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Forum: Other topics 07-17-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 11,238
Posted By TrvlBug
Malasia Airlines has got to be the unluckiest...

Malasia Airlines has got to be the unluckiest airline in the world. I can't imagine what family of those on that flight are going through.
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-08-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By TrvlBug
If you go that route, make sure the person/entity...

If you go that route, make sure the person/entity selected has adequate insurance. A well respected estate manager in Silicon Valley may/has lost her license as her boyfriend who was the Controller...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-07-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 821
Posted By TrvlBug
At first, we were sure it was a scam of some...

At first, we were sure it was a scam of some sort! I get these cards about class action suits periodically, but have always tossed them as you're lucky if you get a few $s. And this one was so old we...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-06-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 821
Posted By TrvlBug
We also received notice of settlement last fall...

We also received notice of settlement last fall for 2 of DH's old, old 401K accounts. Accounts no longer active so we were sent a check. As DH is over 59.5 and we were planning to do some Roth...
Forum: Other topics 07-03-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 400
Posted By TrvlBug
Very timely, thank you. I am setting up DH's...

Very timely, thank you. I am setting up DH's iPad, now mine as he hasn't touched it in about a year...happy with his iPhone :). As soon as I get done with print apps, I will be looking at scan apps.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-01-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,353
Posted By TrvlBug
Nowhere as egregious as your experiences, a few...

Nowhere as egregious as your experiences, a few years ago I received a call from company X wanting my SSN as my dental office was outsourcing their billing. They stated my company's HR dept would not...
Forum: Other topics 06-28-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,456
Posted By TrvlBug
This brings back memories of my '94 Camaro...

This brings back memories of my '94 Camaro purchase. Salesman was also glowing about the car, appealing to my emotional side. I told him that I don't fall in love with cars. To me a car must get me...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-26-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1,167
Views: 41,000
Posted By TrvlBug
After several months of on and off shoulder pain,...

After several months of on and off shoulder pain, not caused by a specific injury, I finally went to the sports med dr. after severe shoulder pain after deadheading my roses. Diagnosis was shoulder...
Forum: Other topics 06-18-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 672
Posted By TrvlBug
This was going to be my response. DH says I've...

This was going to be my response. DH says I've become a gym rat :laugh:. But, I get the last laugh as I have no more sciatica (both legs), no more back pain and can sit and stand long periods of time...
Forum: Other topics 06-18-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,858
Posted By TrvlBug
We only go to the dealer for warranty work or...

We only go to the dealer for warranty work or unless they offer a freebie oil change :laugh:. Have never had an issue.

We have a wonderful independent shop that we use for all work. We keep our...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-03-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 928
Posted By TrvlBug
We set up our DAF w/Fidelity about 6 years ago...

We set up our DAF w/Fidelity about 6 years ago and contribute 200% of our yearly distribution via sale of highly appreciated fund(s). This gives us a nice tax break now while building up the account...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 05-25-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 691
Posted By TrvlBug
Thank you all for your comments. Some good...

Thank you all for your comments. Some good suggestions which I will implement. I don't plan to let the lack of or perceived lack of medical care outside the US stop us from traveling.

My...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 05-23-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 691
Posted By TrvlBug
Medical Attention While Out of the Country

If you have a vitreal (sp?) separation, get your a$$ to the dr. and have it checked. DH, severely myopic, had this in both eyes a few years ago so I was very familiar with the issues, so when I had...
Forum: Other topics 04-30-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 702
Posted By TrvlBug
Tailgate, sorry to hear you still need glasses. I...

Tailgate, sorry to hear you still need glasses. I recently (about a year ago) had a horrid experience with Lenscrafters and am back to my optometrist for glasses. I may pay more, but worth it in the...
Forum: Other topics 04-27-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,777
Posted By TrvlBug
We have one of those at out gym. She reads while...

We have one of those at out gym. She reads while working out w/the weight machines. Timed her once and she took 20+ minutes to work through 3 machines. DH felt her wrath when he got tired of waiting...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-27-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,184
Posted By TrvlBug
Thanks for the link. Some of these would make a...

Thanks for the link. Some of these would make a great pair of gardening glasses. They need to be on the cheap side though as they constantly fall off into the dirt or get poked by the shrubs!

I'm...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-25-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,184
Posted By TrvlBug
Oakley was one of the brands the optician...

Oakley was one of the brands the optician mentioned. I can't wait until things settle and I can go sunglasses shopping!
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-25-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,184
Posted By TrvlBug
Yes, definitely. I'm going to wait a few weeks...

Yes, definitely. I'm going to wait a few weeks though, until things settle. But the difference between those and a couple of other brands I tried on were impressive.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-25-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,184
Posted By TrvlBug
I had heard of this and will be on the...

I had heard of this and will be on the lookout...thanks for the link.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-25-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,184
Posted By TrvlBug
Had my followup appt. this morning and all is...

Had my followup appt. this morning and all is well. Pressure is great as is vision, which I'm told will get even better during the next week or so as the swelling/inflammation subsides.

I was...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-24-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,184
Posted By TrvlBug
Had my surgery at 11:30am this morning. Tailgate...

Had my surgery at 11:30am this morning. Tailgate was spot on in his description. My anxiety (and the 2 lb weight gain :laugh:) this past week were totally unnecessary. They introduced valium (or...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-20-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By TrvlBug
I was thinking about you yesterday as it should...

I was thinking about you yesterday as it should have been your 1 week followup. Glad to hear all is going well. My nerves are shot thinking about Monday's surgery. I just can't get over the fact that...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-12-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By TrvlBug
So glad to hear all is going well. I got a call...

So glad to hear all is going well. I got a call yesterday advising of a cancellation and that I could have my surgery moved up to Monday, however, had to decline as it did not fit with DH's schedule.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-11-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,696
Posted By TrvlBug
I just met w/my FIDO rep today to discuss among...

I just met w/my FIDO rep today to discuss among other things, the 2 year window we have to convert to ROTH when DH retires this time next year. Did some number crunching which confirmed that we...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-11-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,184
Posted By TrvlBug
Thank you, Tailgate...I was anxiously awaiting...

Thank you, Tailgate...I was anxiously awaiting your report as my surgery is scheduled on the 24th. Your report of the surgery itself sounds fascinating, but I'm concerned I'll have a heart attack...
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