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Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Posted By Tadpole
So, SS gives us money, pensions give us money,...

So, SS gives us money, pensions give us money, RMDs from deferred accounts give us money and dividends give us money. All this stuff is taxable income except 15% of SS and the total creeps across the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-02-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 776
Posted By Tadpole
So moving from bonds to "frontier" markets is...

So moving from bonds to "frontier" markets is becoming a flight to safety.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-30-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,000
Posted By Tadpole
I am offering this just for historic perspective...

I am offering this just for historic perspective of the ups and downs of the SS Trust Fund since people are discussing 2033.


Trust Fund Data (http://www.ssa.gov/oact/STATS/table4a3.html)
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-29-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,000
Posted By Tadpole
I want to weigh in on why taxation of benefits...

I want to weigh in on why taxation of benefits is, IMO, a reduction in benefits. From the Social Security's own website (bolding my own):

...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-20-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,432
Posted By Tadpole
[QUOTE=Whisper66;1606337] I simply copied all...

[QUOTE=Whisper66;1606337]
I simply copied all the Microsoft Office Word and Excel files I had to the new computer. I downloaded free "Open Office". This allows me to use them in their original...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-20-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,058
Posted By Tadpole
Just so we don't make light of this development -...

Just so we don't make light of this development - Everyone be aware that this unemployment was EARNED.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-15-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,046
Posted By Tadpole
Actually, the answer is (IMO) that "you can't...

Actually, the answer is (IMO) that "you can't take it with you". Unless a ever increasing total number satisfies your life entirely in spite of the cost, go do some other things before it's too late.
Forum: Other topics 06-13-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,714
Posted By Tadpole
On a serious note - I did not use my horn...

On a serious note - I did not use my horn yesterday when a bicyclist going down the sidewalk suddenly crossed over the street to the sidewalk on the other side. She did this without checking the...
Forum: Other topics 06-13-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,714
Posted By Tadpole
I opened the thread to say something about...

I opened the thread to say something about texters at red lights but I see other people have had this problem. How else can you wake them up from their virtual realities and stay in your car?
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-07-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,228
Posted By Tadpole
How nice. Is it Sunday?

How nice. Is it Sunday?
Forum: Other topics 06-07-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,085
Posted By Tadpole
Don't worry, if it turns out our retirement...

Don't worry, if it turns out our retirement cohorts don't have enough money, we can pool all of the retiree resources and divvy them out fairly.
Forum: Other topics 06-06-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,304
Posted By Tadpole
Mine was more in the range of five to ten...

Mine was more in the range of five to ten dollars. The best man wore jeans, as did the bride; the judge wore white spats. That was 37 years ago. The judge's parlor at his house had a plastic Space...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-06-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,187
Posted By Tadpole
Me too. But seriously, if I were to go...

Me too.

But seriously, if I were to go with a relative, what would be a fair "carer's allowance" if their responsibilities included all financial transactions (SS, pensions, investments, RMD,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-05-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By Tadpole
The FTC advice must be just canned advice to...

The FTC advice must be just canned advice to which they added a paragraph about the OPM breach. Freezing one's credit makes it a little more difficult to chase CD rates. I've resisted freezing mine...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-05-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By Tadpole
OPM data breach what should you do?

Federal workers and retirees are affected. Recommendations include changing bank accounts.
OPM data breach – what should you do? | Consumer Information...
Forum: Travel Information 06-04-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,661
Posted By Tadpole
Ouch! Hope it heals rapidly.

Ouch! Hope it heals rapidly.
Forum: Other topics 06-01-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,736
Posted By Tadpole
I use Windows 7 and found the icon on my laptop...

I use Windows 7 and found the icon on my laptop this morning. I put the icon on "Hide icon and notifications" for now. I am TIRED of this constant harassment. My husband cannot adapt well to changes...
Forum: Other topics 05-30-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,150
Posted By Tadpole
Most of my online shopping is at Amazon. I use...

Most of my online shopping is at Amazon. I use one star reviews to determine if there were any difficulty with returns. People with a frustrating or costly return are usually headed for the lowest...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 05-30-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,082
Posted By Tadpole
Anything can be psychologically addicting. I have...

Anything can be psychologically addicting. I have been given tramadol and I like it. I still have a few left over from a surgery a couple of years ago. I have never touched them since I decided I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-19-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By Tadpole
I think I determined that a life annuity would...

I think I determined that a life annuity would not replace my SS. The payout annuity was almost the same value as my reduced SS at 62 (a little less but not significant). If I had known I would not...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-19-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,320
Posted By Tadpole
So dallas27, suppose you are a responsible party...

So dallas27, suppose you are a responsible party - member of Fed, President, Congress critter, etc.


With rates at zero, what would you do if the economy was in collapse? If you come up with a...
Forum: Other topics 05-19-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By Tadpole
:dance::laugh::rofl::rofl::clap:

:dance::laugh::rofl::rofl::clap:
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 05-19-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,261
Posted By Tadpole
Well, I just did my weekly lunch out with hubby...

Well, I just did my weekly lunch out with hubby (DH). Wendy burger and small frosty. I will die yet a day or two earlier.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 05-19-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,261
Posted By Tadpole
What about bacon????

What about bacon????
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-19-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By Tadpole
robert57, Yes, that is what it is and I did...

robert57,
Yes, that is what it is and I did get a estimate of the yearly payout. As for the shares - They are from the 80s. I don't know the original allocation between TIAA and CREF but I would...
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