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Forum: Travel Information 07-17-2016, 10:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 831
Posted By UtahSkier
I am not a motorcycle guy, but I have it on good...

I am not a motorcycle guy, but I have it on good authority that the Banks-Lowman highway in Idaho is awesome! It is near Stanley, ID.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLXDix_HUus

I will be...
Forum: Travel Information 07-16-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By UtahSkier
Now that you are in great shape, you can...

Now that you are in great shape, you can challenge yourself with one of my favorite area hikes.

Drive to the Alta Ski Resort and hike to Katherine's pass. About 900 ft. If you still need more,...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-04-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,031
Posted By UtahSkier
DW and I represent the extreme in...

DW and I represent the extreme in Anti-Snowbirding... Salt Lake City in the winter and Scottsdale in the summer! We are skiers, so it worked for us.

Eventually, our lifestyle morphed so we would...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-26-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,934
Posted By UtahSkier
Don't know the percentage... just know that the...

Don't know the percentage... just know that the portfolio returned to its value on 5/21/16.
So, the run up to Brexit was lost.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-26-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,595
Posted By UtahSkier
I use quicken and monitoring retirement is just...

I use quicken and monitoring retirement is just about automatic. Portfolio and budgets are easily and routinely updated.

If my plan is to spend $100K annually, I do 2 things; Make sure the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-23-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,087
Posted By UtahSkier
I am doing the same planning; things to...

I am doing the same planning; things to consider...


1.Include taxable income (interest, dividends, etc)

2. the income goal of 62,000 is a 2nd order target. The first order is 62,000 plus...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-19-2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By UtahSkier
I had the surgery done in 2013. Both eyes were...

I had the surgery done in 2013. Both eyes were corrected for distance. One lens is a normal lens while the other is a toric.

The eye with the normal lens has fantastic vision. The eye with the...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-19-2016, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By UtahSkier
I've been with Optum since 2010. They have...

I've been with Optum since 2010. They have Wellesley admiral and the web site works well with Quicken.

Also, I think the $3/mo fee is for cash balances below $5000. The few times my balance...
Forum: Other topics 06-03-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 940
Posted By UtahSkier
I have recently learned how to understand and to...

I have recently learned how to understand and to manage this.

I have never been into meditation, various eastern religions/philosophies or psycho self help. However, I recently listened to an...
Forum: Travel Information 05-31-2016, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,276
Posted By UtahSkier
Good eye! That park was the Chula Vista RV...

Good eye! That park was the Chula Vista RV Resort. Spent a week there and a week at Mission Bay RV park.

The Chula Vista Resort itself was very nice, but I prefer the Mission Beach area.

My...
Forum: Travel Information 05-14-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,276
Posted By UtahSkier
Just an FYI... we still have our Utah home as we...

Just an FYI... we still have our Utah home as we need a home during ski season. We will be using the RV for 5 to 6 months each year. Spring and fall. We will travel to Colorado, New Mexico, and...
Forum: Travel Information 05-14-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,276
Posted By UtahSkier
Motorhome - 2016

ER is in full force! DW and I have worked our last days and are on our first extended RV trip. We left our Utah home in early April, sold our AZ home and are now visiting San Diego RV Resorts.
Forum: Travel Information 04-11-2016, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 825
Posted By UtahSkier
Don't miss this restaurant in Vienna... Plachutta...

Don't miss this restaurant in Vienna... Plachutta
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Plachutta/123939137654782
The entrée to order is the "boiled beef".

And have a Dunked for me!
Forum: Travel Information 03-07-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,592
Posted By UtahSkier
I booked a round trip (in Europe) in 2011 to get...

I booked a round trip (in Europe) in 2011 to get the cheaper fare and missed the return flight.

I set the return date to be long after I was home.

I have since traveled to Europe without any...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-28-2016, 08:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,596
Posted By UtahSkier
The rate of knowledge acquisition is increasing...

The rate of knowledge acquisition is increasing exponentially... world wide.

We are learning more, faster.

There is speculation that the first person to live to be 1000 years old is already...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-19-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,224
Posted By UtahSkier
>> Does the heart have a fixed amount of beats...

>> Does the heart have a fixed amount of beats in a lifetime? If yes then does increasing your heart rate decrease your life?

Ahhh, the Buzz Aldrin theory of heart health. Seems to be working...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-18-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,224
Posted By UtahSkier
HR Equipment. Being the frugal type, I use...

HR Equipment.

Being the frugal type, I use my Android smart phone with a Bluetooth chest strap (Polar brand). I then use fitness apps like SportTracker and skiTracks to record the workout, ski...
Forum: Travel Information 02-13-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,060
Posted By UtahSkier
Its just a guess, but I have budgeted $3400 for...

Its just a guess, but I have budgeted $3400 for fuel. Prices have come down since I set that budget. I get 6.5 mpg so at 2.25 per gallon, I can travel 10,000 miles. I doubt I will travel more than...
Forum: Travel Information 02-13-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,060
Posted By UtahSkier
DW and I used VRBO before we retired. Last...

DW and I used VRBO before we retired.

Last year, we purchased a 45ft, 10 yr old MH for $200K. I have pictures of it in the Motorhome Thread in this forum.

It depreciates $1k each month....
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-13-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,959
Posted By UtahSkier
I am also a long time Quicken user with lots of...

I am also a long time Quicken user with lots of data to use for budgeting. I use the lifetime planner to forecast what my future expenses can be for the current portfolio.

I just retired and now...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-13-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,509
Posted By UtahSkier
The reasons to exercise probably do not change...

The reasons to exercise probably do not change with age. How you exercise certainly does. I'm 54 and already have limitations... no running or jumping.

Whether an exercise is good for you is...
Forum: Other topics 02-11-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By UtahSkier
I have the core m3 4gb Ram version. No keyboard...

I have the core m3 4gb Ram version. No keyboard as I only use it as a reader. It runs pleasantly warm... no hot spots.

I have had it since released... November I think. The OS has been a bit...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-11-2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,616
Posted By UtahSkier
United Health tried to do just that. But the...

United Health tried to do just that. But the state regulator turned down their 20% rate increase request. The reason given was because of certain revenue sharing activities that didn't happen when...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-11-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By UtahSkier
A review of retirement calculators

My Favorite Retirement Calculators
My Favorite Retirement Calculators - Can I Retire Yet? (http://www.caniretireyet.com/my-favorite-retirement-calculators/#more-7235)

I have not used any of these...
Forum: Other topics 02-09-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,935
Posted By UtahSkier
My dad had 4 wives and many girlfriends after my...

My dad had 4 wives and many girlfriends after my mother (first wife) died young. I learned to not get particularly attached to the new women as I never knew how long they would be around.

Keep in...
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