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by wi bob
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Can FIRE folks whip inflation?
Replies: 12
Views: 1959

Can FIRE folks whip inflation?

When making calculations and estimates to determine "what it will take" to be FI, inflation creates a huge unknown that none of us can fully escape. What would 1970's, 80's levels do to your economic situation if your investments didn't grow proportionally? What future inflation rate do you use in y...
by wi bob
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Mortage paid. Now what?
Replies: 14
Views: 3144

Re: Mortage paid. Now what?

I believe that having a paid off house is one of the pillars of financial independence. Sure, there are a lot of costs that never go away. For me, I estimate 210 per month to accrue for things like a roof, furnace, minor remodels... 310 a mo for property taxes, 60 for insurance and 20 for some basic...
by wi bob
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Bob from Wisconsin
Replies: 11
Views: 1605

Re: Bob from Wisconsin

Wow, sounds perfect. Can't wait to get there.
by wi bob
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: homemade bread in a kitchen aid mixer
Replies: 9
Views: 1462

homemade bread in a kitchen aid mixer

I make my own bread once or twice each week. I never buy it anymore. Homemade bread doesn't keep long so I use leftovers to make bread crumbs which I use here and there in my cooking. They keep almost forever in an airtight container. Here is how I do it: 3 cups flour, 2 teaspoons salt, 1 cup water ...
by wi bob
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Bob from Wisconsin
Replies: 11
Views: 1605

Re: Bob from Wisconsin

IlliniDave, thanks for your response. Any further thoughts on the Tri-Cities? Property taxes seem really low compared to WI, especially if you are out of Johnson City limits. Did you go to any of the nearby lakes? Any specific things you didn't like about the area? I'm eager to learn more about life...
by wi bob
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Bob from Wisconsin
Replies: 11
Views: 1605

Re: Bob from Wisconsin

I started "retirement" at the start of Winter, so the timing wasn't ideal. After so many years of getting out of bed, showering and dressing and going to work, it became easy and very routine. My daughter (with school), friends and significant other are all on the regular Monday through Friday sched...
by wi bob
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Bob from Wisconsin
Replies: 11
Views: 1605

Re: Bob from Wisconsin

Hi, I have 50% custody of a 10-year-old daughter so I will stay here for now. I've been seriously looking at Johnson City, TN to move to in about 9 or 10-years. I've visited a few times. I love that the climate is mild but they have four distinct seasons. The mountains and TVA lakes are beautiful an...
by wi bob
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Bob from Wisconsin
Replies: 11
Views: 1605

Bob from Wisconsin

Hi all, been reading for a while now and this is my first post. I'm 47 and just FIRED three months ago. I was able to get a little "walking away money" from my old employer and used my status as a veteran to get on VA healthcare. I believe my assets will cover my costs, and I can always work part-ti...