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Forum: FIRE and Money 10-11-2020, 03:57 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,780
Posted By atmsmshr
While working, put as much into Fidelity 401k as...

While working, put as much into Fidelity 401k as lifestyle would permit. Always a broad stock index fund. Mostly S&P500, and nearly 100% stocks until the end. Company match was NEE. Throttled...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-10-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 19,636
Posted By atmsmshr
DW and I got our flu shot at CVS last week. No...

DW and I got our flu shot at CVS last week. No waiting. Both of us had sore arms, and a slightly raised and discolored red bump at the shot site. For fun, I measured temperature at the shot site -...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 09-01-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,267
Posted By atmsmshr
When my optometrist offered the Optimap for about...

When my optometrist offered the Optimap for about the same price - what sold me was that the doctor would not dilatate my pupils to perform the standard interior eye exam.

Showed me the first...
Forum: Young Dreamers 08-25-2020, 05:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,286
Posted By atmsmshr
Good show!

Good show!
Forum: Other topics 08-25-2020, 04:48 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,201
Posted By atmsmshr
I wish that the views and decency expressed by...

I wish that the views and decency expressed by forum members on this topic were more widely reflected in today's society.
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-25-2020, 04:37 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,078
Posted By atmsmshr
Outside of non-regulatory compliant and poorly...

Outside of non-regulatory compliant and poorly designed plants like Chernobyl or Fukushimia, civilian nuclear power can be a force of good.

As Gumby alludes to, living on a fleet ballistic missile...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-24-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,078
Posted By atmsmshr
We could call the movie/tv series "Misadventures...

We could call the movie/tv series "Misadventures of the retired Spy".

On a more serious note, as a retired nuclear engineer with military experience, I won't share my daymares.
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-24-2020, 04:54 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,078
Posted By atmsmshr
I am a year out from retirement, and outside of...

I am a year out from retirement, and outside of the occasional work dream in the early months, none this year.

On the other hand, last night my dream was nervously preparing to perform espionage...
Forum: Other topics 08-23-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By atmsmshr
Sounds like a very good car - especially for the...

Sounds like a very good car - especially for the college experience.

8 years ago, bought a 1998 Mercedes ML350 for 17 yo DD to drive and then take to college.

It is now my Home Depot/dump truck...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 08-20-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,899
Posted By atmsmshr
+1 Also, bankruptcies and foreclosures take...

+1

Also, bankruptcies and foreclosures take time to work through the system and hit the bottom line.
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 08-19-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,683
Posted By atmsmshr
Wasn't it Mark Twain who said, "Never buy stocks...

Wasn't it Mark Twain who said, "Never buy stocks in any month ending with 'r', avoid buying stocks in a months ending in 'y', and be particularly concerned with any purchases for months ending with...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-16-2020, 03:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,963
Posted By atmsmshr
For any multi-employer pension plan (as opposed...

For any multi-employer pension plan (as opposed to single employer plan) take the lump sum and run away. PBGC expects multi-employer plans to become insolvent in a few years.
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-16-2020, 02:34 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,560
Posted By atmsmshr
What a knucklehead.

What a knucklehead.
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-15-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,830
Posted By atmsmshr
In my mid 20's, I planned to have financial...

In my mid 20's, I planned to have financial ability to retire at 55 (when retiree medical became first available.) Having kids and DW disability pushed it back to 60. Then DW had a car accident and...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 08-14-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,798
Posted By atmsmshr
OK (edit to add) - Murder hornets - African...

OK (edit to add)
- Murder hornets
- African Locust swarms
- Earthquakes
- Famine
- Cats and Dogs living together
- Congress finally working for a change

and my neighbors favorite: zombie...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 08-14-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,798
Posted By atmsmshr
My 2 cents. - Higher unemployment from gig...

My 2 cents.

- Higher unemployment from gig economy, travel and leisure industries.
- Commensurate higher poverty and crime
- Rental evictions and mortgage defaults rise
- Bad bets on real...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-14-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 143,527
Posted By atmsmshr
Thanks Nemo - had not seen that before. Best...

Thanks Nemo - had not seen that before.

Best line: "Don't worry, I have been killing spiders since I was 30."

:coolsmiley:
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-14-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 143,527
Posted By atmsmshr
TODAY I DEFENDED THE QUEEN OF THE REALM when DW...

TODAY I DEFENDED THE QUEEN OF THE REALM when DW asked me to slay the wee beastie of a spider lodging in a corner of our 10 ft ceiling bathroom. The quest gave me purpose, fulfillment, and the...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-14-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,734
Posted By atmsmshr
[QUOTE=pb4uski;2471031]I thought that this was...

[QUOTE=pb4uski;2471031]I thought that this was pretty cool.


Indeed. I did not know this innovation was being implemented. One step to eliminate homelessness.
Forum: Other topics 08-14-2020, 04:24 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,455
Posted By atmsmshr
DW and I walk 3 miles (but not together because...

DW and I walk 3 miles (but not together because I'm too fast) every other day.
I work out every other opposite day with free weights in the garage.
Cooking together our evening meals.
Family chats...
Forum: Other topics 08-11-2020, 05:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By atmsmshr
At my MCorp, early retirement packages were...

At my MCorp, early retirement packages were expensed from an OVER-funded pension (how rare is that?). As such, the easy outs did not hit the corporate bottom line as a one time quarterly expense -...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-09-2020, 05:05 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,456
Posted By atmsmshr
So after my original post to this thread, DW gets...

So after my original post to this thread, DW gets a letter in the mail asking us to confirm the opening of a new line of credit for a furniture company. Both the furniture company and bank are...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 08-09-2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,618
Posted By atmsmshr
I passed on attending a funeral of a friend last...

I passed on attending a funeral of a friend last Friday out of caution for being in a crowd. The family indicated it would be a covid safe activity. Pictures showed everyone wearing masks, but it...
Forum: Hi, I am... 08-06-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,621
Posted By atmsmshr
Congrats and best wishes Arizona.

Congrats and best wishes Arizona.
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 08-05-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By atmsmshr
Can't even tell what the question is all about or...

Can't even tell what the question is all about or response solicited.
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