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Forum: Life after FIRE 02-28-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 169
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Posted By kz
Dh and I both have state non-cola pensions. ...

Dh and I both have state non-cola pensions.
Our other retirement income streams are SS (he's collecting, I have 3 more years til I can collect), part-time job for him, savings, and Roth IRA...
Forum: Other topics 02-28-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,958
Posted By kz
Oldest son had tuition covered by military...

Oldest son had tuition covered by military benefits so we covered room/board, food and transportation.
We paid tuition, room/board for second son. He worked part-time for his transportation costs. ...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-21-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By kz
Trigeminal Neuralgia

Has anyone here been diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia and chose to have a microvascual decompression? Or at least know of someone who did? Looking for some answers, especially post-op.
Thanks.
Forum: Other topics 01-13-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,149
Posted By kz
Yes, we took out an umbrella policy when our sons...

Yes, we took out an umbrella policy when our sons were teenagers and have continued on with it. $1M...wouldn't do without it out.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-17-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,897
Posted By kz
Keen hiking boots, smart wool socks, lightweight...

Keen hiking boots, smart wool socks, lightweight long-underwear, Sporthill 2 pants, lightweight long-underwear shirt, mock turtleneck, neck gaiter, LL Bean endurance jacket, smart wool glove liners...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-08-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,142
Posted By kz
We actually saw a decrease in our health ins....

We actually saw a decrease in our health ins. costs this year. First time in 7 yrs. And our co-pays for drugs also decreased.
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-07-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,607
Posted By kz
Our older son, wife and two grandsons live...

Our older son, wife and two grandsons live approx. 2 hrs from us. Fortunately we see them at least two times a month for 2-3 days at a time. Our younger son lives about 1500 miles away. We were lucky...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-03-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,419
Posted By kz
Financially I planned our retirement for years...

Financially I planned our retirement for years and then DH retired two years sooner than I thought he would. (I was already retired a lot sooner than I had planned...long story) Worked out...
Forum: Other topics 11-03-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,498
Posted By kz
Sold a few items including one of the atvs to a...

Sold a few items including one of the atvs to a friend. Two more to go but same friend has called dibs on those when we are ready. Yippee!
Goodwill had a semi parked about one mile from our house...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 08-17-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1,357
Views: 84,528
Posted By kz
Walked 5 miles and biked 3 so far today. Hubby...

Walked 5 miles and biked 3 so far today. Hubby and I will probably bike another 5 or so tonight.
Forum: Travel Information 08-13-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4,221
Views: 312,435
Posted By kz
We made it to San Diego in April (we're...

We made it to San Diego in April (we're Midwesterners), heading to Napa Valley in a few weeks for a family wedding, then southern Arizona in Feb. (free place to stay) and St George, Utah next...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 08-12-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1,357
Views: 84,528
Posted By kz
Recently purchased a bike so have now added that...

Recently purchased a bike so have now added that to my exercise routine. (avid walker/hiker/snowshoer) Unfortunately a few days ago I was diagnosed with a torn annular disc (L4/5 region) so the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-03-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,339
Posted By kz
I switched our accounts to Vanguard over a yr ago...

I switched our accounts to Vanguard over a yr ago and am extremely satisfied with their services. From my experience I would tell you to go ahead with your plans.
Forum: Other topics 08-01-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,686
Posted By kz
Had $$ left on an Amazon card so I subscribed to...

Had $$ left on an Amazon card so I subscribed to HGTV and DIY mags. Hubby gets Family Handyman...I think it was a gift from his boss. Used to get Kiplingers and Money but now I read those if I'm at...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-30-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1,357
Views: 84,528
Posted By kz
Excellent gsparks2!!

Excellent gsparks2!!
Forum: Travel Information 03-28-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132
Posted By kz
Hubby and I take all our vacations in the...

Hubby and I take all our vacations in the off-season. The savings are amazing! I do see a problem in the near future, though, in that a few National Parks we would like to visit have a pretty short...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-28-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1,357
Views: 84,528
Posted By kz
After a long, cold winter the temps are climbing...

After a long, cold winter the temps are climbing around here. It felt sooooo good to not need long underwear, headband or gloves these last few days. Managed 5.5 miles yesterday and today.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-25-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1,357
Views: 84,528
Posted By kz
Walked 3 miles with hubby...then 2 more by...

Walked 3 miles with hubby...then 2 more by myself. That's becoming pretty standard for us 5-6 days a week.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-25-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,287
Posted By kz
We buy new when it comes to our "long distance"...

We buy new when it comes to our "long distance" vehicle. (50+ miles locally, long distance vacations, etc.) and keep it for 8-10 yrs. We buy used for hubby's pickup trucks. (short distances, hauling...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-25-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,568
Posted By kz
Definitely spending more in retirement. Health...

Definitely spending more in retirement. Health care, vacations, and eating out are the main culprits. And I can't believe how much we are spending on clothes. Hubby had always been the shopper in the...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-19-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1,357
Views: 84,528
Posted By kz
Walked 3 miles today which was the best I could...

Walked 3 miles today which was the best I could do with the temp at 4 below. My husband asked me if I was nuts. So did one of my sisters.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-18-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,264
Posted By kz
Usually we deposit refunds in our savings accts....

Usually we deposit refunds in our savings accts. (boring) This year it's going towards travel. Hopefully this is a start of something new.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-18-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1,357
Views: 84,528
Posted By kz
I really need to take a day off but my hiking...

I really need to take a day off but my hiking boots are calling my name. Plus it's snowing and I AM a winter type of gal. Now if the plumber would just get here to replace one of the toliets I might...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-14-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1,357
Views: 84,528
Posted By kz
Feeling stressed today so instead of taking a day...

Feeling stressed today so instead of taking a day off from walking I threw on the long underwear and the headphones and managed 4.5 miles. Hubby thinks I'm crazy!
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-04-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1,357
Views: 84,528
Posted By kz
Just to let you know, W2R, the walking will get...

Just to let you know, W2R, the walking will get easier as long as you start slow and steady. Yrs ago I was lucky to walk a mile several days a week and I couldn't get hubby to walk at all. Now I'm up...
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