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Forum: Life after FIRE 09-01-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 981
Posted By akck
My schedule drives my wife, who still works,...

My schedule drives my wife, who still works, crazy because I really don't have one. I wake up when I wake up, unless I have an early appointment to go to. Drink coffee or not and then spend time on...
Forum: Other topics 08-31-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 485
Posted By akck
Our youngest is going to graduate school in...

Our youngest is going to graduate school in Wisconsin. He drives a 4WD SUV and during winter, his roommate's cars remain parked while he can drive with no problem. He sometimes feels sorry for...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-31-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 926
Posted By akck
You might consider removing the trees. A water...

You might consider removing the trees. A water view home will have greater value. If you can increase the size of windows facing the water view would be the next thing to enhance value, as long as...
Forum: Travel Information 08-17-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,142
Posted By akck
I think it was an honest mistake. I was on a...

I think it was an honest mistake. I was on a flight where they thought the flight we'd be delayed for an hour initially. Turned out to be about 20 minutes with most of the time taken to fill out...
Forum: Other topics 08-16-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By akck
My FIL used Medical Guardian for a short period....

My FIL used Medical Guardian for a short period. We got him the mobile version as it was one unit compared to others that required you wear a second item to include fall detection. It also had GPS...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-16-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By akck
Thanks everyone for your quick replies. We'll...

Thanks everyone for your quick replies. We'll likely establish market valve as the sales price when the property is put up for sale in the next couple of months. If it appears it will take longer...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-16-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By akck
Establishing Market Value of Inherited Property

As some of you may have gathered, my FIL just passed away. He has his house and other property which will be sold after a few months. What is an acceptable MV for his property at death? If it sells...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-16-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,361
Posted By akck
Just to note, while my FIL would have liked to...

Just to note, while my FIL would have liked to have taken this option 3 months ago, he was in no condition to meet the requirements of the law in Washington state due to his strokes. What needs to be...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-15-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,361
Posted By akck
We noticed that too as we stayed with my FIL 2-4...

We noticed that too as we stayed with my FIL 2-4 hours on either side of lunch and dinner. Being there that long for 7 days a week, you see who has visitors and how often they visit. The range...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-15-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,361
Posted By akck
That's the point I was trying to make. You can't...

That's the point I was trying to make. You can't assume you'll be in for the average because it is made up of both shorter stays under one year and longer stays over 3 years. If you really are...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-15-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,361
Posted By akck
If my experience with stays in nursing facilities...

If my experience with stays in nursing facilities and LTCi is any indication of what will happen, I'd come to the conclusion that it isn't needed. First, my father, who didn't have LTCi, spent 2...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-14-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,361
Posted By akck
As has been said before, don't assume you'll be...

As has been said before, don't assume you'll be in a condition to take that magic pill, be it a FMJ one or something else. My father spent his last few months in a nursing home that had a waiting...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-12-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,510
Posted By akck
Long Term Care Insurance 60% premium hike--yikes!

That may be changing. I received an email from my optometrist that they were installing a HIPPA approved email system so all communications and documents can be emailed to/from them. I assume other...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-12-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,361
Posted By akck
While we have threaten our sons the same way, the...

While we have threaten our sons the same way, the reality is we won't follow through and there's no guarantee they'd step up to the plate if we did follow through. Having stepped up to the plate...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-12-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,510
Posted By akck
My understanding is that the insurance company...

My understanding is that the insurance company has the right to examine you at their expense and have access to your medical records. Initially, her doctor would validate the claim. Hopefully her...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-11-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,361
Posted By akck
The retirement plan at work offered a group LTCi...

The retirement plan at work offered a group LTCi policy at retirement with no exam and premiums based on age at retirement. Since it's a group plan, there hopefully won't be as many problems as with...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-10-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,510
Posted By akck
Long Term Care Insurance 60% premium hike--yikes!

I think that's the plan for many, but in reality, it likely won't work out that way. My FIL had the first of several strokes the day after his wife died after a stroke. He made one daughter promise...
Forum: Other topics 08-06-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 40,207
Posted By akck
My last order from Amazon was a metal pizza peel....

My last order from Amazon was a metal pizza peel. I had to get one because Home Depot had a $400 propane pizza oven on clearance for $100.02, an impulse buy.
Forum: Other topics 08-03-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By akck
I got to do that! Received a call a my FIL's...

I got to do that! Received a call a my FIL's place, saying the computer there was sending error messages over the past few days. Funny thing, the computer hasn't been on for almost a month. So I...
Forum: Travel Information 08-03-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,734
Posted By akck
On one trip this year, I received a call, asking...

On one trip this year, I received a call, asking if we'd be willing to take another flight since the one we were on was overbooked. We were offered either a first class upgrade on the re-booked...
Forum: Other topics 08-01-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 895
Views: 42,146
Posted By akck
My suggestion is to leave them a gift of one of...

My suggestion is to leave them a gift of one of those toilet seats that slowly closes on their doorstep. Sorry, can't help with door slamming.


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Forum: Travel Information 08-01-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 996
Posted By akck
Read the terms. You might be responsible for one...

Read the terms. You might be responsible for one day's rental.


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Forum: Travel Information 08-01-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 996
Posted By akck
What I do is check Priceline to find the lowest...

What I do is check Priceline to find the lowest price rental company. I then go to that company's site to see their price, after a quick search for any discount codes that might work. If it's a good...
Forum: Other topics 07-27-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By akck
My resignation letter was short, basically saying...

My resignation letter was short, basically saying I was leaving (not retiring), and when my last day would be. My real bombshell was my exit interview with the top boss, not my boss's boss. I...
Forum: Other topics 07-23-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 40,207
Posted By akck
I received a discount code for an Amazon Fire,...

I received a discount code for an Amazon Fire, regularly $99, for $29. Couldn't pass it up even though I didn't need one. I'm playing with it now, but will likely stick with my iPad.

I recently...
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