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Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 09:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 884
Posted By sailor
$140 not worth the hassle to me. You might be...

$140 not worth the hassle to me. You might be stuck the whole day in the muni court.
Plead nolo and pay the fine. (In a lot of jurisdictions you can do it online).
Also - The judge might not accept...
Forum: Other topics 04-16-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,198
Posted By sailor
Too late Monsiuer Nick Le Grand, Hayao ...

Too late Monsiuer Nick Le Grand,
Hayao Miyazaki already exploited this venue with excellent results:
Porco Rosso - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porco_Rosso)
Forum: FIRE Related Political Topics 04-14-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By sailor
F4, Another benefit of your wife having US...

F4,
Another benefit of your wife having US citizenship (vs. just Green Card) is unlimited deduction in Federal estate taxes for the surviving spouse.
Right now exemption is set @ 5 million level,...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-07-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 775
Posted By sailor
Got similar (alergic?) reaction few months ago. ...

Got similar (alergic?) reaction few months ago.
Now I either go without or use Mitchum unscented roll-on.
Forum: Other topics 03-27-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 767
Posted By sailor
Didn't BigNick debunked this?...

Didn't BigNick debunked this? http://www.early-retirement.org/forums/f27/i-got-published-67498.html
As a Grumpy Old Engineer I agree with him :)
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-27-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 871
Posted By sailor
I'm always procrastinating, because I get...

I'm always procrastinating, because I get corrected 1099 all the times.
I just had one came with different qualified dividends amounts for IJS, IJR and VEU.
Also I don't file before March 15,...
Forum: Other topics 03-24-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By sailor
It's best to record as transfer from BoA to Chase...

It's best to record as transfer from BoA to Chase account.
Use "[" key in the category list to bring up account name.
Forum: Other topics 02-21-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 707
Posted By sailor
A while ago I attended a wedding of a skydiving...

A while ago I attended a wedding of a skydiving couple.
Most of the guests were skydivers too or at least somehow connected (me & my date were pilots in the same club).
During the party groom had...
Forum: Other topics 02-19-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 782
Posted By sailor
Rustic, I think we agree, that if you love...

Rustic,
I think we agree, that if you love flying, it's a decent way to earn a living after a while.
I just want to caution that it might not make sense from financial or ER point of view, because...
Forum: Other topics 02-19-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 782
Posted By sailor
That would be misleading. I would say third year...

That would be misleading. I would say third year FO at major would break 100k barrier. At a median age around 37 years old.

I was going to type long answer to it, but the post in yahoo answers...
Forum: Other topics 02-19-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 782
Posted By sailor
But most people don't start at major airlines. ...

But most people don't start at major airlines.
For several years they fly @ regionals at half of major airline pay.
So while the article provides first year F.O. salary as a reference, it should be...
Forum: Other topics 02-19-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,084
Posted By sailor
I have few sips of DW's coffee every two years or...

I have few sips of DW's coffee every two years or so, just to verify that I still don't like it.
Also similar to scrabbler1 I like the smell of good coffee.
Forum: Other topics 02-19-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 782
Posted By sailor
Military nowadays only provides about 30% pilots...

Military nowadays only provides about 30% pilots for the airlines.
85000 commercial pilots over 20 years is only 4250 pilots per year.
FAA currently issues >5k ATP licenses annually:...
Forum: Other topics 02-19-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,266
Posted By sailor
Rustic, you got me curious. As they bumped...

Rustic,
you got me curious.
As they bumped bumped requirements from 250 hours to 1500 hours you are advocating a pilot job?
It takes longer to get to a good salary as a pilot than MD finishing his...
Forum: Other topics 02-10-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 923
Posted By sailor
Yes. DW have not been able to get to her emails...

Yes. DW have not been able to get to her emails for last few hours.
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-10-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,849
Posted By sailor
It's there. Look under "Internet". sailor, ...

It's there. Look under "Internet".

sailor,
whose DW sneaks in Car washes as other Quicken categories. But it's a small price to pay for marital bliss :)
Forum: Other topics 02-08-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,345
Posted By sailor
In the spirit of LBYM I'd like to point out, that...

In the spirit of LBYM I'd like to point out, that might cost you north of $100 a year for the electricity. My desktop runs @ 110W idle, with my electricity prices 10c/kWh that comes to about $100 a...
Forum: Other topics 02-07-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,345
Posted By sailor
6 TB of music? Wow. Uncompressed CD quality,...

6 TB of music? Wow.
Uncompressed CD quality, that's about 10000 hours of music.
Do you listen to most of it? How do you organize it?
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-07-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,336
Posted By sailor
In sailor's household wine duds are used for...

In sailor's household wine duds are used for cooking.
Forum: Hi, I am... 02-06-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,083
Posted By sailor
I know it's a morbid subject, but don't forget...

I know it's a morbid subject, but don't forget about Social Security survivor's benefit with small kids.
All kids get it before they turn 18 (19 if still in school) and spouse, if caring for kids...
Forum: Hi, I am... 02-05-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,083
Posted By sailor
Our annual expenses for the family of 5 raised...

Our annual expenses for the family of 5 raised from annual 60k when the kids were tiny to about 90k right now.
Kids are now 9,7, and 5. Some of it is inflation, but our biggest budget busters are:
...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-31-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By sailor
Nico, one (or two more things) to simplify: how...

Nico,
one (or two more things) to simplify: how important for you is your high yield bond position?
At 2% of your portfolio, the diversification benefits are negligible.
Also - check your 401k...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-26-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,705
Posted By sailor
If you rent cars you might consider keeping it...

If you rent cars you might consider keeping it (this is almost an exclusive reason I keep mine).
With my State Farm auto policy, comprehensive & collision also covers the rental vehicle.
Forum: Other topics 01-17-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,217
Posted By sailor
I use Google Maps on my phone and as long as I...

I use Google Maps on my phone and as long as I remembered to cache the map (roughly 50 x 50 mile squares), it will work in offline mode (except traffic info)
There are some paid apps which have full...
Forum: Other topics 01-16-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,217
Posted By sailor
Why is it better? Why can't your smart phone...

Why is it better?
Why can't your smart phone app have talking turn by turn directions and be mounted on a windshield?
The smartphone app also has much better traffic info, compared to FM traffic...
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