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Forum: Life after FIRE 02-25-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 51
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Posted By Tadpole
Open hand; reach over shoulder; pat gently on...

Open hand; reach over shoulder; pat gently on back of shoulder.


There, you now have the one expression of approval that counts most.
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-23-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,429
Posted By Tadpole
Midpack, I know I didn't mean $2.13/hr when I...

Midpack, I know I didn't mean $2.13/hr when I said minimum wage. I don't imagine others did either. I don't call what waiters get ($2.13/hr) the minimum wage. It is another animal.
Forum: Other topics 02-23-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By Tadpole
If what you do goes "viral" on the net, you can...

If what you do goes "viral" on the net, you can feel relevant for a short while. That's important, I understand.


You know - ME, ME! Look! It's ME. Aint it great?
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-23-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,505
Posted By Tadpole
All my work life most of the people I knew were...

All my work life most of the people I knew were either close neighbors or people at work. None were really "social" friends. I always thought I was too busy to commit to "social" friends. Now I am...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-23-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,429
Posted By Tadpole
I don't want to get into the tipping argument...

I don't want to get into the tipping argument beyond saying that anyone working should be getting at least minimum wage however the money is sourced.


The Applebee's here put in automated pay...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-09-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,762
Posted By Tadpole
I sold a house in MD four years ago. Zillow had...

I sold a house in MD four years ago. Zillow had one too few bathrooms and doubled the square footage. I don't know how they get their data but I left it alone. I figured that if they were way off on...
Forum: Other topics 02-02-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,085
Posted By Tadpole
A U-Nam CD, "Back from the 80's" for my husband...

A U-Nam CD, "Back from the 80's" for my husband in 2007.
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-30-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,894
Posted By Tadpole
I update on Saturday. Last Saturday, I was up...

I update on Saturday. Last Saturday, I was up .04% so, since I am overweight energy, I imagine it will be substantially less after next Saturday.
Forum: FIRE Related Political Topics 01-26-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,110
Posted By Tadpole
Yea, stupid me, I should have realized this. So...

Yea, stupid me, I should have realized this. So you win it in a Saudi Oil Sovereign Fund lottery.
Forum: FIRE Related Political Topics 01-26-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,110
Posted By Tadpole
But it does make me wonder what my frugal, work...

But it does make me wonder what my frugal, work adverse crowd at this forum would adapt as a life-style if they were a member of the exclusive 1%. How would you feel about mere mortals scrapping for...
Forum: FIRE Related Political Topics 01-26-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,110
Posted By Tadpole
This is the number of 1%ers from the BBC article...

This is the number of 1%ers from the BBC article divided by the populations of the countries from Wikipedia, then sorted lowest population to highest:

Switzerland 9.76%
Australia 7.59%
Canada...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 01-24-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,435
Posted By Tadpole
Thanks everyone for the explanation. Leaving...

Thanks everyone for the explanation. Leaving Medicare aid out of my LTC calculations was correct in our case.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 01-24-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,435
Posted By Tadpole
If someone is in a nursing home for several years...

If someone is in a nursing home for several years will Medicare cover the first 100 days of each year or does it only cover temporary/short term stays?
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 01-24-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,435
Posted By Tadpole
REWahoo, in a previous thread, gave a link to a...

REWahoo, in a previous thread, gave a link to a Genworthy study of costs by state that I will repeat here:
https://www.genworth.com/corporate/about-genworth/industry-expertise/state-maps.html

...
Forum: Other topics 01-23-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 778
Posted By Tadpole
Nothing like Kale sautéed in a bit of left over...

Nothing like Kale sautéed in a bit of left over from breakfast bacon fat with the left over strips shredded on top.
Forum: FIRE Related Political Topics 01-23-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,110
Posted By Tadpole
I never know how one is supposed to feel about...

I never know how one is supposed to feel about these things. Should you feel happy because you are in the top .3% of the world or sad that what you thought was your piddle of resources is not...
Forum: Other topics 01-23-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 778
Posted By Tadpole
Is there an "artificial" bacon? The reason I ask...

Is there an "artificial" bacon? The reason I ask is that I went to lunch at a nearby Dairy Queen because I wanted a turtle blizzard. I ordered a bacon cheeseburger. The bacon may have been some sort...
Forum: Other topics 01-22-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 612
Posted By Tadpole
We bought a new car when we retired. Our expenses...

We bought a new car when we retired. Our expenses have been:
Auto expenses first 4 years new 2011 Toyota Camry LE
original price $22492.24
gasoline $1802.86 $37.55/mo
insurance $2513.16 $52/mo...
Forum: Forum Admin 01-21-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 821
Posted By Tadpole
Ameriprise ad did it to me last night for awhile.

Ameriprise ad did it to me last night for awhile.
Forum: Other topics 01-06-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,874
Posted By Tadpole
I'm not much of a true belonger so, like the...

I'm not much of a true belonger so, like the chameleon tree frog I someday hope to be, I just adjust to my surroundings.

But back to the subject at hand. I would hate to have to consider that...
Forum: Other topics 01-06-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,874
Posted By Tadpole
Early on I used several handles at different...

Early on I used several handles at different websites/forums. Then I would use these over and over in similar circumstances. For example, I first used "Tadpole" here. Then I used it on other forums I...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-03-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,577
Posted By Tadpole
Congratulations and Thank you! Last day of work...

Congratulations and Thank you! Last day of work threads make my day.
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-28-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,284
Posted By Tadpole
$20,430

$20,430
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-24-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,255
Posted By Tadpole
I would imagine that it takes a lot more money to...

I would imagine that it takes a lot more money to retire a 45 and live to be 80 than it does to retire at 65 and live to be 100.
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-22-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 21,633
Posted By Tadpole
Each person here is different with one possible...

Each person here is different with one possible exception - they are trying to achieve that magic financial situation permitting them to sustain their own chosen lifestyle for the remainder of their...
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