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Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 10:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,730
Posted By gardenfun
First house in second year of marriage in 1981: ...

First house in second year of marriage in 1981: $62,500 in a suburb of Milwaukee. Mortgage interest rate on a VA loan: 13.5%. Remember those days?

Second home, relocation for job in 1982: ...
Forum: Other topics 07-21-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 230
Posted By gardenfun
+1 on both!

+1 on both!
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-17-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,896
Posted By gardenfun
Thanks, rodi and NW-Bound! I'll look into the...

Thanks, rodi and NW-Bound! I'll look into the 529's for my grandson (and granddaughter on the way!). I had one for my son.
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-16-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,896
Posted By gardenfun
I feel the same way, NW. :) Just curious, is...

I feel the same way, NW. :)

Just curious, is there a "special" way to fund a child's Roth or a grandchild's 529 directly yourself? IOW, can you open either account yourself in their names? Or are...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-05-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,519
Posted By gardenfun
Have >$1 million but not sure if I qualify? ...

Have >$1 million but not sure if I qualify?

married for 21 years, in which we both worked fulltime and saved in 401K/IRA's. Had 2 kids now in their 20's.
Divorced 13 years ago and split all...
Forum: Other topics 07-03-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 8,827
Posted By gardenfun
Hey Birdie--that chair in the clip was, as they...

Hey Birdie--that chair in the clip was, as they said, the "Rolls Royce"--wow! Loved the little shelf.

the one I ordered is from Coleman and has just a little insulated bag hanging off the side:
...
Forum: Other topics 07-03-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 8,827
Posted By gardenfun
One of those folding camp chairs with a cooler...

One of those folding camp chairs with a cooler bag hanging off of it. Made a resolution to myself to get to the beach more often this summer. Need more than a beach towel to sit on. :)
Forum: Young Dreamers 06-28-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,774
Posted By gardenfun
yes, the homeless are back (did they ever really...

yes, the homeless are back (did they ever really leave?) in the Civic Center area. Going to the ballet at the Opera House, coming from the CC BART station, one must hold one's nose. The urine stench...
Forum: Other topics 06-24-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 14,534
Posted By gardenfun
ohoh thanks for reminding me, GalaxyBoy! I don't...

ohoh thanks for reminding me, GalaxyBoy! I don't have a TV but can watch the episodes the next day on pbs.org.

Endeavour season 2 also premieres this Sunday on Masterpiece. :dance:
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-16-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,053
Posted By gardenfun
Lucent made me laugh out loud, too, future!...

Lucent made me laugh out loud, too, future! :laugh:
Forum: Other topics 06-13-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,253
Posted By gardenfun
For me, through multiple purgings in my life, it...

For me, through multiple purgings in my life, it helped me to think of it as:

"I am going to keep 20% of my things. Which ones mean the most to me/are most useful/beautiful?"

instead of:
...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-09-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14,703
Views: 668,945
Posted By gardenfun
Couldn't take another 100 degree day here in the...

Couldn't take another 100 degree day here in the east bay in my non-AC flat, so decided to go to the beach. :)
Weather in Half Moon Bay (south of SF) said foggy and 60--too cold!
Decided to drive...
Forum: Young Dreamers 06-02-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,137
Posted By gardenfun
+1 :)

+1 :)
Forum: Other topics 05-29-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,220
Posted By gardenfun
Here is my cautionary tale about relying on the...

Here is my cautionary tale about relying on the old telco email addresses:

I have had a pacbell.net email address for 18 years. It was the first email address I had aside from Prodigy--remember...
Forum: Other topics 05-26-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 14,534
Posted By gardenfun
Just got an email from Netflix that the second...

Just got an email from Netflix that the second season of Longmire is now available on streaming. :dance:

Season 2 is available on Amazon, but you have to pay for it (not on Prime yet).

Signing...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-26-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14,703
Views: 668,945
Posted By gardenfun
Yeah, Travelover, I hear you about holidays. ...

Yeah, Travelover, I hear you about holidays.

I had it in mind to walk around our local reservoir today, early, before it warmed up. Halfway there it dawned on me that it was a holiday. Sure...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-26-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,722
Posted By gardenfun
+1 And stop all emails from retailers...

+1

And stop all emails from retailers (Nordstrom is my downfall) and catalogs (Garnet Hill, Eddie Bauer). Way too easy to order when they send you a "SALE!!!" email every other day.
Forum: Hi, I am... 05-26-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By gardenfun
Welcome to the forum, fishfarmlady! I really...

Welcome to the forum, fishfarmlady!

I really enjoyed reading your first post.

Come on in, the water's fine! Although you sound like a happy person already, I bet you'll be even happier in ER....
Forum: Other topics 05-22-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 14,534
Posted By gardenfun
here I am with another suggestion for all you...

here I am with another suggestion for all you blues lovers out there:
Muscle Shoals

A documentary about the incredible music recorded in little ol' Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

I love the blues...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-19-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14,703
Views: 668,945
Posted By gardenfun
Went to coffee with Accidental Retiree....

Went to coffee with Accidental Retiree. :greetings10:
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-19-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,372
Posted By gardenfun
I live in the bay area of CA and also have the...

I live in the bay area of CA and also have the Blue Shield Bronze PPO HSA plan. The unsubsidized premiums are less than what I was paying before ACA for Aetna (whose premiums increased 20% over two...
Forum: Other topics 05-18-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 8,827
Posted By gardenfun
Lindt Lindor Spring Truffle Box 60 count. ...

Lindt Lindor Spring Truffle Box 60 count.

Milk chocolate shell, white chocolate center. mmmmmmm ;)
Forum: Other topics 05-18-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 917
Posted By gardenfun
I feel the same way about my Mileage Plus Visa. I...

I feel the same way about my Mileage Plus Visa. I originally had the Chase card linked with United when purchases at Safeway gave you United miles. I live in the SF bay area, and United is a dominant...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-15-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,964
Posted By gardenfun
I'm in the same boat--have to sell taxable assets...

I'm in the same boat--have to sell taxable assets to pay the tax. And the conversion counts as taxable income, which I have to minimize to get the ACA subsidy. All this makes my hair hurt. :blush:
...
Forum: Other topics 05-15-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 14,534
Posted By gardenfun
This is kinda interesting: Netflix has The...

This is kinda interesting: Netflix has The Turning Point (ballet movie from 1977) on streaming but NOT on DVD's. First time I've seen that.

Great dancing in this one--much better than Black Swan...
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