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Forum: Other topics Today, 11:51 AM
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My chauffeur drives me to Denny's for the AARP...

My chauffeur drives me to Denny's for the AARP discount.
Forum: Other topics 07-24-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 71,949
Posted By Tadpole
I haven't considered a Roomba because my dog...

I haven't considered a Roomba because my dog might be afraid of it and refuse to inhabit any room it might be in.
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-24-2016, 05:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,019
Posted By Tadpole
If the employer match to SS were really an...

If the employer match to SS were really an absolute wash, no one would care one way or the other. It's becomes a mute point. I imagine the truth is that no one knows what wages would do if the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-17-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,537
Posted By Tadpole
I really don't know any easy way for Vanguard to...

I really don't know any easy way for Vanguard to grab money from my bank or PenFed to get money from another bank for a CD other than ACH transfers. For what little auto-bill-pay I do I usually...
Forum: Other topics 07-12-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 71,949
Posted By Tadpole
I admit - I tried. I'm with Harley. It was a...

I admit - I tried. I'm with Harley. It was a child's game. Such and such will be on sale at 11:00 (who know what zone). Then it's like those comedy routines where the moms fight to get at the limited...
Forum: Other topics 07-07-2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,934
Posted By Tadpole
No one's that gullible.

No one's that gullible.
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-06-2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,222
Posted By Tadpole
I have been running some projections and it has...

I have been running some projections and it has become more difficult to handle SS COLA since, for all I know, all future COLAs will just transfer funds from the SS Trust Fund to cover increases in...
Forum: Other topics 07-04-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By Tadpole
What does chocolate melted over crisp bacon taste...

What does chocolate melted over crisp bacon taste like, I wonder.
Forum: Other topics 07-03-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,042
Posted By Tadpole
Worse than all of the above is driving while...

Worse than all of the above is driving while asleep. Few people are punished even when they admit to falling asleep.
Forum: Travel Information 07-03-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 957
Posted By Tadpole
Don't know much about bags but I love the staging...

Don't know much about bags but I love the staging of the picture.
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-03-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,206
Posted By Tadpole
My husband's 457 has been at Fidelity for years....

My husband's 457 has been at Fidelity for years. His employer has just announced that they are changing to Voya Financial. I am a bit disgruntled about this and am considering an IRA rollover to...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 07-01-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,797
Posted By Tadpole
I'm worn out from just about all the doom, gloom,...

I'm worn out from just about all the doom, gloom, exhilaration, etc. I now know what it means when a kid says "whatever".


Whatever.
Forum: Other topics 06-28-2016, 07:36 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 12,758
Posted By Tadpole
So, how much does Windows 10 cost after the free...

So, how much does Windows 10 cost after the free upgrade period?
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-21-2016, 07:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,876
Posted By Tadpole
One of the things affecting my own planning is...

One of the things affecting my own planning is that I have never been able to determine how much of nursing home care will be deductible from taxes. When you withdraw twice your RMD to pay for...
Forum: Other topics 06-21-2016, 07:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,083
Posted By Tadpole
I learned a long time ago that the drinkers are...

I learned a long time ago that the drinkers are the ones that want to pay by equal division of the bill. I refuse to pay for people's drinks, not because I object to drinking, but because I don't...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-21-2016, 05:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,452
Posted By Tadpole
Amazon is the only one in my life doing a good...

Amazon is the only one in my life doing a good job of getting me to spend the money. I think it's because their style is a bit flirtatious.
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-19-2016, 04:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,721
Posted By Tadpole
Good to hear you are doing better after all of...

Good to hear you are doing better after all of this.


Just for comparison to my local hospital: Five days in the cardiac ICU locally was $99K in 2011. Looks like the Thailand price would cover a...
Forum: Other topics 06-17-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 12,758
Posted By Tadpole
Don't need no operating system when we evolve to...

Don't need no operating system when we evolve to using [-]dumb terminals[/-] phone apps [-]running programs[/-] using interoperable yearly subscription tools on [-]main frames[/-] clouds.
Forum: Other topics 06-16-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 12,758
Posted By Tadpole
Well, not exactly although it surely might be a...

Well, not exactly although it surely might be a consequence. I think it is designed to make sure you spend the time between now and la la land doing something you never planned to spend your precious...
Forum: Other topics 06-14-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 12,758
Posted By Tadpole
The phones they sent aren't smartphones. So, no...

The phones they sent aren't smartphones. So, no android apps. Thanks for the info anyway.
Forum: Other topics 06-14-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 12,758
Posted By Tadpole
Me either or so I thought. Tracfone recently sent...

Me either or so I thought. Tracfone recently sent us new dumb phones to switch us to 3g since GSM 2g will soon be history (or at least that's the story). After receiving and implementing the first LG...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-13-2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,545
Posted By Tadpole
Well, darn it all, I guess I don't quite make the...

Well, darn it all, I guess I don't quite make the 0.1%-ile.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-12-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By Tadpole
I hear you. I think my husband might agree. Oh...

I hear you. I think my husband might agree. Oh well, as I said, if I could get more insightful data than I myself can guess, it's something to do on a rainy day. The WA coast has lots of those.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-12-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By Tadpole
Senator, We are self-insuring also. I woke up...

Senator, We are self-insuring also. I woke up bored and thought I would try to do better projections since my husband's mom is almost 100 years old and our investments may be too conservative. I have...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-12-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By Tadpole
Yes, I didn't consider expansion in the factors...

Yes, I didn't consider expansion in the factors that might affect the cost. Many, many unknowns.
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