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Forum: Other topics 12-22-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,519
Posted By BigMoneyJim
Interesting. I saw the headline elsewhere but...

Interesting. I saw the headline elsewhere but didn't feel the need to immediately panic. This *is* a big deal for people running servers and other network-enabled Java apps, but most individuals...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-02-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,855
Posted By BigMoneyJim
This sounds incredibly familiar. I retired in...

This sounds incredibly familiar. I retired in October 2019. It's really good, but it mostly lacks the daily jubilation one might imagine beforehand.

In fact, it gives you a lot more time to think...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-23-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By BigMoneyJim
COBRA Expiring Q1 2021, Where to Start?

<sigh>, I guess I need to figure this out in the next few months. I retired a year ago and have been paying COBRA, but my eligibility ends in March or April. (I haven't yet figured out exactly when,...
Forum: Other topics 09-21-2020, 01:15 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 27,345
Posted By BigMoneyJim
I don't know how the Texans are this season, but...

I don't know how the Texans are this season, but geez they started the season against the Superbowl champs followed by the divisional round loser who were expected to go far but got overrun by the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-20-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,330
Posted By BigMoneyJim
Thanks. Penfed is one of the ones I couldn't...

Thanks. Penfed is one of the ones I couldn't transfer to. I guess I'll try again and screenshot the notary message if I get it again.

Now I'm wondering if it's something to do with me and not my...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-18-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,330
Posted By BigMoneyJim
I have had so much trouble trying to get any...

I have had so much trouble trying to get any money out of Vanguard. I've had two different credit unions I tried to pull money from Vanguard into them, and VG tells me they need some notarized form...
Forum: Young Dreamers 09-18-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,325
Posted By BigMoneyJim
I think the answer to the question you're asking...

I think the answer to the question you're asking is that the only thing that will change in your 401(k) after leaving or retiring is that you can't add any more money to it.

Most 401(k)s have...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-17-2020, 02:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,813
Posted By BigMoneyJim
Because I can start an early pension in 4.5...

Because I can start an early pension in 4.5 years, and there is no sane SEPP that will work for both before and after that time. I don't *have* to start the pension then, but I can't imagine that...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-16-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,813
Posted By BigMoneyJim
I retired almost a year ago, I have 10 years to...

I retired almost a year ago, I have 10 years to go before I'm 59.5, and the vast majority of my money is in IRAs (having been rolled over from 401ks).

I'm planning on selling my house and spending...
Forum: Other topics 09-16-2020, 12:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,433
Posted By BigMoneyJim
If you're using a VPN, I'm pretty sure you're...

If you're using a VPN, I'm pretty sure you're violating somebody's terms of service.

The state of NFL streaming and most sports streaming in general really sucks for...everyone. Every time I try...
Forum: Other topics 09-15-2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,866
Posted By BigMoneyJim
The pandemic caused an unexpected sudden increase...

The pandemic caused an unexpected sudden increase in demand for shipping services. Any efficient logistic system is going to struggle with that.

I waited a month on my first Amazon order after the...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-23-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,493
Posted By BigMoneyJim
Too late! Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho are on my...

Too late! Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho are on my "maybe someday" radar. But pre-pandemic I was targeting the Seattle area, and now mid-pandemic Colorado seems about as far as I want to go.

I guess...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-22-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,493
Posted By BigMoneyJim
Continued thanks all! I think I've...

Continued thanks all!

I think I've eliminated Grand Junction & Durango because I now realize it's important to me to be able to get back to DFW within a day of driving. The I-25 corridor South of...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-21-2020, 12:15 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,493
Posted By BigMoneyJim
Thanks all! @mh : What's good/better about...

Thanks all!

@mh : What's good/better about Grand Junction? It's the place I know the least about. I drove through it in November, and its general location and city-ness stuck in my head, but I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-20-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,530
Posted By BigMoneyJim
That's a good point. This didn't happen when I...

That's a good point. This didn't happen when I put my credit union Visa into Google & Apple Pay, but I recently put my Amex in both, and now my iPad pops up alerts whenever stuff is charged to my...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-20-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,493
Posted By BigMoneyJim
Move to Colorado?

Hi, I retired 10 months ago.

I had intended to sell my house in Irving, TX, and move to an apartment in Kitsap County (West of Seattle) to start the next phase of my life. I wanted a cooler...
Forum: Other topics 08-20-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,576
Posted By BigMoneyJim
I don't know, either, but I think the big thing...

I don't know, either, but I think the big thing with mini splits is that they're heat pumps in addition to being area heating/cooling instead of whole-[-]attic[/-]house.
Forum: Other topics 08-20-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 429
Posted By BigMoneyJim
Definitive Guide to Finance by Casually Explained

This YouTube channel is entertainment, but I can't help but think he nailed everything including FIRE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x65TDamuSHU
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-20-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,821
Posted By BigMoneyJim
I definitely OLY'ed about 10 months ago. ...

I definitely OLY'ed about 10 months ago.

Three years ago I got laid off. With lots of notice and generous severance, and during a booming job market, so financially it wasn't too worrisome.

I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-20-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,530
Posted By BigMoneyJim
I'm presuming security. I've read my card,...

I'm presuming security. I've read my card, expiration date, name, etc. out over the phone twice this week :P.

Ok, Goopplesung Pay won't solve that particular problem, but LOTS of point-of-sale...
Forum: Active Investing, Market Strategies & Alternative Assets 08-19-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,771
Posted By BigMoneyJim
This market makes absolutely no sense to me right...

This market makes absolutely no sense to me right now, so I'm going to make my signature move: nothing.

Amazing how that has always worked out better than what I was thinking of doing.
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-18-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 38,689
Posted By BigMoneyJim
I'm guessing something got deleted because it...

I'm guessing something got deleted because it looks like you bumped the thread. (I guess I'm next.)

I'm mainly posting to add: now that I've read this, I really want closure to this anecdote.
Forum: Other topics 08-14-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,576
Posted By BigMoneyJim
Ok, here's the no-tool potential hack. (I've done...

Ok, here's the no-tool potential hack. (I've done this before but don't necessarily consider it best practice.) Like others have said, go outside when it's trying to cool and see if the fan is...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-01-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,395
Posted By BigMoneyJim
Between the two choices I was leaning Fidelity,...

Between the two choices I was leaning Fidelity, but just now for the second time in a few years I logged into Fidelity to find a 0 balance.

There is probably a very reasonable explanation for...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-29-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,395
Posted By BigMoneyJim
I recently went almost all-ETF after having used...

I recently went almost all-ETF after having used open-ended funds for almost 30 years. Here are some possible reasons:

- No ask/bid spread on purchase and sell
- Until recent months (or years in...
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