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Forum: FIRE and Money 01-09-2016, 08:38 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,754
Posted By homestead
I was surprised when my aging father started...

I was surprised when my aging father started buying lottery tickets.
It seemed to give him some pleasure in the last 15 years of his life.
I don't think I will ever buy even one lottery ticket but...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-09-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,659
Posted By homestead
I nixed the ACA exchange healthcare this year,...

I nixed the ACA exchange healthcare this year, went with a bronze HSA directly from Regence.
I'll save taxes on the hsa plus I can draw out 19k from my IRA tax free.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-05-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,280
Posted By homestead
This is in the Preview 2016 section. I did...

This is in the Preview 2016 section.
I did select the medicare box but it also includes, job ...(below in bold)
Forgot to say it doubles the deductible too.
Other information
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Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-05-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,280
Posted By homestead
Thanks again, Then healhsherpa gets it right and...

Thanks again, Then healhsherpa gets it right and gov site doubles the oop max. That is what I thought too but wasn't sure since it was the gov site.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-05-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,280
Posted By homestead
Thanks, If you have a couple where only one is...

Thanks, If you have a couple where only one is getting ACA and the other on Medicare which OOP Max would apply single or family? I see a difference depending on the site I use. Healthsherpa vs gov...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-05-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,280
Posted By homestead
Anyone know why premiums for bronze hsa's are...

Anyone know why premiums for bronze hsa's are generally higher than non-hsa plans?
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-03-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 730
Posted By homestead
I thinks so, in jan 2014 I took a large...

I thinks so, in jan 2014 I took a large distribution from ira to get my yearly income high enough to keep me out of medicaid. It didn't work they put me in medicaid anyway. Maybe if you took a...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-29-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 9,953
Posted By homestead
It is important to remember that a lot of the...

It is important to remember that a lot of the SAHM's are raising the next generation of workers
paying into SS so the SAHM's are making a in-direct contribution.
These are workers who will be...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-29-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,257
Posted By homestead
I think you are right their numbers look more...

I think you are right their numbers look more believable to me too.
Forum: Travel Information 10-27-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,480
Posted By homestead
Why did the fuselage need to be repaired for the...

Why did the fuselage need to be repaired for the plane to fly?
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-26-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,257
Posted By homestead
Had my healthcare insurance agent look at the...

Had my healthcare insurance agent look at the website plugging my numbers in and she said healthcare.gov is not calculating the tax credit correctly. Having one spouse on Medicare should not give...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-25-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,257
Posted By homestead
This site does seem to be working but I am having...

This site does seem to be working but I am having a hard time believing the subsidy amount, for couple 62 & 67 with one on medicare and income of 63k it says the tax credit is $693/mo. Does this...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-25-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,280
Posted By homestead
Just got my letter from Regence BCBS stating my...

Just got my letter from Regence BCBS stating my pre-ACA plan is being terminated.
It was a HSA HD $295/mo. for the last 2 years. The new plan they are transferring me to is $594/mo. for a Silver...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-23-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 71,932
Posted By homestead
An intermittent electrical connection in the bulb...

An intermittent electrical connection in the bulb could spatter the rf band.
But you could probably hear it vibrating.
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-22-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 71,932
Posted By homestead
Great Troubleshooting!

Great Troubleshooting!
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 09-21-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,560
Posted By homestead
Also retired in 08. In a lot better health now...

Also retired in 08. In a lot better health now than when I was working but no
major problems. Prayers for your full recovery.
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-10-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,508
Posted By homestead
My wife and I just did this. She took it at 66...

My wife and I just did this. She took it at 66 and I took it at 62. She got half of my FRA amount (66) minus the $104 for part A Medicare.
Forum: Other topics 08-04-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,609
Posted By homestead
Tied it to the broken part so it worked as normal.

Tied it to the broken part so it worked as normal.
Forum: Other topics 08-04-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,609
Posted By homestead
We had a ford explorer with only 1 major problem....

We had a ford explorer with only 1 major problem. The actuator arm on ours broke too. Googled the problem and removed the glove box and drilled a small hole in the actuator arm and cable tied it to...
Forum: Other topics 07-14-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,154
Posted By homestead
Terrorists set off worldwide EMP's knocking out...

Terrorists set off worldwide EMP's knocking out power.
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-07-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,046
Posted By homestead
I've had good luck with Sears lawn tractors and...

I've had good luck with Sears lawn tractors and garden tractors. First one lasted 25 years. Second one is 11 years old & going strong. Discovered with the 2nd one that
adding some of this...
Forum: Other topics 07-03-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By homestead
Physical evidence from moon landing proving ET...

Physical evidence from moon landing proving ET life on moon.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-26-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,145
Posted By homestead
This calculator will show you some options on...

This calculator will show you some options on when to start.
Social Security calculator: retirement planning for you and spouse. (http://www.sscalc.net/)
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-23-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,101
Posted By homestead
Applied for SS several months ago well before my...

Applied for SS several months ago well before my 62nd birthday and the caseworker said she could start my payments retroactively to the month I was applying. I smiled and reminded her it was a...
Forum: Other topics 06-12-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 627
Posted By homestead
I would be open with them and let them pick the...

I would be open with them and let them pick the house. Tell them you will rent at below market rates and you will put it in your will for them to inherit the house.
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