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Forum: Other topics 10-31-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 82
Poll: Garbage poll
Views: 2,218
Posted By Sirka
Garbage Outside

I voted other, because I keep garbage outside where belongs & recyclable in the garage.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 09-18-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,416
Posted By Sirka
We already had Kaiser, so I went with Kaiser...

We already had Kaiser, so I went with Kaiser Advantage at 65. I get the same care for lot less money, because of Medicare. There are some limitations, YMMV.
Forum: Other topics 09-02-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By Sirka
YouTube for us most every night. Yahoo has some...

YouTube for us most every night. Yahoo has some good business videos. Don't miss DishTV.
Forum: Other topics 08-30-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By Sirka
Wrightwood is nice, but not very cheap anymore...

Wrightwood is nice, but not very cheap anymore [emoji41]
Forum: Other topics 08-30-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 91
Poll: Age Poll
Views: 5,253
Posted By Sirka
68 and DW will be 65 by the end of year [emoji41]

68 and DW will be 65 by the end of year [emoji41]
Forum: Other topics 08-19-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,401
Posted By Sirka
Don't bother with 24"

+1 Don't think small

I upgrade to Samsung 27" Curved and like it very much for reading, spread sheets, etc. I still had more room on my desk so I got BenQ 28" 1080p to put next to my new curved...
Forum: Other topics 09-17-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 10,100
Posted By Sirka
Same here, I will watch some of it.

Same here, I will watch some of it.
Forum: Other topics 08-31-2017, 11:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,932
Posted By Sirka
Wild fire evacuations

We deal with wild fire evacuations often. We pack up our motor-home & the car, get our 2 cats and go to Red Cross center that is open. Last year was tough, because they had to evacuate the...
Forum: Other topics 07-23-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,333
Posted By Sirka
32+5+8=45

32+5+8=45
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-18-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,500
Posted By Sirka
Originally Posted by samclem Though you can get...

Originally Posted by samclem
Though you can get the same thing with a DC plan and an annuity. I don't think it's any more logical for employers to be involved with paying retirement income than it...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-15-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,820
Posted By Sirka
+1 Lots of great info, thanks

+1
Lots of great info, thanks
Forum: Other topics 04-07-2017, 10:53 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,088
Posted By Sirka
S. CA Mountains, retired in 2005 at 55. Life is...

S. CA Mountains, retired in 2005 at 55. Life is good 😎
Forum: Hi, I am... 09-13-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,023
Posted By Sirka
pre-retirement income

+1
your pre-retirement income becomes history after a few years of retirement. It goes the way of 99c ground beef, 40c / gal gas ...etc

We just watch our spending as it goes up & up, out of our...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-14-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,484
Posted By Sirka
To pay $60K in taxes, I think you meant $500K in...

To pay $60K in taxes, I think you meant $500K in IRA & that would be higher tax bracket. So did you mean $6K in taxes?
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-14-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,484
Posted By Sirka
IRA to a Roth

I convert only up to the 15% bracket, because I don't want to pay higher tax now or later when RMD kicks in and SS income pushes our tax rate up. It is a balancing act.
Also, by transferring...
Forum: Other topics 06-09-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,589
Posted By Sirka
+1 I use a sledge hammer on the old drives...

+1
I use a sledge hammer on the old drives (often 200 GB or less size) & take it all to the electronics recycling. Life is too short to spend on reloading OS & try to donate the old computer...
Forum: Other topics 06-08-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,519
Posted By Sirka
Republic

We use Republic; started with the DEFY XT, but upgraded to Moto X as soon as it came out. It is a real smart phone and the screen is big enough for my big fingers. We use $10 plan except when we...
Forum: Other topics 06-01-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,519
Posted By Sirka
8GB LTE model

+1
we do not have LTE (4G) in our area, but I know it is coming. It's good to have options, because we will keep our phone (Moto X - no SD card) for couple of years.
Forum: Hi, I am... 05-31-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,412
Posted By Sirka
I would put some money into a 401k (pretax), when...

I would put some money into a 401k (pretax), when available & I would put the rest of the 'investment' money into Roth IRA (after tax). Combine that with your investment properties and your are on...
Forum: Other topics 05-31-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,292
Posted By Sirka
HP updates

+1
I had a same problem with HP updates, so I stopped installing them.
Windows 8.1 is an other story. After my last update and reboot, I was asked to provide MS Account password - which I did not...
Forum: Young Dreamers 05-26-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,578
Posted By Sirka
+1 and who needs more furniture

+1 and who needs more furniture
Forum: Young Dreamers 05-24-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,008
Posted By Sirka
More taxes on the RMDs

Thanks, I will add this reason to my Roth Conversion list. We are near the top of the 15% bracket every year, because we convert to Roth. When DW starts to collect SS we will have to stop...
Forum: Other topics 05-08-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,746
Posted By Sirka
I use Facebook to communicate with family. That...

I use Facebook to communicate with family. That is where we post news & pictures. Email is now secondary to fb, just like texting overtook phone calls. It is hard to keep up.
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-11-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,321
Posted By Sirka
+1 and we both hate to spend money.

+1
and we both hate to spend money.
Forum: Hi, I am... 04-06-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,007
Posted By Sirka
I have my IRAs at ETrade, but moved DW's IRAs to...

I have my IRAs at ETrade, but moved DW's IRAs to TD Ameritrade several years ago for diversification. Trading at Etrade is easy - including NTF funds. Etrade bank CDs were nice to have back in a day...
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