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Forum: Other topics 02-04-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,114
Posted By akck
I've fallen many trees, so I know my limitations....

I've fallen many trees, so I know my limitations. About 20 years ago, we had 3 cottonwood trees on our property and I was able to drop one. The other 2 leaned towards the neighbor's shed so I hired a...
Forum: Other topics 01-29-2016, 12:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,184
Posted By akck
No phone call for me, but I did get an email from...

No phone call for me, but I did get an email from the IRS saying I needed to update my online information and conveniently provided a link for updating. I went ahead and forwarded it to the IRS.
Forum: Other topics 01-14-2016, 11:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 822
Posted By akck
I had the same problem months ago. The easy fix...

I had the same problem months ago. The easy fix was to create a new profile and work out of it. Unfortunately, I had software that worked best out of the original profile. I tried all the suggested...
Forum: Other topics 12-27-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,268
Posted By akck
We got a 15 lb roast since the whole family was...

We got a 15 lb roast since the whole family was here this year. Since a couple liked well done, I cut off about 4 lbs and put it in the oven about 45 minutes before putting in the rest. Meat...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-01-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By akck
I share user names with my spouse for all our...

I share user names with my spouse for all our accounts and have not had any problems. One issue is that you won't be able to communicate with the broker about the account. There may be an issue if...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-20-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,013
Posted By akck
If it's from stuff that came off the chain, I'd...

If it's from stuff that came off the chain, I'd just try to buff them off. Once, I scratched the side of a car near the gas cap with my zipper. I used one of those clear shoe polish sponges and it...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-10-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,879
Posted By akck
I've always assumed SS taxed at 100%. During my...

I've always assumed SS taxed at 100%. During my accumulation phase, I used 0 SS, only factoring it in once I was 10 years away (50% I think), and 100% at 5 years. I figured the speed of government...
Forum: Other topics 11-06-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By akck
It isn't hard to transfer titles. There is a...

It isn't hard to transfer titles. There is a process to title vehicles with no title, but I'm not sure how it works. Yes, there is a market for those items, but don't expect to get many great deals...
Forum: Other topics 11-06-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By akck
Any extra payments are split between current...

Any extra payments are split between current interest due interest and principle. Yes, the accounting they do on the loan treats them as early payments, so theoretically, your daughter could skip...
Forum: Other topics 11-05-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By akck
As long as your intent is to remain in Alaska...

As long as your intent is to remain in Alaska while you are here, you are eligible for the dividend. The ones who get into trouble continue to claim the dividend after they've left the state. Be...
Forum: Travel Information 11-02-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 905
Posted By akck
According to the website Global Entry is eligible...

According to the website Global Entry is eligible for TSA Pre. We signed up for TSA Pre a couple of years ago and think we've gotten our money's worth from it already. Shortest time through...
Forum: Other topics 10-31-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By akck
Hey, dogs catch rodents too. Our German Shepherd...

Hey, dogs catch rodents too. Our German Shepherd caught one in our shed. He was so proud that he brought it to me. Later, he wanted it back, but I had disposed of it. A couple of years later, our...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-30-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,868
Posted By akck
I will admit that when I retired, I did have...

I will admit that when I retired, I did have several projects lined up. But, the difference is that there is no timeline involved with any of them. Yes, I did jump into the first project (bedroom...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-21-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,266
Posted By akck
I've been thinking about the annuity payout for...

I've been thinking about the annuity payout for OO. It would give him less to complain about if the trust was set up the same for all, either an annuity for all or no annuity. If he's different, it...
Forum: Other topics 10-20-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,846
Posted By akck
In general, most companies follow a process for...

In general, most companies follow a process for terminating employees. While the process usually is shorter for difficult employees, the normal process can take even a couple of years. Since you've...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-17-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,266
Posted By akck
Incentive Trusts - your thoughts?

I think the only thing a bank might find acceptable is a no contact clause. It is something relatively easily provable with phone call records, phone video recordings, etc. The only thing the rest...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-16-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,777
Posted By akck
They lost me last year. Even though I didn't...

They lost me last year. Even though I didn't need schedule D, the fiasco caused me to check other software out and I switched to H&R Block, which was cheaper. I believe that was at least the second...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-14-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,117
Posted By akck
Weird reactions to early retirement announcement.

Hope you get selected, but is there anything you can do that would make you "less" valuable to the organization while not hurting your employment until your planned retirement date? Something like...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-09-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,718
Posted By akck
If you're considering a change to NG, check with...

If you're considering a change to NG, check with your state to see if they offer any energy incentives for a more efficient furnace. With NG, you can get 90+% efficiency compared to under 85% for...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-22-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,126
Posted By akck
Based on what I read, if Citi buys AMEX data,...

Based on what I read, if Citi buys AMEX data, your new Citi Costco card will keep the original length of time and credit limit as your soon to expire AMEX Costco card. This should have a net zero...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-20-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,126
Posted By akck
I read somewhere that you won't get dinged for...

I read somewhere that you won't get dinged for the Costco/AMEX card going away because it's the company canceling, not the user. If Citi buys the data and issues cards based on it, you'll have the...
Forum: Other topics 09-17-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,812
Posted By akck
When we last went to Mexico, I decided to go...

When we last went to Mexico, I decided to go minimalist, dropping my bi-fold for this:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005YEVVHI?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01

It fits in...
Forum: Travel Information 09-14-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 147,415
Posted By akck
Making another trip to Maryland to help my oldest...

Making another trip to Maryland to help my oldest with projects around the house. The last trip earlier this year was to build a backyard fence. This trip is to put some drainage in his backyard...
Forum: Other topics 09-13-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,853
Posted By akck
Our longest owned vehicle was a 1990 Plymouth...

Our longest owned vehicle was a 1990 Plymouth Grand Voyager bought new in 1990. We traded it in 2009 (19 years), during Cash for Clunkers with around 90,000 miles on it. It had transmission...
Forum: Other topics 09-13-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,105
Posted By akck
My wife orders from Zappos for many of her shoes....

My wife orders from Zappos for many of her shoes. If she's not certain of the sizing, she'll order two in different sizes, sending the one that doesn't fit back. We recently had a problem with a...
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