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Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 05:47 PM
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A 65 yr old friend recently purchased a modest...

A 65 yr old friend recently purchased a modest condo in Fla. His only income is $15k SS and he had about $140k in an IRA. Pretty much nothing else. He lives on the $15k and a few kilobux/yr...
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 05:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 796
Posted By youbet
Back in the day, with megawatts of power and...

Back in the day, with megawatts of power and antennas stretching across the horizon, Radio Moscow poured into targeted areas with such strength they could be heard on even the least sensitive...
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By youbet
+1 to gauss' suggestion of looking at the Kelly...

+1 to gauss' suggestion of looking at the Kelly info. It's usually pretty good. Also, take it to a CarMax, if there is one nearby, and let them give you a quote.

Unfortunately, older "creampuffs"...
Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 04:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,622
Posted By youbet
Wow... $5,000,000 is really conservative. Less...

Wow... $5,000,000 is really conservative. Less than a 2% WR.

The main reason I'm confident they'd be OK is that their budget, at $100k, is pretty high and their WR is well under 4%. If they do...
Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 04:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,622
Posted By youbet
They're OK financially IMO. But that's a slightly...

They're OK financially IMO. But that's a slightly different question than whether they should "go for it" or not. You also can't count on a long, healthy life. If they are healthy and active now...
Forum: Life after FIRE Yesterday, 04:01 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 25,244
Posted By youbet
Fritz, From the 10,000 ft view, which...

Fritz,

From the 10,000 ft view, which mistake do you think you made?

1. Too little research before buying and you wound up with something you weren't expecting.

2. Enough research and...
Forum: Life after FIRE Yesterday, 03:49 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 25,244
Posted By youbet
Of course. This is the FIRE Forum!

Of course. This is the FIRE Forum!
Forum: Other topics 08-17-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 862
Posted By youbet
Pretty tough statement to misread ERD50....... ...

Pretty tough statement to misread ERD50.......

From the OP:



OP clearly asked about the cabling and grounding. Zig's answer is spot on.
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-17-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,992
Posted By youbet
I had that problem, but on a smaller scale. ...

I had that problem, but on a smaller scale.

I discovered 3 shoe boxes of cancelled checks on a closet shelf several years ago. Back in the 70's when DW and I were setting up our household, we put...
Forum: Travel Information 08-17-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 940
Posted By youbet
We try to strke a balance between planning and...

We try to strke a balance between planning and spontaneity. Too little research and planning and we invariably miss things we would have enjoyed. Too much and we might as well be back at work...
Forum: Other topics 08-12-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,513
Posted By youbet
Trying, in vain I'm sure, to add a bit of humor...

Trying, in vain I'm sure, to add a bit of humor to a sad thread.........

When I saw the headlines about Robin Williams death, I went and told DW that Robin Williams of the Robin and Linda...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 08-12-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,936
Posted By youbet
When Illinois cancelled retiree health insurance...

When Illinois cancelled retiree health insurance for retired teachers, DW switched to a Medicare Advantage plan and, so far, it seems to be working fine. All of her current docs and preferred...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 08-12-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,936
Posted By youbet
Didn't know that. Thanks! I wish it worked like...

Didn't know that. Thanks! I wish it worked like that here since I'm hard pressed to completely understand my future costs under the Illinois situation.
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-12-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,992
Posted By youbet
Yes. Our bank recently started charging $2 to...

Yes. Our bank recently started charging $2 to mail a paper statement. I stopped that and now print a statement for DW to use off their site. It's really not easier. I had to set up a reminder to...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 08-12-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,936
Posted By youbet
The key to the $400/mo puzzle is that zero...

The key to the $400/mo puzzle is that zero deductible/copay Medicare Supplemental Plans can get very pricey as you age. Like you, I recently turned 67 and my BCBS plan F supplemental plan went up to...
Forum: Other topics 08-05-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,143
Posted By youbet
The company does not "contest the circumstances...

The company does not "contest the circumstances of the dismissal" and no one has said that. If the terminated employee applies for unemployment compensation, the company may challenge or contest the...
Forum: Other topics 08-05-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,143
Posted By youbet
Since slavery was abolished on a national level...

Since slavery was abolished on a national level long ago in the USA, the employee can indeed quit whenever he choses. This is regardless of whether you have "at will employment" or not. It is always...
Forum: Stock Picking (Individual Security Analysis) 08-03-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 962
Posted By youbet
What are your expectations for the prices of the...

What are your expectations for the prices of the commodities that the fund owns?
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-03-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,160
Posted By youbet
And not doing things the way others do isn't...

And not doing things the way others do isn't right or wrong, it's just your way. Ouch! Here's where we have a big difference in personal tastes. One of the major reasons we FIRE'd was to have the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-03-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,771
Posted By youbet
Yes, the salesman is quite pleased with the cash...

Yes, the salesman is quite pleased with the cash sale, despite it not being as profitable to them as the internally financed sale. It's certainly muich better than no sale! But, as I said, cash ...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-03-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,862
Posted By youbet
You can be frugal while living above or below...

You can be frugal while living above or below your means. No. You can "sacrifice" one fun activity for another. "I sacrificed going to the ballgame on Saturday to avoid a conflict with attending the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-03-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,771
Posted By youbet
:laugh: That can happen and, in fact, my DW...

:laugh:

That can happen and, in fact, my DW readily admits to being less thoughtful about purchases when she's using the CC. She's gotten much better but we still have her carry significant cash...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-03-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,771
Posted By youbet
And car dealerships are NOT impressed by someone...

And car dealerships are NOT impressed by someone paying cash. They much prefer someone financing through them! Money (in their pockets) talks!
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-03-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,862
Posted By youbet
+1 Exactly.

+1

Exactly.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-23-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,854
Posted By youbet
I don't believe that the deductibility of...

I don't believe that the deductibility of employer provided health insurance is what the courts are looking at currently.
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