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Forum: FIRE and Money Today, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 196
Posted By ERD50
Insult??!! Heck, if they would let me use the CC...

Insult??!! Heck, if they would let me use the CC to purchase a car I would do it in a flash. A 2% reward is real money on a car purchase.

-ERD50
Forum: FIRE and Money Today, 10:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 574
Posted By ERD50
Thanks, I bookmarked it. I'm also surprised it...

Thanks, I bookmarked it. I'm also surprised it hasn't been brought up before (perhaps I missed it?).

At a quick look, they do seem to take quality/value into consideration - not just 'cheap'.
...
Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 10:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,517
Posted By ERD50
The way I see it, the 2% (or $2,000 per smallish...

The way I see it, the 2% (or $2,000 per smallish client) isn't really to pay for the time/knowledge to prepare an investment plan. That can be cookie-cutter, and probably done in less than an hour.
...
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By ERD50
Sounds like a good deal for you then. DW is...

Sounds like a good deal for you then. DW is hooked on some of the Netflix that is only available on DVD, so a streaming only service isn't an option for us (assuming I want to remain as one of...
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By ERD50
Thanks. I've taken advantage of the free trial a...

Thanks. I've taken advantage of the free trial a couple times, but have always canceled it just before it goes into 'paid' mode.

It's nice, but for me, it's not something I really care to pay...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement Yesterday, 08:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 762
Posted By ERD50
[/QUOTE] Yes, but OTOH, we routinely insure...

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Yes, but OTOH, we routinely insure against things that have a far less than 10% chance of happening.

But if the $62K median number for private nursing home care is accurate, even a 10...
Forum: Other topics 01-23-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 390
Posted By ERD50
That looks like the right way to do it. I'd...

That looks like the right way to do it.

I'd also consider the the 'leaf guard' type systems to help prevent clogging. I got mine at costco, forget the actual name, but it is an open-cell black...
Forum: Other topics 01-23-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 913
Posted By ERD50
Except neither of those links have a shred of...

Except neither of those links have a shred of data/evidence. Just conjecture, a bit of it on the 'conspiracy theory' side of things.

-ERD50
Forum: Other topics 01-23-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,261
Posted By ERD50
Big difference between avocado and butter. Per...

Big difference between avocado and butter. Per wiki, for 100 grams of each:

Butter-
Fat------------------81 g
Saturated --------- 51 g
Monounsaturated--21 g
Polyunsaturated -----3 g
...
Forum: Other topics 01-23-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,261
Posted By ERD50
I was curious too, and wondered if it would help...

I was curious too, and wondered if it would help when going full DIY hard-boiled eggs. In this short video, they say that rollers crack the shells like rolling one on a counter, and then they squeeze...
Forum: Other topics 01-23-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 913
Posted By ERD50
If the manual indicates it, what makes it 'pure...

If the manual indicates it, what makes it 'pure garbage'? I'm sure they based their recommendations on something.

-ERD50
Forum: Hi, I am... 01-23-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,200
Posted By ERD50
You'll need to find an estimate of your true...

You'll need to find an estimate of your true retirement expenses. They can be quite different than working expenses, beyond just health care costs.

This comment concerns me:

"but can withdraw...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-23-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,411
Posted By ERD50
Can you expand on this statement: "I was...

Can you expand on this statement:

"I was really caught off guard with the healthcare form (8962) causing me to lose 40% of my wife's subsidy with an increase of just $3800.00 in income"

You use...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-22-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By ERD50
I assumed "buz" was a drug related 'business'? ...

I assumed "buz" was a drug related 'business'?

-ERD50
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-22-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,278
Posted By ERD50
No, no, no, no no. That is not what EMH tells us!...

No, no, no, no no. That is not what EMH tells us!

Not everyone can be, or would have the desire/motivation to become a Doctor. There is a limited (maybe somewhat artificial, but no need to go...
Forum: Other topics 01-22-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,616
Posted By ERD50
Another update on my Mediasonic HW-150PVR: ...

Another update on my Mediasonic HW-150PVR:

Amazon.com: Mediasonic HW-150PVR HomeWorx ATSC Digital TV Converter Box with Media Player and Recording PVR Function/HDMI Out (Black): Electronics...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-21-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 10,025
Posted By ERD50
Upton Sinclair: "It is difficult to get a man to...

Upton Sinclair: "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!"

-ERD50
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-21-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,232
Posted By ERD50
Inflation Myths Debunked AARP...

Inflation Myths Debunked AARP (http://blog.aarp.org/2014/11/24/two-and-a-half-inflation-myths/)



-ERD50
Forum: Other topics 01-18-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 795
Posted By ERD50
Ummm, are you still doing your backups in the...

Ummm, are you still doing your backups in the morning?



from an older thread:

http://www.early-retirement.org/forums/f27/connection-problems-router-isp-73896.html#post1501106
Forum: Other topics 01-18-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 795
Posted By ERD50
Your 'very slow' is about all I get on my...

Your 'very slow' is about all I get on my connection. That absolutely does not result in 'pages not loading'. For example, the er-org portal refreshes for me in less than one second. A highly...
Forum: Other topics 01-18-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 795
Posted By ERD50
I've tried this series of ping tests to try to...

I've tried this series of ping tests to try to isolate the problem (your ip #'s for your router etc may be different):

ping -c5 0 << to internal network card << 1 mS
ping -c5...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-18-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,840
Posted By ERD50
This is just posturing. No way will the...

This is just posturing.

No way will the House and Senate pass this. These sorts of changes didn't even get enough support when the administration had the House and Senate.

Stop worrying... for...
Forum: Other topics 01-18-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 18,544
Posted By ERD50
Yes, there are work-arounds, but still, they...

Yes, there are work-arounds, but still, they often spread the info out all over the page, there may be big graphics in-between the text you want to print. They should make it easy for the customer,...
Forum: Other topics 01-17-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 18,544
Posted By ERD50
Experienced one today: Made a hotel...

Experienced one today:

Made a hotel reservation. They email a confirmation, and I always figure it would be good to have a hard copy of that, just in case (yes, 'old school', but effective).

Of...
Forum: Other topics 01-17-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,007
Posted By ERD50
This is key. And unless I missed it, the OP...

This is key. And unless I missed it, the OP (frank) did not tell us what he needs/wants. That didn't seem to stop people from making suggestions though.

The first step in solving a problem is...
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