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Forum: FIRE and Money 06-15-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,656
Posted By TrvlBug
My mom died at home and we sold the house w/in...

My mom died at home and we sold the house w/in the year in the late 90s (SF Bay Area). Multiple offers. A violent death might be different, but then again, it would depend on the housing market in...
Forum: Travel Information 06-15-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,130
Posted By TrvlBug
A couple of winery suggestions: Castello di...

A couple of winery suggestions:

Castello di Amorosa also known as the 'Castle.' The tour is well worth the $ and their wines are excellent.

St. Francis Winery has a wonderful set lunch with...
Forum: Other topics 06-11-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 521
Posted By TrvlBug
I'm so sorry for your loss...it doesn't get...

I'm so sorry for your loss...it doesn't get easier. We lost our girls at 19+/- about 4 years ago and it's been just recently that I don't tear up when thinking about them.

We had thought about...
Forum: Other topics 06-11-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 35,205
Posted By TrvlBug
I haven't read the entire thread, so don't know...

I haven't read the entire thread, so don't know if this has been addressed. But has anyone noticed that Amazon's prices are, in some/many(?) cases, higher than ordering direct from the company?

I...
Forum: Other topics 06-09-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 485
Posted By TrvlBug
I tried to file a complaint years ago and due to...

I tried to file a complaint years ago and due to the onerous process as described above, gave up. I do check firms out with the BBB figuring if they have complaints, it's time to move on to another...
Forum: Other topics 06-07-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 379
Posted By TrvlBug
All I've read about arbitration vs. court, is to...

All I've read about arbitration vs. court, is to avoid arbitration at all costs. We're going to be doing some big $ remodeling and if the GC insists on arbitration, they will not be on our short list.
Forum: Other topics 06-07-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,219
Posted By TrvlBug
DH and I have a policy of no computers on...

DH and I have a policy of no computers on vacations. That is until I decided to bring along the iPad last year. Now even on vacations I check e-mail 2x/day and do a couple of sudokos and ken-kens. DH...
Forum: Other topics 06-07-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 379
Posted By TrvlBug
In general, the only contracts I read are...

In general, the only contracts I read are service/warranty contracts. Can't wait until we engage the general contractor for our remodeling.
Forum: Other topics 06-06-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By TrvlBug
What he said. I have both, a color all in one for...

What he said. I have both, a color all in one for occasional color printing and a cheap b&w Brother laser for all my other printing. I buy 3rd party ink thru Amazon for both. A cheap Brother with...
Forum: Other topics 06-06-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,001
Posted By TrvlBug
OP here. As many of you, I have discovered the...

OP here. As many of you, I have discovered the overlooked bottled water or soda at the bottom of my grocery cart once I unload at the car. The reason I don't go back is because there have been a time...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-05-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,846
Posted By TrvlBug
My favorite is the 20% off I get at Costco for...

My favorite is the 20% off I get at Costco for Peets coffee ($80 for $100 worth of cards). I stock up when it's on sale for $70 for $100, getting the 2% Executive membership discount as well as my 2%...
Forum: Other topics 06-05-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,001
Posted By TrvlBug
What a Moral Dilemma

I, as I am sure many of you, have had to make the decision whether or not we tell company that they have under-charged us. I've gone both ways, most of it happening at the grocery store with...
Forum: Other topics 06-05-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 961
Posted By TrvlBug
At 518' elevation in the SF Bay Area and 17 miles...

At 518' elevation in the SF Bay Area and 17 miles from the Pacific... ...oceanfront property here we come :dance:.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-03-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,009
Posted By TrvlBug
I'll have to remember this when DH retires next...

I'll have to remember this when DH retires next year and we roll over his 401K, well north of $1m to IRA. We're w/Fido and don't receive any of these offers.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-03-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,538
Posted By TrvlBug
A gift that large, with the correct paperwork,...

A gift that large, with the correct paperwork, reduces your federal $5.4M lifetime exemption by $2M. No federal taxes for you or the recipient.
Forum: Other topics 05-19-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By TrvlBug
I did some more research (have to read it in more...

I did some more research (have to read it in more detail) and it appears they really are interested in the house and housing in the area rather than me. Once you're on the list, they will interview...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-19-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 12,752
Posted By TrvlBug
Yup, and unfortunately, they don't read the...

Yup, and unfortunately, they don't read the Sunset book :laugh:. The back yard is protected by a deer fence so i can have my roses and flowers. The front has been populated with drought tolerant,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-18-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 12,752
Posted By TrvlBug
+1. We live on the Peninsula and have no...

+1. We live on the Peninsula and have no intention of moving. We've looked around with the idea of moving to a less expensive area, however, there is no area that meets all of our criteria. A few...
Forum: Other topics 05-17-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By TrvlBug
American Housing Survey (AHS)

Our address was selected and I am trying to research this survey conducted by the Census Bureau every 2 years via HUD. Got the letter a couple of days before taking off on vacation and the rep showed...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-30-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,157
Posted By TrvlBug
Who carries the insurance? Wouldn't you still...

Who carries the insurance? Wouldn't you still need some type of auto policy to cover you in the event you cause an accident? Same if you use rental cars.
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-28-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 925
Posted By TrvlBug
I was hoping the switchover to a new non-Costco...

I was hoping the switchover to a new non-Costco AMEX would be automatic and will probably just wait and see...perhaps the rep was mistaken. Have several Visa cards w/excellent rewards, so no need for...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-28-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 925
Posted By TrvlBug
Costco AMEX Replacement Card

I couldn't find the old thread (I suck at searching) so am starting a new one.

I was on the phone w/AMEX and remembered to ask about what happens next April when their relationship w/Costco...
Forum: Other topics 04-23-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,035
Posted By TrvlBug
If you do decide to do an advance on her...

If you do decide to do an advance on her inheritance, check the laws. My father had a court appointed trustee/executor. DB (deadbeat brother) saw the $$$ in his eyes and wanted a relatively small...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-08-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By TrvlBug
Mother's maiden name is like SSN. I don't use it...

Mother's maiden name is like SSN. I don't use it for security question, but use 'another mother's maiden name' instead. As she asked that question of you, I would guess that I'm not the only one...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-26-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,147
Posted By TrvlBug
Just ordered the brown one for $79. Love my rib...

Just ordered the brown one for $79. Love my rib eye and it'll be here in time for grilling season :dance:.
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