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Forum: FIRE and Money 02-10-2019, 01:15 PM
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Posted By Nerdjenni
So the answer is: I took 3 sabbaticals over the...

So the answer is: I took 3 sabbaticals over the last 16 years of my working life, ranging from 6-12months. I was lucky enough to stay employed through two of them, which meant I didn't lose vesting....
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-10-2019, 12:58 PM
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Posted By Nerdjenni
So true. I just checked out the EPI Family Budget...

So true. I just checked out the EPI Family Budget calculator (link here: https://www.epi.org/resources/budget/) and it says that for family of 4 in the SF metro area to live a "modest yet adequate...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-05-2019, 04:20 PM
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Posted By Nerdjenni
Best advice!

Best advice!
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-05-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,520
Posted By Nerdjenni
Hi everyone. Thanks for your thoughtful replies,...

Hi everyone. Thanks for your thoughtful replies, and thanks for all the encouragement and advice. I think what I'm hearing from everyone is:

1) I better take a very hard look at expenses. HarveyS,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-04-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,520
Posted By Nerdjenni
Take severance & retire, or accept another role and save more? 37 y/o ~$2.4M

Hola! Been following this site for years as I've been working towards financial independence. Thinking of hiring a financial advisor to get a professional second opinion, but I thought I'd ask you...
Forum: Young Dreamers 01-02-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,512
Posted By Nerdjenni
Hi there - thanks for your reply. I'm sold on...

Hi there - thanks for your reply. I'm sold on plan to put the money into market now and not hold back post-FIRE.

Also, would love your thought on this article I just read. Basically, this guy...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-02-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,646
Posted By Nerdjenni
Thanks for the input, all! I'm in agreement with...

Thanks for the input, all! I'm in agreement with everyone's advice to put all the money into my AA now instead of waiting. Especially after reading this article here where this guy shows that VA...
Forum: Young Dreamers 01-01-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,512
Posted By Nerdjenni
Yes I learned about this last year and tried to...

Yes I learned about this last year and tried to see if my company allows this. Unfortunately no go. Otherwise that would a great way to save more on taxes. I believe I'm already maxing out on all the...
Forum: Hi, I am... 01-01-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,437
Posted By Nerdjenni
Thanks Katiek for your warm message! I'm taking a...

Thanks Katiek for your warm message! I'm taking a long maternity leave starting in Feb (6 mos) so I'm treating it a bit like a mini-sabbatical. Granted I think it will be a very different sabbatical...
Forum: Hi, I am... 12-31-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,437
Posted By Nerdjenni
Thanks Katiek! Happy New Years! Sent from...

Thanks Katiek! Happy New Years!


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Forum: Young Dreamers 12-30-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,512
Posted By Nerdjenni
Hi there - I also recently read Edelson and am...

Hi there - I also recently read Edelson and am trying to follow. A quick summary of my situation: I'm currently a few years to FIRE and able to sock away a lot of money each year (~$200K/yr) into my...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-30-2015, 08:16 PM
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Posted By Nerdjenni
Invest all net worth pre-FIRE or spread out over time post-FI?

Hi - I'm currently a few years to FIRE and able to sock away a lot of money each year (~$200K/yr) into my nest egg thanks to high wages of my Silicon Valley job. FIRE goal is $2M nest egg by end of...
Forum: Hi, I am... 12-30-2015, 07:38 PM
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Views: 6,437
Posted By Nerdjenni
Hi photoguy, thanks for your comment. Sorry I...

Hi photoguy, thanks for your comment. Sorry I only just read this a year and half later as I forgot I made the original post.

Your comment on "what will you do post FIRE" made me think. Honestly,...
Forum: Hi, I am... 12-30-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,437
Posted By Nerdjenni
Hi Rodi - I only *just* saw this as I totally...

Hi Rodi - I only *just* saw this as I totally forgot I had made my original post years ago. Anyways, I just wrote a quick update to my situation which I'll copy/paste below. I totally did not think...
Forum: Hi, I am... 12-30-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,437
Posted By Nerdjenni
A quick update on 12/15: I did "man up" as some...

A quick update on 12/15: I did "man up" as some of you suggested and stayed with MegaCorp for the past year and half since my previous post. (btw, I'm actually a woman, and yes I'm married to another...
Forum: Hi, I am... 07-17-2014, 11:42 PM
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Posted By Nerdjenni
33y/o married, $900K investable assets, free house, can I retire?

Hi all - After reading Jacob Lund Fisker's book Early Retirement Extreme (https://www.amazon.com/Early-Retirement-Extreme-Philosophical-Independence/dp/145360121X), I've been enlightened :)

My job...
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