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Forum: Travel Information 04-23-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,511
Posted By akck
Be aware that the Alaska State Museum is...

Be aware that the Alaska State Museum is currently closed, as they are constructing a new building for it. The Juneau/Douglas City Museum is open, but it is a smaller museum. It is within walking...
Forum: Travel Information 04-22-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,511
Posted By akck
In Juneau, they have booths selling tours at each...

In Juneau, they have booths selling tours at each docking area. I don't know if they're cheaper, I've seen some operators willing to dicker a little. If you go on a whale watching tour or fishing...
Forum: Travel Information 04-16-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,985
Views: 103,673
Posted By akck
+1 For our trip to Cancun in May, I started...

+1

For our trip to Cancun in May, I started looking at hotels and airfares in September. In November, I made two reservations for different dates because prices went up and I wanted something. In...
Forum: Travel Information 04-15-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1,985
Views: 103,673
Posted By akck
We're off to Cancun early May. Then I have a trip...

We're off to Cancun early May. Then I have a trip to Maryland to help my oldest with some house projects at the end of May, first of June.


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Forum: Travel Information 04-05-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,066
Posted By akck
I've used Kayak.com to check pricing. Once I see...

I've used Kayak.com to check pricing. Once I see a price I like, I go to the airline site to see if they can do better. Kayak redirects you to the site with the best price, many times it being the...
Forum: Travel Information 04-03-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 6,250
Posted By akck
I've seen two female pilots on a commuter flight...

I've seen two female pilots on a commuter flight about 25 years ago. I've also seen female pilots or first officers on larger commercial flights over the years. There was one flight where the female...
Forum: Travel Information 03-30-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 6,250
Posted By akck
I disagree. In the case of the German plane, he...

I disagree. In the case of the German plane, he wouldn't have risked it because of the chance he'd have been stopped. Him leaving his seat would signal the flight attendant something was wrong and...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-30-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 884
Posted By akck
What I did was to count down various activities....

What I did was to count down various activities. For instance, the last first, second, third fourth quarter report I had to do, the last year end audit I had to work on, the last budget numbers I had...
Forum: Travel Information 03-27-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 886
Posted By akck
I look at my bookings all the time, mainly...

I look at my bookings all the time, mainly because the main airline we travel on offers a price guarantee that it's the lowest price. If they lower the price later, they'll give you a voucher for...
Forum: Travel Information 03-24-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 6,250
Posted By akck
For where we live, driving is not an option for...

For where we live, driving is not an option for getting out. It's either by plane or boat. So, over the years, we've learned to be flexible when flying. During the winter, we always go a day before...
Forum: Travel Information 03-17-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,020
Posted By akck
I used my phone for the first time last year. ...

I used my phone for the first time last year. I've always liked having the paper boarding pass in hand, but one time when I checked available seats, it wouldn't let me change it until I checked in. ...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-03-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,284
Posted By akck
Retired? Yes. At age 60. I started...

Retired? Yes.

At age 60.

I started thinking about retirement at age 45. Then, I figured I'd have to work until age 67, mainly because I had no idea of what was needed. As I got better...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-03-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,883
Posted By akck
My final year was filled with a lot of "lasts"...

My final year was filled with a lot of "lasts" (last year end, last quarterly report, last month end, etc.), which made the time pass by quicker. But, I started at 5 years (when early pension...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-22-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,238
Posted By akck
WEP only affects the first bend point of the...

WEP only affects the first bend point of the benefit calculation and the missing year is a 5% reduction ( 85% instead of 90%). So if you were eligible now, it would reduce your benefit around...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-16-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 61,386
Posted By akck
This looks to be the last update with one...

This looks to be the last update with one addition to the list:

1. Ronstar - 04/02/2014
2. akck - 01/01/2014 - Age 60
3. Redbugdave - 01/10/2014 - Age 56
4. AnnieK - 07/30/2014- Age 55
5....
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-05-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,698
Posted By akck
Technically, January 1st was my first day of...

Technically, January 1st was my first day of retirement, so I did feel great that day.

But a year before my retirement, I worried about what if I'm wrong about finances. Fortunately, that only...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-01-2015, 01:04 AM
Replies: 788
Views: 61,386
Posted By akck
I lied. Here's the last update for 2014, at...

I lied. Here's the last update for 2014, at least in my time zone::

1. Ronstar - 04/02/2014
2. akck - 01/01/2014 - Age 60
3. Redbugdave - 01/10/2014 - Age 56
4. AnnieK - 07/30/2014- Age 55
5....
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-30-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 61,386
Posted By akck
This is likely the last update for 2014. Of...

This is likely the last update for 2014. Of course we accept all that stopped working in 2014, even though you're being paid into 2015:

1. Ronstar - 04/02/2014
2. akck - 01/01/2014 - Age 60
3....
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-22-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,046
Posted By akck
Well, I was wrong on this one. Here's a...

Well, I was wrong on this one. Here's a final-final postscript on this saga. But first, retiring when I did has been one of the smartest decisions I've made.

In another post, I mentioned that...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-22-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 61,386
Posted By akck
I decided to bite the bullet and do some list...

I decided to bite the bullet and do some list maintenance, removing those who are putting off retirement and those who actually retired in 2013:

1. Ronstar - 04/02/2014
2. akck - 01/01/2014 - Age...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-11-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 39,969
Posted By akck
Replaced a toilet yesterday. One thing with age...

Replaced a toilet yesterday. One thing with age is that we find it more comfortable to have higher toilets in the house. Seems it's easier on the knees when you don't have to squat as much or to...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-06-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 788
Views: 61,386
Posted By akck
Added two more class members: 1. HeatherB...

Added two more class members:

1. HeatherB - 2013
2. Retire2013 - 2013
3. Ronstar - 04/02/2014
4. akck - 01/01/2014 - Age 60
5. Redbugdave - 01/10/2014 - Age 56
6. AnnieK - 07/30/2014- Age...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-30-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 788
Views: 61,386
Posted By akck
Yes, that is correct. Also, H would be a...

Yes, that is correct. Also, H would be a member's husband.
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-26-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 61,386
Posted By akck
It's been a while since the last update: 1....

It's been a while since the last update:

1. HeatherB - 2013
2. Retire2013 - 2013
3. Ronstar - 04/02/2014
4. akck - 01/01/2014 - Age 60
5. Redbugdave - 01/10/2014 - Age 56
6. ...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-23-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 61,386
Posted By akck
New update: 1. HeatherB - 2013 2....

New update:

1. HeatherB - 2013
2. Retire2013 - 2013
3. Ronstar - 04/02/2014
4. akck - 01/01/2014 - Age 60
5. Redbugdave - 01/10/2014 - Age 56
6. AnnieK - 07/30/2014- Age 55
7. debster747 -...
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