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Andy R

    Bio: Andy was working at a financial advisory firm managing the the technology department when he got so frustrated with w*rk he quit and moved to Argentina to focus on making a business out of his hobby. He spent 4 years traveling around the world working from his laptop building Social Knowledge, the company that owns this forum community. Andy's hobbies include sustainable living and green building, learning about new cultures, researching investment options, technology and search engine optimization. He's married and has a really cute little daughter.

    Location: Dallas, Tx
    Join Date: 01-31-2007 at 03:33 PM (Days: 4,005)
    Last Visit: 11-16-2017 at 09:58 AM
    Posts: 1,184 (Posts Per Day: 0.30)


    Bio: Gumby sells velvet Elvis pictures from the back of a van. The voices in his head provide most of his investment guidance, although there are occasionally heated arguments among them prior to a final decision. He claims to be married, but no one really believes it.

    Join Date: 04-14-2006 at 03:01 PM (Days: 4,297)
    Last Visit: Today at 05:35 AM
    Posts: 10,258 (Posts Per Day: 2.39)

Janet H

    Bio: Janet is a working musician (which is similar to retirement) and enjoys traveling with her band across the pacific NW. A refugee from academia, she has learned to tend her retirement account diligently and tailor lifestyle to pocketbook. She is married and has one tuition sucking (but adorable) son.

    Location: Pacific NW
    Join Date: 02-05-2007 at 11:58 PM (Days: 3,999)
    Last Visit: Today at 12:34 AM
    Posts: 4,985 (Posts Per Day: 1.25)

Support Admin

    Join Date: 11-13-2012 at 10:52 AM (Days: 1,892)
    Last Visit: Yesterday at 11:24 PM
    Posts: 12 (Posts Per Day: 0.01)

Tech Admin

    Bio: tech admin is our forums tech guru. He spends his time keeping our board buffed up and running well and has distant dreams of retirement - very distant. Look for tech admin online at odd hours when most reasonable folks would prefer to be enjoying the sounds of crickets and sleeping on well stuffed mattresses.

    Join Date: 08-14-2007 at 10:37 PM (Days: 3,810)
    Last Visit: 01-11-2018 at 04:46 PM
    Posts: 71 (Posts Per Day: 0.02)
W2R W2R is offline


    Bio: W2R retired in 2009 at age 61 after a career as a senior oceanographer for the federal government. She and her companion, Frank, are not married and do not live together, but have been devoted to one another for over a decade and a half by now. In 2015, she finally found and bought her dream home which happened to be right next door to Frank. So, they are next door neighbors now. Both like this somewhat unconventional setup so much! W2R and Frank are Katrina survivors and went through a lot together way back then, but it is a new day and things are looking up.

    Location: New Orleans
    Join Date: 01-11-2007 at 07:49 PM (Days: 4,025)
    Last Visit: Yesterday at 08:53 PM
    Posts: 39,298 (Posts Per Day: 9.76)



    Bio: Came to the USA from England in 1987 and returned to England in 2017 to be close to family and friends. Married while still in college in 1976, 2 kids, both through college successfully and now left home and working. Paid off mortgage to become debt free the same year that first kid went to college and retired as planned as soon as was eligible, end of January 2010.

    Location: Eee Bah Gum
    Join Date: 07-10-2005 at 12:24 PM (Days: 4,575)
    Last Visit: Yesterday at 01:34 PM
    Posts: 21,321 (Posts Per Day: 4.66)
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    Join Date: 12-26-2005 at 11:37 PM (Days: 4,405)
    Last Visit: 01-16-2018 at 03:59 PM
    Posts: 10,001 (Posts Per Day: 2.27)


    Bio: After 31 years of IT management in two Megacorps, MBAustin ER'd in 2010 and now has no idea how she had time to w*rk. When she and her DH aren't traveling in their RV, she is a professional volunteer - serving on the local United Way board, various church-related committees, and now here with the nice people at She enjoys choral singing, knitting (mostly prayer shawls), and scrapbooking.

    Join Date: 07-17-2010 at 11:23 PM (Days: 2,741)
    Last Visit: 01-16-2018 at 11:50 AM
    Posts: 4,224 (Posts Per Day: 1.54)


    Bio: MichaelB is an avatar with a pseudonym searching for like minded beings. He broke out of the asylum at the end of the last millennium, and since then mostly listens to the voices in his head.

    Location: Rocky Inlets
    Join Date: 01-31-2008 at 02:56 PM (Days: 3,640)
    Last Visit: Yesterday at 04:05 PM
    Posts: 24,736 (Posts Per Day: 6.80)
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum ...


    Bio: A former moderator, now the forum equivalent of a necktie - always hanging around but no one knows why....

    Location: Texas Hill Country
    Join Date: 06-30-2002 at 07:38 AM (Days: 5,681)
    Last Visit: Today at 06:15 AM
    Posts: 42,428 (Posts Per Day: 7.47)


    Bio: rodi spent a few decades working in the cable television industry. She loved the fact she got paid to watch tv... until they limited the channels to kiddy channels and sports channels. She married late, had kids late, but retired early! (She got the important part right.) Now she spends her retirement coaching robotics, learning Italian, and reading the books she never had time to read before. rodi is not a rodesian wolf, despite what her husband says.

    Location: San Diego
    Join Date: 04-02-2012 at 10:48 AM (Days: 2,117)
    Last Visit: Yesterday at 10:33 PM
    Posts: 8,935 (Posts Per Day: 4.22)


    Bio: Retired in April, 2014, after 40 years in engineering/land surveying. Now spending endless hours playing in the yard, hiking, biking, kayaking, exploring, doing some woodworking and attempting photography.

    Location: A little ways southwest of Chicago
    Join Date: 08-23-2007 at 02:22 AM (Days: 3,801)
    Last Visit: Today at 06:42 AM
    Posts: 9,562 (Posts Per Day: 2.52)

Sarah in SC

    Bio: Lifelong Charleston resident, cheapskate, know-it-all, beer-drinking, hula-hooping fool.

    Location: Charleston, SC
    Join Date: 09-19-2005 at 11:13 AM (Days: 4,504)
    Last Visit: 12-17-2017 at 09:57 PM
    Posts: 13,457 (Posts Per Day: 2.99)
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    Bio: After 29 years in law enforcement, the last eight in the then-new field of computer crime and computer forensics investigations, he bailed to West Virginia and found that being a lazy lout catches on quickly. He likes technology, especially photography, new tools, airplanes, motorcycles, boats, and anything else that goes fast.

    Location: Eastern WV Panhandle
    Join Date: 12-18-2007 at 04:16 PM (Days: 3,684)
    Last Visit: Yesterday at 05:03 PM
    Posts: 16,815 (Posts Per Day: 4.56)


    Bio: Corporate report jockey until RIFfed in April 2013 at age 47. Not sure if "retired" yet, but certainly taking a little time to taste it and see if I like it and we can afford it...

    Location: Texas
    Join Date: 10-12-2005 at 03:39 PM (Days: 4,481)
    Last Visit: 01-12-2018 at 08:12 PM
    Posts: 15,614 (Posts Per Day: 3.48)


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