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Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 12:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 659
Posted By Helen
Post college would be 4 companies. -...

Post college would be 4 companies.

- Small family owned software company for 1.5 years
- Large hospital in Boston for 2 years
- Large computer company for 6 years
- Federal government for...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-20-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By Helen
Here is an interesting article by the Kaiser...

Here is an interesting article by the Kaiser Family Foundation:

Coverage of Colonoscopies Under the Affordable Care Act’s Prevention Benefit – Report – 8351 | The Henry J. Kaiser Family...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-20-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,735
Posted By Helen
I've been pondering this recently too. My asset...

I've been pondering this recently too. My asset allocation target is 50/50, but we are now at 65/35 stocks/bonds. My tax deferred space is filled with G fund and bonds and we've already purchased...
Forum: Other topics 12-20-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 592
Posted By Helen
I am enjoying reading all the posts in this...

I am enjoying reading all the posts in this thread.

The Portland (Oregon) area has giving trees all over. I have really enjoyed buying toys over the years. The last five years we instead...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-20-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 940
Posted By Helen
I went on my birthday in May. It was when I...

I went on my birthday in May. It was when I qualified for retirement benefits. It was also a great time of year for hiking. By the time (fair weather) backpacking season started I was in prime...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-20-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 598
Posted By Helen
I reached FI about 3 years before I qualified for...

I reached FI about 3 years before I qualified for retirement benefits so I continued to work. I turned my notice in to coincide with the day after my 56th birthday (I had hit my 20 years of service...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-20-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,849
Posted By Helen
Even though I had been vegetarian/pescetarian...

Even though I had been vegetarian/pescetarian since the 70s, I didn't know about the cruelty involved in industrialized farming until I switched to a vegan diet. It is almost impossible to read up on...
Forum: Other topics 12-19-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 610
Posted By Helen
I love this forum. I don't know where else I can...

I love this forum. I don't know where else I can read about retirement investing and punk rock and all by the same posters.

I remember as I teenager being tortured by music in grocery stores...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-18-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 412
Posted By Helen
FedExCourier, are you younger than 59 and 1/2 and...

FedExCourier, are you younger than 59 and 1/2 and do you plan on drawing from your 401k or IRA in the near future?


Edit to add: I just read through one of your posts and I see that you are 60. ...
Forum: Other topics 12-18-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 610
Posted By Helen
Yes!!!!

Yes!!!!
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-15-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,849
Posted By Helen
I think the plant based diet is growing in...

I think the plant based diet is growing in popularity. I've been a vegetarian/pescetarian for almost 40 years. Two years ago I switch to a (mostly) plant based diet. I do eat wild caught salmon on...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-12-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,272
Posted By Helen
Wow, pretty good guess! What are you predicting...

Wow, pretty good guess! What are you predicting for 2015?
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-12-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,405
Posted By Helen
My fault, I moved $50k from cash to the Spartan...

My fault, I moved $50k from cash to the Spartan Total Market Index fund right before the down turn.

Sorry all. :(
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-11-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,064
Posted By Helen
I have accounts at both Fidelity and at Vanguard....

I have accounts at both Fidelity and at Vanguard.

I established the Fidelity account 4 years ago in an attempt to see which company I preferred. They both have pluses. I like Fidelity's website...
Forum: Hi, I am... 12-10-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,605
Posted By Helen
Congratulations! I am so happy for you. Merry...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you. Merry Christmas!

I will look forward to your future posts to see how you are doing.
Forum: Other topics 12-10-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By Helen
We used DirectTV for years. Everything worked...

We used DirectTV for years. Everything worked well technically. However, one of our cats knocked a receiver box off the TV and it broke. DirectTV was great to deal with and the guy showed up on...
Forum: Other topics 12-10-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,998
Posted By Helen
The best day of my life was the day my now spouse...

The best day of my life was the day my now spouse said she wanted to pursue a relationship with me. 27 years later we were finally married. It's a great feeling to be able to file jointly!

...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-10-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Helen
"The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN),...

"The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), founded in 1973 and based in Washington, D.C., is the leading trade association representing dietary supplement and functional food manufacturers and...
Forum: Other topics 12-06-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,299
Posted By Helen
I gave my parents a hot air balloon ride gift...

I gave my parents a hot air balloon ride gift certificate for Christmas one year. They really enjoyed it and made a scrape book out of photos and memorabilia.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-06-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 550
Posted By Helen
PS - I forgot to say that I am sorry for your...

PS - I forgot to say that I am sorry for your loss.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-06-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 550
Posted By Helen
When my Mom passed her house was appraised. That...

When my Mom passed her house was appraised. That became the inherited value (cost basis) of the house. We sold the house for close to the appraised value and therefore did not have a capital gain...
Forum: Hi, I am... 12-02-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,605
Posted By Helen
I've been retired for 18 months and time has...

I've been retired for 18 months and time has never gone so fast. I am loving it. If I were you, I'd walk in tomorrow and resign.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-02-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,088
Posted By Helen
I did just split our income down the middle. I...

I did just split our income down the middle. I figured that since we were filling jointly it shouldn't matter which account dividends, interest and capital gains came from.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-02-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By Helen
Wow, that is one scary glitch. I am glad you...

Wow, that is one scary glitch. I am glad you guys noticed it.

My COBRA expires in two weeks. I went through the cover Oregon system for December 2014. They supposedly sent me information...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-02-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 750
Posted By Helen
I agree with this, I think it should be run as a...

I agree with this, I think it should be run as a business. I flew home to Michigan to stay with my Aunt this summer. She started hospice due to congestive heart failure. I was so glad hospice was...
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