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Forum: Health and Early Retirement Yesterday, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By John Galt III
The status of my application was "complete" as...

The status of my application was "complete" as soon as I submitted it, back in December of 2014, and still is "complete'. But I still have the "verify" button there for uploading documents and the...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-02-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By John Galt III
Thanks for the responses. I guess I'll call the...

Thanks for the responses. I guess I'll call the 800 number eventually just so they have a record of me saying I mailed in the docs on time.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-01-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By John Galt III
Mailed docs 3 weeks ago, still no response from Health and Human Services, ACA

Hi, Healthcare.gov asked me to provide proof of income for 2015, to maintain subsidies and cost sharing, for ACA insurance. I was rereading a thread about this and saw that some people sent their...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-28-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,487
Posted By John Galt III
Retired at age 58. Had vague plan to retire...

Retired at age 58. Had vague plan to retire anywhere from 58 to 66. Somewhat predictably, got fired from super-toxic workplace from job that I liked (aside from toxins), at age 58. Agonized over...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-28-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,452
Posted By John Galt III
Update: I went to my Aldi's store to check out...

Update: I went to my Aldi's store to check out the $3.75 per pound wild caught frozen salmon. Nice packaging, on the thin side though, as was noted before, 4 nice portions each in its own additional...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-26-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,452
Posted By John Galt III
Just saw an ad for Aldi's "wild caught salmon" 32...

Just saw an ad for Aldi's "wild caught salmon" 32 ounce frozen with skin on, boneless. $7.49 for the package, meaning $3.75 per pound. Not a bad price. Think I will pick some up and try it.
Forum: Other topics 02-25-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 560
Posted By John Galt III
When the GF is watching commercial-filled...

When the GF is watching commercial-filled "Bachelor" (worst garbage ever) on paid-for cable in the living room, I go upstairs and watch PBS with NO commercials on the OTA TV, for free. Hmmm...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-25-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,452
Posted By John Galt III
Fresh farm-raised Atlantic salmon on sale all...

Fresh farm-raised Atlantic salmon on sale all week here for $6.95 per pound. Might have to break down and buy some before the price increase hits.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-25-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,600
Posted By John Galt III
A heads up about Delta Dental. I used them when...

A heads up about Delta Dental. I used them when w*rking, and all was well. After I signed up via Healthcare.gov, with Delta Dental of Pa, it got worse. The 800 number at Delta told me the deductible...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-24-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,600
Posted By John Galt III
Wow, that poster who pays $19 a month for 100%...

Wow, that poster who pays $19 a month for 100% preventative and 80% restorative has a good plan. I wonder what company it is. I pay $12 a month with a Delta Dental PPO, and have 100% preventative and...
Forum: Stock Picking (Individual Security Analysis) 02-23-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,733
Posted By John Galt III
My parents pay 1% to an FA at Wells Fargo for...

My parents pay 1% to an FA at Wells Fargo for their IRAs. My dad is trying to get me to use their FA also, but I keep saying no. They apparently are happy with their FA, and my dad is completely...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-19-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 784
Views: 37,698
Posted By John Galt III
I'm not a fan of awkward mechanical repairs...

I'm not a fan of awkward mechanical repairs either. If I am "pioneering" I'm OK if the solution looks straightforward and somewhat clean. As far as the whanging and whacking..... one of my neighbors...
Forum: Other topics 02-12-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 23,298
Posted By John Galt III
And of course there are the people who sit one...

And of course there are the people who sit one row behind and to the right of you. After about 10 minutes, they plop their feet up on the seats in front of them, and you have their feet in your...
Forum: Other topics 02-11-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 111,384
Posted By John Galt III
"Goodbye Columbus" by Philip Roth. Good for...

"Goodbye Columbus" by Philip Roth. Good for escapism.
Forum: Other topics 02-09-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 23,298
Posted By John Galt III
In line with previous peeves about other people: ...

In line with previous peeves about other people: my peeve is that my once idyllic burb is just too crowded. We were "discovered" and since then there is too much traffic with all the folks who have...
Forum: Other topics 02-08-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 23,298
Posted By John Galt III
Tanker trucks dumping lots of liquid road salt...

Tanker trucks dumping lots of liquid road salt onto the roads for days before any threat of snow or ice. Then no snow or ice comes. Maybe just some rain to wash away the road salt, after it has...
Forum: Other topics 02-06-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,263
Posted By John Galt III
Chiming in. Great to get the latest info, what to...

Chiming in. Great to get the latest info, what to avoid, what to seek out as far as washer/driers. Just for another datapoint, I have a 29 year old Hotpoint washer which came new with the house....
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-04-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,008
Posted By John Galt III
One more experience to report: I went in for...

One more experience to report: I went in for routine annual physical and now they had the electronic tablet for me to update my contact info on, and, at the very last page, a waiver to sign. It...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-02-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 784
Views: 37,698
Posted By John Galt III
HAd been putting off tightening up a really...

HAd been putting off tightening up a really annoying loose light bulb assembly in a lamp, due to the job looking very,very awkward, needing weird unavailable tools, etc. Decided to spend at least 2...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-31-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,903
Posted By John Galt III
First 401K is - 0.3 % Second 401K is ...

First 401K is - 0.3 % Second 401K is + 0.0
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 01-30-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,707
Posted By John Galt III
I tried generic once and I felt tired. Switched...

I tried generic once and I felt tired. Switched back to Synthroid brand and felt better. Why on earth there sould be any difference is beyond me. Fillers? Dyes? I noticed the generic stuff is now...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-27-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,647
Posted By John Galt III
Nun, I wish you the best. I was considering...

Nun, I wish you the best.

I was considering Medicaid in Pa, but decided to go with a regular insurance plan via ACA, heavily subsidized, because of the lack of information about Medicaid in Pa. ...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-24-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,891
Posted By John Galt III
A really heavy, complex, high alcohol beer or...

A really heavy, complex, high alcohol beer or ale, but it has to be ON TAP at a bar with clean lines.
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-24-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,909
Posted By John Galt III
This thread reminded me of a great song. From...

This thread reminded me of a great song.
From Bachman Turner Overdrive.

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You get up every morning
From your 'larm clock's warning
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-24-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,850
Posted By John Galt III
Yes. My dream was about being at Megacorp, but...

Yes. My dream was about being at Megacorp, but with different people. I knew I had a job, but it was a vague assignment. No real deadline, but I could be fired at any time. Spent the whole dream just...
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