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Forum: Life after FIRE Today, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 203
Posted By Tadpole
Yea - Whoopee for you. When you get home, if you...

Yea - Whoopee for you. When you get home, if you have time and will, drop us a line and officially mark the time and date of the last action for the workplace - the drive home. (Unless you plan to...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 08-14-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By Tadpole
My copies of the payments always inform me...

My copies of the payments always inform me whether and how much I owe the doctor anything after payment by Medicare and my workplace plan (FEHB).
Forum: Other topics 08-14-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By Tadpole
You mean I can quit trying to find the problem...

You mean I can quit trying to find the problem and fix my computer? I've had a nightmare with delayed returns (loads is the term normally used but it's like it went out to Comcast and through the...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-11-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,860
Posted By Tadpole
Seinfeld on Old People - YouTube...

Seinfeld on Old People - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=BAt0u7r3g3k)

Midway is Seinfeld's observation of old people backing up.

Seinfeld on Old People -...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-11-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,346
Posted By Tadpole
I see that other's have answered and explained to...

I see that other's have answered and explained to you the difference in WEP and GPO. There isn't much I can add.

With GPO it helps to remember that, in a 2-worker, 2-entitlement to SS family,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-10-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,346
Posted By Tadpole
What situation results in a 100% reduction due to...

What situation results in a 100% reduction due to WEP? I didn't think that was possible. That isn't the target goal of the adjustment.
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-09-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,860
Posted By Tadpole
Well this old lady went to lunch-dinner at...

Well this old lady went to lunch-dinner at Applebee's. Now wouldn't you think that being retired would take the rush out and make you the most patient a person could be? Seems not. Our waiter was...
Forum: Other topics 08-09-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 916
Posted By Tadpole
Don't you think that if there is any motive it is...

Don't you think that if there is any motive it is probably just to try to influence ending his visits outside the mental facility? As I understand it, he can spend up to 17 days/month outside the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-09-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,346
Posted By Tadpole
mpierce, This is not an informed response but...

mpierce, This is not an informed response but rather what I was told years ago.

My understanding was that the legal status of requiring the States to non-voluntarily contribute to a federal tax...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-04-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,922
Posted By Tadpole
Call them and ask. I would imagine that they do...

Call them and ask. I would imagine that they do only federal to federal but I don't know.
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-03-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,170
Posted By Tadpole
I started pre-saving for things rather than...

I started pre-saving for things rather than buying on credit or loans. It's funny how you jealously protect already earned money compared to future money. (House excepted in this.)

Example car...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-03-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,922
Posted By Tadpole
For ex-federal employees, it's simple. You call...

For ex-federal employees, it's simple. You call the local SS office and have them arrange to take it from your pension.
Forum: Other topics 07-30-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 791
Posted By Tadpole
Grew up in the Mississippi Delta on the...

Grew up in the Mississippi Delta on the Mississippi River. Small oily pecans grow wild in the woods around there (or used to years ago). The wild pecans are the best in the world. I agree with...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-28-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,984
Posted By Tadpole
Your retirement watch: ...

Your retirement watch:

http://technabob.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/tokyoflash_kisai_rpm_gold.jpg
Forum: Other topics 07-21-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By Tadpole
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--GqChS6TI8c/U8x...

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Forum: FIRE and Money 07-20-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,472
Posted By Tadpole
In some cases I wonder if people see the big...

In some cases I wonder if people see the big picture. If Denny's is open for business but can't fill the tables each second of the day then the waiters/waitresses aren't collecting enough tips and...
Forum: Other topics 07-18-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,352
Posted By Tadpole
cinnamon

cinnamon
Forum: Other topics 07-14-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,925
Posted By Tadpole
I figure it is time to turn the future over to...

I figure it is time to turn the future over to the younger people. It's theirs to fix and build. It's theirs to break and ruin. I can't see choosing to be perpetually...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-14-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,687
Posted By Tadpole
My last 6% PenFed CD ends in October. Sigh, I got...

My last 6% PenFed CD ends in October. Sigh, I got all 6% for 7 years.

But anything promising that same percent today might be more risky than it appears.
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-10-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,713
Posted By Tadpole
http://groffsgirl.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/hip-...

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Forum: FIRE and Money 07-03-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,159
Posted By Tadpole
The timing was interesting. So what will a long...

The timing was interesting. So what will a long holiday produce?
Forum: Other topics 07-01-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 10,389
Posted By Tadpole
So strange to see the USPS Grumman out front...

So strange to see the USPS Grumman out front Sunday to deliver 3 bags of Doggie Dental Treats. My world she is a changin'.

(We did discuss whether Amazon would purchase the Post Office and add...
Forum: Other topics 06-24-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 10,389
Posted By Tadpole
Amazon, the new home shopping network. I...

Amazon, the new home shopping network.

I just bought myself a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 in. with Bluetooth keyboard.

Also, some new foam pads for my Sony cheap but comfortable headset. (with...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-21-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,550
Posted By Tadpole
Part of the Medicare "Wellness" visit that our...

Part of the Medicare "Wellness" visit that our doctor gave my husband was: at the beginning of the visit he was given three words to remember. The rest of the visit progressed and at the end he was...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-21-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,550
Posted By Tadpole
MRG, So can one infer that if they can still set...

MRG, So can one infer that if they can still set their clock hands (if they still have a clock with hands), they are OK?
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