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by 6p24qtn
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Early retirement without taxable assets?
Replies: 14
Views: 2079

Re: Early retirement without taxable assets?

Do you expect to not get another raise or spend all future increases? if you have maxed out the 401k/IRA route, next step is to start a fund at %50 /month until you can do more. I have asked myself the same question every year (if i get a promotion or merit increase). Did I need this extra money la...
by 6p24qtn
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Early retirement without taxable assets?
Replies: 14
Views: 2079

Re: Early retirement without taxable assets?

Thank you for the replies! I have been so focused on the accumulation phase and retirement is just so far away that I really had never paid much attention to all of the different ways for early access to tax-sheltered funds. I guess I can put this recent taxable concern to bed. There are good options!
by 6p24qtn
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Early retirement without taxable assets?
Replies: 14
Views: 2079

Early retirement without taxable assets?

Hello, I've lately been thinking that I do not have enough taxable assets or a plan to acquire them in the case that my wife and I desire to retire early. I'm married, late 30's and have just enough income to max out retirement accounts. We have lived relatively frugally and have made regular invest...
by 6p24qtn
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Leaf Blower?
Replies: 70
Views: 4683

Re: Best Leaf Blower?

I've had corded electric, handheld 2 stroke and backpack 2 stroke leaf blowers. For moving a decent quantity of leaves, the backpack is probably going to be unmatched in terms of power, fatigue and comfort. Any handheld is going to fatigue your hand/arm after more than 10-15 minutes of us. I've owne...
by 6p24qtn
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 10 Year Cost of Owning My CR-V
Replies: 41
Views: 3983

Re: 10 Year Cost of Owning My CR-V

My CR-V is also 2WD and it routinely gets over 30 MPG during the summer.
by 6p24qtn
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 10 Year Cost of Owning My CR-V
Replies: 41
Views: 3983

Re: 10 Year Cost of Owning My CR-V

I also have had a CR-V for quite a while - 11.5 years to be more specific. Aside from the A/C and a couple of other small repairs, it has been super reliable and overall a great vehicle. It now has 245,000 miles and still going strong. I fully expect at least another 3 years out of it. I haven't pul...
by 6p24qtn
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Water heaters/ energy consumption, high electric bill
Replies: 34
Views: 2117

Re: Water heaters/ energy consumption, high electric bill

My wife likes to take a hot bath every night in our large bath tub to sooth her joint pain. I have always been suspicious as to how much electricity our electric water heater is consuming. A month ago, I installed a power monitor on the water heater circuit. After a month's worth of recording, I hav...
by 6p24qtn
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: advice on a carpet cleaner
Replies: 14
Views: 1160

Re: advice on a carpet cleaner

Bissell Big Green - it's a commercial duty unit. I have 5 dogs. Mistakes happen (think illness). There has been a time or two when I was absolutely convinced that a new carpet was going to be required. Having a unit on hand and being able to tackle the mess immediately is a huge factor. The price dr...
by 6p24qtn
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: End of the year portfolio checkup! Happy New Year!
Replies: 9
Views: 1156

Re: End of the year portfolio checkup! Happy New Year!

By no means am I a voice of authority but from my humble perspective, you're doing very, very well. Who in their early 30s nearly has their house paid off while having no other debt, maximizes retirement accounts and contributes to child's college fund? That is not common. Barring major financial tr...