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Forum: Life after FIRE 04-19-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,560
Posted By John Galt III
What will the place you are considering be like...

What will the place you are considering be like in ten years? I think I might choose a "nice" place with a declining population rather than a "discovered" place with an increasing population, since...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-18-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By John Galt III
I have the ringing type. Had it for decades....

I have the ringing type. Had it for decades. Doesn't bother me very much. I've had the seashell sound before, at random times, but it always went away after a few hours.
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-16-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,794
Posted By John Galt III
Could have been one of my days as a freshman in...

Could have been one of my days as a freshman in college. Out of the horror of high school and into the great unlimited possibilities.
Forum: Other topics 04-07-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,734
Posted By John Galt III
In your spare time............. (do the following...

In your spare time............. (do the following annoying and time consuming task for which you will not be rewarded at appraisal time)
Forum: Other topics 04-07-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,734
Posted By John Galt III
Move forward.

Move forward.
Forum: Other topics 04-07-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 467
Posted By John Galt III
Some beer advertises itself as getting better...

Some beer advertises itself as getting better with age. Utenos Porter from Lithuania is one such beer. I picked up a couple cases of this stuff. Very thick and sweet, with modest hop presence, a...
Forum: Other topics 04-05-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,734
Posted By John Galt III
Optics. Wrap my head around it. ...

Optics. Wrap my head around it. Actionable.
Forum: Other topics 04-03-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By John Galt III
I have an old but working Epson printer. Looked...

I have an old but working Epson printer. Looked all over for a place to refill cartridges, wasted lots of time. No one doing it anymore. Found a place on ebay that sold them dirt cheap (new, not...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-31-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,156
Posted By John Galt III
Just as long as it's not that smug dude in the...

Just as long as it's not that smug dude in the blue jeans and baseball cap who looks like he never worked a day in his life, advertising pickup trucks................
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-29-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,630
Posted By John Galt III
Yes, ER Eddie, I can relate to you, on the one...

Yes, ER Eddie, I can relate to you, on the one hand. I have a general feeling of shame for "being a bum" since I am not working. I attribute the feeling to my parents raising us to work hard and...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-23-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 34,973
Posted By John Galt III
Eleven difficult pushups, and a 5 minute walk...

Eleven difficult pushups, and a 5 minute walk down and up a local hill. Moderate weightlifting for right arm during St. Patricks Day pitcher-pouring.
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-22-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 820
Posted By John Galt III
Here's an interesting example: I was trying to...

Here's an interesting example: I was trying to get an interview at a local company. I had already met the hiring manager offsite. I had left my name and phone number, but the manager was always...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-15-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 979
Posted By John Galt III
LOL ! No doubt !

LOL ! No doubt !
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-15-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 979
Posted By John Galt III
Update. Thanks for the replies. I called the...

Update. Thanks for the replies. I called the credit card customer service, and got a very nice lady who told me what's going on. Yes, it was the cash advance that caused both 50 cent fees. It had to...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-15-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 979
Posted By John Galt III
Yes, opening a PenFed account in January resulted...

Yes, opening a PenFed account in January resulted in a cash advance being issued to me by the credit card. The credit card charged me a $5 fee for the cash advance, and at the same time, this 50...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-15-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 979
Posted By John Galt III
Thanks for the replies. I'll call today and see...

Thanks for the replies. I'll call today and see what's going on.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-14-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 979
Posted By John Galt III
New Fee Showing up on my Credit Card Statement

I have AT&T Universal Card with "no annual fee". I've had the card for 25 years. In January's statement, I had a "minimum interest charge" of 50 cents, even though I always pay off the monthly...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-14-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,883
Posted By John Galt III
Not sure I would call myself ER, but yes, I was...

Not sure I would call myself ER, but yes, I was able to enroll in a plan, and have used it successfully. It paid for a blood test, and for a routine annual physical so far. Everything worked, with...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-08-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,433
Posted By John Galt III
I'm doing rebalancing with a twist. I'm locking...

I'm doing rebalancing with a twist. I'm locking in gains by lopping off the profits :dance: on my index fund as it rises, and moving the profits into a stable value fund. The twist is that I have...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-08-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,548
Posted By John Galt III
Sometimes getting fired for cause can allow you...

Sometimes getting fired for cause can allow you to collect unemployment. For example, I was once fired for standing up to a sadistic bully boss. I liked my job, but I had to save my self-respect. I...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-06-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13,836
Views: 616,083
Posted By John Galt III
With the luxury of time, drove over to a mall,...

With the luxury of time, drove over to a mall, got a pair of tennis shoes at 40 percent off.
Forum: Other topics 03-03-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,104
Posted By John Galt III
Not more arguments, but a lot more "please get...

Not more arguments, but a lot more "please get the **** out of my way" incidents, directed at each other. :)
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-02-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,831
Posted By John Galt III
+1 about the commercials. We are paying $84 a...

+1 about the commercials. We are paying $84 a month now for cable TV and every channel except one is loaded with commercials. Thank God for the mute button. The idea of paying good money to watch...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-27-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,463
Posted By John Galt III
Just got my EOB for this year's "routine annual...

Just got my EOB for this year's "routine annual physical" from my long time PCP. The charge was $175 and ins paid $125 or so. No charge to me. :) But years ago, I had to train these guys. I had...
Forum: Hi, I am... 02-26-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,419
Posted By John Galt III
Any fun jobs you always wanted to do but were...

Any fun jobs you always wanted to do but were just not right for some reason? Now might be the time. I was laid off from IT when I was 47. I never did find another IT job. I got a state civil service...
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