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Forum: Other topics Today, 08:36 AM
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Posted By braumeister
Did you miss this thread? ...

Did you miss this thread?
http://www.early-retirement.org/forums/f27/mattress-brand-recommendations-89078.html
Forum: Other topics Today, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 308
Posted By braumeister
When we bought our current home a couple of years...

When we bought our current home a couple of years ago, I watched our home inspector use the Extend & Climb 12.5 foot ladder. I was so impressed I went out and bought the same one. Have used it at...
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 05:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 841
Posted By braumeister
I don't know about the OP, but since my legal...

I don't know about the OP, but since my legal signature is completely illegible I would have no problem cashing it online and distributing it properly. Although not strictly legal, it would certainly...
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 01:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 918
Posted By braumeister
Not all gated communities are as desirable as...

Not all gated communities are as desirable as others.

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Forum: Travel Information Yesterday, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By braumeister
I used to do that long ago on Pan Am. You're just...

I used to do that long ago on Pan Am. You're just another standby as far as the gate agent is concerned. There are also priority levels (usually depending on your "rank" in the company), which...
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 08:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 436
Posted By braumeister
A very impressive group indeed! I'm grateful...

A very impressive group indeed!
I'm grateful for, among many other things, the forbearance with which you have put up with me all this time.
Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 06:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,628
Posted By braumeister
Same here. Although I'm a fan of Moneydance, I'm...

Same here. Although I'm a fan of Moneydance, I'm equally a fan of my highly customized spreadsheet. I use Apple's Numbers (equivalent of Excel) and it has no problem automatically downloading the...
Forum: Other topics 11-22-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,051
Posted By braumeister
Fortunately, they haven't figured out how to get...

Fortunately, they haven't figured out how to get access to the secret handshake or the decoder ring, so we're still safe for a while. :coolsmiley:
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-22-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,251
Posted By braumeister
Yes, dumbbells don't take up much space and can...

Yes, dumbbells don't take up much space and can work your muscles very well. Pushups are another great exercise that requires zero equipment. I have a pull-up bar that fits in a doorway and can be...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-22-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,628
Posted By braumeister
When I switched to Moneydance I knew that the...

When I switched to Moneydance I knew that the import of old records would be a pain, so I skipped it entirely and simply started over fresh, exporting all my old Quicken data to spreadsheets.

In...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-22-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,600
Posted By braumeister
You'll never need drugs? If you wait and...

You'll never need drugs?

If you wait and sign up for Part D later, you'll owe a late enrollment penalty forever, and it can be substantial.
See:
Part D late enrollment penalty...
Forum: Other topics 11-21-2017, 04:41 PM
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Views: 687,036
Posted By braumeister
How smart is your right foot?

This will confuse your mind and you will keep trying over and over again to see if you can outsmart your foot, but, you can't. It is pre-programmed in your brain!

1. While sitting at your desk in...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-21-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,628
Posted By braumeister
There are quite a few of us here who have happily...

There are quite a few of us here who have happily used Moneydance for years.

You should be able to Google it and find a number of threads where it's mentioned.
Forum: Other topics 11-21-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,111
Posted By braumeister
I think you would have to ask the pacemaker...

I think you would have to ask the pacemaker manufacturer that question.

However, the watch uses optical sensors to monitor your heart beat. There are no electrical signals so my guess is that...
Forum: Other topics 11-20-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 914
Posted By braumeister
Well, sometimes it works, and sometimes ... ...

Well, sometimes it works, and sometimes ...

Roadrunner - Portable Hole (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI-I8DQD4LI)
Forum: Other topics 11-20-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 914
Posted By braumeister
We should see some interesting things. ...

We should see some interesting things.

Laying a trap for self-driving cars (https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/17/laying-a-trap-for-self-driving-cars/)
Forum: Other topics 11-20-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,268
Posted By braumeister
Don't ever visit a traditional Belgian brewery if...

Don't ever visit a traditional Belgian brewery if you don't like spiders.
They are cherished by the brewers and protected by law since they maintaining the essential microclimate that produces some...
Forum: Hi, I am... 11-20-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,201
Posted By braumeister
Have you worked through these: Some Important...

Have you worked through these:
Some Important Questions to Answer Before Asking - Can I Retire
...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-20-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By braumeister
Yes, no reason to be upset, it's just settling...

Yes, no reason to be upset, it's just settling back to where it should be. BTW, it's 2% not 2.2%.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-20-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,516
Posted By braumeister
Similar story here. I was a heavy smoker (two...

Similar story here. I was a heavy smoker (two packs a day). Tried to quit many times but it never lasted. Then I came down with double pneumonia and was unable to smoke for a couple of weeks. When I...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-20-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,575
Posted By braumeister
The retirement decision was very deliberately...

The retirement decision was very deliberately based on getting away from stress. I've consciously avoided it ever since.
Forum: Other topics 11-20-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 914
Posted By braumeister
The death of taxicabs?

I thought this item in today's news was interesting:
Uber Strikes Deal With Volvo to Bring Self-Driving Cars to Its Network...
Forum: Other topics 11-20-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,242
Posted By braumeister
Another good source of info on Black Friday deals...

Another good source of info on Black Friday deals on Apple products:

Black Friday -- Keep track of all the best Apple deals. (https://www.macrumors.com/roundup/black-friday/)
Forum: Other topics 11-20-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,111
Posted By braumeister
Recent tests showed the Apple Watch to have the...

Recent tests showed the Apple Watch to have the greatest accuracy among wrist heart rate monitors.
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-20-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 897
Posted By braumeister
+1 I've read most of his books. Just in the...

+1
I've read most of his books. Just in the middle of Truman right now.

He's also great at narrating his works, so if you get the audiobook versions you gain quite a lot IMHO. Listening to his...
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