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Old 05-21-2014, 02:31 PM   #14121
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Took a ride along route 66 from Gardner to Pontiac, Illinois. But I couldn't figure out this gas pump.
That's one of those new EV charging teminals. You need a Chevy Volt instead of that Vette.
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:33 PM   #14122
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You paint a perfect picture.

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Old 05-21-2014, 02:41 PM   #14123
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... Total bill will be in the neighborhood of $25K...
All right!

Being an equity holder, I just love it when I hear stories like this about more stimulus being injected to tickle the economy pink.

Spend, spend, spend...
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:50 PM   #14124
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That's one of those new EV charging teminals. You need a Chevy Volt instead of that Vette.
I knew there was something different about it. I stopped by another old gas station (now tourist trap) The price on the pump was $0.25 per gallon. i remember getting gas for around 30 cents in 1971. The next time I go by that place, I'm going to ask when they closed down.
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The price on the pump was $0.25 per gallon.
That would be the mid to late 60s.
I can vividly remember how pleased I was when I could fill the tank on my small motorcycle with the highest octane gas around (Amoco premium) for a quarter.
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I made my 2014 Roth IRA contribution ($6500) today. That's the only tax-favored option left to me. I have self-employment income to make it legitimate.

But I'm retired so I'm high as a flag on the Fourth of July!
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I made my 2014 Roth IRA contribution ($6500) today. That's the only tax-favored option left to me. I have self-employment income to make it legitimate.

But I'm retired so I'm high as a flag on the Fourth of July!
All I have left is a Solo 401K. I still consult part time and feed the account that way to offset paying income tax on the income. Being 70 1/2, I have to take an annual RMD from that account also.
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Helped my dad with his vegetable garden. Had a traditional farmhouse lunch - head cheese and tripe flushed down with wine and local eau-de-vie. Hiked to a spot with a great view of Mont Blanc:


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Went on a 20 mile kayak float down the Upper White River with my 24 year old step daughter. It was a blast, but 8 hours of kayaking reminds me that I am not 24 years old any more. Great memories!
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Escaped the house yesterday evening while DW is on a cleaning rampage. She's hosting a book club meeting tomorrow night so no speck of dust shall be tolerated, and says she's better off if I'm not "underfoot". I went to a photo class and took pictures at a city park.
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Bought a dress.
First time in ~25 years.
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6 mile run on the Kohala coast then 2 hours snorkeling at the beach ... a 1 hour nap .. then prepared a tasty dinner... Not a bad day !
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Tell me about it.

Actually, during '12 I did what FIREd suggested here and took some gains out of the portfolio to rebuild our "large cash commitments & capital spending budget". My hand still trembles when I write the checks, but it's not a budget crusher and doesn't need to be offset.
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Gonna do it.
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That's great news, Khan! May you enjoy many years of happiness together.
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Khan, I am so happy for you and your fiance! It's nice to hear that your wedding plans are moving forward.
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