxable savings. When SS starts in 2022, all of our expenses will be covered at 100%.
Forum: Young Dreamers 03-05-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,665
Posted By GSMAN
Way to go! Keep it going!

Way to go! Keep it going!
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-05-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,411
Posted By GSMAN
Comment

The only thing I would add is that using the $2010 is a little conservative. I would assume that during those 8 years, there would be some years with COLA's.
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-31-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,877
Posted By GSMAN
That's the plan!

Good advice Red Badger. We are planning to stay in Key Largo, and maybe Marathon for a some fishing trips. Maybe do some diving as well.
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-14-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,877
Posted By GSMAN
Retirement Day

It went great yesterday. Very surreal and giddy at the same time. My buddies took me to Top Golf for lunch then we went on to a seafood place to eat. We are going to celebrate next week since my DW...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-12-2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,877
Posted By GSMAN
Here we go! Class of 2017 checking in!

So tomorrow morning I do my exit interview and say good bye to a 30 plus year career in Aerospace. It's been a great ride and I am stoked about my future. I have literally been thinking about...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-28-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,531
Posted By GSMAN
I have 6 more Sunday's left before I can really...

I have 6 more Sunday's left before I can really enjoy Sunday's. Can't wait!!
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-02-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,511
Posted By GSMAN
I am retiring in a couple of months at the age of...

I am retiring in a couple of months at the age of 56. Yeah, when people find out I am retiring they ask me what am I going to do during my retirement I respond "what am I NOT going to do during my...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-22-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,025
Posted By GSMAN
I am not so sure my DW would have been to keen on...

I am not so sure my DW would have been to keen on me retiring before her. My job was in jeopardy a few years ago and she made it clear that I should be looking for a job in the event that I get laid...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-31-2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 76,100
Posted By GSMAN
Age

I am on the list but my age is missing. I am retiring at the age of 56 come January 13, 2017.

Thanks
Forum: Young Dreamers 07-10-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,574
Posted By GSMAN
My kids are doing quite well. They both got...

My kids are doing quite well. They both got their degrees free of charge compliments of mom and dad. Son is in the oil and gas business making great money and DD is a stay at home mom with 3 little...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-28-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,500
Posted By GSMAN
I think savings was a much bigger impact to our...

I think savings was a much bigger impact to our FI. We both had/have great jobs in the Aerospace business that allowed us to save a good portion of our salaries in the last ten years of our careers....
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-20-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 76,100
Posted By GSMAN
Got official word last month that I will be...

Got official word last month that I will be relieved of my duties on 1/13/2017! I have been waiting for this "nudge" for some time now. I actually cut a deal with the company that I would hang...
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