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Forum: Hi, I am... 12-09-2020, 11:57 AM
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Posted By Greddy
The problem with these unknown unknowns is that...

The problem with these unknown unknowns is that they are usually unknown... Well I don't want to sound like a wisecrack, but some of these may always exist, and many cannot be caught by firecalc etc....
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-02-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,276
Posted By Greddy
It should be said more precisely, but this...

It should be said more precisely, but this statement is describing the average effect they are observing. The full paper is here: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10902-012-9399-2 (possible...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-02-2020, 12:12 AM
Replies: 68
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Posted By Greddy
Here is an interesting article about depression...

Here is an interesting article about depression after retirement. It turns out that retirement itself increases the risk of depression and anxiety: ...
Forum: Hi, I am... 09-30-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,961
Posted By Greddy
The Covid situation is of course a big drag on...

The Covid situation is of course a big drag on all of us and our psyche. In my particular case, since this started I am mostly working at home and not going out much, which means I am not at great...
Forum: Hi, I am... 09-30-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,961
Posted By Greddy
Thanks for the welcome! I also in general always...

Thanks for the welcome! I also in general always liked the Bay Area, and also have gone to San Francisco where you are from many times on the weekend or even evening; thanks to BART it is quite ok...
Forum: Hi, I am... 09-30-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Greddy
You mention a site, what exactly is it? Thanks!...

You mention a site, what exactly is it? Thanks! About finding out information, the more I study about this forum, the more impressed I am.
Forum: Hi, I am... 09-30-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,961
Posted By Greddy
I am curious, can you give some specifics of this...

I am curious, can you give some specifics of this plan? It sounds like this may be available only connected to your job? And probably the 8% return are only for a certain fixed amount of catch-up...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 09-30-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,662
Posted By Greddy
That flawed data, and why they are flawed, are...

That flawed data, and why they are flawed, are also discussed in this "Hot Flash Havoc" movie to which I posted a YouTube link above.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 09-30-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,662
Posted By Greddy
I studied the contributors on that section of the...

I studied the contributors on that section of the movie's website The Experts - Hot Flash Havoc (https://www.hotflashhavoc.com/The-Experts) and they seem very respectable. Many of them are leading...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 09-30-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,662
Posted By Greddy
You are very correct about trying to understand...

You are very correct about trying to understand the background and motivation of producers and authors, and by the way, this should not only apply to medical issues. A lot of trouble could be avoided...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 09-30-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,662
Posted By Greddy
I just came across a rather good documentary...

I just came across a rather good documentary about menopause called "Hot Flash Havoc", which discusses hormonal and psychological effects, including hot flashes, influences on libido, pain during...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-24-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,276
Posted By Greddy
First I wanted to thank OP and all the other...

First I wanted to thank OP and all the other contributors for the frank discussion of a topic that I think is still a bit taboo. I have had problems in my job, mostly connected to some coworkers who...
Forum: Hi, I am... 09-24-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,961
Posted By Greddy
This is a little difficult because currently my...

This is a little difficult because currently my friend/partner and I have separate accounts, although we just combine spending for most things of daily life. Since I gave my own savings numbers...
Forum: Other topics 09-23-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 15,615
Posted By Greddy
During the bad days we usually used N95 masks...

During the bad days we usually used N95 masks that we fortunately got last year in a big box of 100 at Home Depot if I remember correctly. I couldn't seem to see much as far as discoloration of the...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 09-23-2020, 08:18 PM
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Views: 91,167
Posted By Greddy
My doctor is also recommending Shingrix for me as...

My doctor is also recommending Shingrix for me as of this year, but a colleague of mine had a reaction similar to yours, and in addition some fever for 3-4 days and bad body aches. So I am trying to...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 09-23-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,662
Posted By Greddy
That is so true! I am getting to this age when...

That is so true! I am getting to this age when the inevitable is starting to show that it will happen and from what I can tell, I am starting to be dealing with what must be hot flashes, and already...
Forum: Hi, I am... 09-23-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,961
Posted By Greddy
That is one of the possible routes; I am just not...

That is one of the possible routes; I am just not sure if I am still too "young" for this, despite my milestone birthday. But all this tells me that I still have more thinking to do I guess.
Forum: Hi, I am... 09-23-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,961
Posted By Greddy
That sounds like a great approach; I guess it...

That sounds like a great approach; I guess it depends a lot how agreeable your boss is. I have to think this through seriously, something along these lines is what I should try. Also, getting...
Forum: Hi, I am... 09-23-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,961
Posted By Greddy
Haha, in my opinion yes there are more...

Haha, in my opinion yes there are more narcissists now than earlier. I am allergic to narc too. that's why I want to RE. :greetings10:[/QUOTE]

Unfortunately that particular "allergy" can do long...
Forum: Hi, I am... 09-20-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,961
Posted By Greddy
This is actually bothering me currently; there is...

This is actually bothering me currently; there is a new colleague who constantly wants to dominate discussions, although to the long term insiders it's fairly clear that what he is producing is...
Forum: Hi, I am... 09-20-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,961
Posted By Greddy
That sounds like a good idea if they let you do...

That sounds like a good idea if they let you do it, during part time opt out of the bs if they let you do it, and continue doing the interesting stuff.
Forum: Hi, I am... 09-20-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,961
Posted By Greddy
This is also something I have been thinking...

This is also something I have been thinking about, and it may be a realistic possibility. Right now my concern is that lining up these gigs itself may require a certain amount of bs-ing to get the...
Forum: Hi, I am... 09-20-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,961
Posted By Greddy
Thanks, it's good to hear that I am not the only...

Thanks, it's good to hear that I am not the only one with such thoughts. Also it is encouraging to hear that even if one now feels quite embedded in one's work, one can actually disconnect from it. I...
Forum: Hi, I am... 09-20-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,961
Posted By Greddy
Yes, that's a very good point. One aspect is that...

Yes, that's a very good point. One aspect is that I really like my work, and I always had the model that I never retire at all and just keep on working, and once it is without pay, just by focusing...
Forum: Hi, I am... 09-20-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,961
Posted By Greddy
Ok, am approaching the big 5-0, very roughly $1M...

Ok, am approaching the big 5-0, very roughly $1M in RE (doesn't mean much in the SF East Bay), roughly $2M pre-tax in 403b, and roughly $300k post tax. May eventually move away from the Bay Area...
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