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Forum: Other topics 05-19-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By TrvlBug
I did some more research (have to read it in more...

I did some more research (have to read it in more detail) and it appears they really are interested in the house and housing in the area rather than me. Once you're on the list, they will interview...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-19-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,260
Posted By TrvlBug
Yup, and unfortunately, they don't read the...

Yup, and unfortunately, they don't read the Sunset book :laugh:. The back yard is protected by a deer fence so i can have my roses and flowers. The front has been populated with drought tolerant,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-18-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,260
Posted By TrvlBug
+1. We live on the Peninsula and have no...

+1. We live on the Peninsula and have no intention of moving. We've looked around with the idea of moving to a less expensive area, however, there is no area that meets all of our criteria. A few...
Forum: Other topics 05-17-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By TrvlBug
American Housing Survey (AHS)

Our address was selected and I am trying to research this survey conducted by the Census Bureau every 2 years via HUD. Got the letter a couple of days before taking off on vacation and the rep showed...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-30-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,117
Posted By TrvlBug
Who carries the insurance? Wouldn't you still...

Who carries the insurance? Wouldn't you still need some type of auto policy to cover you in the event you cause an accident? Same if you use rental cars.
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-28-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 869
Posted By TrvlBug
I was hoping the switchover to a new non-Costco...

I was hoping the switchover to a new non-Costco AMEX would be automatic and will probably just wait and see...perhaps the rep was mistaken. Have several Visa cards w/excellent rewards, so no need for...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-28-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 869
Posted By TrvlBug
Costco AMEX Replacement Card

I couldn't find the old thread (I suck at searching) so am starting a new one.

I was on the phone w/AMEX and remembered to ask about what happens next April when their relationship w/Costco...
Forum: Other topics 04-23-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,944
Posted By TrvlBug
If you do decide to do an advance on her...

If you do decide to do an advance on her inheritance, check the laws. My father had a court appointed trustee/executor. DB (deadbeat brother) saw the $$$ in his eyes and wanted a relatively small...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-08-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,041
Posted By TrvlBug
Mother's maiden name is like SSN. I don't use it...

Mother's maiden name is like SSN. I don't use it for security question, but use 'another mother's maiden name' instead. As she asked that question of you, I would guess that I'm not the only one...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-26-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,938
Posted By TrvlBug
Just ordered the brown one for $79. Love my rib...

Just ordered the brown one for $79. Love my rib eye and it'll be here in time for grilling season :dance:.
Forum: Other topics 03-23-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,874
Posted By TrvlBug
I'm so sorry for your loss. It never gets...

I'm so sorry for your loss. It never gets easier...we've been through this more times than I care to remember. But eventually the pain lessens and the good memories remain. Our last time was almost 4...
Forum: Other topics 03-16-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 684
Posted By TrvlBug
So sorry for your loss. We've been through it...

So sorry for your loss. We've been through it several times and it's so painful. Know that you provided a wonderful happy life for him for many years.
Forum: Other topics 03-10-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,649
Posted By TrvlBug
Couldn't do without one when I worked. Now...

Couldn't do without one when I worked. Now retired, I only wear one when I have multiple appts. the same day. It's a PITA to dig out the cell.
Forum: Other topics 03-06-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,692
Posted By TrvlBug
+1. Grill during summer and pan sear and oven...

+1. Grill during summer and pan sear and oven during winter. Have heard so much about the reverse sear, I'm going to try it next time.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-06-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By TrvlBug
Sounds like the credit freeze is the way to go...

Sounds like the credit freeze is the way to go along with rotating quarterly checks of the 3 credit bureaus via the free annual reporting option. Thank you.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-04-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By TrvlBug
Thank you for the info. Wrt the credit...

Thank you for the info.

Wrt the credit freeze, no debt other than a HELOC at a ridiculously low promo rate, so no impact. How does the freeze work with existing companies you have a relationship...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-03-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By TrvlBug
Credit Reporting Recommendation Needed

Due to Fido's incompetence in getting my billing address changed in early December, it appears we are the victim of mail theft, namely one of the tax statements. The reason we changed our billing...
Forum: Other topics 03-01-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,339
Posted By TrvlBug
I applied for a Nordstrom card in the store early...

I applied for a Nordstrom card in the store early January and listed retired. They gave me $10K credit limit.
Forum: Other topics 02-19-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,540
Posted By TrvlBug
The Costco optometry depts. are franchises and...

The Costco optometry depts. are franchises and yours may not do so. Mine does, however, the frames can't be too 'curved'. My sunglasses were and they wouldn't re-lens those but did my regular...
Forum: Other topics 02-18-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,447
Posted By TrvlBug
1. New Dr. Who 2. Old Dr. Who 3. Have You...

1. New Dr. Who
2. Old Dr. Who
3. Have You Been Served (I think that's the name...it took place in a dept. store)
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-18-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,252
Posted By TrvlBug
Other than for the obvious and transposition...

Other than for the obvious and transposition errors, I never did a deep dive until last year. As someone posted, if I understood taxes, I would do them myself. As DH will be retiring this year, I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-15-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,343
Posted By TrvlBug
I always cash those in, including the Costco...

I always cash those in, including the Costco rebate. That way I get the rewards on the spending! They always ask if I want to apply the reward against my bill and I graciously decline.
Forum: Other topics 02-14-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,424
Posted By TrvlBug
I would go absolutely nuts because I couldn't do...

I would go absolutely nuts because I couldn't do what I want to do when I want to do it. I am an introvert control freak!

Just got through replacing most of the windows in our house and I went...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-13-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,343
Posted By TrvlBug
Good to know they'll issue regular cards as I...

Good to know they'll issue regular cards as I have a recurring monthly auto payment on that card and use it multiple times a year for their 'enhanced' insurance program when renting cars. In the US,...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-04-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 959
Posted By TrvlBug
I had cataract surgery almost a year ago. Doc...

I had cataract surgery almost a year ago. Doc does local unless circumstances warrant general. I was terrified, but it was easy peasy and I'm looking forward to my other eye next month.

In my...
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