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Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-14-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,142
Posted By homestead
Just got notification of my increase for a...

Just got notification of my increase for a pre-ACA BCBS HSA plan for Oregon.
rate was 263 , new rate is 295
Surprisingly they did make some changes to make it more ACA compliant.
Forum: Other topics 11-09-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By homestead
My grandmother lived to be 102 years old. She...

My grandmother lived to be 102 years old. She had $2000 dollars left
in her nest egg after all her expenses were paid.
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-04-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 26,232
Posted By homestead
Our problem was the neutral line but it is tied...

Our problem was the neutral line but it is tied to ground in the electrical box.
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-04-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 26,232
Posted By homestead
Our ground went bad at the transformer on the...

Our ground went bad at the transformer on the outside pole. Lineman said water
gets into the connection and freezes loosening the connection.
Forum: Other topics 10-21-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 760
Posted By homestead
Got mine at Bestbuy yesterday. They only had two...

Got mine at Bestbuy yesterday. They only had two left.
Forum: Other topics 10-21-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 760
Posted By homestead
Bought a new mac mini yesterday, bought the...

Bought a new mac mini yesterday, bought the previous model 2.3G I7 quad core.
Those models are disappearing fast. The new dual core models are not as fast.
Late 2014 Mac Mini Benchmarks Indicate...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-21-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,596
Posted By homestead
Downloaded 2015 Quicken for Mac yesterday from...

Downloaded 2015 Quicken for Mac yesterday from Amazon($64). Was surprised it
imported my 2005 Quicken file no problems.
Forum: Other topics 10-21-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 724
Posted By homestead
Updated to Yosemite last week and it seems to be...

Updated to Yosemite last week and it seems to be working well. The only thing
I haven't liked so far is the new calculator. So I deleted it and restored the Mavericks
calculator so all is well.
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-28-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,383
Posted By homestead
I believe you have to be FRA to suspend.

I believe you have to be FRA to suspend.
Forum: Other topics 06-19-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,237
Posted By homestead
Headlight Change 2007-2013 GMC Sierra 1500 - 2008...

Headlight Change 2007-2013 GMC Sierra 1500 - 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L V8 Crew Cab Pickup (4 Door)...
Forum: Travel Information 05-07-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,105
Posted By homestead
When we go to Seattle we stay at Clarion in...

When we go to Seattle we stay at Clarion in Renton which is close but not too close
to the airport. They have a great breakfast there. Their prices are reasonable too.
Forum: Other topics 03-24-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,080
Posted By homestead
A friend of mine who lived out of state from his...

A friend of mine who lived out of state from his mother gave her two choices near the end of her life. She could either move into an assisted living place or have a full time attendant in her home. ...
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-22-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By homestead
We use the turbotax tax calculator, plugging in...

We use the turbotax tax calculator, plugging in our income, loss carryover, and hsa contributions then adjust the ira distribution until federal tax is zero.
If federal tax is at zero then Oregon...
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-21-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By homestead
Last 4 years I just adjusted my ira distributions...

Last 4 years I just adjusted my ira distributions so that I pay no federal or Oregon tax.
In 10 years when I start taking RMD's things will change.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-05-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,211
Posted By homestead
Wonder if the costs will still be frozen at the...

Wonder if the costs will still be frozen at the 2013 levels or they will allow the insurance companies to increase premiums?
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-12-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,903
Posted By homestead
Here is a calculator that helps. Social...

Here is a calculator that helps.
Social Security calculator: retirement planning for you and spouse. (http://www.sscalc.net/)
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-04-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 808
Posted By homestead
This makes sense because they ignored my large...

This makes sense because they ignored my large distribution and bumped me into medicaid when I applied for ACA but my yearly income was over the medicaid limit.
I guess you could take a monthly...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 01-27-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By homestead
My Oregon ACA application was misread causing me...

My Oregon ACA application was misread causing me to be enrolled in Medicaid.
I entered my low monthly income and then one large distribution for the year.
Come to find out the first thing they do...
Forum: Other topics 01-01-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,373
Posted By homestead
So sorry for the loss of your friend. May God...

So sorry for the loss of your friend.
May God comfort you.
Matthew 11:28-29
Forum: Other topics 01-01-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,035
Posted By homestead
Try cloudynights classified Cloudy Nights...

Try cloudynights classified
Cloudy Nights Classifieds (CNC) - Main Index - Powered by PhotoPost Classifieds (http://www.cloudynights.com/classifieds/)
Forum: Other topics 12-30-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,202
Posted By homestead
I bought a iphone 4 for $120 and got it...

I bought a iphone 4 for $120 and got it programmed to work on pageplus network without a data plan. And for $80 for 2000 minutes pre-paid that last 1 yr. It works for email and browsing on my home...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-30-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 16,542
Posted By homestead
I signed up for ACA via paper form in Oregon...

I signed up for ACA via paper form in Oregon since the web site wasn't working and a
short time later found out that I could keep my old HSA policy for one more year.
Cover Oregon just sent me a...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-17-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,161
Posted By homestead
Just got my bill for Jan. for my HDHP HSA . They...

Just got my bill for Jan. for my HDHP HSA . They just decided I can keep my old insurance for one more year, it went up $6 /mo to 263/mo. I had already applied for
ACA but haven't received any info...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-02-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,206
Posted By homestead
Try VirtualBox instead of Parallels, it is free.

Try VirtualBox instead of Parallels, it is free.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-05-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 34,394
Posted By homestead
I checked into it and not possible in my state...

I checked into it and not possible in my state Oregon.
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