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Forum: Life after FIRE Yesterday, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By VanWinkle
Thanks for the report, and keep up the good w--- ...

Thanks for the report, and keep up the good w--- I mean keep up the good times!!:dance:
Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 08:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,230
Posted By VanWinkle
Questions: 1. What pct of conventional IRA...

Questions:

1. What pct of conventional IRA do you/will you have converted to Roth by your RMD Year?

A- My intent is to convert 50% of TIRA to Roth IRA

2. Will you/ did you continue Roth...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement Yesterday, 07:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,902
Posted By VanWinkle
We all know smoking is not good for longevity,...

We all know smoking is not good for longevity, but the oldest person documented was 122 when she died and smoked until she was 117. Even common knowledge is sometimes debunked by circumstances. Of...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-21-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,902
Posted By VanWinkle
So you're doing the deferred annuity to start...

So you're doing the deferred annuity to start paying at 85?
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-18-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,289
Posted By VanWinkle
No, because the investment income is from a...

No, because the investment income is from a taxable account and does not change the income requirements for subsidies and cost sharing with the ACA.

If you draw it from a tax-deferred account,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-18-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,091
Posted By VanWinkle
Thanks for the post, it does make the point that...

Thanks for the post, it does make the point that being able to control your sources of income is very important in retirement.

VW
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-18-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,289
Posted By VanWinkle
Voted over 62 waiting to FRA as it is closest to...

Voted over 62 waiting to FRA as it is closest to my plan. DW and I are waiting to 65 due to ACA subsidies, and will assess at that time. Current spending of taxable assets is 4% of portfolio but it...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-18-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,902
Posted By VanWinkle
0.0173% of Americans live to 100

I was reading at Genealogyintime.com that according to the most recent census, a very small % of Americans live to 100. I think we all assumed the number was small, but I was surprised at how small....
Forum: FIRE Related Public Policy 04-18-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,520
Posted By VanWinkle
There are reasons for increases in healthcare...

There are reasons for increases in healthcare costs. There are hundreds of new treatments per year including prescription drugs in the hundreds/thousands. These new treatments make life better for...
Forum: Other topics 04-15-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,545
Posted By VanWinkle
Exciting times and I wish you the best. It will...

Exciting times and I wish you the best. It will all be worth the wait.

VW
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-11-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,095
Posted By VanWinkle
Current tax law shows a 7 year window for low tax...

Current tax law shows a 7 year window for low tax rate conversions from TIRA to Roth IRA. That could change, but all planning should be based on current law. I will draw from taxable and continue...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-10-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,045
Posted By VanWinkle
Only in Illinois would they ask for SS# and...

Only in Illinois would they ask for SS# and Birthdate on a calculator- what a crock!!
Forum: FIRE Related Public Policy 04-10-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,193
Posted By VanWinkle
+1 I agree with this evaluation.

+1 I agree with this evaluation.
Forum: Other topics 04-08-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By VanWinkle
I like the way the article relates spending on...

I like the way the article relates spending on non-essential items with increased time prior to FIRE. Buying that new vehicle might not happen if you thought it would cost you 2 years on your FIRE...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-08-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 90,471
Posted By VanWinkle
Weird is good, Go Reed!

Weird is good, Go Reed!
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 04-08-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,792
Posted By VanWinkle
+1 well said:greetings10:

+1 well said:greetings10:
Forum: Hi, I am... 04-08-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,353
Posted By VanWinkle
You sound more than ready for this! Congrats...

You sound more than ready for this!

Congrats on preparation and upcoming blast off.

VW
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-05-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,345
Posted By VanWinkle
I wish my kids would find those on Facebook...

I wish my kids would find those on Facebook without me having to send a link.:laugh:
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 04-05-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,792
Posted By VanWinkle
The same guy projected 6% gain for 2017. He was...

The same guy projected 6% gain for 2017. He was only off by a little......

Nobody knows nuthin!!!
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 04-02-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,087
Posted By VanWinkle
My quote did not infer that "and the generally...

My quote did not infer that "and the generally held belief that if there is no recession in sight a Bear market cannot develop"

It inferred that we have seen this before- "4 of the past 10 Bear...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-02-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,932
Posted By VanWinkle
I think you're painting with a pretty broad...

I think you're painting with a pretty broad brush. The river towns are not all crime hell holes and many actually have a flourishing tourist business.

From a river city south of Dubuque,

VW
Forum: Other topics 04-02-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By VanWinkle
Is that Fulton, Mo?

Is that Fulton, Mo?
Forum: Other topics 04-01-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By VanWinkle
Snowing here tonight also, wish I hadn't returned...

Snowing here tonight also, wish I hadn't returned from Florida so soon>:(
Forum: Other topics 03-31-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,111
Posted By VanWinkle
I live in Illinois just outside St Louis and a...

I live in Illinois just outside St Louis and a 1750 square foot ranch built is 2011 with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths is valued at about 230,000 with 3/4 acre lot. property taxes here are stifling...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-30-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,932
Posted By VanWinkle
I would love to check out the Knoxville area, but...

I would love to check out the Knoxville area, but DW says that is too far from the grandkids..... Happy wife/Happy life

:laugh:
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