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Forum: Other topics 06-15-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 35,181
Posted By akck
I ordered a pair of two-way radios for my FIL to...

I ordered a pair of two-way radios for my FIL to replace one that DW left in a rental car. Unfortunately, my FIL had a stroke and won't be driving anymore. We ended up returning the units which cost...
Forum: Other topics 06-15-2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 794
Posted By akck
Depending on where you live, AWD may be worth the...

Depending on where you live, AWD may be worth the extra. All of our vehicles are AWD or 4WD and we never worry about road conditions during the winter.

Two years ago, our youngest was going to...
Forum: Travel Information 06-04-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By akck
When we were flying back to Juneau, there were a...

When we were flying back to Juneau, there were a lot of people taking a National Geographic small ship cruise. You might search for them. Here's another one I found:
...
Forum: Travel Information 06-03-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By akck
Right now, Delta is flying into Juneau. Because...

Right now, Delta is flying into Juneau. Because of this, Alaska Air is offering $125 one-way fares from Seattle to Juneau with one week advance purchase. That should save you some on your airfare...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-20-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,685
Posted By akck
About 2 years ago, our insurance took a bigger...

About 2 years ago, our insurance took a bigger jump. As a cursory check, I got online quotes and was shocked that one quote was almost half. As a courtesy, I ask our independent agent for a quote and...
Forum: Travel Information 05-05-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,897
Posted By akck
Just checked our tickets to Mexico tonight for...

Just checked our tickets to Mexico tonight for Thursday. We were upgraded for both flights. As far as I know, it was a complementary upgrade. It pays to request a miles and $$ upgrade and get put on...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-01-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,998
Posted By akck
I went casual at my workplace a couple years...

I went casual at my workplace a couple years before I retired, but kept all my business casual attire and suits in case they changed the rules. Once retired, I kept 2 suits, one sports coat and about...
Forum: Travel Information 04-28-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,897
Posted By akck
We were willing to pay $75 and 15,000 miles each...

We were willing to pay $75 and 15,000 miles each to upgrade our next trip to Mexico (just the flight down). After about an hour hold on the phone, we were told upgrades weren't available yet and were...
Forum: Travel Information 04-23-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,972
Posted By akck
Be aware that the Alaska State Museum is...

Be aware that the Alaska State Museum is currently closed, as they are constructing a new building for it. The Juneau/Douglas City Museum is open, but it is a smaller museum. It is within walking...
Forum: Travel Information 04-22-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,972
Posted By akck
In Juneau, they have booths selling tours at each...

In Juneau, they have booths selling tours at each docking area. I don't know if they're cheaper, I've seen some operators willing to dicker a little. If you go on a whale watching tour or fishing...
Forum: Travel Information 04-16-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 114,178
Posted By akck
+1 For our trip to Cancun in May, I started...

+1

For our trip to Cancun in May, I started looking at hotels and airfares in September. In November, I made two reservations for different dates because prices went up and I wanted something. In...
Forum: Travel Information 04-15-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 114,178
Posted By akck
We're off to Cancun early May. Then I have a trip...

We're off to Cancun early May. Then I have a trip to Maryland to help my oldest with some house projects at the end of May, first of June.


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Forum: Travel Information 04-05-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,236
Posted By akck
I've used Kayak.com to check pricing. Once I see...

I've used Kayak.com to check pricing. Once I see a price I like, I go to the airline site to see if they can do better. Kayak redirects you to the site with the best price, many times it being the...
Forum: Travel Information 04-03-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,201
Posted By akck
I've seen two female pilots on a commuter flight...

I've seen two female pilots on a commuter flight about 25 years ago. I've also seen female pilots or first officers on larger commercial flights over the years. There was one flight where the female...
Forum: Travel Information 03-30-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,201
Posted By akck
I disagree. In the case of the German plane, he...

I disagree. In the case of the German plane, he wouldn't have risked it because of the chance he'd have been stopped. Him leaving his seat would signal the flight attendant something was wrong and...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-30-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 955
Posted By akck
What I did was to count down various activities....

What I did was to count down various activities. For instance, the last first, second, third fourth quarter report I had to do, the last year end audit I had to work on, the last budget numbers I had...
Forum: Travel Information 03-27-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 963
Posted By akck
I look at my bookings all the time, mainly...

I look at my bookings all the time, mainly because the main airline we travel on offers a price guarantee that it's the lowest price. If they lower the price later, they'll give you a voucher for...
Forum: Travel Information 03-24-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,201
Posted By akck
For where we live, driving is not an option for...

For where we live, driving is not an option for getting out. It's either by plane or boat. So, over the years, we've learned to be flexible when flying. During the winter, we always go a day before...
Forum: Travel Information 03-17-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,126
Posted By akck
I used my phone for the first time last year. ...

I used my phone for the first time last year. I've always liked having the paper boarding pass in hand, but one time when I checked available seats, it wouldn't let me change it until I checked in. ...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-03-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,681
Posted By akck
Retired? Yes. At age 60. I started...

Retired? Yes.

At age 60.

I started thinking about retirement at age 45. Then, I figured I'd have to work until age 67, mainly because I had no idea of what was needed. As I got better...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-03-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,979
Posted By akck
My final year was filled with a lot of "lasts"...

My final year was filled with a lot of "lasts" (last year end, last quarterly report, last month end, etc.), which made the time pass by quicker. But, I started at 5 years (when early pension...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-22-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,310
Posted By akck
WEP only affects the first bend point of the...

WEP only affects the first bend point of the benefit calculation and the missing year is a 5% reduction ( 85% instead of 90%). So if you were eligible now, it would reduce your benefit around...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-16-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 803
Views: 63,947
Posted By akck
This looks to be the last update with one...

This looks to be the last update with one addition to the list:

1. Ronstar - 04/02/2014
2. akck - 01/01/2014 - Age 60
3. Redbugdave - 01/10/2014 - Age 56
4. AnnieK - 07/30/2014- Age 55
5....
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-05-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,797
Posted By akck
Technically, January 1st was my first day of...

Technically, January 1st was my first day of retirement, so I did feel great that day.

But a year before my retirement, I worried about what if I'm wrong about finances. Fortunately, that only...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-01-2015, 01:04 AM
Replies: 803
Views: 63,947
Posted By akck
I lied. Here's the last update for 2014, at...

I lied. Here's the last update for 2014, at least in my time zone::

1. Ronstar - 04/02/2014
2. akck - 01/01/2014 - Age 60
3. Redbugdave - 01/10/2014 - Age 56
4. AnnieK - 07/30/2014- Age 55
5....
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