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Forum: FIRE and Money 04-13-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,094
Posted By akck
My plan goes out to age 95 and in each average...

My plan goes out to age 95 and in each average return scenario, something will be left for the kids. I think returns over 3% will leave a bigger pot than what we started with.

My never married...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-11-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 32,390
Posted By akck
More additions: 1. HeatherB - 2013 2....

More additions:

1. HeatherB - 2013
2. Retire2013 - 2013
3. Ronstar - 04/02/2014
4. akck - 01/01/2014
5. Redbugdave - 01/10/2014
6. sbwitte - Jan-2014
7. debster747 - Jan-2014
8. Coaster -...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-04-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 32,390
Posted By akck
Updated list with new additions and official...

Updated list with new additions and official dates posted for those who've retired:

1. HeatherB - 2013
2. Retire2013 - 2013
3. Ronstar - 04/02/2014
4. akck - 01/01/2014
5. Redbugdave -...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-24-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 32,390
Posted By akck
Here's the latest list with some corrected/newly...

Here's the latest list with some corrected/newly declared dates:

1. HeatherB - 2013
2. Retire2013 - 2013
3. Ronstar - Apr-2014
4. akck - Dec 31, 2013 last day of work, Jan 1, 2014 1st day of...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-16-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By akck
I thought the pension amount had no effect on SS...

I thought the pension amount had no effect on SS in relation to WEP. What's important is the number of SS contributing years you have. At 30 years of substantial SS years, there is no reduction. It...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-16-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,176
Posted By akck
When I got down to the last year, I'd tell myself...

When I got down to the last year, I'd tell myself that's the last January I'll work, the February, and so on. Seemed to make time go faster counting down each month.
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-10-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 32,390
Posted By akck
We're getting close to breaking 100 on the list: ...

We're getting close to breaking 100 on the list:

1. HeatherB - 2013
2. Retire2013 - 2013
3. Ronstar - Apr-2014
4. akck - Dec 31, 2013 last day of work, Jan 1, 2014 1st day of ret.
5....
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-05-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 32,390
Posted By akck
It's been a while since we've had someone to add:...

It's been a while since we've had someone to add:

1. HeatherB - 2013
2. Retire2013 - 2013
3. Ronstar - Apr-2014
4. akck - Dec 31, 2013 last day of work, Jan 1, 2014 1st day of ret.
5....
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-21-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 847
Posted By akck
I went ahead and got LTC policies offered by my...

I went ahead and got LTC policies offered by my PERS. It will cover us for about 4 years and has a simple inflation of 5%. My reasoning to get it was I didn't want the non-LTC spouse to become...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-21-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,151
Posted By akck
Let's see, I think we're down to 3 figures per...

Let's see, I think we're down to 3 figures per fish or pound (can't remember which we used at the start), and we've had our boat for 25 years. ;D

If he knows how to back a trailer down the boat...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-19-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 32,390
Posted By akck
Next, you'll be telling us you went back to w*rk...

Next, you'll be telling us you went back to w*rk because the projects were overwhelming and you wanted to avoid doing them. ;D
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-19-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 8,615
Posted By akck
My pension came with paid medical. It becomes...

My pension came with paid medical. It becomes supplemental to Medicare, when I'll then have a medical expense for part B. I'm purchasing dental-vision-audio and long term care insurance. I figure...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-14-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By akck
The income should go on her tax return.

The income should go on her tax return.
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-12-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By akck
My son in graduate school was similar, expense...

My son in graduate school was similar, expense reported around $300. No grant or tuition reported. If you use tax software, just report what's on the 1098-T. It will deduct the expenses and report...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-09-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 8,615
Posted By akck
Pension here. Currently, the state has 4 tiers...

Pension here. Currently, the state has 4 tiers in their retirement plan of which the first 3 are defined benefit plans and the 4th is a defined contribution plan. I'm a 2nd tier member getting a...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-07-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,749
Posted By akck
I just told them not to have a party. It would...

I just told them not to have a party. It would have been just a party so my bosses could save face. My immediate supervisor went ahead and arranged a potluck anyway, but I emailed him I wouldn't be...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-07-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13,863
Views: 618,095
Posted By akck
Went out and did some target shooting this...

Went out and did some target shooting this morning. I'm learning that I need to use my left eye while shooting right handed. My right eye is weaker. The parts for the washer came in, so I fixed it...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-07-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 32,390
Posted By akck
One more update: 1. HeatherB - 2013 2....

One more update:

1. HeatherB - 2013
2. Retire2013 - 2013
3. Ronstar - Apr-2014
4. akck - Dec 31, 2013 last day of work, Jan 1, 2014 1st day of ret.
5. Redbugdave - Jan-2014
6. sbwitte -...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-07-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 11,265
Posted By akck
The parts cam in early and I hopefully fixed it...

The parts cam in early and I hopefully fixed it (test load running now). It looks to have been the clutch as it was off center. I probably could have fixed it, but it likely has some wear that will...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-07-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,790
Posted By akck
Well, I'm now an official member of the...

Well, I'm now an official member of the retirement community. I got my first check! All future checks should be direct deposited around the 25th of each month. I couldn't be any happier,...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-06-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,790
Posted By akck
No first check yet, but I got my benefit analysis...

No first check yet, but I got my benefit analysis stating what we'd be getting. It ended up being about $10 more than I expected. I should get something within the next 10 days.
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-04-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 11,265
Posted By akck
Your recent repair?

I finally got around to seeing how to fix a slow spinning washer. First was the coupler between the motor and transmission, a $10 plus shipping part. Well, it wasn't chewed up like I expected, but I...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-01-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,790
Posted By akck
State and local government. Fortunately, both...

State and local government. Fortunately, both were in the same PERS, so I was able to accumulate more years of service for the pension.
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-01-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,790
Posted By akck
I'll let you know in about 2 weeks. Retired Jan...

I'll let you know in about 2 weeks. Retired Jan 1st, but first check takes 6 weeks to get it. They then are regular at the end of the month.
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-28-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 32,390
Posted By akck
Another update: 1. HeatherB - 2013 2....

Another update:

1. HeatherB - 2013
2. Retire2013 - 2013
3. Ronstar - Apr-2014
4. akck - Dec 31, 2013 last day of work, Jan 1, 2014 1st day of ret.
5. Redbugdave - Jan-2014
6. sbwitte -...
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