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Forum: Other topics 07-28-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By Tadpole
Lots of things could cause this but a sudden...

Lots of things could cause this but a sudden spike often is caused when another popular forum mentions this website or offers a link to it. When this is the culprit, more than is usual visits are...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-23-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By Tadpole
If someone gets a price for their Aunt Betty from...

If someone gets a price for their Aunt Betty from a nursing home will that price be affected by Aunt Betty's net worth? I guess, reading this thread, I am wondering if some people get a price based...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-18-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By Tadpole
My doctor thinks an old electric stimulator in my...

My doctor thinks an old electric stimulator in my leg might need to be removed. If so, his physician of choice is a surgeon with a specialty in plastic surgery. At first I was hesitant about this...
Forum: Other topics 07-17-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,203
Posted By Tadpole
I'm not sure what a bill from Amazon is either. I...

I'm not sure what a bill from Amazon is either. I decided last year to get an Synchrony Amazon card. I especially like the low limit allowed on the card and it is the only card I have registered on...
Forum: Other topics 07-17-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,805
Posted By Tadpole
I totally uninstalled flash from my home...

I totally uninstalled flash from my home "business" computer. When I went to BoA to create a new ShopSafe card, I discovered the ShopSafe software no longer worked (small circle with slash). I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-16-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By Tadpole
What is it if you looked at it from it's high in...

What is it if you looked at it from it's high in 2008?
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-16-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,772
Posted By Tadpole
Well we bought nothing but we didn't waste time...

Well we bought nothing but we didn't waste time looking too hard either. I am already getting email ads for items related to the few things I looked at but didn't buy and the few things I searched to...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-15-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,772
Posted By Tadpole
I expected to see a tailored list of offerings...

I expected to see a tailored list of offerings based on their extensive store of my viewing of products. What I found was just the regular "Deal of the Day" stuff relabeled as "Prime Day" and selling...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-12-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By Tadpole
I googled it and one of the top hits on google...

I googled it and one of the top hits on google was this:
A Key Lockbox Alongside Personal Emergency Response Systems?...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-10-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,357
Posted By Tadpole
I don't work for BP and don't know if this is the...

I don't work for BP and don't know if this is the right document but I googled "British Petroleum employees aetna insurance medicare coordination" and found this at one of the hits. It has a section...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-05-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,553
Posted By Tadpole
So, SS gives us money, pensions give us money,...

So, SS gives us money, pensions give us money, RMDs from deferred accounts give us money and dividends give us money. All this stuff is taxable income except 15% of SS and the total creeps across the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-02-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By Tadpole
So moving from bonds to "frontier" markets is...

So moving from bonds to "frontier" markets is becoming a flight to safety.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-30-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,282
Posted By Tadpole
I am offering this just for historic perspective...

I am offering this just for historic perspective of the ups and downs of the SS Trust Fund since people are discussing 2033.


Trust Fund Data (http://www.ssa.gov/oact/STATS/table4a3.html)
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-29-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,282
Posted By Tadpole
I want to weigh in on why taxation of benefits...

I want to weigh in on why taxation of benefits is, IMO, a reduction in benefits. From the Social Security's own website (bolding my own):

...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-20-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,475
Posted By Tadpole
[QUOTE=Whisper66;1606337] I simply copied all...

[QUOTE=Whisper66;1606337]
I simply copied all the Microsoft Office Word and Excel files I had to the new computer. I downloaded free "Open Office". This allows me to use them in their original...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-20-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,158
Posted By Tadpole
Just so we don't make light of this development -...

Just so we don't make light of this development - Everyone be aware that this unemployment was EARNED.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-15-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,240
Posted By Tadpole
Actually, the answer is (IMO) that "you can't...

Actually, the answer is (IMO) that "you can't take it with you". Unless a ever increasing total number satisfies your life entirely in spite of the cost, go do some other things before it's too late.
Forum: Other topics 06-13-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,762
Posted By Tadpole
On a serious note - I did not use my horn...

On a serious note - I did not use my horn yesterday when a bicyclist going down the sidewalk suddenly crossed over the street to the sidewalk on the other side. She did this without checking the...
Forum: Other topics 06-13-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,762
Posted By Tadpole
I opened the thread to say something about...

I opened the thread to say something about texters at red lights but I see other people have had this problem. How else can you wake them up from their virtual realities and stay in your car?
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-07-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,954
Posted By Tadpole
How nice. Is it Sunday?

How nice. Is it Sunday?
Forum: Other topics 06-07-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,274
Posted By Tadpole
Don't worry, if it turns out our retirement...

Don't worry, if it turns out our retirement cohorts don't have enough money, we can pool all of the retiree resources and divvy them out fairly.
Forum: Other topics 06-06-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,370
Posted By Tadpole
Mine was more in the range of five to ten...

Mine was more in the range of five to ten dollars. The best man wore jeans, as did the bride; the judge wore white spats. That was 37 years ago. The judge's parlor at his house had a plastic Space...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-06-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,236
Posted By Tadpole
Me too. But seriously, if I were to go...

Me too.

But seriously, if I were to go with a relative, what would be a fair "carer's allowance" if their responsibilities included all financial transactions (SS, pensions, investments, RMD,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-05-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By Tadpole
The FTC advice must be just canned advice to...

The FTC advice must be just canned advice to which they added a paragraph about the OPM breach. Freezing one's credit makes it a little more difficult to chase CD rates. I've resisted freezing mine...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-05-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By Tadpole
OPM data breach what should you do?

Federal workers and retirees are affected. Recommendations include changing bank accounts.
OPM data breach – what should you do? | Consumer Information...
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