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Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 02:26 PM
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Posted By Walt34
If neither of us could drive we'd have to move....

If neither of us could drive we'd have to move. This area has a walkscore of 4 and I don't know how it got that high. The nearest grocery store (closing in September) is 3 miles and a convenience...
Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 01:40 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,753
Posted By Walt34
I'm not all that concerned about it for us. I...

I'm not all that concerned about it for us. I have a DB pension with 100% COLA and SS as the main sources of income. The pension is well over 90% funded and even if SS takes a 73% haircut we'll still...
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 12:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 513
Posted By Walt34
I didn't do it but one guy I knew of called in...

I didn't do it but one guy I knew of called in drunk. The desk clerk asked if he was calling in sick, but he insisted that he was calling in drunk. So that's the note she wrote to the supervisor....
Forum: Other topics 08-13-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,636
Posted By Walt34
"Wife beater" is a term for a particular style of...

"Wife beater" is a term for a particular style of t-shirt and does not apply to Walmart shoppers as a group.

https://www.quora.com/Why-are-tank-top-undershirts-called-wife-beaters
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-13-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,482
Posted By Walt34
It is. Click the "cc" button at the bottom right...

It is. Click the "cc" button at the bottom right of the screen to turn it on.
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-13-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,680
Posted By Walt34
It seems we rent a car about once every ten years...

It seems we rent a car about once every ten years or so. Twice it was because DW's car was in for collision repairs (not her fault so insurance paid) and once we rented a car when DW's car was in for...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-13-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,680
Posted By Walt34
Okay, we live in a suburban development so the...

Okay, we live in a suburban development so the only alternative is taxi or maybe Uber (we don't have the app on the phone).

Closest grocery: 3 miles, the one we go to most is 5 miles but is much...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-12-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,680
Posted By Walt34
As long as we both can drive we'll have two...

As long as we both can drive we'll have two vehicles. Right now DW's car is the 2014 Honda Accord but it is also the daily driver when we both go out, so between her running around with babysitting...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-12-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,512
Posted By Walt34
We went on a spending spree that I'm pretty sure...

We went on a spending spree that I'm pretty sure will never be repeated. We sold the paid-for house in the Washington, D.C. area and moved to WV. Within a six-month period we bought a brand-new...
Forum: Other topics 08-12-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,107
Posted By Walt34
Yikes!:hide: After my divorce when I was...

Yikes!:hide:

After my divorce when I was looking at houses the RE agent showed me a couple of cape cod style houses I would have loved to buy but...

One was half a block from a RR track and I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-12-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,471
Posted By Walt34
All of ours are joint (except for the IRA and her...

All of ours are joint (except for the IRA and her TSP). This is a second marriage for me and first for her (brave girl!) but since it's going on 30+ years now I think it's gonna work. She wrote up a...
Forum: Other topics 08-11-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 543
Posted By Walt34
Not a chance. I live in West Virginia. No way do...

Not a chance. I live in West Virginia. No way do electric scooters have the range to do anything useful except in the larger cities and I doubt they'd be welcomed there.
Forum: Other topics 08-11-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,151
Posted By Walt34
There are many of us on the forum who have that...

There are many of us on the forum who have that experience under our belts.;D A few years after age 30 I was divorced with much better prospects of retiring free of any debt and I did.
Forum: Other topics 08-11-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,107
Posted By Walt34
I grew up on a one-block long dead-end street and...

I grew up on a one-block long dead-end street and our house had a cornfield behind it so I got spoiled at an early age and didn't even know it. My rude awakening came when I shared an apartment with...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-11-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,638
Posted By Walt34
A few years after retirement I tried hard to get...

A few years after retirement I tried hard to get DW to drive across the country with me. Her response was that she didn't want to be out in the desert 100 miles from anything and looking for a...
Forum: Hi, I am... 08-10-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By Walt34
As others have mentioned as long as the pension...

As others have mentioned as long as the pension plan is well funded you are good to go. I'm a retired police officer and the pension I have, while good, is not as nice as yours. I retired at 52, but...
Forum: Other topics 08-10-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4,490
Views: 763,894
Posted By Walt34
Please let us know how well that works out for...

Please let us know how well that works out for you.:laugh:
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-10-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 311,865
Posted By Walt34
Dang, they got some big chunks of granite there!

Dang, they got some big chunks of granite there!
Forum: Other topics 08-10-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,151
Posted By Walt34
At 30 I was planning to retire March 12, 1998...

At 30 I was planning to retire March 12, 1998 with 25 years of service in a law enforcement job and 25 years was the "normal" retirement time. But when the actual date arrived I didn't want to retire...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 08-09-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,785
Posted By Walt34
A wise decision. DW's nephew or his wife did that...

A wise decision. DW's nephew or his wife did that (don't remember which one) gave an answer like that and the next time they were both there, the staff called the nephew aside for some pretext reason...
Forum: Other topics 08-09-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,302
Posted By Walt34
I do remember watching Nixon's resignation...

I do remember watching Nixon's resignation announcement on TV. At the time I was one year into a 29-year career and renting a room in a house from a guy I knew from the rescue squad where I was a...
Forum: Young Dreamers 08-08-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By Walt34
Before you do actually retire you will want to...

Before you do actually retire you will want to have firm, solid answers to these questions:
...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-08-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,889
Posted By Walt34
Did your Mom strain out the clinkers? Mine didn't.

Did your Mom strain out the clinkers? Mine didn't.
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 08-07-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,144
Posted By Walt34
Being a firm believer in Murphy's Law (i.e., a...

Being a firm believer in Murphy's Law (i.e., a pessimist) I'd go conservative.
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-07-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,523
Posted By Walt34
I think it depends on the policy. I've read that...

I think it depends on the policy. I've read that virtually all life insurance policies have at least a two year wait time before they will pay out on a suicide (for obvious reasons) but after that...
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