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Forum: FIRE and Money 01-06-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,092
Posted By Linney
Additionally, if you have a store-issued gift...

Additionally, if you have a store-issued gift card, there may be additional protections under your state laws. Consumers Union put together a fact sheet on consumer protection laws for gift cards...
Forum: Young Dreamers 11-30-2011, 11:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,565
Posted By Linney
Just think of this as practice for a time in your...

Just think of this as practice for a time in your future when you reach the million dollar mark and "lose" $60,000 in one month.

Don't ask me how I know this!

:)

Cheers,
--Linney
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-03-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,792
Posted By Linney
To get ready for the St. Helens climb we hiked...

To get ready for the St. Helens climb we hiked Dog Mountain, Mount Hamilton then Larch Mountain in three consecutive weekends. You have already done the equivalent hikes with Nesmith / Defiance /...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-03-2011, 12:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,792
Posted By Linney
Larch Mountain Trail, by any chance? It is one...

Larch Mountain Trail, by any chance? It is one of my most favorite trails in the Columbia Gorge. I have an incredibly huge 'bucket list' of hikes yet to do in this area. With the Columbia Gorge,...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-12-2011, 12:16 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,631
Posted By Linney
I recently became a member of the 50 - 59 age...

I recently became a member of the 50 - 59 age group so I have been following this thread with interest.

Found this article published today in the New York Times which discusses the Zostavax supply...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-12-2011, 02:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,674
Posted By Linney
Three's a crowd. I try to keep my after-tax...

Three's a crowd. I try to keep my after-tax portfolio simple too. I have Total Stock Market + Total International + Limited Term Tax Exempt Muni. The rest of my funds (small cap, corporate bond,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-02-2011, 01:02 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 20,273
Posted By Linney
As Nords already said: "Whatever works best for...

As Nords already said: "Whatever works best for you".

I track the usual categories + subcategories for Utilities, Housing, Food, Recreation, Transportation, etc etc. I also have a special...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-23-2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,762
Posted By Linney
Ha, You aren't mistaken -- the law has...

Ha,

You aren't mistaken -- the law has indeed been changing in Washington State. In 2005 you had to show actual damage (theft, or personal data stolen) to get a freeze on your credit reports. ...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-20-2010, 01:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,390
Posted By Linney
Things are not going well for NPR's toxic asset. ...

Things are not going well for NPR's toxic asset.

Excerpts:
"She's not dead yet — but things are looking grim."
"Samir Noriega, a partner at NPM Capital Management, took a look at Toxie for...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-11-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,390
Posted By Linney
If you were intrigued by that NPR story, you may...

If you were intrigued by that NPR story, you may enjoy their Special Series "Planet Money's Toxic Asset".

Excerpt: "Planet Money is committed to following the financial crisis to the bitter...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-24-2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 24,047
Posted By Linney
Yep Yep Yep BUT . . . . Can...

Yep


Yep


Yep

BUT . . . . Can you get a Hyatt room right on Lake Coeur d'Alene? I mean right on the shore as in 15 feet from the water's edge. Where you prepare and serve yourself a...
Forum: Other topics 12-01-2009, 01:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 889
Posted By Linney
Here's a 3rd vote for Vicks Vapo Rub. Two years...

Here's a 3rd vote for Vicks Vapo Rub. Two years ago I posted about the unorthodox treatments described by The People's Pharmacy (see post...
Forum: Other topics 09-30-2009, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 100,281
Posted By Linney
Ukulele Orechestra of Great Britain

My husband is British so stuff like this catches my eye:

The Ukulele Orechestra of Great Britain plays "Shaft"

YouTube - Ukulele Orchestra of GB - Shaft...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-17-2009, 01:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,827
Posted By Linney
Same here, groceries and eating out were a much...

Same here, groceries and eating out were a much larger percentage of our expenses than we felt reasonable.

We found budgets to be a big hassle however. So instead of budgeting, we closely track...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-22-2009, 12:36 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,656
Posted By Linney
Same here -- having our credit card number stolen...

Same here -- having our credit card number stolen has gone from "wow, it finally happened to us" to "again? has it even been a year since the last time?"

Too bad. I really liked the idea of...
Forum: Other topics 05-09-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,444
Posted By Linney
Google makes certain craigslist searches easy. ...

Google makes certain craigslist searches easy. For example, using this search string with Google: "Sweet's Catalog" site:craigslist.org
brought up a catalog on the Atlanta, Georgia craigslist...
Forum: Other topics 04-06-2009, 11:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,161
Posted By Linney
Thank you, Khan. My husband is alive because of...

Thank you, Khan. My husband is alive because of blood donors like you.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-03-2009, 12:27 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,628
Posted By Linney
Today one of my work colleagues hit his...

Today one of my work colleagues hit his capitulation point. I ran into him in the hall on the way to the cafeteria. He said "That's it. I can't take any more loses. I sold everything and went to an...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-18-2009, 12:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,573
Posted By Linney
I found this article interesting and shared it...

I found this article interesting and shared it with my spouse yesterday.

Yep, we're in the 'wealthy savers" category. But --- for any given age range -- I'd rather be the saver who had $200,000...
Forum: Other topics 02-17-2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,435
Posted By Linney
The Eon product looks very much like the E-Wood...

The Eon product looks very much like the E-Wood product that we used for our deck. Our E-Wood deck was installed about 8 years ago and looks almost like new. Yearly maintenance involves one...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-14-2009, 12:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,248
Posted By Linney
I included a supporting statement once. The...

I included a supporting statement once. The official tax record only listed my ex husband's SS number even though it was a joint responsibility. So I included a statement that the SS# number and name...
Forum: Other topics 01-20-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,709
Posted By Linney
Thanks so much for sharing these. I've been...

Thanks so much for sharing these. I've been following your pictures and stories over the past couple days. It has been great to hear your first-hand account of the inauguration experience!
...
Forum: Other topics 01-20-2009, 10:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,709
Posted By Linney
Agreed, it is indeed an incredible process. ...

Agreed, it is indeed an incredible process.

But.... some day..... I want to see the above sentiment written as: "XX peaceful changes of power from one person to another"

--Linney
a Barack...
Forum: Young Dreamers 01-15-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,094
Posted By Linney
My employer started doing regular mass layoffs...

My employer started doing regular mass layoffs and that was my inspiration to get started on an emergency fund. At first, having 6 months of living expenses seemed like enough. As the layoffs...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-19-2008, 11:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,543
Posted By Linney
I'm in southwest Washington State and we're...

I'm in southwest Washington State and we're getting a lot of snow and ice as well. I bought a set of Yaktrax a couple years ago from REI. They are still in fine shape because, unlike other posters, I...
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