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Forum: Life after FIRE 08-14-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,358
Posted By UtahSkier
>> I can't imagine taking the time out to allow a...

>> I can't imagine taking the time out to allow a retired person to work in the lab at any capacity.

Marty...

This has exactly been my experience. I have tried networking and what ever I...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-14-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By UtahSkier
>> Get paid in cash But you never know if...

>> Get paid in cash


But you never know if the payer is going to file paperwork with the government to claim their deduction. Once you file a w-9, it is game over for reporting...

...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-14-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By UtahSkier
Your income will be reported on a Schedule C...

Your income will be reported on a Schedule C (1099 income) and the profits will flow onto your 1040.
You will get to deduct all kinds of expenses and even some health insurance premiums. You can...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-14-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,358
Posted By UtahSkier
>> I think those were the hardest classes to get...

>> I think those were the hardest classes to get through that I ever tackled.


Unfortunately, I don't think that is my biggest challenge. Its the lab work I am worried about. As a software...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-14-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,358
Posted By UtahSkier
Interesting Topic I am a software...

Interesting Topic


I am a software developer and my primary purpose of RE is to become a biology groupie!


Since I attained FI several years ago, I have tried to break into the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-20-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,811
Posted By UtahSkier
I just purchased a big diesel motorhome and am...

I just purchased a big diesel motorhome and am budgeting future expenses. I don't see line items for service, repairs, fuel or campground fees. These amounts can easily exceed $5000 annually.
...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-07-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 24,418
Posted By UtahSkier
DW and I will retire at the end of the 2016 ski...

DW and I will retire at the end of the 2016 ski season to begin our new lifestyle in retirement. On 4/1/2016, we will begin a 10 week motorhome trip to the east coast and back. In the meantime, we...
Forum: Travel Information 04-26-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 23,809
Posted By UtahSkier
Its a 2006 Newmar Essex, 4502, All Electric ...

Its a 2006 Newmar Essex, 4502, All Electric


Drove it yesterday from Vegas to Phoenix in about 8 hours. Nice ride and not too stressful for the first driving experience.
Forum: Travel Information 04-24-2015, 12:36 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 23,809
Posted By UtahSkier
Well, so much for planning... A motorhome that...

Well, so much for planning... A motorhome that met all my criteria showed up and I bought it. Been living in it the last 3 nights as I must be highly available for my consulting project. I still need...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-24-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By UtahSkier
betterbraces.com I have several of the...

betterbraces.com


I have several of the DonJoy braces including one with hinges. OA Adjuster.


You need to know the nature of the knee's condition as the braces are built for specific...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-24-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,634
Posted By UtahSkier
I'm going with #3 as I'm living this situation...

I'm going with #3 as I'm living this situation right now. I just removed 1.5 SWR from my portfolio and purchased a motorhome.


So, now I have a smaller portfolio and a smaller SWR. I expect to...
Forum: Travel Information 04-06-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 23,809
Posted By UtahSkier
>> Are you comfortable driving a 60+ foot long...

>> Are you comfortable driving a 60+ foot long vehicle?


No choice but to become comfortable... both DW and myself. We have never experienced this. The only driving school for RVs that I have...
Forum: Travel Information 04-06-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 23,809
Posted By UtahSkier
I am making plans to join the RV community this...

I am making plans to join the RV community this fall. My frugal nature will not allow me to buy new. My 6 months of research has me planning to purchase a 10 year old, 45 foot class A by October 1st...
Forum: Other topics 12-14-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By UtahSkier
Be aware of the smaller, battery operated 1.2 CF...

Be aware of the smaller, battery operated 1.2 CF safes (Sentry) that you key in the code to open. I have 2 such safes and they are a bit troublesome.

There is a solenoid that moves a rod that...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-03-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,233
Posted By UtahSkier
I have struggled with this for nearly 4 years. ...

I have struggled with this for nearly 4 years. Am having a little bit of success as I have improved from 4 hrs of sleep to 6 hours most nights.

For starters, I'm 53 and am in mostly good...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-21-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,829
Posted By UtahSkier
The common metrics used today are pretty useless....

The common metrics used today are pretty useless. Total cholesterol is meaningless. LDL and HDL are also not useful predictors for CVD.

The best info available today involves APO-B and the...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-21-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,829
Posted By UtahSkier
>> So what is a good substitute for one's coffee?...

>> So what is a good substitute for one's coffee? Brown sugar? Honey?

Espresso... Straight up!

If you must add something, try fat. Half and Half or heavy cream might work. It will work...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-21-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,829
Posted By UtahSkier
>> So there really isn't a big different between...

>> So there really isn't a big different between sugar and HFCS.

That's why I specifically differentiate sugar, glucose, fructose and lactose (common dietary sugars).

Its also why I avoid...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-21-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,829
Posted By UtahSkier
Salt vs Sugar? Lets get ready to Rumble! ...

Salt vs Sugar? Lets get ready to Rumble!

I bought into the low salt thing about 20 years ago and avoided salt. Developed a variety of aches and pains that were resolved when I added salt to my...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-21-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,153
Posted By UtahSkier
Amazon is generally cheaper at times. I have...

Amazon is generally cheaper at times. I have 2012 and will need to upgrade because of the 3 year sunset on downloads. I have read somewhere that the early quality is decent, so I made the purchase....
Forum: Other topics 09-07-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,414
Posted By UtahSkier
Every time the minimum wage is raised, there is...

Every time the minimum wage is raised, there is the discussion about jobs lost either lost to outsourcing or automation.

The minimum wage was last raised in 2009. I can think of 2 classes of jobs...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 09-07-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,197
Posted By UtahSkier
Here's a data point for those keeping score at...

Here's a data point for those keeping score at home.

DW and I are still on our Pre-ACA plan with UNH. Rates were just increased 19.33%. That's following increases of 24.44% and 17.95%. ...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-29-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,932
Posted By UtahSkier
>> Everything else being equal, the more south...

>> Everything else being equal, the more south facing exterior wall the more the sun will heat the dwelling. Good in winter, not so good in summer.

Yes. In my case, the long axis of my house...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-29-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,932
Posted By UtahSkier
>> house appreciation? The further you live...

>> house appreciation?

The further you live from where the jobs are (downtown, north Scottsdale) the greater the house price variance will be. During the recent down turn, homes in the outlying...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-29-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,932
Posted By UtahSkier
I should be able to answer most questions as I am...

I should be able to answer most questions as I am a Phoenix native and over 50. I still live here 6 months a year... basically 3 months here and then 3 months in Utah.

Black car with Black...
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