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Forum: FIRE and Money 07-27-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,155
Posted By John Galt III
I, for one, appreciate the rant. Who would have...

I, for one, appreciate the rant. Who would have thought that Wall Street would need to be, and would be allowed to be, bailed out from a disaster they caused themselves. But it happened. So bail-ins...
Forum: Other topics 07-24-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By John Galt III
Wow, you did think of a lot of good questions! I...

Wow, you did think of a lot of good questions! I found someone's phone once, I used the phone to call a recently called number, got the spouse who came over to pick up the phone. I lost my cell once...
Forum: Other topics 07-22-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,045
Posted By John Galt III
One more option! :) There should already be a...

One more option! :) There should already be a vertical tube going through the attic and through the roof. It's the sewer vent pipe. My shower fan exhaust is connected to this vertical pipe. A pvc...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-22-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,413
Posted By John Galt III
I called the IRS 800 number, and waited a half...

I called the IRS 800 number, and waited a half hour to get someone. I was impressed that she gave me her last name and an employee number right away without my asking. She looked up my info and said...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-21-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,413
Posted By John Galt III
Update: I called the 800 number on the letter,...

Update: I called the 800 number on the letter, got the "heavy call volume" message, went to the automated system instead, entered ssn, selected option for "received letter", selected option for...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-20-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,413
Posted By John Galt III
IRS letter says they do not have my 2014 return, ACA subsidies threatened

Another ACA glitch?

I filed my 1040 tax form with an 8962 ACA Premium Tax Credit form on time, and done properly, afaik. Used paper forms and mailed them in, the old fashioned way, in early April,...
Forum: Other topics 07-18-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 825
Views: 38,095
Posted By John Galt III
New Reality show? :)

New Reality show? :)
Forum: Other topics 07-18-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 825
Views: 38,095
Posted By John Galt III
Same here, in Pa. Call a contractor, get no...

Same here, in Pa. Call a contractor, get no answer, or an answering machine. Leave message on machine with description of project, and your phone number, never even get a call back! I finally found...
Forum: Other topics 07-15-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 657
Posted By John Galt III
The Evil One World Government cabal finally flips...

The Evil One World Government cabal finally flips the switch and martial law is enacted worldwide, gas is decreed to be $100 a gallon. Price fixing is established, new living sectors set up, massive...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-14-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,357
Posted By John Galt III
When my gf was trying to get info about Medicare,...

When my gf was trying to get info about Medicare, acquaintances she queried about it acted as though she were invading their privacy.
Forum: Other topics 07-13-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,661
Posted By John Galt III
Ready, Do those prices include labor for...

Ready, Do those prices include labor for installation? :coolsmiley: New outdoor unit plus inside coils is about $5,000 here in Pa. For a Trane heat pump/ac. Wonder why it's so much less expensive in...
Forum: Other topics 07-12-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By John Galt III
Congratulations! :) A quantum leap toward ER !

Congratulations! :) A quantum leap toward ER !
Forum: Other topics 07-12-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,661
Posted By John Galt III
My hp is on a slab at ground level. Inside unit...

My hp is on a slab at ground level. Inside unit at ground level also, copper lines just go right through the wall. I keep hearing that the installation is the most important thing in making the unit...
Forum: Other topics 07-12-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,661
Posted By John Galt III
A half hour on the web resulted in my finding no...

A half hour on the web resulted in my finding no rebates/discounts/tax breaks for heat pump in 2015, in Pa. :( One of my neighbors scored bigtime a few years ago with the $1,500 tax credit on a...
Forum: Other topics 07-11-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,661
Posted By John Galt III
Yes, interesting and informative thread! I'm...

Yes, interesting and informative thread! I'm wondering how much I'll end up paying in eastern Pa to replace my Trane XE1000 heat pump/ac unit. If the neighbors are any indication, I'll be paying...
Forum: Other topics 07-10-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,473
Posted By John Galt III
There's an outdoor music venue I attend often....

There's an outdoor music venue I attend often. It's in an amphitheater shape. The ground slopes uphill away from the stage. All grass, no benches or seats. There is a dance area in front of the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-10-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,125
Posted By John Galt III
Who pays for the fraudulent charges? Some bum...

Who pays for the fraudulent charges? Some bum buys a $400 flatscreen TV with your card number, and takes it home and starts watching Opra. You report it, credit card company takes it off your bill....
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-09-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 926
Views: 49,417
Posted By John Galt III
Good fix! Wonder what clogged up the line? Do you...

Good fix! Wonder what clogged up the line? Do you use an oil and gas mixture for fuel? Does the boat go unused for long periods of time?
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-08-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,750
Posted By John Galt III
Don't know. I had to replace a carb gasket on...

Don't know. I had to replace a carb gasket on my push mower Briggs and Stratton after about 10 years of ethanol. Bought the mower new in 2000. The gasket formed a crack in itself somehow, and lost...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-08-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,750
Posted By John Galt III
Is anyone having a problem with the ethanol in...

Is anyone having a problem with the ethanol in gasoline destroying parts? Or is that a thing of the past?
Forum: Other topics 07-05-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 825
Views: 38,095
Posted By John Galt III
I agree with you about bands shaking things up....

I agree with you about bands shaking things up. If done right, it can make the song more fun to hear. :) I really enjoy it when a band has the talent to go off into an improvisation in the middle of...
Forum: Other topics 07-04-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 825
Views: 38,095
Posted By John Galt III
No standing ovation stuff around here,...

No standing ovation stuff around here, thankfully.

What irks me is when the band is doing a cover of some famous song and the singer just has to alter the melody a little bit, which always sucks...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-01-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,141
Posted By John Galt III
Up 1 %. No withdrawals.

Up 1 %. No withdrawals.
Forum: Travel Information 06-30-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By John Galt III
NWSTEVE, Thanks for the informative and...

NWSTEVE, Thanks for the informative and encouraging post. My parents may be making a claim using Wells Fargo credit card travel insurance.
Forum: FIRE Related Political Topics 06-28-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 23,835
Posted By John Galt III
I'm also fascinated by this drama. My interest ...

I'm also fascinated by this drama. My interest is in the etiology of it, and who benefited financially. I remember hearing reports of Goldman Sachs doing a sort of "pump and dump" of Greek bonds,...
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