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Forum: FIRE and Money 03-14-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,876
Posted By lowflyer
Dan Gilbert head honcho from Quicken Loans was on...

Dan Gilbert head honcho from Quicken Loans was on CNBC this morning and was talking about this very thing. Someone with 95% LTV, minimal cash, but with a job and W2 can get a loan. Someone with 50%...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-14-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,789
Posted By lowflyer
I have owned and watched preferred's for many...

I have owned and watched preferred's for many years and still own several issues. Having lived with them through good times and bad, I've learned alot and am not nearly as uncomfortable with them as...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-24-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,320
Posted By lowflyer
We've been doing the snowbird thing in FL for a...

We've been doing the snowbird thing in FL for a few years and have been renting. It's just a personal thing, but I'm not interested in owning more real estate, so renting is the only way for us. I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-20-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,099
Posted By lowflyer
After thinking more about this thread and looking...

After thinking more about this thread and looking at the company in question, I'd say the FA may have been too quickly judged. From just some basic research, the FA may have suggested a very...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-20-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,099
Posted By lowflyer
I've been a fan of preferred stocks for close to...

I've been a fan of preferred stocks for close to 10 years. As mentioned, they are not all created equal. If you take time to get to know and understand them, they can be a nice addition to your...
Forum: Other topics 12-04-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,757
Posted By lowflyer
Not sure if I should be ashamed or not, but I...

Not sure if I should be ashamed or not, but I always liked this song....
Forum: Other topics 11-26-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,576
Posted By lowflyer
Just finished reading a Nelson DeMille book in...

Just finished reading a Nelson DeMille book in which the main character was annoyed by the adding of "e's" to words in order to make them sound more elegant. His favorite was the "Olde Towne Tavern"...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-25-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,285
Posted By lowflyer
I've got a similar situation with my next door...

I've got a similar situation with my next door neighbor in that he knows I'm ER and he's 69 years old and still working full-time. He's in good shape and works a fairly physical job, but doesn't...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-02-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,620
Posted By lowflyer
Yes, that is what we did. Not sure about the...

Yes, that is what we did. Not sure about the paying for it you refer to, but this was simply a "Designated Beneficiary Plan" form and took care of things the way we wanted. I agree that the larger...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-02-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,620
Posted By lowflyer
Just updated our beneficiary designation on a...

Just updated our beneficiary designation on a joint account at Schwab a few months ago. The wording on their form is:

"At the death of the account holder or, in the case of a joint account, at...
Forum: Travel Information 10-14-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,455
Posted By lowflyer
We also seem to be getting more picky about...

We also seem to be getting more picky about hotels. We travel a fair amount and have stayed in all levels of motel/hotel. When we go cheap, we're often disappointed and say "never again."

A few...
Forum: Travel Information 09-02-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,386
Posted By lowflyer
I've had the pleasure of flying pressurized...

I've had the pleasure of flying pressurized singles - both piston and turbine - for a couple thousand hours and there's nothing like flying over the mountains and/or lots of water at FL200 or higher....
Forum: Travel Information 08-03-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,386
Posted By lowflyer
Congrats on the pilot certificate. You should be...

Congrats on the pilot certificate. You should be proud!

The insurance company knows what they are doing requiring additional training to fly that Bonanza. That's alot of airplane, so if that's...
Forum: Other topics 07-09-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,680
Posted By lowflyer
That Pyrex pot brings back lots of memories. My...

That Pyrex pot brings back lots of memories. My Mom used one of those all the time when I was a kid. One time, she got distracted and left the pot to boil dry. It eventually broke all over the...
Forum: Travel Information 05-24-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,589
Posted By lowflyer
I can't answer your original question, but we...

I can't answer your original question, but we have stayed on Pine Island (Cape Coral area) for the past two years. We seem to end up in Naples every few weeks for one thing or another. Naples is...
Forum: Other topics 05-24-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 14,870
Posted By lowflyer
Couldn't agree more. DW and I listened to that...

Couldn't agree more. DW and I listened to that song on Tuesday and both were cringing and thought that was the end for PP. We were shocked at the judges response. Makes no sense to me, but I guess...
Forum: Other topics 05-24-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,749
Posted By lowflyer
Lots of church camp for me as a kid. Attended...

Lots of church camp for me as a kid. Attended and then worked for two years as an early teen. Lots of good memories. Met my first "true love" there when I was 14. Got in trouble for staying out...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-24-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,618
Posted By lowflyer
Way back when, I managed to end up with quite a...

Way back when, I managed to end up with quite a nice career, without a college degree. That'd be nearly impossible these days. I like where I'm at now, with our current finances.
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-22-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,316
Posted By lowflyer
Watch out for the Bang Bang Shrimp at Bonefish...

Watch out for the Bang Bang Shrimp at Bonefish Grille. It's tasty and addicting.
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-13-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,889
Posted By lowflyer
I'm interested in this comment. I take that to...

I'm interested in this comment. I take that to mean less time watching, reading, studying, calculating, etc. financial issues and move toward "full auto" investing so you can focus on life rather...
Forum: Other topics 12-07-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,293
Posted By lowflyer
I like that even better. Let me work on that...

I like that even better. Let me work on that...
Forum: Other topics 12-07-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,293
Posted By lowflyer
Neither. They come out of the attic and get set...

Neither. They come out of the attic and get set up just like last year!
Forum: Other topics 12-07-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,732
Posted By lowflyer
Ah yes, one of my favorites. Sure lived a long...

Ah yes, one of my favorites. Sure lived a long life. Good for him.
Forum: Other topics 11-25-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,607
Posted By lowflyer
Good video. I get lots of pleasure from...

Good video.

I get lots of pleasure from regularly cleaning areas used for “long-term” storage. Have been on cleaning/throwing binge for the the past few months and feel better for it.

Living...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-23-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,475
Posted By lowflyer
Have always been with Schwab. They offer...

Have always been with Schwab. They offer everything you'll need and their customer service is outstanding. Never a complaint.
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