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Forum: Travel Information Today, 03:07 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,694
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 Today, 02:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 321
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: 723
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: 134
Views: 3,694
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: 13
Views: 535
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: 118
Views: 5,999
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: 1,802
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: 1,211
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: 60,734
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: 2,647
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: 60,734
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: 60,734
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: 4,998
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: 60,734
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: 784
Views: 38,393
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: 60,734
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: 60,734
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: 60,734
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: 60,734
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 -...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-12-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 60,734
Posted By akck
Congrats! Way to go! Sent from my iPhone...

Congrats! Way to go!


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Forum: FIRE and Money 08-14-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,638
Posted By akck
I take a different approach by determining the...

I take a different approach by determining the smallest return that will allow my plan to survive. So far, anything above 1% will keep me going to age 95. I use an inflation factor of 3% and anything...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-13-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 784
Views: 38,393
Posted By akck
My son has an electrical switch by his front door...

My son has an electrical switch by his front door that tested live for power, but it didn't seem to do anything. Upon further inspection, one lead of the line was disconnected under the house. As...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-11-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,672
Posted By akck
Social Security Spousal Benefit restrictions?

This will be affected by GPO, as mentioned in another post. The result may mean she gets no spousal benefit, depending on the amount of her pension.



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Forum: Life after FIRE 08-09-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 788
Views: 60,734
Posted By akck
Another update and two added. welcome...

Another update and two added. welcome wishin&hopin and Milkman, who was added at #26 (bolded for now):

1. HeatherB - 2013
2. Retire2013 - 2013
3. Ronstar - 04/02/2014
4. akck - 01/01/2014 -...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-01-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 495
Views: 18,127
Posted By akck
Back Button Autofocus

I found this video about switching autofocus on your DSLR. It was on a link posted to a Facebook group.

How to use Nikon's AF-ON and back button autofocus | Nikon Rumors...
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