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Forum: Other topics 02-22-2015, 10:27 PM
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Start with B. They'll tell him if he needs to go...

Start with B. They'll tell him if he needs to go to A.

I'm curious if there will be issues because he was in a temp job. Keep us posted.
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-20-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,550
Posted By youbet
During grad school at Tennessee in the early...

During grad school at Tennessee in the early 70's, TA's were allowed to participate in "faculty lunch." This was a pretty nice buffet for $1 offered every weekday. I'd eat until I could eat no more...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-20-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By youbet
Is your pension COLA'd and what is your age? I'd...

Is your pension COLA'd and what is your age? I'd be more concerned about inflation risk than the risk of the PBGC going out of existence anytime soon.


The emotional, subjective jabber about...
Forum: Travel Information 02-09-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,269
Posted By youbet
Strongly disagree. DW and I like BOTH. ...

Strongly disagree.

DW and I like BOTH.

Dry camping in National Forest campgrounds in the Big Horn Mountains followed by a deluxe suite in the Old Faithful Inn at Yellowstone (with all...
Forum: Other topics 02-04-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,645
Posted By youbet
Thanks for that info. The problem I have...

Thanks for that info.

The problem I have using devices like these is that I would need to activate and pay for caller ID. My landline is a cheapo $10/mo + tax ATT plan and I have NO add-on...
Forum: Other topics 02-04-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,645
Posted By youbet
Our town has a very strict policy that...

Our town has a very strict policy that door-to-door solicitors must receive a permit from the village and wear the tag where it can be easily seen. It's hard to get the village to issue a permit...
Forum: Other topics 02-04-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,645
Posted By youbet
If I pick up the phone, which I seldom do, and...

If I pick up the phone, which I seldom do, and it's a sales pitch I also immediately hang up. But here the calls NEVER stop coming. The same robo-calls appear on my answering machine day after day...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-04-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,282
Posted By youbet
Sounds like Vanguard has their act together in...

Sounds like Vanguard has their act together in this regard. Schwab does the same thing and I suspect all brokerage houses do.

If your brokerage does not officially take the position that each...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-01-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,482
Posted By youbet
Are you saying that your company is offering...

Are you saying that your company is offering partially paid training (say apprenticeships or apprenticeship-like programs) to high school grads and none are accepting? Rather they are all going off...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-31-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,215
Posted By youbet
Yep, it's 9 months.

Yep, it's 9 months.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 01-13-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,014
Posted By youbet
I have an expensive, no deductible, no co-pay...

I have an expensive, no deductible, no co-pay Medicare Supplement plan. I think I could actually save money by going to a plan with lower premiums but with a deductible or co-pay. But my plan...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 01-13-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,014
Posted By youbet
I like your system gauss. But, OP has the...

I like your system gauss. But, OP has the complication that he's not just trying to get a bill balance reduced to zero, he's trying to get a refund of money already paid. Doc's billing dept knows...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-13-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,256
Posted By youbet
While I agree with the comments that PIPs...

While I agree with the comments that PIPs frequently result in termination, it would be worthwhile to know what kind of performance issues were stated on this PIP and what kind of remedies were...
Forum: Other topics 01-13-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,320
Posted By youbet
We give cash to Salvation Army (generously) and...

We give cash to Salvation Army (generously) and goods to Goodwill (as we have surplus "stuff").

In my research and regular dealings with both agencies, I find them doing a good job.
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-12-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,609
Posted By youbet
+1 And furthermore (setting married couple...

+1

And furthermore (setting married couple claiming strategies aside), you can't know how things will actually work out until the years have gone by because:

1. You don't know how long you'll...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-12-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,432
Posted By youbet
As discussed in another thread, I've needed 100%+...

As discussed in another thread, I've needed 100%+ of my final take home pay in retirement and it makes sense. Been doing it for almost 9 years. It all depends on individual circumstances.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 01-12-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,753
Posted By youbet
You might be missing my point a bit....... ...

You might be missing my point a bit.......

Today's LTC policies don't generally carry long periods of coverage or high payout limits. $300k is typical. And that policy probably costs you $100k...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-12-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,298
Posted By youbet
No, don't think so. As mentioned by others...

No, don't think so. As mentioned by others above, they could have given you a card with the new technology but retaining your account number if all they wanted to do was give you a chip and sig card.
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-11-2015, 02:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,857
Posted By youbet
This thread made me think about who I do tip if...

This thread made me think about who I do tip if the service justifies.


1. Barber (owner of one man shop)
2. Restaurant server
3. Bartender
4. Fishing guide
5. Mail person at Xmas
6. ...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 01-11-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,753
Posted By youbet
Makes sense to me Rich. We're following a...

Makes sense to me Rich. We're following a similar path.


As we've both noted, these are personal decisions based on personal circumstances. Often when making the LTCI decision, folks will have...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 01-11-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,753
Posted By youbet
Buying LTC is water under the bridge for DW and...

Buying LTC is water under the bridge for DW and I. We're in our late 60's, have some minor medical issues and would not likely qualify for LTC at premiums we'd be willing to pay.


In retrospect,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-07-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 13,753
Posted By youbet
+1 When I called my Schwab rep to[-]...

+1

When I called my Schwab rep to[-] bitch[/-] get indignant about Vanguard giving away TT while Schwab was doing nothing for me, she immediately offered to reimburse me for whatever I paid for...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-03-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,764
Posted By youbet
Yes. And other activities around the house...

Yes.

And other activities around the house for which no compensation is received can increase life's pleasures and/or reduce expenses. Being handy at maintaining the cars, repairing and modifying...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-03-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,764
Posted By youbet
+1 My wife is a quilter. I know little...

+1

My wife is a quilter. I know little about it, but based on conversations I overhear, she's apparently an expert. She loves to do it.

Our own home is already overrun with her work, so she...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-25-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 13,597
Posted By youbet
At 67, still haven't made it. Fortunately, DW is...

At 67, still haven't made it. Fortunately, DW is doing a bit better, FIRE'd since age 55.
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