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Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 09:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 653
Posted By Helen
I'm flossing at least four times a day now. It...

I'm flossing at least four times a day now. It has become an obsession. I don't like the feeling of having food between my teeth.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-22-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,388
Posted By Helen
I lost the monitor to my Polar FT7 on Saturday. ...

I lost the monitor to my Polar FT7 on Saturday. Today I bought a Polar H7. I was pleased to learn that the new H7 monitor is backward compatible with my Polar FT7 watch. I can use both the watch...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-22-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,022
Posted By Helen
Yup. Anxiety and insomnia hit me hard starting a...

Yup. Anxiety and insomnia hit me hard starting a few years before going into menopause. Only in hindsight did I realize that it was hormone related. I went to my (female) primary care physician...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-15-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,284
Posted By Helen
I think there are plenty of poor people who don't...

I think there are plenty of poor people who don't have access to a car. There is no way someone making minimum wage or a little above could afford a car, even if the car was given to them.

...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-10-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,022
Posted By Helen
I just finished a bottle of 250 tablets of 5-HTP...

I just finished a bottle of 250 tablets of 5-HTP last night. I don't think I'll buy another bottle as I don't think it helped to keep me asleep.

I've been using melatonin and I do think that...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-08-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,721
Posted By Helen
WSJ article on Fidelity

Here is a link to an article about Abigail Johnson. Abigail took over as CEO of Fidelity in October, a position formerly held by her father. The article talks about her strengths and weaknesses. It...
Forum: FIRE Related Political Topics 04-07-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,381
Posted By Helen
It's a good way to lose a lot of weight in your...

It's a good way to lose a lot of weight in your wallet too! :laugh:
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-05-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 10,389
Posted By Helen
Great topic! I started working in IT in...

Great topic!

I started working in IT in 1982. We had dumb terminals by then. The pager I had had about a 20 mile radius. If I was on call I had to stay within that range. If the pager...
Forum: Other topics 03-30-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,119
Posted By Helen
Francis, I will bet money that after you quit you...

Francis, I will bet money that after you quit you will kick yourself for not quitting sooner.

The water is great, come on it!:dance:
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-26-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,411
Posted By Helen
I think that's the way it should be. Part of a...

I think that's the way it should be. Part of a physical should include giving your primary a status on your health and any changes from the prior year.

From what I've seen, I can get a more...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-26-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,751
Posted By Helen
I uploaded my "proof" of 2015 income documents...

I uploaded my "proof" of 2015 income documents last December. I received a letter last Friday stating that I didn't qualify for a subsidy. Our income took a huge drop and I guess they didn't like...
Forum: Travel Information 03-15-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,808
Posted By Helen
I probably wouldn't pay to upgrade. I am 5'3"...

I probably wouldn't pay to upgrade. I am 5'3" tall and the airplane seat is plenty wide for me. I've turned down exit row seats (even when free) and pointed out that the extra space would be wasted...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-15-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,398
Posted By Helen
Congratulations! May is a terrific time to...

Congratulations! May is a terrific time to retire. I hope you keep us posted on your retirement activities.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-15-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,867
Posted By Helen
No pun intended.

No pun intended.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-11-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,204
Posted By Helen
What happened around 1995 to kick off such a run...

What happened around 1995 to kick off such a run up of the stock markets? Was this when people started contributing en masse to 401k/403b/457/IRAs?
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-10-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,734
Posted By Helen
I attended a former coworker's funeral two weeks...

I attended a former coworker's funeral two weeks ago. She was a wonderful woman and only 56 years old. She was getting ready for work one morning and either had a heart attack or a stroke.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-06-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,061
Posted By Helen
+1. You've won the game financially. You can do...

+1. You've won the game financially. You can do whatever you what without having to worry about income. You (and many of us on this site) are very fortunate.

Try out a low stress life and...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-04-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,144
Posted By Helen
We have a local vinegar and oil store in...

We have a local vinegar and oil store in Portland. We've been buying flavored olive oils and vinegars for gifts for friends instead of wine. It's something different and it's fun to shop there.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-04-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,411
Posted By Helen
The total is $376 unfortunately, $313 is my...

The total is $376 unfortunately, $313 is my share. The bill doesn't give me enough detail to ascertain exactly what the charge is for. I am glad I asked them to review the charge, for all I know it...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-04-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,411
Posted By Helen
This is an interesting article on colonoscopies...

This is an interesting article on colonoscopies under the ACA. The issues of polyp removal and follow up colonoscopies are discussed.

ACA: When Is a Screening Not a Screening? | Medpage Today...
Forum: FIRE Related Political Topics 03-04-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,164
Posted By Helen
Bingo. There was a guy who posted on here in the...

Bingo. There was a guy who posted on here in the pre-ACA days. He lived in Florida, had $3 million saved for retirement but couldn't retire because he couldn't get health insurance. He had some minor...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-04-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,411
Posted By Helen
Annual physical and a high deductible plan

I signed up for a $5k deductible ACA plan with Kaiser for 2015. Prior to that I had been covered by Federal BCBS.

I went in for an annual physical a couple of weeks ago. I thought I was due...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-28-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By Helen
I have not experienced the problem of a second...

I have not experienced the problem of a second pair of shoes losing cushioning after sitting in a box for a year or more. Is it possible your other pair of shoes were defective from the get go?

I...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-27-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By Helen
Yes, I've used this site recently too. I bought...

Yes, I've used this site recently too. I bought my Brooks gortex running shoes from 6pm and was very happy with their service too.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-27-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By Helen
Great deal on running shoes

Sierra Trading Post has an extra 30% off sale going on right now (I believe it is for US customers only). I just picked up 2 pair of Asics that normally sell for $115 each and paid ~$61 per pair...
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