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Forum: FIRE and Money 12-11-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,740
Posted By Tadpole
Texconsin, Ordinarily, retiring at age 48 with 25...

Texconsin, Ordinarily, retiring at age 48 with 25 yrs would not qualify him for immediate pension benefits. To do so he was in a special circumstance or special age sensitive carrier field or he had...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-09-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,874
Posted By Tadpole
No; we just aren't spending that much.

No; we just aren't spending that much.
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-09-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,874
Posted By Tadpole
We are trying to increase our spending but it's...

We are trying to increase our spending but it's just too dang hard.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-05-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,426
Posted By Tadpole
I was asking a question. How could I supply my...

I was asking a question. How could I supply my own answer? Actually two questions - how disabilities are accommodated (think can't exercise, type I diabetes, genetic disorders that affect blood...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-05-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,426
Posted By Tadpole
What accommodation is made, if any, or what price...

What accommodation is made, if any, or what price increase is imposed for people with disabilities that cannot participate in wellness programs and, through no fault of their own, cannot control...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-30-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,647
Posted By Tadpole
Boy why not just one line that reads - Eliminate...

Boy why not just one line that reads - Eliminate all veterans benefits for Vietnam era vets.
Forum: Other topics 11-28-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,793
Posted By Tadpole
I owe my soul to the Amazon Store. Free Kindle...

I owe my soul to the Amazon Store. Free Kindle Apps, a $49 Kindle reader for a Christmas gift, a bed jacket for my sister (not on sale).
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-22-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By Tadpole
Maybe someone else can help. You lost me. I don't...

Maybe someone else can help. You lost me. I don't see the input you describe at the site.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-22-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By Tadpole
click "Add to Comparison" below the plan. Then...

click "Add to Comparison" below the plan. Then and click "View Comparison (#)" at either the top or bottom. (#) is the number of policies being compared.
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-20-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By Tadpole
And I wouldn't waste time obsessing on the...

And I wouldn't waste time obsessing on the fairness of grandfather type clauses, especially 30 year old political ones.
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-20-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By Tadpole
chercat: I see you aired this same question at...

chercat: I see you aired this same question at Bogleheads earlier this month with a similar discussion and unofficial interpretations of eligibility. Dollar-wise I don't think it affects your...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-19-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By Tadpole
"The worker must have been eligible to receive a...

"The worker must have been eligible to receive a retirement or disability pension payment (either monthly or lump sum) from the pension plan before 1986 for the WEP exemption to apply."

chercat,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-19-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By Tadpole
Calculators: Online Calculator (WEP Version)...

Calculators: Online Calculator (WEP Version) (http://www.ssa.gov/retire2/anyPiaWepjs04.htm)

The amount you gave appears to be the monthly pension value of your payout. If so, get your actual SS...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-19-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By Tadpole
According to the NEA faqs, it depends on your...

According to the NEA faqs, it depends on your vesting/eligibility:

NEA - FAQs About the Windfall Elimination Provision (http://www.nea.org/home/17745.htm)
Forum: Other topics 11-09-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 318
Posted By Tadpole
My MIL turned 98 week before last. Two more years...

My MIL turned 98 week before last. Two more years and she will be my first.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-27-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 823
Posted By Tadpole
ShopSafe at Bank of America. (Generated number...

ShopSafe at Bank of America. (Generated number has it's own limit and expiration. Also allows only one entity to charge to it.)
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-23-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,859
Posted By Tadpole
In my case that 3% translates to 0.5% of pension....

In my case that 3% translates to 0.5% of pension. (CSRS cohorts would be even less.)

Not that I wouldn't prefer a 1.7% for HI.
Forum: Other topics 10-21-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,588
Posted By Tadpole
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to...

Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-17-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,983
Posted By Tadpole
rothlev, No WEP doesn't do that. It simply...

rothlev, No WEP doesn't do that. It simply attempts to place wage cohorts on the same bend point. But that was not the subject of my comment which still stands in the GPO discussion. In the GPO...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-17-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,983
Posted By Tadpole
I never understand the thinking unless it comes...

I never understand the thinking unless it comes from lack of expertise in the SS system. My husband and I both paid into SS for over 40 years. As the higher earner I will also lose 100% of his SS if...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-09-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,129
Posted By Tadpole
I have matured CD money at PenFed. I didn't buy a...

I have matured CD money at PenFed. I didn't buy a new CD because I was waiting to see if they would offer an after Christmas present on rates. However, I have recently received ads from them about...
Forum: Other topics 10-05-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,265
Posted By Tadpole
I had a similar problem. Rebooting the router...

I had a similar problem. Rebooting the router helped quite a bit. (Linksys E4200)
Forum: Other topics 09-22-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,069
Posted By Tadpole
Bicycle, skates, hoola hoop, pickup sticks.

Bicycle, skates, hoola hoop, pickup sticks.
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-16-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,372
Posted By Tadpole
"Defining Rich in America" Tadpoles are...

"Defining Rich in America"

Tadpoles are rich.

And all kinds of nutritious to bigger fish and amphibians.
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-14-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,499
Posted By Tadpole
Premiums $792/mo (includes $99/mo dental); ...

Premiums $792/mo (includes $99/mo dental);
Total yearly cost (premiums + prescriptions) ~$12,000
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