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Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 09:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,645
Posted By Tadpole
I imagine we will finally know what causes direct...

I imagine we will finally know what causes direct hits by asteroids.
Forum: Other topics 02-10-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By Tadpole
Are the attacks from the OPM data base or...

Are the attacks from the OPM data base or something else?
Forum: Other topics 02-10-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 271
Posted By Tadpole
I buy electronics through Costco when they carry...

I buy electronics through Costco when they carry what I want. They extend the manufacturer warranty to 2 years from date of purchase. You can also buy 3 years from Square Trade to extend that to 5...
Forum: Other topics 02-07-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,090
Views: 55,443
Posted By Tadpole
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81lYKl9yzbL....

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81lYKl9yzbL._SX522_.jpg

Amazon link (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00U9TWCXU?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00)

A gift for my husband...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-04-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,220
Posted By Tadpole
I wonder if the University can be approached to...

I wonder if the University can be approached to barter a deal. What can you get for $75K upfront. Can you get four years of tuition AND room and board? (assumes the 18 year old completes what they...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-04-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By Tadpole
I bet he's getting rich. He has achieved the...

I bet he's getting rich. He has achieved the Peter Principle Sweet Spot.
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-03-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,758
Posted By Tadpole
Well, I just happened to have just stepped into...

Well, I just happened to have just stepped into the middle of that loophole right before they jerked it away. That means I am one of the small group of people who gets to defer my own SS until 70...
Forum: Other topics 02-02-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,347
Posted By Tadpole
I found them a long time ago. I don't get all...

I found them a long time ago. I don't get all that many but I do enjoy getting them. I have started using the button myself but forget about it sometimes.
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-02-2016, 07:11 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,798
Posted By Tadpole
I only need $54,733.79/yr to do everything I want...

I only need $54,733.79/yr to do everything I want to so that is a 1.1% withdrawal from my hypothetical $5M nestegg. Since I will have a long spend down period, can I get some longevity credits for...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-01-2016, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,758
Posted By Tadpole
The only reason for the Trustee's report is to...

The only reason for the Trustee's report is to alert Congress to necessary adjustments. But the alert is ignored until it becomes the fodder of ideological wars. Not a way to control a process.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-01-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 492
Posted By Tadpole
Has she seen this one? Organic Transit |...

Has she seen this one?
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Actually, I've been looking at these too but there doesn't seem to be a lot of...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-01-2016, 05:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,684
Posted By Tadpole
Midpack, the last 4 digits of your SS should be...

Midpack, the last 4 digits of your SS should be sufficient for them to identify if the account owner is likely using the same SS as your own. Will they accept just the 4 numbers? The likelihood that...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-31-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,684
Posted By Tadpole
Can't C1 contact the person by other-than-email...

Can't C1 contact the person by other-than-email and ask him/her to check the accuracy of the email associated with the account?
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-29-2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,953
Posted By Tadpole
I had a cd mature yesterday and another tomorrow....

I had a cd mature yesterday and another tomorrow. I managed to point them to the 15 month rollover. Thanks!
Forum: Other topics 01-27-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,946
Posted By Tadpole
I don't know. I don't think I have ever seen a...

I don't know. I don't think I have ever seen a .99 store. I've never been in one.
Forum: Other topics 01-27-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,946
Posted By Tadpole
Dollar Tree is my go-to store for stuff.

Dollar Tree is my go-to store for stuff.
Forum: Other topics 01-19-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,984
Posted By Tadpole
I've been meaning to ask the software gurus here...

I've been meaning to ask the software gurus here - Even if a piece of software runs locally, how do you know that it doesn't call home and share a session?
Forum: Other topics 01-16-2016, 06:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,146
Posted By Tadpole
Is this a new TromboneAl plot?

Is this a new TromboneAl plot?
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 01-09-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,070
Posted By Tadpole
Perhaps Amazon could develop a wearable app for...

Perhaps Amazon could develop a wearable app for falling or remaining motionless for an hour that communicates with Echo. They seem to be jumping on board the "subscription" bandwagon already.
Forum: Other topics 01-06-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,918
Posted By Tadpole
We left MSN and went to Comcast years ago. My MSN...

We left MSN and went to Comcast years ago. My MSN and Hotmail accounts still work and still are free. Are you sure that if you leave your current ISP you can't keep your email and login?
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-02-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,389
Posted By Tadpole
http://cdn.financialsamurai.com/wp-content/uploads...

http://cdn.financialsamurai.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/top-1-percent-net-worth.png?187d21

Am I hanging out in the wrong place? I don't qualify for the 1% in my age range. Woe is me. Will the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-01-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,115
Posted By Tadpole
My portfolio is up over 3% but the non-new money...

My portfolio is up over 3% but the non-new money investments are down .2% as of EOY midnight 12/31/2015.
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-26-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,032
Posted By Tadpole
I put 50% but it is 84% if you don't separate...

I put 50% but it is 84% if you don't separate full CPI from a diet CPI increase. My CPI-1 increase is from the largest component of my COLA-ed income. Only my husband's state government pension is...
Forum: Other topics 12-13-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,652
Posted By Tadpole
Big time annoy!!!! But I annoy him too. Makes it...

Big time annoy!!!! But I annoy him too. Makes it even somehow.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-11-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,213
Posted By Tadpole
I don't know how people are expected to get...

I don't know how people are expected to get healthcare covered by their current insurance when every doctor, every hospital, every therapist, etc. requires you to sign a form essentially saying that...
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