Join Early Retirement Today
Showing results 1 to 25 of 2107
Search took 0.07 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Souschef
Forum: Life after FIRE Today, 09:52 AM
Replies: 549
Views: 26,965
Posted By Souschef
I have been translating the article. Apparently...

I have been translating the article. Apparently they have restored some power and the ship is moving at about 3 knots.
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 05:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 920
Posted By Souschef
I am a member of Mensa, but was smart enough to...

I am a member of Mensa, but was smart enough to marry a woman with "street smarts".
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-20-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 665
Posted By Souschef
Another thing to be aware of is the phrase "per...

Another thing to be aware of is the phrase "per stirpes" when setting up multiple beneficiaries. What it means is the proceeds will go that that person's heirs. Without that, if one of the 2...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-19-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,515
Posted By Souschef
We spent some time in Santa Fe and enjoyed it....

We spent some time in Santa Fe and enjoyed it. The biggest caveat I have is that Santa Fe is at 7200 feet. If you have any type of lung problem, it is not for you. My DW ended up at an oxygen bar...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-18-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Posted By Souschef
I am sitting on our porch looking out at South...

I am sitting on our porch looking out at South Mountain. It is a beautiful day today. The picture is from the airport webcam a half mile from our home.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-17-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 877
Posted By Souschef
+100. I Hate them

+100. I Hate them
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-17-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 35,199
Posted By Souschef
We just got the #1 shots. My poor wife came down...

We just got the #1 shots. My poor wife came down with an attack a week or two later, but fortunately, the vaccine minimized the impact. She was miserable for about week,, but it never progressed past...
Forum: Travel Information 03-17-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 497
Posted By Souschef
We did it in the winter, but enjoyed the fact...

We did it in the winter, but enjoyed the fact there were no crowds.
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-17-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,292
Posted By Souschef
Dear Ranje, I am sorry for your loss. I also...

Dear Ranje,
I am sorry for your loss. I also lost my wife some years ago. The only reason I worked after my retirement age was to have her covered by my medical insurance. After she passed away, I...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-16-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 26,965
Posted By Souschef
Today was the day I put my 4 tomato plants in....

Today was the day I put my 4 tomato plants in. Since I am retired, I dug one hole Wednesday and the other on Thursday.
Waited until Saturday because the nursery was having a 25% off sale;D
Got the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-15-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,006
Posted By Souschef
I agree. I had a lot of LTCG's from funds I had...

I agree. I had a lot of LTCG's from funds I had not counted on. My TT software calculated the penalties as $9 federal and $3 state.It was not enough to worry about and file a 2210.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-13-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,006
Posted By Souschef
For the Feds I use EFTPS and have quarterly...

For the Feds I use EFTPS and have quarterly estimated tax payments taken out of my checking account. You set up the dates and the amounts.

In CA they have a similar scheme. I do not know, but...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-13-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 26,965
Posted By Souschef
Dug a hole to get ready for 2 of the tomato...

Dug a hole to get ready for 2 of the tomato plants I will be putting in Saturday. I put off digging the other hole until tomorrow to have something to do ;D
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-13-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,237
Posted By Souschef
I was a Field Engineer in my early 20's working...

I was a Field Engineer in my early 20's working overseas. I qualified for "Physical Presence in a Foreign Country " and paid no taxes. It was great as I was single and had no deductions.;D
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-13-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,664
Posted By Souschef
No, we pay space rent. In CA, if the owner wants...

No, we pay space rent. In CA, if the owner wants to sell the park, we can form an LLC and buy it fom them. We also have a very active lobby to protect us.
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-13-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,664
Posted By Souschef
Not everyone has the same boxes to check. We live...

Not everyone has the same boxes to check. We live in Ventura County, CA. It was 74 here yesterday with blue sky. We live in a +55 park (not for everyone) that has some amenities, i.e. clubhouse,...
Forum: Other topics 03-11-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 793
Posted By Souschef
Dear Rodi, I feel your pain. When I got ready...

Dear Rodi,
I feel your pain. When I got ready to retire, I got 3 different estimates of my pension, from $600 a month to $1200 a month. I called them on it, and settled on $1180 a month.
Some of...
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-11-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,631
Posted By Souschef
By the time I left, it was a toxic workplace. Our...

By the time I left, it was a toxic workplace. Our supervisor would walk through and do what we called "drive by shootings" sniping at us. At the same time we were keeping track of her work, and she...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-10-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,828
Posted By Souschef
When we had our POA' and estate plan done, we...

When we had our POA' and estate plan done, we were given a 3 ring binder with all the data.
In the front of it are a number of sheets of paper. They contain the names and account numbers of all our...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-10-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 13,788
Posted By Souschef
Well, This is sort of a cross between...

Well,

This is sort of a cross between unblow the dough and where are you traveling.:)
We got a brochure for a cruise of the San Juan Islands out of Seattle. The price for an 8 day cruise for the...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-09-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,650
Posted By Souschef
I only did it for a little over a year due to...

I only did it for a little over a year due to expediency. We were married in late 2007 and bought our home in Ventura County. It was quite a bit closer to my j*b from my place and all freeway.
So,...
Forum: Travel Information 03-09-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 705
Posted By Souschef
Uruguay

The link is to the CIA fact book. We only spent a day there, so I cannot say anything about living there



https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/uy.html
Forum: Other topics 03-09-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,294
Posted By Souschef
I divide my time between 2 forums. This one, of...

I divide my time between 2 forums. This one, of course, and the Railroad Preservation Forum. I have learned a tremendous amount from both forums.
I will occasionally go to the Discuss Cooking forum...
Forum: Other topics 03-09-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,412
Posted By Souschef
I read the OP's post to DW, who is an Earth...

I read the OP's post to DW, who is an Earth Mother in thebest possible way. Her comment was short and sweet
"Oh Boy!"
Forum: Other topics 03-09-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4,028
Views: 272,867
Posted By Souschef
WOW. The craziest thing I saw was on the freeway...

WOW. The craziest thing I saw was on the freeway with a guy balancing a takeout box on his steering wheel and eating out of it with chopsticks!
Showing results 1 to 25 of 2107

 
Forum Jump

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:11 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.