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Forum: Life after FIRE 05-21-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,493
Posted By John Galt III
ERD50, I would browse forums like...

ERD50,

I would browse forums like alt.frugality.something, a newsgroup. I don't think it exists anymore. Also rec.autos.tech, which does exist. After I found a few models that other like-minded...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-21-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,493
Posted By John Galt III
Part of the problem is that IMO the car makers...

Part of the problem is that IMO the car makers don't think the average car buyer cares about maintainability. I always check the *ease of maintenance* of any car before I buy it. Currently have a...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-20-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,493
Posted By John Galt III
The Nissan dealer is always trying to get my GF...

The Nissan dealer is always trying to get my GF to change her *in cabin air filter* for $60, when she comes in for her oil changes. Once they even removed it, to show her how dirty it was. She called...
Forum: Stock Picking (Individual Security Analysis) 05-18-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 794
Posted By John Galt III
+1. I hope it does not happen, but if...

+1. I hope it does not happen, but if municipalities allow water to be privatized, seems like the gouge potential is enormous.
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-17-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 834
Views: 42,364
Posted By John Galt III
LOL. I did find some replacement clips on...

LOL. I did find some replacement clips on eBay. Prices ranged from $32 brand new, down to $10 used, for one clip. Free shipping. Anyway, I think I can live with it for now, just won't look at...
Forum: Other topics 05-17-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By John Galt III
Does it hold 4 qts max? 4 cylinder? I'd just...

Does it hold 4 qts max? 4 cylinder? I'd just check it every 500 miles and top up, and not stress. Probably just burning it up through worn rings, valve seals, whatever. Non fatal problems. A V8 with...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-17-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 834
Views: 42,364
Posted By John Galt III
Rearranging the chore list after some bad luck on...

Rearranging the chore list after some bad luck on replacing the headliner in the Trans Am.

I was getting into the small back seat, just to look around back there, not even doing anything yet, ...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 05-16-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By John Galt III
Just got a letter and a robocall from my ins co...

Just got a letter and a robocall from my ins co telling me that I may now be eligible for even more affordable health care options through the newly expanded Medicaid program in Pa. Went to the...
Forum: Young Dreamers 05-16-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 17,419
Posted By John Galt III
I must admit I thought I was overpaid when I was...

I must admit I thought I was overpaid when I was a programmer making $80K in 2001, in an often stressful job.

Seems there are a lot of posters here saying they make 6 figures and their jobs are...
Forum: Other topics 05-14-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By John Galt III
While we're on the subject... I had paid for...

While we're on the subject... I had paid for about 10 Moen cartridges in my life. Then a Home Depot clerk told me he got all his free just by calling Moen! Since then I have gotten 3 free Moen...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-13-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,412
Posted By John Galt III
W2R, Yes, it is high, isn't it? I just...

W2R,


Yes, it is high, isn't it? I just checked and I actually paid $3,600 in property taxes for 2014, on my modest townhome. But we know those kids can't possibly learn anything unless a brand...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-13-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,723
Posted By John Galt III
Brat, Thanks for the suggestion. I did a search...

Brat, Thanks for the suggestion. I did a search on *center of excellence* and got some interesting results.
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-13-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,412
Posted By John Galt III
Where are you living? (state) Is there snow?...

Where are you living? (state)
Is there snow? lol -- hoping never to see snow again when I retire
why do you love your location?
Is it expensive (taxes, etc.) housing costs, etc.


1. Pa.
...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-12-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,723
Posted By John Galt III
A surgical nurse lives right next door to me, but...

A surgical nurse lives right next door to me, but we don't get along, so I won't be asking her what surgeon is good. Plus the surgery I am contemplating is too embarrassing for me to mention to...
Forum: Other topics 05-12-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 30,133
Posted By John Galt III
Or when a CS rep condescendingly says "Oh, that's...

Or when a CS rep condescendingly says "Oh, that's a 'known problem' " as if that makes it OK. And they don't even try to fix it, or even apologize for it. :nonono:
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-11-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 834
Views: 42,364
Posted By John Galt III
Scoping out a new project. May replace the...

Scoping out a new project. May replace the headliner in my Pontiac Trans Am GTA. This is when oceans of time are very convenient.
Forum: Other topics 05-03-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By John Galt III
I used to watch Friday Night Fights. They usually...

I used to watch Friday Night Fights. They usually had at least one heavyweight fight. Tommy Morrison was on a lot. And George Foreman during his comeback. I never got into the lighter weights for...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-02-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 834
Views: 42,364
Posted By John Galt III
Was getting a buzzing sound from the heater fan...

Was getting a buzzing sound from the heater fan in my Trans Am. Thought I had to replace the blower motor. But when I took it off, I saw insulation and string all over the place, no doubt put there...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-28-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By John Galt III
Fireby40, yes, there are a few people on this...

Fireby40, yes, there are a few people on this site who chose to go on ACA medicaid. I was tempted to, but got scared off. I do not know if there is any difference between "regular" Medicaid and ACA...
Forum: Other topics 04-26-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 118,984
Posted By John Galt III
Now reading Rolling Stone Interviews, which I got...

Now reading Rolling Stone Interviews, which I got from the library. Very interesting. Has about 50 interviews with famous people, mostly rock musicians. Jim Morrison, Jerry Garcia, John Lennon, many...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-26-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,941
Posted By John Galt III
Max cheapness here. Motorized push mower. Never...

Max cheapness here. Motorized push mower. Never sharpen blade. No need. Had to replace a gasket inside carburetor 2 years ago. Ethanol in gas ruined it, I think. Youtubed it. $7 for the gasket at...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-25-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,504
Posted By John Galt III
quote : financial institutions are positioning...

quote : financial institutions are positioning themselves to handle the fallout of the next economic crash at the expense of customers.
...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-25-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,504
Posted By John Galt III
I also like to use cash wherever I can, simply to...

I also like to use cash wherever I can, simply to not have my cc number floating around. But I never see the "cash discount" anymore. Seems like the incentive is to use cc to get "points" or "cash...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-23-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 17,313
Views: 872,371
Posted By John Galt III
After several days of deciding, went ahead and...

After several days of deciding, went ahead and chopped off a tree(?) root that was approaching the corner of my house and a downspout. Consensus on internet was that the root may end up sucking too...
Forum: Other topics 04-23-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 30,133
Posted By John Galt III
Very dark tinted windows in cars/trucks. Occupant...

Very dark tinted windows in cars/trucks. Occupant is too special for mortals to gaze upon.
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