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Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-18-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,209
Posted By homestead
There must be some differences in Medicare plans....

There must be some differences in Medicare plans. Our BC Medicare Advantage covers annual wellness visit and in addition includes an annual physical exam. You may have to pay a copay if you also...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-13-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 14,462
Posted By homestead
According to this article...

According to this article (https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tony-james-millennials-face-retirement-crisis-will-tear-social-fabric-america-apart-182230254.html) you only need 375k in retirement to be...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-28-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,873
Posted By homestead
Maybe this is payback for taking the V2 &...

Maybe this is payback for taking the V2 & scientists after the war.
When I first saw the Elio I thought it looked like a deluxe coffin. :)
Forum: Other topics 01-23-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By homestead
I also bought from these guys. Got a 1 ton...

I also bought from these guys. Got a 1 ton ductless mini-split for upstairs cooling and a 3 ton ductless mini-split for whole house heating downstairs. They also have a phone app so I can control...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-10-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,008
Posted By homestead
My wife retired in 1978 I retired in 2008, how is...

My wife retired in 1978 I retired in 2008, how is that for a mismatch.
Worked out well for us. She worked just enough for SS benefits.
BTW some women think staying at home & raising kids is a job.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-31-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,102
Posted By homestead
My daughter used to get bad migraines as many as...

My daughter used to get bad migraines as many as 3 a week. She said they went away
after she started earthing/grounding while sleeping on conductive sheets connected
to earth ground.
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-10-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,655
Posted By homestead
Retiring in Portugal

Enjoyed watching this video of my son's ex CEO who was retiring and going to portugal and choosing a new home there.

Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUrnbrEOOLk&feature=youtu.be)
Forum: Other topics 12-08-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 757
Posted By homestead
Consider getting a used intel mac mini. The...

Consider getting a used intel mac mini. The newer macs have a hidden partition that you
can boot to and do a clean install. Or you can boot to apple server and install off the internet.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-21-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,759
Posted By homestead
Must be differences in Medicare C plans. My...

Must be differences in Medicare C plans.
My wife's Advantage plan is PPO type. She does pay the B premiums and also pays the Advantage premiums too but they are only $44/mo. Also this plan does...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-19-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 12,154
Posted By homestead
I took it at 62 but wouldn't do it if you are...

I took it at 62 but wouldn't do it if you are still working.
If you are retired go for it.
Forum: Other topics 11-18-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 819
Posted By homestead
Try resetting your default browser.

Try resetting your default browser.
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-16-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By homestead
I like this calculator...

I like this calculator (http://www.hughcalc.org/annuityn.php).
It also lets you add SS & pension and withdrawals if you want.
Forum: Other topics 11-16-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 819
Posted By homestead
I had problems after I upgraded from Sierra. ...

I had problems after I upgraded from Sierra. High Sierra killed AIM on my computer but it was time
to get rid of that anyway. I also still have a problem with a slow boot up. Currently at...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-05-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,088
Posted By homestead
I applied to the ACA last year and went through...

I applied to the ACA last year and went through our health insurance broker. Never had to log on to the ACA or talk to any reps. Insurance broker asked what our 2017 income would be over the phone...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-01-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 568
Posted By homestead
Yes we are doing this. Wife is on Medicare and I...

Yes we are doing this. Wife is on Medicare and I am on ACA getting a $450/mo subsidy.
Not free but only pay $129/mo. All depends on your income level.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-30-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 26,112
Posted By homestead
Surviving benefit is separate from the spousal...

Surviving benefit is separate from the spousal benefit.
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-27-2017, 11:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,580
Posted By homestead
Very nice! How did they strike off the concrete...

Very nice! How did they strike off the concrete on the sidewalk along the wall
to make it level?
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-26-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 26,112
Posted By homestead
Something to think about, those who delay SS to...

Something to think about, those who delay SS to FRA or 70 stand to lose more if there is a 25% cut in SS.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-25-2017, 10:36 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,501
Posted By homestead
For me, Life is too short. Take your wife to the...

For me, Life is too short. Take your wife to the same restaurant minus the sales presentation.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-24-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 26,112
Posted By homestead
Turned out better for us if I took SS at 62 since...

Turned out better for us if I took SS at 62 since my spouse had low SS and was 5 years older. Once I filed at 62 she got 50% of my FRA amount which gave us more income until about age 92 compared to...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-16-2017, 11:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,947
Posted By homestead
I applied 3 months before I turned 62 and the SS...

I applied 3 months before I turned 62 and the SS clerk asked if I wanted to get a check for the 3 months before my birthday. I smiled and explained to him how it works.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 09-19-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,714
Posted By homestead
When a clerk gives you the senior discount and...

When a clerk gives you the senior discount and you didn't ask for it.
Forum: Other topics 09-16-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3,066
Views: 192,112
Posted By homestead
My wife got a flu shot in her left arm and it...

My wife got a flu shot in her left arm and it took 4 years for the pain to go
completely away. It just slowly got better. She doesn't get flu shots anymore.
Forum: Other topics 08-29-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,243
Posted By homestead
Winemaker you done good! I replaced mine today...

Winemaker you done good! I replaced mine today and it took 6.5 hrs.
Mine was electric 50 gal, two of the hours the old one was draining.

This thread inspired me to check ours it was 19 yr old...
Forum: Other topics 08-26-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,544
Posted By homestead
Have you ever noticed when you order a 6" sub at...

Have you ever noticed when you order a 6" sub at subway and they cut the bread they always cut one piece a little larger and give you the big piece. So the next guy who orders a 6" gets the small...
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