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by arrete
Sat Nov 05, 2005 6:16 am
Forum: Town Center
Topic: ES to be executed?
Replies: 30
Views: 27196

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by arrete
Mon Mar 21, 2005 1:26 pm
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: FIREcalc
Replies: 13
Views: 8837

FIREcalc

My baby brother is up here in Maine with me. He really wants out of his job. He brought all his retirement data, etc. and I've been trying to convince him that he probably has enough to retire right now if he wants to. Dory36's calculator has been extremely helpful in this regard. Dory has made a lo...
by arrete
Fri Mar 11, 2005 6:48 am
Forum: Town Center
Topic: Community
Replies: 7
Views: 6088

So even though we may be thought of as a bit pigeon-holed I hope you realize that I didn't mean the Index Forum when I said stuck on one topic. In fact, I think the Index Forum discusses a variety of things - I was using it as the example of a healthy forum. At least I was trying to. arrete :oops:
by arrete
Thu Mar 10, 2005 5:26 pm
Forum: Town Center
Topic: Community
Replies: 7
Views: 6088

Community

I briefly mentioned in another post that FIREes may get a goodly amount of their association with other FIREes through the internet. This is in a large part because FIREes are so rare. I have yet to meet one in my own area. Combine with that the fact that they are often introverted, and the internet...
by arrete
Tue Mar 08, 2005 4:34 pm
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: Is Hocus FIREd?
Replies: 79
Views: 35260

What's the downside?


Your reading comprehension, apparently.

arrete
by arrete
Tue Mar 08, 2005 4:05 pm
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: Is Hocus FIREd?
Replies: 79
Views: 35260

This is the perfect example of hocus twisting words. I say Nobody, except hocus who can't take a joke, would think intercst might be violent physically. He just doesn't care enough. See? hocus managed to leave out some vital words. Then he does his usual anti-intercst blabber. I can only say that ho...
by arrete
Tue Mar 08, 2005 3:09 pm
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: Is Hocus FIREd?
Replies: 79
Views: 35260

I'm going to be serious here for a minute. They know that intercst will go into an attack mode instantaneously. Wrong. He is quick verbally . But mostly in smartass mode. Nobody, except hocus who can't take a joke, would think intercst might be violent physically. He just doesn't care enough. Whatev...
by arrete
Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:10 pm
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: Is Hocus FIREd?
Replies: 79
Views: 35260

All this hoopla is entertaining. I love revisionist writings (not). You crack me up with these comments, Hocus. At least it's good for a laugh. You have arrived at the hocus-zen, beachbumz Now you know all. :) Perhaps if you submit a request with valid reasons beachbumz will consider your request. O...
by arrete
Mon Mar 07, 2005 5:41 am
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: Is Hocus FIREd?
Replies: 79
Views: 35260

I'm slightly confused about all this. To me retirement is when you don't have to work. You may want to work, but your finances are such that you don't have to. I can also understand wanting to work and having to work. I wouldn't call it retirement, though it is better than not wanting to work and ha...
by arrete
Thu Mar 03, 2005 4:30 pm
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: Is Hocus FIREd?
Replies: 79
Views: 35260

Oops. Sometimes I don't read so good. This particular scenario I see as more of a sabbatical/downshifting kind of thing. In the back of your mind, you would always have to worry about employability, and that doesn't seem like a comfortable retirement to me. I like a little more padding. I actually w...
by arrete
Thu Mar 03, 2005 3:58 pm
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: Is Hocus FIREd?
Replies: 79
Views: 35260

BB - thanks for setting me straight about the housing, but I do think it is chancy if you are reduced to including your housing into your SWR. Normally that isn't done unless you are in an odd position such as living on a double lot where you can sell part, or the like. There are other costs that ar...
by arrete
Thu Mar 03, 2005 1:36 pm
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: Is Hocus FIREd?
Replies: 79
Views: 35260

My definition of financial independence is the ability to live off your passive investments without the need for any kind of job or employement. I agree I also think there are many 'retirees' that work part time because they want something to do or they are doing something that is fun to them and m...
by arrete
Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:41 am
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: Quick introduction
Replies: 42
Views: 21783

I find that bunny terrifying. What's it hiding? Why is it disguised? It was just an innocent blue bunny, minding it's own business, when it was kidnapped and force to wear the Groucho nose. Pictures were taken for purposes of blackmail. Actually, that was my children's idea of a joke many years ago...
by arrete
Tue Mar 01, 2005 7:08 pm
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: Quick introduction
Replies: 42
Views: 21783

Beach, pub crawl and beer planned for the weekend! Or is that vodka martinis?


If you can't remember, it's too late. :)

arrete
by arrete
Tue Mar 01, 2005 7:33 am
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: What to do?
Replies: 4
Views: 4010

What to do?

Hi there. It's your favorite mud-slinging, snarling, goon-squad leading ... well, I can't remember all the epithets hurled my way. Anyway, I was just trying to figure out whether to go look at a kitchen remodelling center or spackle my walls. Then it hit me - I could do either right now because I'm ...
by arrete
Mon Feb 28, 2005 2:42 pm
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: Quick introduction
Replies: 42
Views: 21783

Say What.... is too Large???


Er, space-wise, it seems like the others. Just a lot closer up. I was mistaken.

arrete - bluebunny aficionada
by arrete
Mon Feb 28, 2005 1:16 pm
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: Quick introduction
Replies: 42
Views: 21783

since the other FIRE boards already take more of my time than needed. Needs versus wants. Isn't that the old refrain? Why aren't you hanging out on the beach instead of reading a lot of internet stuff? Normal; to put on clothes bought for work So do you wear shorts like the Aussies now that you're ...
by arrete
Mon Feb 28, 2005 12:49 pm
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: Quick introduction
Replies: 42
Views: 21783

Well, ES, I gave up on the Biker Chicks. I couldn't make it come out right. I hope you like my blue bunny with the Groucho nose.

arrete
by arrete
Mon Feb 28, 2005 12:13 pm
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: Quick introduction
Replies: 42
Views: 21783

ES, is that avatar too big? I don't know what the protocol is. The Queen Bee seems to have a rather large one :).

arrete
by arrete
Mon Feb 28, 2005 11:34 am
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: Quick introduction
Replies: 42
Views: 21783

I really like those penguins! Say what? Those are Biker Chicks! Maybe I should edited it a little. Doesn't show up very well. Also, I give up on this other thing. My advice would be to ignore those you choose to, fight it out with those you want to, and the rest of us will get along fine. How's tha...